The bronzing powder can give you a seductive tan, highlight your cheekbones and make you face contours more beautiful.
But it can also give you the quite opposite look if you are not using it right.
Here are 4 most common mistakes you make when using the bronzing powder and how to avoid them:
1. You are not using the right color.
This is the most common and the worst mistake you can make.
The darkest color is not always the right choice and instead achieving the subtle highlighting effect you will only achieve to look messy and amateur.
You should never pick a shade that is more than two shades darker than your skin tone, if you want to get natural and glowing bronze look.
Lighter shades are always the best choice. For example, if you have a fair skin tone than the nude shade with a hint of peach or rose is the right way to go.
2. Bad contouring.
I know that everything looks so beautiful and easy when you are watching all that youtube tutorials. But you have to remember that those videos make an experienced makeup artist that have done that million of times. So that technique takes time and practice and you have to be patient.
What you should never do is to put the bronzing powder all over the face, that way you will just look muddy and messy.
Follow you face contours and shadow in the parts you want to minimize.
3. You are using the wrong brush.
Do not use the brush that is too dense. The more dense brush, the more color will come out.
And that is not what you aim for. What you aim for is a natural look.
4. You are applying your makeup under the poor light.
When you put your makeup, especially the bronzing powder you need a daily or bright light.
This way you can really see how much makeup and bronzing powder you need.
The lack of light can lead to too much bronzing powder and messy and unnatural look.
Check out this video tutorial that can help you to learn how to apply bronzing powder: