Summer is here and my good friend Ariane is ready to offer some tips for getting the most from bronzers and contouring this season.

If you want to embrace positive aging, while using your makeup to feel great this summer, this video is for you! I hope you enjoy this video in addition to our other makeup tips for women over 60!

Are You Using Blusher the Right Way?

In the video, Ariane starts by explaining the difference between bronzer and blusher. She says that many women use bronzers because they think that they will liven up their face. This is really more the role of blushers. Bronzers, on the other hand, are intended to add a little hint of color.

Next, Ariane walks through the correct process for applying bronzer. She recommends that we use a fairly large brush. This will help us to avoid looking “streaky.”

Ariane also reminds us that, just like with other makeup products, bronzers come in different shades. So, make sure that you take the time to find the perfect one for your skin tone.

The rest of the demonstration is easier to describe in pictures than words, so, I encourage you to watch the video to see the complete process.

What surprised me most about Ariane’s technique is that she applied bronzer to her entire face. As I mentioned to her, I had always thought of bronzer as something that should be applied just on the cheeks. Ariane says that this is more the role of contouring.

When it Comes to Bronzer, Are You Missing This Important Spot?

Later in the video, Ariane points out that many women forget to apply they bronzer on their neck, just below their chin. Because this area typically gets less sun than the rest of our face, this can be a mistake. You’ll see what I mean in the video.

Do You Know the Difference Between Contouring and Bronzing?

In the second half of the video, Ariane and I switch to a conversation about contouring. First, Ariane shows the difference between the two kinds of products. She goes on to explain that, unlike bronzer, contouring is applied to smaller sections of your face – especially your cheeks. Then, she demonstrates how to apply this product to your cheek bones.

Once again, I had a great time talking with Ariane. I hope that the makeup tips for older women in this video help you to get the look that you want this summer!

If you are ready to take the next step in developing your own makeup style, please check out the exclusive makeup for older women series of videos that Ariane and I recorded.

Also, don’t forget to visit Ariane’s website to find out more about her products.

What did you think about Ariane Poole’s tips for bronzers and contouring? Are there any additional topics that you would like us to cover with regards to makeup for older women? Please join the conversation.

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