Just a few brushes of bronzer swept across your skin and your entire look can be changed; your entire face is warmed up with a bronzed look to it. Bronzer is super easy to use and the best part is that you can control how much you apply it too. If you want your skin to take on a look of overall warmth, simply dust it over your cheeks lightly. If you want to look like you've spent the day in the sun, apply the bronzer with a brush where the sun would hit you, that is your cheekbones, nose, center of your forehead and your chin. If you want to look like you have a great tan, dust bronzer on like you would a powder, and that is lightly all over your face.
I use bronzer every day of the year to warm up my complexion a bit and a I use more bronzer in the summer months to give my skin that sun-kissed look. I have tried many bronzers and use different bronzer depending on the rest of my makeup.
Here are my 10 favorite bronzers.
1. Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzing Powder - $75.00
This luxury bronzer is perfect as it is "tailor made" for skin tones with four shades of bronzer in one palette. You can use each bronzer separately for each season or swirl them together like I do to get the perfect complimentary skin glow.
2. NARS Bronzing Powder - $36.00
This luxury bronzer is one that I have turned to for years. While I have used the cult favorite Laguna in the past, I recently discovered the shade Casino which is the darkest of the bronzer shades. This bronzer makes sure my bronze is deep yet believable. I like to swirl this bronzer lightly all over my face with a big fluffy powder brush.
3. Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder - $38.00
This natural looking matte bronzer is my year round go to luxury bronzer adds that subtle warmth to my skin that I like on a daily basis. I like the matte formula for a natural everyday look.
4. LORAC TANtalizer Baked Bronzer - $32.00
This bronzer offers a superb radiant look to my skin. I prefer to use this bronzer when doing a night out look. It applies like silk and is best applied with a blush brush to control the amount of bronze because with this one less is more.
5. MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder - $30.00
This powder bronzer looks beautiful on my skin and lasts all day, which I really need in the warm months. I use the shade Nude on Board for a natural bronze look. It is a silky bronzing powder that is perfect for everyday.
6. It Cosmetics Vitality Glow Anti-Aging Matte Bronzer - $34.00
This matte powder bronzer adds both warmth and a subtle radiance to the skin. While it is matte, the anti-aging ingredients make skin appear younger and not flat as some matte products do. The compact is huge making it easy to use a large powder brush with it to add an all over bronzer look to the face.
7. Laura Geller Baked ImPRESSions Bronzer - $38.00
This bronzing powder is a baked version that offers a super silky feel and beautiful suntan glow to the skin. It is long-wearing and water resistant which is a must for the summer. It is also infused with antioxidants making it good for the skin.I use the lightest shade for a very natural looking bronzer look.
8. NYC Sun 'n Bronze Bronzing Powder - $4.99
This drugstore bronzer has been a long time favorite bronzer of mine. The bronzing disc contains three various shades of bronzer that when swirled together offers the perfectly sun kissed look.
9. IMAN Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder - $16.00
This sheer bronzing powder leaves my skin with a perfect hint of coral and bronzed glow. This bronzer contains three shades of bronzer and blush that when blended together looks beautiful on the skin.
10. CARGO Water Resistant Bronzer - $28.00
This water resistant bronzer is a must for the summer. This bronzer has a perfectly natural shade of bronze color with a subtle glow (sheen) to it. It lasts all day and never streaks when I sweat.