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When it comes to makeup applications, bronzer and contouring are two techniques that are often confused for one another. While the two processes may appear similar, they actually serve very different purposes.
In a nutshell, bronzing is used to give the skin a sun-kissed glow, while contouring is used to add dimension and shape to facial features.
Bronzer is typically a warm-toned cream that is applied to the areas of the face where the sun would naturally hit to add a sun-kissed glow to the skin, typically on the cheeks, forehead, and nose. It can be used to warm up a pale complexion or to enhance a tan.
Contour products on the other hand are usually much darker than your natural skin tone and are meant to create shadows in certain areas of your face so as to create definition or slim down certain features such as cheekbones or jawlines.
Why do you want to use the Bronzer?
Bronzer is a staple in many beauty routines as it brings warmth and definition to your skin tone while also leaving a subtle hint of color. It can be used alone or with foundation to provide an allover glow.
When applying bronzer, it’s important to use the right brush for optimal results. A highly densed brush works best for blending out product onto larger areas of your face like cheeks and forehead; whereas, an angled brush can help create more precise definition in smaller or harder-to-reach places like near the eyes or bridge of nose.
The Benefits of Contouring
Contouring is used to create the illusion of depth and structure on the face. It involves using a matte, cool-toned powder or cream to create shadows on certain areas of the face, such as the hollows of the cheeks, the sides of the nose, and the jawline. This technique is used to enhance the natural features of the face, such as cheekbones and a defined jawline. Additionally, contouring allows you to play up certain features that you may want to emphasize – such as a strong jawline or high cheekbones.
How to Use Contour and Bronzer?
It is important to note that bronzer and contour should not be mixed together. Instead, bronzer should be applied after contouring to add warmth and a healthy glow to the skin. With Seint’s 3D makeup, contour is applied in a single layer as well as the highlights as your overall foundation.
Keep in mind that contouring is to bring out the structure of your face by shading areas where light naturally falls, bringing out certain features while shadowing others. By applying darker shades in certain areas like the hollows below your cheekbones and lighter shades on the forehead and the side of your nose, you will create depth and dimension that can change the shape of your face beautifully. When contoured correctly, it can help accentuate high points on a face such as cheekbones and brow bones for a sculpted look.
Bronzer is a staple for those who want a natural looking tan or warmth to their skin. It can be used in the summertime or all year round. With proper application, bronzer is one of the most effective tools in any beauty routine for achieving glowing skin all year round!
The Takeaways : Use Contour and Bronzer
In conclusion, contouring and bronzing can both be used in makeup application to create a desired look. Whether someone wants to emphasize certain features or just add some color and warmth to the face, contouring and bronzing techniques have their purpose. Experimenting with both techniques is a great way to find out what works best for individual features and skin tone. Additionally, understanding proper blending techniques is important when using either option. Luckily, there are products in the market such as Seint’s 3D Foundation that allows the quickest contouring and bronzing application technique!