Ways to use bronzer and blush together for the perfect summer look

As summer is fast approaching, you’re no doubt wondering how you can get a natural, sunkissed glow. So, without further ado, let us take a look at how you can use bronzer and blush together to create the perfect summer look. 

What does bronzer do? 

Bronzer is used to give the effect of being sunkissed and glowing – helping get that summer bronzed look even if you haven’t caught the sun. In general, it helps to warm up pale skin, especially after applying an even layer of foundation. It can also be used for contouring. 

What does blusher do? 

Blusher is another way to bring warmth back into your skin after colour correcting and applying your even base. As the name suggests, it creates the illusion of rosy cheeks and blushing, enhancing the impact of your smile. 

So, can you wear them together? Actually, yes – and it is encouraged to combine bronzer and blush for the perfect summer glow. 

How to wear them together 

Get the right colour 

If you are going for a full face sunkissed look, opt for a bronzer that is no more than one or two shades darker than your natural skin tone. On the other hand, if you will be contouring with your bronzer, use a bronzer that is up to three shades darker than your complexion. If you want to do both – don’t worry – you can pick up bronzer bundles with a wide range of different shades for you to play with. 

When choosing the right colour of blusher, consider both your skin tone and the overall makeup look. Opt for a colour with similar undertones to your complexion to ensure that it looks soft and natural. 


Firstly, make sure that you have the right base. Don’t forget to prime, apply your favourite foundation, and blend in your concealer. If you are opting for a cream bronzer or blusher, you can blend the product straight into the liquid foundation. However, if you are going for a powder, then a base layer of a translucent setting powder will stop caking, and help the product go on more naturally. 

For bronzer, use a fluffy blush to apply the product where the sun might hit your skin, before dragging it below your cheekbones. When doing so, make sure that the colour is darker towards the outside of the face, and lighter the further towards the centre it is. 

Now it’s time for blusher. Hit the product on the apples of your cheeks in circular motions, before dragging it out towards the bronzer lightly. Which brings us to our next point…

Blend, blend, blend 

Blending is key to using bronzer and blusher together for a natural look. Using small circles that gradually get larger and larger, blend the bronzer towards the centre of the face, and the blusher towards the outside of the face, making sure to blend the two colours together for an airbrushed summer glow. 

Don’t forget highlighter for the finishing touch 

Finally, don’t forget to finish the look off by hitting the highest points of your face with a shimmering highlighter, and a quick spritz of setting spray to ensure your sunkissed glow lasts all day.