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Difference Between Bronzer and Highlighter

2022/10/25

Bronzer and highlighter both play a significant role in the makeup industry and fashion. If you consider yourself a makeup lover, you should know that makeup is incomplete without bronzer and highlighter. You can get bronzer and highlighter of a fine quality from Banffee Makeup. Bronzers are primarily used for giving your skin a sun-kissed effect, while on the other hand highlighters are used to make your skin shiny and blush.

 


What is The Main Difference Between Bronzer & Highlighter?

If you are new to the makeup industry, there is more to learn than you think, but basics first. Many makeup artists and users make tons of mistakes even after spending their whole life in the makeup industry, so you are not the only one who makes mistakes in understanding the main difference between and use of bronzer and highlighter.


Bronzer and highlighter are opposite from each other. If you want your face to give a realistic look rather than a dramatic effect, you can use bronzer. Don't apply bronzer on your whole face; just the little area you want to look prominent. Bronzers are used to create shadows, dark effects, or sun-kissed effects.


Highlighters are widely used in the makeup industry. Even if you come across some ordinary artists, they will talk more about highlighter than bronzer, which is where things go wrong. You can use a highlighter alone, but it makes you look awful. Because it makes your face so shiny without any shadow effect, makeup users apply the highlighter on the whole face. This is wrong; a highlighter is used to give your skin a little glow and dramatic effect and to make the face area prominent, especially the cheeks.

 

Can You Use Highlighter and Bronzer Separately or Without Any Foundation?

As we already discussed, the bronzer and highlighter. They both play an essential role in the makeup industry and your makeup collection. There is nothing wrong if you are willing to use only bronzer to create a warm effect on your skin or if you intend to use a highlighter only to make your face prominent and create glowing skin. Suppose you intend to use bronzer or highlighter separately; then there is no need to create a foundation. You can simply go for the highly or bronzer for giving your skin a natural effect. If you are using a highlighter or the bronzer alone, don't apply other makeup products on your face, as it will give you an incomplete look. Also, ensure your skin is clean and moisturized because you will apply bronzer or highlighter alone and without any foundation, so it will make your face shrink and might irritate your skin.


How to Apply Bronzer for Beginners?

Bronzers are used to create shadow effects or sun aura effects. It is mainly applied on facial bones like the jawline, nose, and under your eyes. The use of bronzer totally depends on your skin tone and how much shadow you want to create on your face or how profound the sun-kissed effect you want.


Bronzers are used to create the dramatic effect, but these effects are not as much as you create from the highlighter. Keep the effects minimum if you want to have some natural reflection. There is no unique way or trick for applying the bronzer; it depends on how you want to make effects. The primary way of creating an effect with the bronzer is to apply the bronzer on your facial bones. In this way, it gives a natural look, like a sun aura on your face. There are multiple options when using bronzer; if you use bronzer without makeup or foundation, you can apply it on your face. Using bronzer and highlighter, you must create the shadows with bronzer. 


Creating Sun kissed Effect

We have already discussed the features and how you can use bronzer. Now it’s time to teach you how to create the sun-kissed effect with the bronzer. Use bronzer to make your complexion a little darker. Use a flat and thick brush to apply bronzer on the upper cheeks and across the bridge of the nose, starting from left to right. Now create a straight line on your jawline and your forehead near the hairline.


How to Apply Highlighter for Beginners?

A highlighter is used to make your face area prominent. Primary highlighter gives a glow and shines on your face, which makes your face look smooth and soft, especially in daylight when applied with the bronzer. There is no secret trick for applying the highlighter. You can use it in the opposite way of applying bronzer. Highlighter is applied on the face features like cheeks. You can apply a highlighter in any way you want, but the best way to apply a highlighter is to use it in a circular motion.


Where to Apply Highlighter

Highlighter is applied on the opposite sides on which you applied the bronzer. A bronzer is applied on cheekbones like a highlighter on the cheeks or middle of your nose, cupid's bow, and inner eyes.


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