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Thursday
Jul122012

Best Bronzers: 25 Luxury Bronzers.

 

Heading to the department store to find the perfect bronzer?  There are matte bronzers, shimmery bronzers, cream bronzers; the choices seem almost endless.  I have tested a good number of them and have rounded up my 25 favorites.

1. Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Mineral Powder Bronzer - $29.00
For a bronze that lasts even while in the pool, this bronzer glides on and leaves a very natural look to the skin. The mineral powder bronzer helps to improve skin as it is worn too. This comes in one matte shade, Park Ave Princess.

2. Clinique Superbalanced Powder Bronzer - $34.50
This long-wearing lightweight balanced bronzer absorbs oil while leaving behind a soft, radiant bronze. This is another pressed powder that shaves off the perfect amount of pwder for a beautiful glow. Superbalanced Bronzer has two differnt shades to choose from.

3. Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer - $32.00
This luxurious and silky fine bronzing powder delivers a deep, natural matte glow. It comes in one perfect shade that is beautifully worn by any skin tone.

4. MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Bronze - $32.00
This very natural matte bronzer makes skin look absolutely natural and just bronzed. With just two shades, you choose the one you want for the most natural look. The finish is your skin, just bronzed and better.

5. Stila Set & Bronze Baked Powder Trio - $34.00
A trio of baked shimmery powders comes in the perfectly bronzed tones. You "dial up" the amount of bronzer you want and up comes the perfect amount of powder for your very own customized look and glow.

6. Giorgio Armani Sheer Bronzer - $49.00
This super soft micro-fine powder leaves skin looking naturally bronzed. It is perfect for an everyday look or build able to a deeper shade of sandy bronze. Choose from two shades for the perfect bronzed glow.

7. bareMinerals Ready Bronzer - $24.00
The new pressed bronzer buffs on a pretty golden bronze color for a beautifully even, build able glow. This bronzer comes in three shades and lasts all day.

8. Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder - $28.00
This super natural box of bronzing powder offers a beautiful, soft radiant tan. With no shimmer this is another bronzer that looks great on cheeks all year round.

9. Le Métier de Beauté Blonzer - $58.00
This triple milled, super silky mineral bronzer comes in one shade that flatters all.  It is gorgeous all over skin to warm it up, as it is very natural looking without being too red or organge.

10. LORAC TANtalizer Baked Bronzer - $32.00
This luminous baked bronzer swirls gorgeous shades of bronze together to give the ultimate bronzed glow. The silky smooth powder lasts beautifully on cheeks all day.

11. Mally Beauty Believable Bronzer - $40.00
Skin is naturally sun kissed with this bronzing trio.  Use the no-shimmer bronzer first, then add a pop of sunny color to the apples of cheeks. Follow it up with the warm shimmery highlighter for the perfect bronzed look. This trio comes in two shade palette selections for lighter or darker skin tones.

12. Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder - $36.00
This silky smooth bronzing powder applies naturally, without streaking. The finish is a soft, matte. There are seven shades to choose from. I like Golden Light for winter and Medium or Deep for summer, depending on the look I want.

13. Lancôme Star Bronzer - $35.00
This silky sheer powder delivers a natural sun-kissed glow with light-reflecting pigments or a radiant bronzed glow. Star Bronzer comes in ten shades; four are matte shades while six offer subtle shimmer.

14. MAC Bronzing Powder - $23.00
This bronzed tinted powder gives skin a sheer, natural bronzed look with a touch of shimmery highlights. There are four bronzers in the regular line, with limited edition shades being released throughout the year.

15. Urban Decay Baked Bronzer - $26.00
This beautiful baked bronzer can be used wet or dry for a streak-free finish. This one comes in three shades variations; one with bronze shimmer, one with bronze shimmer and gold, and one matte powder for the most natural look.

