Bronzers are a type of face powder that gives a field of depth, and add shades and a more defined shape to the face, a.k.a contouring. They are usually available in shimmer and matte textures and are typically characterized to give an artificial tanned or “sunkissed” look. They are widely used but need exact knowledge to apply correctly.
Knowing which color of blush suits you depends on your undertone, which is naturally in warm, cool, and neutral undertones. To know yours, wear a white shirt and check in the mirror if you appear to be on a pink side (cool undertone), yellowish (warm tone), or neutral undertones. Once known, select a blush made for your particular undertone.
For bronzers, there are two ways to apply them: For lighter shades, use a fluffy brush to apply all over to get that tanned look. If the bronzer is darker than your skin shade, then use the standard 3E method. It essentially means creating a “3” and “E” around the temples, under the jawline and cheekbones. For blushing, apply in a ”C” shape from the top of your temples to your cheekbones to get the best results.
The difference lies in their names. The bronzers are face powders that give you a more tanned, bronzed, sunkissed look with more defined features, while the blushes are designed to give your cheeks a naturally blushed look. Blushes go with the makeup to provide a minimal natural look, while bronzers add warmth to the face.
Yes, they can be used together while using bronzer in the first order. Apply the bronzer with a flat brush, adding warmth and more definition to the face shape. Once done, apply your selected (and suitable) blush on your cheeks while blending with the bronzer. This will give a more natural sunkissed look with cheekbones being blushed.