Switch your chiselled contour for these updated ways to wear bronzer
Catch a tan
Originally invented by Guerlain in the ’80s, a bronzer is the easiest way to nail the faux just-returned-from-a-beach-vacation tan. Backstage, heavy handed contouring was out of favour, as bronzing made a full-fledged return with matte, earthy tones sans any shimmer. To keep the look fresh and balanced, bronzer was applied on the apples of the cheeks, onto the temples and across the nose. At Moschino, make-up artist Tom Pecheux brought back the ’90s-style make-up minus the harsh lines, by blending the warm tints seamlessly along the cheekbones and at Altuzarra, he opted for concealer to get a subtle sunburnt glow. A creamy formula was used in a ‘V’ shape, to mimic tanned skin on the cheeks and across the nose, at Alberta Ferretti and at Fendi, a luminous powder was used on the model’s cheekbones, to give a soft dimension. If you fear going OTT, then remember to add warmth just where the sun hits your face.
PRO TIP: The trick to picking the right bronzer is to opt for a hue that is a shade or two darker than your skin tone.