Following intense deliberations involving me, myself and I, Ive reached the conclusion that bronzers are the LBD of make-up comfortable, flattering and able to transform the way you look and feel in an easy instant.
Do apply bronzer sparingly. Its supposed to look natural so piling it on defeats the object. Shake any excess off the brush first and do a quick swipe on the back of your hand. Not enough colour on your face? Apply again, but very sparingly layering is the most flattering way to build colour.
Dont be afraid to use bronzers to add contours to your face. Just keep it subtle and follow this guide: if you have a long face, bring the bronzer all the way under your cheekbones, keeping the line quite horizontal; if your face is round, use bronzer under the outer edge of your cheek bones and sweep up to your temples in a more a triangular motion.
Do add bronzer on top of cheekbones, on the curve of your forehead, under your jaw line and down your nose. Some make-up artists I spoke to also suggested applying a little along your brow bone (just beneath your eyebrows) to give your face added lift.
Dont go too dark. True bronzers are best when youve already got a bit of a tan while sheer, subtler palettes with hints of pink or beige (such as Givenchy Prismissime Matt & Glow in Sun Caramel, £30.82) are best when youre trying to lift a pale complexion.
And finally- Do ignore these tips at your peril