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Makeup expert secrets: How to use bronzer.

Basking in the sunshine is embedded in our Australian DNA. Yet Melanoma is the third most common cancer in women. The pursuit of a tan is literally lethal. But getting serious about sun safety doesn’t mean giving up on that sun kissed bronzed goddess look. (Let’s be honest, we do feel better with a tan!) Bronzer. A sun-conscious girls bestie.

sophie monk bronzed over 40 woman

Photo credit: Sophie Monk

Different formulas do different jobs. Here's your guide to what bronzer formula does which job and how to use your bronzer (click here for your step by step how to guide).


Matte finish for shaping (my favourite) + shimmery (high points only).


A couple drops added to moisturiser or foundation creates golden goddess skin.


Dab on your cheekbones, sweep over eyelids and collarbones.

Bronzer adds warmth, glow plus subtly shapes your face.

Bronzer Tips and Tricks 1. Remember the strong stripe of blush through the hollows of your cheekbones in the 80’s? Blend your matte-finish bronzer here for elusive depth and shape. 2. Dust bronzer up into your hairline blend onto your temples to slim your face. 3. Buff bronzer along your jawline, blending it down your neck.

4. And get your fake tan on for an all-over-bronzed goddess glow.

Product suggestions

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

liquid bronzer drops for mature skin


Ultra-concentrated illuminating and bronzing drops that allow you to customize your ideal glow with a liquid metal or sunkissed finish. Add them to your favourite liquid foundation or skincare product for an all-over glow. The more drops you use, the more luminosity or bronze you’ll get, allowing you to customize your glow.

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Rageism Beauty Creme Bronzer

bronzer for women over 40


Formulated for mature skin, deliciously creamy, leaves skin radiant and adds warmth.

Use the code BeautyInsider10 to get 10% off your first purchase

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Ere Perez Rice Powder Blush + Bronzer in Roma

natural matte bronzer for mature skin


100% natural. Matte, terracotta shades that blend beautifully (and double as an eyeshadow). My current holy grail bronzer.

Available in my online store.

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La Beach Express Tanning Foam

self tanning bronzer for mature skin


Created by a local Queensland girl, the woman behind sophisticated sun-safe swimwear label, Une Piece. Packed with nourishing natural and organic skincare ingredients. Fragrance free ie no icky smell in-fact it smells like rose water. Love.

Use the code amandaramsay at checkout

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La Beach Self-Tanning Mitt

self tan mit for mature skin


Use the La Beach Self-Tanning Mitt when applying the La Beach Express Tanning Foam to get an even, streak-free tan. It is a game-changer in self tanning. You need the mitt. Protects hands and prevents unwanted staining while tanning. It is also washable and reusable.

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Want to learn more about bronzers and how to apply them?

Click the image below to watch my video.




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