16. Clarins Bronzing Duo Mineral Powder - $34.00
Another bronzing duo to offer a customized, natural soft bronzed glow. This mineral based bronzer is enriched with antioxidants and offers natural mineral UVA/UVB protection. This comes in three shade combinations for light, medium or drk skin tones.

17. Dior NUDE Tan Nude Glow Sun Powder - $52.00
This Dior original bronzer adjusts to your skin tone and the ambient light to add a custom and very natural look to the skin. The powder is silky and looks stunning alone or paired with a blush for a pop of color. This bronzer comes in four very natural looking bronzing shades.

18. Estée Lauder Signature Bronze Shimmer Bronzer - $40.00
This is one of the silkiest bronzing powders ever. Five shimmery shades blend perfectly together to give off the most beautiful, softened bronzed glow.

19. Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Bronzing Powder Duo - $24.00
This bronzing duo leaves kin kissed with a peachy-bronzed glow. Swirl the shades together to get a customized bronze or use the brown all over cheeks and the peach shade to highlight.

20. BECCA Mineral Bronzing/Highlighter Duo - $43.00
This bronzer adds the perfect shade of bronze plus a touch of glow with illuminating powder. Both mineral powders deflect light so imperfections are minimized and a beautiful highlighted bronzed look is left on the skin. One shade is perfect for just about any complexion.

21. ELLE Cosmetics Bronzer - $16.00
This shimmering bronzing powder lights up cheeks with a beautiful bronzed color. This one is available in two shades for a lighter or darker glow.

22. Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder - $35.00
This loose bronzing powder is a pure ground glow that you shave and apply with it's very own kabuki brush. The color is a very natural, medium brown for a beautiful sun-kissed bronze.

23. NARS Bronzing Powder - $34.00
This best-selling bronzer is the ultimate deep bronzing powder. It glides on effortlessly and leaves a natural, beautiful bronze. NARS makes three bronzing powder shades, with Laguna being my favorite and one of my year round choices.

24. Laura Mercier Bronzing Pressed Powder - $32.00
This super soft and silky powder blends into skin with ease. The bronze is a very natural one, with a subtle healthy glow left behind. This one is perfect year round. It comes in four flattering shades to match a variety of skin tones.

25. Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights - $30.00
This pot of bronzer contains five shades that blend together to give a soft, glowy bronzed look. This bronzer comes in two shade variations for a lighter or deeper glow.

 

 

 

Reader Comments (11)

This is another amazing bronzer post!! The photo captured the varying shades of bronze from every product. This truly helps me out in my search for the perfect shade. Looking at this picture makes me more excited for summer makeup! Thanks for this post :)
I agree, great selection of bronzer article! Cheers! Kaycee
thanks for this round up. i love the the tarte waterproof bronzer. i wear it all the time. it is such a pretty color.
How about this new Dior Bronzer? Do they still offer the matte bronzers? I have a few of them in the beautiful tortoise brown case and I can't imagine them not being on counter.

I don't have anywhere to buy them nearby and depend on sites like yours. Can you find out for me? THANK YOU!
I guess I'll be buying a few more bronzers this summer. I use one all year round but deeper shades in the summer and I vary my bronzed look everyday. My credit card is going to be making many appearances as I shop. Tops on my list is the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess, the Lancome Star Bronzer and the bareMinerals Ready bronzer. That one looks like a great deeper shade for my tanned skin right now.
Thanks for the comment LuvJ. I love summer makeup - it's my favorite time of year, and bronzers are such a big part of it. I hope you found a few to love!
Hi Kaycee!

I am glad you like the bronzer round-up. Any favorites of your listed here?
I love Park Ave Princess too, Adriana!
Hi Marie! It looks like Dior has done away with those bronzers and this one is the latest. I know exactly which bronzers you are talking about because I actually have a few of them myself. I will say that this Nude Glow is beautiful and basically the same, so you don't have to worry about losing an old favorite.
Hi Nicki - Thanks for the comment and listing the ones you really want to try. If you do try them, please come back and let us know.
What a great post-- particularly since it is summer!

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