Bronzer or Contour: Which is Right for You?


Bronzer and contour and very versatile products, but which one is right for you?

When it comes to stepping up your makeup game, you might wonder whether you should use a bronzer or contour. Oftentimes, it is hard to figure out which one would work best for you, but don’t worry, we are here to help you out.


Bronzer vs. Contour

The main difference between a bronzer and a contour is the formula. Yes, they are both browns, but the way they work is very different. Bronzers are subtly pigmented because they are generally used to help bring out the natural warmth in your skin and add a sun-kissed glow. On the other hand, contours are highly pigmented and are usually used to help accentuate and sculpt certain facial features. However, they are applied to similar areas of the face, specifically your cheekbones. So, to put it simply, a bronzer helps bring out the warmth on your face for a soft sun-kissed look, whereas a contour helps define your face for a more structured look that truly stands out.

Can you use these products interchangeably? The answer is, to an extent. A bronzer works great as a warm contour to help you naturally define your cheekbones, jaw, chin, and forehead. but it might be a little difficult to use contour as a bronzer, as it is heavily pigmented. But nothing is impossible! Use a fluffy brush and light-handedly blend the product into your skin for a gorgeous glow. Depending on your preference, you can build up the intensity of the product.

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