When choosing your bronzer makeup shade, consider your skin tone. Opt for a color two to four shades darker than your skin tone—light skin will show any mistakes or streaks easily. Therefore, those with light complexions should stick with light, sheer, shimmer-free shades like City Bronzer in 'Light'.
Is bronzer supposed to be lighter or darker than contour?
Color shade The depth of the color also plays a role. "I believe contour should be a deeper color than your true skin tone to create depth and dimension, while bronzer should be a warmer tone," New York–based makeup artist Alexandria Gilleo explains.
What is the rule for bronzer?
The golden rule for a golden glow is applying bronzer to the areas where the sun naturally hits your skin; cheeks, hairline, and temple. To add a little more definition, bronzer can be applied along your jaw bone too. Bronzer gives your cheeks and cheekbones beautiful definition and a lit-from-within glow.
How do I choose bronzer and contour?
The key difference between bronzer and contour makeup is that they deliver different effects. If you want to boost the warmth and radiance of your skin, you should opt for a bronzer. Contouring is for when you want to sculpt and define your facial features.
Am I cool or warm toned?
Take a look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. Do they appear more blue or green? If your veins appear more blue, you're cool-toned but if you see more green, you're warm-toned. If you see a fair amount of both both green and blue, you have a neutral undertone.
Does bronzer work for all skin tones?
“Everyone is different, but in general, lighter skin tones should try neutral/slightly golden tones [of bronzer]. Medium skin tones should stay neutral, but with a bit more warmth added. Deeper skin tones should look for warmth with a touch of red.”