Bronzer Tips For Dark Skin: The key to face bronzer? Use it as blush! To use apply with a fluffy brush and swipe it over your cheekbones. For a wind-whipped, natural finish, smile, and then blend a peachy-pink shade onto the apples of your cheeks. For extra dimension, swipe the bronzer along the outer perimeter of your face (along the hairline), and down the bridge of your nose.