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How to Use Face Bronzer like a Professional

You don’t have to be a makeup artist to apply face bronzer like a professional!

A little preparation, planning, and the right products are all you need to achieve that healthy, sun-kissed glow without risking skin cancer and premature ageing.

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The Right Shade For You

It can be challenging to find makeup that’s the right shade to suit your skin tone. The beauty of Emani’s Copacabana Face Bronzer is that it’s designed for you to be able to gradually build up the colour to the desired shade. It’s all in the application!


Preparing the Foundations

An essential part of prepping your skin in any climate is using a primer; remember everything sits better on well hydrated skin.

When it comes to bronzer, less is definitely more – tap the makeup brush into the compact, rather than using a sweeping motion, which will pull too much bronzer on to the brush. When applied correctly, you will avoid an unsightly deeply pigmented section where you first touch the brush to your skin.


Tips for Applying Face Bronzer

The best way to ensure even blending – apart from tapping the makeup brush – is to apply bronzer on a face that already has a light application of translucent powder.

If you have oily skin, your bronzer will go on more smoothly if applied over a fine layer of matte powder; for a dry complexion, look for a satin finish loose powder like our Perfecting Crushed Foundation powder.

This will help to achieve a more natural look.

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A Multitasking Bronzer

With both matte and shimmer sections in the compact, our Copacabana Face Bronzer is ideal for achieving whatever look you want!

  • The matte bronzer is the best way to achieve a more sculpted style.

Dust under the cheek bones blending upwards in a C shape towards your ear, then up along the hair line to your forehead. If you like a little more colour on your forehead, pick up a tiny bit more product, tap the brush to dust off any excess and then lightly brush your forehead in a circular motion.

You may like to narrow a broad nose by adding a little matte bronzer to the sides; or you could sweep it under the chin to subtly define your jawline.

  • The shimmer bronzer can be used to add a subtle sun-kissed glow.

Using a large fluffy brush, apply where the sun hits you: this is usually on the cheek bones, the bridge of the nose, and the forehead.

It might be called a Face Bronzer, but it’s not just for the face! A dusting of shimmer also looks incredible on your décolletage and shoulders if you’re wearing a strapless top or dress.

Or, use it on your arms and legs as well to warm up your skin tone – this is a great safe beauty hack in winter!

The philosophy behind a face bronzer is that it should mimic the look of you having sat in the sun (even during the winter months), so apply sparingly and blend well, for a glowing radiant look that’s perfect for day or night.


Beautiful Inside and Out

Finally, remember that your skin absorbs whatever you put on it, so it’s important to use a face bronzer which is free of any nasties such as parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances. Emani makeup is created only of the finest natural and organic ingredients, and is also vegan, gluten and cruelty-free – ideal for even the most sensitive of skin.


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