09/02/2011 04:35 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Apply Bronzer (VIDEO)

Everybody wants to look like they just returned from a day at the beach. Bronzer can give you that healthy, all-over glow - as long as you apply it right.

"The key is where you put it," says makeup artist Carmindy. "Most women apply bronzer all over their face, which can create a dirty look. But you can avoid that with my goof-proof 'C' trick." With these easy bronzer tips, you'll have a natural-looking, beachy glow in no time.

Carmindy's Tip: When choosing a bronzer shade, go one to two shades darker than your natural skin tone, and that's it. If you have skin that's not completely even -- wrinkles, blemishes, etc -- stay away from bronzers with shimmery finishes because they will settle and highlight those areas. If you have dry skin, opt for a cream bronzer, and those with oily skin should stick with a power bronzer to absorb excess shine.