1. Bronzing your face? Go for a powder bronzer – they are quick, easy and long lasting. When it comes to your body, bronzing creams are better than liquid bronzers or fake tan as they’re less messy, easy to use and wash straight off!
2. Avoid using cream and liquid bronzers over powders as they can ‘split’ the powder, making it look uneven and blotchy.
3. Matte bronzers is a multi-tasker and can double as a contouring option when applied under the cheekbones, socket of the eye and along the forehead and hairline.
4. When applying a shimmery bronzer, highlight to perfection by lightly tapping product onto the top of the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose and the cupid’s bow.
5. To avoid patchiness with fake tan, first apply a small amount of primer to the elbow and knees. This helps prevent the product setting in dry areas of the skin! – Napoleon
6. The biggest tell-tale sign of a less than perfectly applied bronzer/tan is a white neck. Fix the problem by dusting your bronzer onto the neck using a large fluffy brush in circular motions.
7. Tools are so important! Invest in a Kabuki brush for the perfect dusting of colour.
8. The best way to apply your bronzer is to imagine a ‘three’ on each side of your face – above your eyebrow, down onto the cheekbone and back down along the jawline. Remember your bronzer should only be applied where the sun naturally hits.
9. To prep the face, cleanse and tone first, then apply a facial oil under your primer (we love the Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil from The Body Shop) – this will make sure your bronzer glides on seamlessly.
10. Dry oils are great to have on hand during summer - they’re easily absorbed, dry instantly and perfect for lightweight hydration while giving you sultry summer skin. And no streaking or fake tan disasters in sight!