What Does Translucent Bronzer Do?

Learn about the effects of translucent bronzer.

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There are so many interesting makeup options out there that it can be tough to figure out which ones to try. If you're looking to add a new product to your beauty arsenal, try a translucent bronzer. Just a few swipes will instantly amp up your look.

The Basics

Bronzer in any form is meant to give your skin a sun-kissed glow. If you can't make it to the beach, no worries. A bit of bronzer will give your face that quenched-in-the-sun look that you're craving, all without exposing your skin to harmful UV rays.

Translucent Bronzer

If you're looking for a super natural and subtle look, translucent bronzer is the way to go. Unlike their counterparts, translucent bronzers go on fine without caking, so you'll get the effects of a bronzer without looking super made up. The sheer coverage of translucent bronzer makes your day-at-the-beach look even more realistic.

How to Apply It

To get your bronzer just right, apply it on the areas of the face that are most hit by the sun. Swipe yours on your forehead, the bridge of the nose, the apples of the cheeks and the chin. Up the ante by using your translucent bronzer on your body too. A little on the legs and arms also looks beautiful.

Skin Tones

Don't be scared to try translucent bronzer if you have dark skin. Bronzer works on all shades. Ladies with medium to darker complexions who don't necessarily need to look tan can use it to add a little bit of warmth to their complexion. An extra layer or two can help your translucent bronzer stand out more, depending on how you like your look.

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