Understanding the difference between two cosmetic products that are often confused


The contouring trend is slowly fading away, but don't rush to part with the sculptor! It will continue to be used in makeup as it was before this craze. The sculptor transforms the face and makes its features more accurate, helps to hide the cheeks and draws all the natural shadow areas on the face.

The color of the sculptor should resemble the color of a natural shadow, so the most suitable shade of the sculptor is a cold, muted brown with impurities of gray and green. The texture is necessarily matte, because the shadow cannot be shiny.

To apply the sculptor gently and achieve a natural effect, use a natural bristle brush with a beveled edge. Apply the sculptor depending on the individual characteristics of the face. You can not darken all the zones suitable for this, but choose those that you need, and then the use of the sculptor will be appropriate even in everyday makeup. Add product gradually to avoid too much contouring, and as you blend, check in the mirror how your face looks from all angles.

Application areas:

  • Under the cheekbone

To define this application area, place your index finger in the direction from the ear to the edge of the mouth. On the line where the finger falls into the recess under the cheekbone and lies on the upper teeth, and the sculptor is applied. By darkening this zone, facial features become more elegant, and the cheeks visually lose weight. This is the darkest line of sculpting, no other accents can be saturated than the sub-zygomatic space.

  • Temporal cavities

The sculptor is applied here if the forehead is too wide.

  • Top forehead

Darken this area if you want to make the forehead visually smaller in height.

  • Jaw line

Sculpt it if you want to make it more defined and straight, and darken it from the sides if this part of the face is too wide.

  • Nose

Gently blend the sculptor with a small brush on the sides of the back of the nose to make the nose visually thinner and straighter. Add a sculpt to the tip of the nose in case you need to reduce its length.

  • Sides of the face

Smudge a thin layer of the product along the sides of the face to make it visually narrower.


And this product, on the contrary, is gaining popularity. Tired of the ubiquitous contouring, makeup artists and beauty bloggers are increasingly turning our attention to bronzer. It will also help shape the face and look natural when applied correctly, but differs from the sculptor in that it gives the skin a soft, radiant tan. The face turns out as if kissed by the sun, which immediately gives it a fresher and more rested look.

The color of the bronzer is a warm, golden brown, but can also be reddish or reddish. The texture is satin, shiny or even interspersed with sparkles.

To make cosmetic "tan" look natural, use a soft, fluffy blush brush to blend. You can read about how to properly care for your brushes here.

Bronzer application zones are similar to how a sculptor is applied, but the application is easier, as it usually does not adapt to the individual features of the face.

You need to apply bronzer on an area similar in appearance to the number "3" . Its upper edge is located on the lateral surface of the forehead, then the line runs along the temple, goes a little on the zygomatic bone and goes in a semicircle to the arch of the jaw. Thus, all the raised surfaces of the face acquire radiance and a darker and warmer tone.