How To Adjust Your Bronzer Obsession for Winter
Bronzer is to Australian girls what micellar water is to the French—a beauty essential. As far as we're aware there isn't another product in existence that can magically make your teeth appear whiter, carve out cheekbones that would make Rosie HW jealous *and* pep up dull skin with the swoosh of a brush. (See? Essential.) While we know our beloved bronzers are best suited to sunny climes, we have no intention of stashing them away for five long, cold months. In the interest of keeping our faces sun-kissed year-round we reached out some of our favourite makeup artists for advice on how to adjust our bronzer obsession for July.
Keep scrolling to find out what they said.
Chanel LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Powder ($84)
"Heavy bronzer can sometimes look a little out of place, especially in winter when the palette of our clothes change, and our skin tone can also drop a few shades. Use a winter-appropriate tone that still has warmth in it but try choosing something without shimmer or golden flecks in it."—Victoria Baron, official makeup artist for Chanel Australia
"Try switching bronzer for a blush with warm tones. L’Oréal Paris’ True Match Blush in Golden Amber is the perfect winter shade for bronzer addicts."—Tobi Henney, makeup director for L'Oreal Paris Australia
"Bronzer can look dull and ageing in winter so I suggest finding a new tone that will deliver a fresh finish on your skin. I love the Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher ($60)—it comes in 6 shades and gives you the best of both worlds, a youthful creamy glow and slightly pearly finish. One of my favourite colours for a slightly olive complexion and the tan obsessed is First Love."—Kellie Stratton, makeup artist
Nars Audacious Lipstick in Vivien ($48)
"Applying heavy bronzer in winter can make the skin appear dirty. Instead, apply a wintery shade of berry lipstick after you've done your foundation but whilst you have no other makeup on. (Try my latest fave—Nars' Audacious Lipstick in Vivien, $48.) You'll see straight away that it looks amazing with luminous skin and soft pink blush rather than bronzer."—Elsa Morgan, makeup artist