What is Bronzer and Why Use It?

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You may be asking yourself what is bronzer and why should I use it. In case you haven’t heard, Hanalei has begun expanding its product line! So alongside our amazing skincare, you can expect to see more and more makeup products launching. Our most recent release is our Hanalei Bronzer (aptly named and simple—we know!). 

What Is The Purpose of Bronzer?

Before we start getting into the nitty-gritty of our bronzer, why it’s great, special, etc, you might be asking yourself: what is a bronzer? What is bronzing? Isn’t it the same as contouring? We’re here to answer any and all questions you may have!

What Is The Difference Between Bronzer and Contour?

First things first: bronzers have been around for ages, but the prominence and popularity of contouring have contributed to the confusion around it. Bronzers are meant to be used to mimic glowing, sun-kissed skin. Simple, right? Who doesn’t want to look like they spend all their free time at the beach without the harmful UV rays or painful sunburns?! 

Contouring is used to create “shadows” on your face and generally are cool-toned while bronzers are warm-toned. So…next question: where should you be applying bronzers? Well, quite a few places, actually! 

How Do I Apply Makeup Bronzer?

Think: where does the sun hit your face naturally when you go outside? The cheekbones, temples, and bridge of your nose are prime bronzing spots. You’ll want to make sure you blend everything in so it looks seamless and doesn’t come off as muddy or cakey looking. Simple, right?! Giving your skin that definition and warmth will elevate any makeup look.

how do I apply makeup bronzer

Okay, so now that we know the basics of bronzer and where to apply it, let’s talk about the star of the show! Hanalei’s Bronzer! It’s cruelty-free and matte (woohoo!) While we love a good iridescent, shimmery bronzer, we know matte ones go longer and look more natural. Sometimes throughout the day, bronzers with shimmer in them can settle into fine lines due to the glitter. 

Our formula applies smoothly, so you won’t spend all day blending our bronzer out. It’s also a warm, flattering shade that’s perfect for all skin tones! Everyone will look sun-kissed and glowing without getting sunburnt or making a trip to the tanning salon. 

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If you’re still looking for even more glow, try coupling our bronzer with Elizabeth Mott’s Show Me Your Glow Highlighter! It’s a face highlighter that dusts ultrafine pearls onto the high points of your cheeks, inner eyes—basically anywhere you want!  

To combine our bronzer and Show Me Your Glow by our sister company Elizabeth Mott, apply our bronzer to your cheekbones, temples, and bridge of your nose. Next, add the highlighter to the tops of your cheeks, middle of your forehead, the tip of your nose, cupid’s bow, and your chin. You’ll look soooo flawless and glowing people will ask you what your skincare routine is! 

elizabeth mott show me your glow

Now that we’ve thrown all these tips, tricks, and information your way, go forth and bronze, bronze, bronze! Your skin will thank you for keeping it safe and everyone else will be jealous and wonder how on earth you make it to the beach every single day?!

 Natural bronzer and countour by Hanalei

About the Author

Melissa Hedges currently resides in Colorado with her two chihuahua mixes, Pele and Siggi. In her free time, she's scoping out fancy brunch spots, playing with makeup, spoiling her dogs, and co-editing CEO, a literary magazine. Find her on instagram: @hedgesmc

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