Wear Bronzer or Blush

Blush vs. bronzer

Which should you choose to wear for your big day?
Jun 12, 2013 | By: The idoo.ca staff

Brides who are choosing their wedding day makeup may want to consider blush or bronzer. It’s important to understand the difference between the two so you can decide which option is the best one for you. You’ll want to take your complexion into consideration as well as whether or not you currently have any tan on the rest of your body. If you have a medium skin tone, using bronzer will help enhance the look of your face.

Bronzer is an option that is best for those who have a tan complexion.  If you’re fair skinned and aren’t tan, you’ll likely look silly with bronzing powder. Bronzer is used to give your face an overall glow that has a sun-kissed look to it. Fair skinned gals (who are not tanned) should be wary of using too much bronzer. Rather than looking slightly tan, you could end up looking too tan. Also, you must be very careful of using bronzer that makes your face look like a different colour than the rest of your skin such as that on your neck, shoulders, chest, arms, and back. Bronzer typically comes in powder form and can be applied lightly or more heavily to make the look you desire.

Blush gives a gentle natural pink or coral colour to the cheeks. You can also use blush to provide a soft glow to the forehead and chin. Blush looks best on women without a tan or with a light complexion. Blush is typically applied on top of foundation, which is meant to match the skin tone. Blush can be applied lightly, in layers, so that you can create a very light colour or a darker colour, depending on your preferences. Blush comes in two main formulations including crème and powder.

The main thing to think about when choosing between bronzer and blush is to look at the makeup once it’s applied. Try the various types of makeup on (well ahead of your wedding day) so you can see what it will look like. If you spend time tanning you will need to continue to tan throughout the months leading up to your wedding day. When you choose makeup you should look at it in natural (outdoor) lighting as well as indoor lighting so you can make sure that it will look good all day long. When using bronzers or blush use makeup stabilizer or extending spray so the makeup won’t run or rub off during the day.

The idoo.ca staff.