Summer is officially here and whether you’re looking to compliment your tan, or simply fake one, bronzer is an excellent way to achieve a perfect golden summer glow. With so many options on the market, choosing the right bronzer can be overwhelming. Check out my top 5 favorite bronzers:
Cargo Be-You-Tiful Bronzer
I love Cargos Be-You-Tiful Bronzer because it comes in three shades, Light, Medium and Dark. This is great because many of the bronzers out there are either too light or too dark for certain skin tones. With this bronzer, it’s easy to find the perfect shade every time. It does have a bit of shimmer in it, but they do offer a matte medium color which looks very natural and pretty.
NARS Bronzing Powder
NARS Bronzers are some of my all time favorite because the color is unlike so many other bronzers! It has a true brown/tan tone that is not orangey at all. The result? a natural looking glow that makes you look like you just got back from vacay in the Bahamas, not the Mystic Tan booth down the street.
NARS has three shades, Casino (dark brown with golden shimmer) and Laguna (brown with gold shimmer) their brand new one, Irresistiblement (golden terracota). I use Laguna.
Lorac’s TANtalizer is a baked bronzer which gives off a gorgeous rosy bronze, summer glow. It layers beautifully which aids in controlling the amount of color that gets applied. I have used this on light, medium and dark skin with gorgeous results. You can also choose between the shimmer version, or opt for basic matte. I like the one with shimmer because it adds highlight to your face which only accentuates the golden glow it gives you.
Geurlain Terracotta Bronzer
Geurlain’s Terracotta Bronzer has been around since 1980 and is still a popular choice for many women today. I love it because it gives off a natural, healthy glow. It has a slight sheen but is not shimmery, and it goes on super smooth. Bonus: On top of everything else, it moisturizes your skin too!
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer is my favorite drugstore steal. At only $3, your really can’t go wrong. The color is very natural (I love that it’s matte) and it goes on smoothly. This bronzer is perfect for light/medium skin but probably would not give off enough color to tan/darker skintones.