How to Apply Bronzer for a Warm, Sculpted Spring Glow, According to Pat McGrath

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The legendary pro unveils her “foolproof” secrets.
As the warm weather approaches, it is time to get tip-top shape for the summer. One way to give your complexion an instant boost is to apply bronzer, which can give you a warm, sculpted spring glow. Celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath is an expert on the look, so we asked for her top advice on how to apply bronzer for an effortless and natural look.

Pat McGrath’s first piece of advice is to make sure the bronzer you use is the right colour for your skin tone and type. She recommends picking a colour in the same range as your natural colouring which will ensure it blends seamlessly. When applying bronzer, begin with less product and build up if necessary as it is easier to add more than it is to take away.

Pat McGrath advises using an angled brush and starting with the cheeks and sweeping upward toward your temples to create a sun-kissed glow. Then, use the brush to dust bronzer down your nose and along your jawline. Lastly, you can take some product and lightly sweep it across your forehead, chin, and décolletage. Make sure to blend product into your neck and chest, as these areas are often more vibrant than the rest of your face if you don’t.

Pat McGrath finished off the look by lightly dusting a sheer highlighter on top for an extra luminous glow. Start at the tops of your cheekbones and work your way across the high planes of your face, such as your nose and forehead. This will give your look a fresh and summery finish.

With just a few simple steps and some insider know-how from Pat McGrath, you can easily achieve a warm and sculpted spring glow. No one will be able to tell the difference between a natural or a makeup glow!

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