- Don’t use bronzer to shape your face!
I know I know, it’s all over the net: “how to shape your face with bronzer 101”. Right?
Shaper and bronzer are 2 different products for different purposes.
A bronzer is used to warm your complexion and to simulate days spent in the sun. The sun hits your face on the highest parts of the face, bridge of the nose, apples of the cheeks, forehead, chin, cleavage. So that’s where you will want to place your bronzer.
A shaper is used to give extra depth to areas that are natually hollow on your face (under cheekbones, jawline, temples, side of nose) and give the illusion of ie a sharper jaw line, higher cheekbones or a narrower nose.Whereas a bronzer usually has an orange or pink base, shapers have a brown/grey base. This makes perfect sense and to test this, just look at the shadow cast by an object. Any object at all in fact, will have a cool brown/grey undertone, never ever orange or pink.
If you use your bronzer to shape your jawline for instance, you will end up with a muddy/dirty looking jawline instead of those enviable sharp contours you crave.
In short: the placement of bronzer is the exact opposite of the placement of shaper.
Very helpful demo video at the bottom of this blogpost from Michelle Villanueva, founder of Shadow Shields .
I like working on a nice and flawless “canvas” with makeup and concealer already in place before I do eyemakeup but the fall out from eyeshadows is a real pain sometimes, leaving you with racoon eyes and wasting precious time on clean-ups.
If you are like me, watch the video and see how:
- to prepare the shields for use
- there are 2 different ways of using the shadow shields
- to use the shields when you have sensitive under eye skin
- to apply makeup with the shields on
Hope you enjoyed and if you have any questions, leave them in the comment box!