How to Apply Bronzer and Look Tan All Winter Long

For starters, it goes *way* more places than just your cheek bones.

For those full-on golden goddess vibes, we outlined every place you should be applying bronzer powder and looking tan. All you need to get started is bronzer compact and a brush: For brushes we like Sonia Kashuk Medium Angle Multipurpose Brush and Charlotte Tilbury Bronzer Brush. You'll have to match your bronzer to your skin tone, but our favorites include Nars Laguna Bronzing Powder and Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder.

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Step One

Gently brush the bronzer on the forehead towards the hairline and in a back and down motion on the temples.

Step Two

Lightly apply back and forth across the chin.

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Step Three

The moment that you've been waiting for: Take the brush and sweep bronzer onto your cheeks. We like making a fish face to follow our cheek bones, but you can also start with the apples of your cheeks and move upwards.

Step Four

Dust lightly across the nose. A good rule of thumb is that bronzer should be applied wherever the sun would tan (or burn!) your face.

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Step Five

Advanced move: If you are really going for the gold (er, bronze), then apply along the jawline and down the neck. Just don't get too heavy handed with it, because if it's not even or blended, then it could look as though your face is a different color than your body. (Not a good look, TBH.)

Step Six

Head out girl, because your bronzer is looking on point.

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