Do You Need Both Bronzer and Blush?

blush bronzer
 Question: Do you need both bronzer and blush?
Honestly not every can pull of bronzers. And if done wrong, it can land you in very embarrassing situations. Fair skin girls can look muddy and dirty if the bronzer is not applied properly. So if you are not well versed with the bronzer application, then I suggest you don’t wear it.
On the other hand, blush is used to provide a bit of colour to your cheeks. When used right, it can add a rosy glow but too much and you might look sun burned.
Yes you use both of them together but keep in mind the following points.
1.  If you are using a shimmery blush then stick to a matte bronzer.
2. Use a large, fluffy brush to build color across your forehead, cheekbones, nose and chin. But use a blush brush to apply blush on the apple of the cheeks
For porcelain to fair skin: Avoid using a bronzer to be honest! It can look fake and dirty on you. Blushes are your best bet.
For medium to olive skin: You are lucky girl! You can use both the bronzer and blush. Use a matte bronzer and blush. For the blush, go for colours like apricot, peach, dirty pink.
Which one should you put on first?
Either. But if you are using a cream or liquid blush then apply the blush first with your fingers and then the bronzer.
Examples of both blush and bronzer done right:
right bronzer
Examples of bronzer application gone horribly wrong!
bronzer horrible
Do you use bronzer? or both?

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  1. it’s very well true :) i’m aware now thanks for de post :)
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  2. Good post Ansh. I do use both but not at the same time. While only bronzer gives me that polished yet sun-kissed beautiful look, blushes have their own beauty as well. But both together looks a bit too over the top as I feel at least on my skin.
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  3. OMG!

    I got scared seeing Ashley’s Pic :P
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  4. I stick to blush most of the time :)
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  5. to be very still struggling with the correct application of bronzers…so i just stick to my lovely blushes :)
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  6. I usually stick to blush, I haven’t tried out any bronzers because they scare me :O Getting it right seems a gamble, and I’m convinced it’ll make me look like a cartoon!
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  7. aaaahhh a much needed post! good one!
    there are too many bronzer induced blunders walking the red carpet :P
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  8. I lik using bronzr rather than a blush…..but I do love the pink flush sometimes :)
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  9. Hi.. I fall in the fair to medium category. Please suggest some matte bronzer available in our Indian market.

    • sadly india doesnt have gud matte bronzers..infact none at all. i would suggest colorbar just earth blush..its a earthy blush which works as a bronzer too