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GIF Lesson: How to Correctly Apply Bronzer

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There is no good nor safe way to tan in the sun. None. As advised by our derm expert, the best way to get that look is from self-tanning products or with makeup. In our latest GIF beauty tutorial, makeup artist Daniel Martin shows us where to best apply powder bronzer on the face for a natural-looking glow. The key is to apply product to the “higher” regions on the face that usually get the most amount of sun — your cheeks, nose, and forehead, mainly.

Click below for a step-by-step explanation. Throughout, he used MAC’s Bronzing Powder and a Sigma makeup brush, but feel free to use any products you like.

Step 1: Swirl your makeup brush in bronzing powder and lightly stroke onto the cheeks.

Step 2: Sweep the product onto the temples and across the forehead for a more blended, natural look.

Step 3: Then brush bronzer down the center of the nose. This is usually the part of your face that naturally gets the most sun.

Step 4: Smile into the mirror to help accentuate the apples of your cheeks.

Step 5: Apply more product onto the apples of your cheeks to increase your faux-bronzed glow.

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