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How To Apply Bronzer

Not surprisingly, it starts with skin…

Makeup artist Tor Torre created this bronzed bombshell look on Alex. Tanning just isn’t an option anymore…here’s how you get a sun-kissed glow expertly, and safely:

1. Make sure your skin is moisturized. Any of our moisturizers will “dew,” including our treatment moisturizers (remember, however, that alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids can make you more sensitive to the sun) and even our Armada Sun + Light Screens (you’ll see there’s a running theme here of sun avoidance).

2. Skip the heavy foundation. Try Skintangible BBBB Cream (SPF 30, too!) for a finish that’s dewy, not dry.

3. Dip Skintelligent Beauty Large Powder/Bronzer Brush onto Tarte-à-Tan Antioxidant Bronzing “Coco” Powder and tap off excess.

Gently sweep over the perimeter of your face (almost tracing the number three) from hairline, to temples and cheekbones, and jawline. Without adding more powder, dab brush lightly on your nose, neck, and collabones.

Tarte-à-Tan comes with a hint of sheen (and coconut oil!) for a look that’s radiant, not burnt. But Skin Bloom Blush in Luminous (a sheer highlighter) makes skin look positively luminescent. With our Blush Brush, swipe gently above cheekbones down the bridge of your nose, under brow bones, and on the innermost third of the eye (for this, use our Eye Contouring Brush for more precision).

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That’s Tor wielding the brush off frame!