Build Your Basics: Contour & Bronzer

In continuation of the Build Your Basics series for this year, let’s talk about contour and bronzer! This one is particularly fitting for right now as we’re heading into warmer weather and focusing on that sun kissed look for our skin. I wasn’t always a bronzer user, but now I can’t do my makeup without it. It helps to add dimension and shape to your face and really does make a difference! I don’t contour often, but like to focus my bronzing products in the hollows of my cheeks and along my hairline. I find that to be a subtle, but impactful placement for my bronzing products.

Let’s go over some of my favorite products in the bronzer and contour category:

Liquid Contour


Powder Bronzer


Bronzing Balm


Bronzing Duo

More Posts In This Series

build your basics: base makeup & foundations

build your basics: under eye products & concealers

build your basics: blush

build your basics: powders

build your basics: eyeshadows

Hi there!

Lauren Bown Lifestyle Blog is an online destination where I share my personal style, beauty finds, and bits of life in hopes to inspire other women to feel good in their skin and find the beauty in the ordinary.

browse the archives

shop my instagram

Leave a Comment


  1. 5.3.23
    Kim said:

    I always wear a hat in the sun and therefore my face is 1-2 shades lighter than my body after a tropical vacation. Would you suggest bronzer to deepen my color or a darker foundation? I’m never quite sure what the solution is…thank you!! 🙂

    • 5.5.23
      Lauren said:

      I like bronzer because I think it’s easier to blend for a natural finish than having a foundation that is the wrong color!