Apply bronzing powder with a short, fluffy brush. Sweep it over the apples of your cheeks, your forehead, down the line of your nose, and on your neck (if needed to avoid an obvious makeup line). It is best applied sheer.
If you have smooth, dry skin, consider using bronzing sticks or creams. Buy the sheerest formula available and apply it with your fingers or a sponge. This will create the ultimate natural glow.
Beware: Oily skin has been known to turn bronzers an unpleasant shade of orange. If your skin is quite oily, you may have to forgo the pleasure. Instead, use a true brown pressed powder that has no orange present.