I have talked about my favorite Drugstore Bronzers (which needs to be updated, I know), and I wanted to weigh in with a list of my favorite luxury bronzers. To make this list, the Bronzer must give a beautiful glow and be available at department and specialty stores in the "luxe" category, and each one sells for more than $35.00.
Guerlain Terracotta Four Seasons Bronzer - $74.00
Like having four separate bronzers in one beautiful compact, this one contains a gradation of 4 matte, c tones. They perfectly match any skin tone or season for a gorgeous natural looking glow. Enriched with pure gold, these bronzers glide on with ease. Four Seasons Bronzer comes in two shade variants, based on your color: Blondes or Brunettes.
Le Metier de Beaute Blonzer - $58.00
This shimmery formula is the perfect combination of blush and bronzer in one, which makes it easy for just about every skin tone. The formula does contain shimmer, but it is made up of micro-fine minerals, so the result is natural with a beautiful sun-kissed glow, never overdone. The Blonzer comes in one shade: Maldives Magic.
Giorgio Armani Sheer Bronzer - $49.00
This bronzer is names sheer, because the result from this micro-fine silky powder is a sheer one. It is build able though, and the result is a beautiful bronzed copper glow, that lets skin shine through. I like this one to highlight the contours of my face, chin forehead and tip of nose for a very sun kissed natural look. Armani Sheer Bronzer comes in three shades: Brown Sand, Mauve and Golden Sand.
Dior Bronze Original Bronzing Powder - $44.00
I use this beautiful bronzer in honey almost everyday. This one is formulated with Dior's exclusive Sun Minerals Technology so it blends in seamlessly and smoothly, for a very natural look, with a touch of sun. This Original Bronzing Powder comes in four shades: Amber Tan, Healthy Tan, Honey Tan and Spicy Tan.
This bronzer is unique that it is a powder, but a hydrating one. I dial up a small amount of powder into the compact and sweep it over my cheeks for a healthy, natural look. It forgives lines and gives off a soft airbrushed look to the glow. Halo comes in one shade, good for every skin tone.
Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick - $38.00
To add some sexy shimmer to my glow, I use this alone as it gives off a deeper bronze shade with highlights and lowlights of golden shimmer. You can control the depth by how much you sweep on with your brush, so use a light hand if you want a lighter, more natural shimmering look. While there are many variants and shades of Shimmer Brick available, you will want Bronze for the bronzing look.
Erno Laszlo Multi-pHase Bronzer - $38.00
This silky smooth powder bronzer actually contains 5 bronzer shades in one. With just a few sweeps of the brush, I get a perfect glow each and every time. It self adjusts to bring out the right bronzed hues that are perfect for my skin tone. This is just available in the one, Multi-pHase Bronzer shade.
Lancôme Poudre Soleil Sunkissed - $36.50
This powder bronzer is very velvety and looks that way when applied. A beautiful bronzed glow is easily achieved with bit more than a hint of color, where I use it alone - no blush needed to highlight at all. Poudre Soleil comes in three shades: Bronze Lumiere, Bronze Riche and Bronze Solaire.
Clarins Bronzing Duo - $36.00
One of the authorities in self-tanners, I always trust Clarins when it comes to anything for a glow. This bronzer contains both a lighter and darker shade of sheer colors, to blend together or use alone for the depth of glow I seek. I use the lighter shade a lot in the winter months under a blush for just an extra hint of color. This Duo is available in once shade: Bright Sun.