This or That: Blush vs. Bronzer

Till just lately, I used to be a hard-core bronzer fanatic, it was my hero product in my magnificence routine since highschool. I attempted each model beneath the solar (pun supposed) and cherished glowing all year-long.

Then, sooner or later I made a decision to get acquainted with a cream blush simply to attempt it, I stated to myself. Colour me shocked to search out that I favored the flushed look I used to be exuding. Assume, “I simply ran a half marathon, however nonetheless look nice” vibes. I used to be torn: do I abandon my one true “product love” since highschool? Was I a complete magnificence hypocrite? Are you allowed to like each blush AND bronzer?!

So I tapped into a number of make-up artists-turned-friends to see if we might put this unresolved magnificence product rivalry to relaxation.



“Truthfully, I like each,” confessed Kelli J. Bartlett, Creative Director of Glamsquad. “Like one of the best duos: Chrissy and John, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, peanut butter and jelly—blush and bronzer are superb on their very own, however when paired collectively, they’re the unstoppable energy couple.”

Make-up artist Samantha Lau (who works with Grace Elizabeth, Herieth Paul, Yara Shahidi, Romee Strijd and Carla Bruni) admits, “I put on bronzer all yr spherical. It’s nice particularly now within the winter. Our pores and skin can are inclined to tackle a sallowness. Bronzers may give you an immediate pick-me-up. Who doesn’t wish to look alive within the depths of winter?” Based on her, Estée Lauder makes a number of the greatest bronzers “of their Bronze Goddess vary. Considered one of my new favorites is the W3LL Individuals Bio Bronzer stick.”

You may need beef with a specific product as a result of you’ve got been making use of all of it flawed. I realized from Barlett, “powder bronzers and blushes are each greatest utilized with a fluffy brush.” Total, the location of the merchandise is dependent upon the tip end result. “For instance, an total bronze impact might be achieved by dusting powder bronzer over the brow, cheeks, chin and decolleté—whereas a bronze contour might be created by carving out the deepest a part of the cheekbone and buffing in direction of the temple,” Bartlett explains. “The identical methods might be utilized with blush. Nonetheless for a pure magnificence look, I typically like to use blush to the middle of the apple of the cheek for a youthful look.”

In the case of cream formulation, in response to make-up artist Min Min Ma (who counts Hailee Steinfeld, Julia Gardner, and Lauren Santo Domingo as purchasers) it’s greatest to use these immediately after basis. “Keep in mind lotions to lotions, and powders to powders,” she explains. “As soon as the cream/gel blush is completed, I wish to calmly set it with a face powder until the shopper has dry or mature pores and skin. This can make sure the blush to last more.” Laura Mercier Cream Blush is a staple in her package, as a result of it’s “not too dry or oily, it has an incredible consistency. Apply with fingertips or an artificial blush. Be sure to mix nicely particularly across the edges.”

In the case of mixing your blush and bronzer, apparently that’s not a no-no both. “It’s at all times okay to layer your blush and bronzer,” make-up artist Lakeisha Dale explains to me. “The transition of a delicate pop of shade right into a sculpted bronzed cheek is gorgeous. Particularly for girls of shade.”

“Being that some pores and skin tones are as heat because the bronzer, if the bronzer has tiny shimmers, it offers a glow to the pores and skin as an alternative of warming the pores and skin. That plus blush is the right combo for a radiant look,” she provides.

Duly famous for subsequent time after I’m feeling wild and spicy. Plus, it means I truthfully don’t have to decide on between them each. However, we’re dying to know the place your allegiances lie. Blush, bronzer or each, inform us within the feedback part under!


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