How to Apply Bronzer

Discover how to apply bronzer using Charlotte’s beautifying powder and cream bronzers for a sun-kissed, gorgeous glow!

Discover how to apply bronzer for a beautiful, healthy-looking SUN-KISSED SUN-KISSED GLOW, all year round!

Whether you prefer a powder or cream formula, Charlotte's bronzers are easy-to-choose and EASY-TO-USE! Discover how to apply bronzer effortlessly using expert bronzing brushes, glide-on, glowing formulas and beautifying summer makeup secrets!

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How to Apply Bronzer

Knowing which step of your routine to add bronzer is essential for creating that captivating glow—so it looks like it’s magic hour, every hour!


  1. Setting spray in a clear bottle with a gold-coloured lid, highlighter wand in a golden-coloured tube with a gold-coloured lid, bronzer compact with a mirrored-lid, face cream in a glass jar, setting powder compact, and an SPF-infused primer in a white tube.


    Moisturize for the perfect base with Charlotte’s Magic Cream, or Charlotte's Magic Cream Light with SPF20 for a MAGIC boost of hydration. Then apply Charlotte’s NEW! Invisible UV Flawless Primer to supercharge the skin with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, smoothing powers of a primer and broad spectrum SPF 50 – it’s a triple impact, PROTECT + SUPERCHARGE + PRIME!

    Apply Charlotte's Beautiful Skin Foundation onto the skin, Charlotte's medium coverage, hydration foundation for an instant, healthy-looking complexion! Then, set and mattify your t-zone and under-eyes using the award-winning Airbrush Flawless Finish powder!

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  2. Four, open cream bronzer compacts with mirrored lids in light brown, medium brown, dark brown, and black-brown shades with gold-coloured bodies and lids.

    STEP 2: BUFF

    Lightly buff Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer onto the skin in circular motions using the Beautiful Skin Bronzing Brush – focusing on areas where the sun naturally hits, such as cheekbones, forehead, nose, and jawline.

    Blend the dream-like cream formula using light brush strokes to diffuse the bronzer for a second-skin glow!

  3. STEP 3: BLEND

    Blend, blend, blend the cream texture to melt into the skin using the carefully crafted Beautiful Skin Bronzing Brush for an even sun-kissed second-skin glow!

    To dial up the glow, build up in layers until you unlock your desired sun-kissed finish!

  4. Bella Tilbury with glowy bronzed skin and soft-glam pink makeup holding a closed cream bronzer compact.


    For an all-over sun-kissed skin contour, continue to lightly buff and blend Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer over shoulders, collarbone and limbs – to infuse summer into the skin, for that just-back-from-the-beach glow all year round!

  5. Banner with a collection of lip glosses, eyeshadow palettes, and lipsticks for the perfect summer makeup look.


    Apply Charlotte’s Luxury Palette in summer shades of The Golden Goddess or The Queen of Glow, and brush on Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! mascara to unlock the secret to sun-kissed, wider, brighter looking eyes.

    For the perfect pout from sunrise to sunset, apply Charlotte’s hydrating K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick and finish with a high-shine Lip Lustre lip gloss for glowing, fuller looking lips.

    Illuminate the cheeks with Charlotte’s VIRAL SENSATION Beauty Light Wands in Pinkgasm and Peachgasm for love-blushed cheeks that glow!

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Discover Sofia Tilbury's magic makeup tutorial using Airbrush Bronzer and Charlotte's AIRBRUSH complexion secrets for a dreamy bronze and glow!

  1. Three foundations in fair, medium, and dark shades in frosted glass bottles with gold-coloured lids.

    Step 1: Start with Your Base

    Before creating your sun-kissed, bronzed glow, apply Airbrush Flawless Foundation using the Hollywood Complexion Brush, buffing it in from the center of your face for a flawless-looking complexion.

  2. An array of liquid concealers, set next to each other, with swatches in fair, medium, and deep tones.

    Step 2: Conceal & Perfect

    Next, conceal the look of any redness or imperfections with Charlotte’s Magic Away! Liquid Concealer, to any areas that need more coverage.

    For brighter-looking eyes use a shade lighter under your eyes; just tap with your ring finger and blend.

  3. A collection of pressed powder compacts for light, medium-light, fair, and deep tones, in gold-coloured packaging with mirrored lids.

    Step 3: Set Your Look

    Using the Powder & Sculpt Brush, apply Airbrush Flawless Finish powder) around the nose, T-zone and any other oily areas for an instant matte look!

  4. An open bronzer compact in a light brown shade and a kabuki brush with white-coloured bristles and a gold-coloured handle.

    Step 4: Add that Spell-binding, Sun-kissed Bronze!

    Next, enhance and sculpt your skin with the smoothing, blurring, and perfecting powers of Charlotte’s silk-on-the-fingertips bronzer! Swirl Charlotte’s Kabuki-style retractable bronzer brush, The Air Brush, in the Airbrush Bronzer, tap off the excess and apply in a sweeping motion for a hypnotising airbrush-effect finish. Buff and blend onto the skin for a natural-looking, glowing kiss of colour.

    Tilbury Tip: Follow the hollow! For those coveted red-carpet cheekbones, suck in your cheeks and sweep the bronzer up towards your temple. You’re creating a shadow to carve out your stunning cheekbones and make them pop!

  5. Open, two-tone powder blushes in shades of light, warm, and dark pink.

    Step 5: Finish with Blush and Highlighter

    After bronzing, complete your summer look with Cheek to Chic blusher using Bronzer & Blusher Brush and Charlotte’s SWISH & POP! routine to make your cheeks pop and glow, so you can look and feel your most positive and gorgeous!

Where to Apply Bronzer

Instantly transform and sculpt your facial architecture by applying bronzer to your face and body anywhere you naturally tan from the sun. Think cheekbones, jawline, top of shoulders, collarbone, and center of your arms and legs.

If you’re looking to add warmth, choose a skin-enhancing shade, or use a deeper, skin-sculpting shade to contour the neck, above and below the collarbone, down the center of the décolletage and down the inner and outer sides of your arms and legs!


Darling, which bronzer will you choose? Both of Charlotte's bronzers are infused with hyaluronic acid, and come in 4 beautiful shades inspired by sun-filled shades so everyone, EVERYWHERE can unlock the secret to a sun-kissed glow!

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Charlotte's FIRST EVER cream bronzer, Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer, blurs, hydrates and adds a wash of sun-kissed colour to your complexion, while improving the look of your skin every time you wear it! Enriched with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and glow-giving Provitamin D3, glide, build and buff into your skin for that SUMMER GLOW LOOK + FEELING!

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Airbrush Bronzer is Charlotte's HYALURONIC ACID-INFUSED, magic powder bronzer! This matte bronzer uses same fine-as-air finely-milled pigments as her award-winning Airbrush Flawless Finish powder to BLUR the APPEARANCE of PORES and SMOOTH over your skin for the appearance of a BRONZED, SUN-KISSED complexion!

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.