As one of those poor, unfortunate pale folk I rely on a bronzer to give me that gorgeous bronzed glow. Due to the fact that I am naturally silver skinned I think this is why bronzers are my favourite beauty product and I have an entire drawer dedicated to them. This will probably be the hardest thing to narrow down to just 5 as I love so many but now as I sit staring at my drawer of bronzers, there are very few that I view as my die hard, desert island bronzers. From drug store to high end, read on for my favourite bronzers!
Nars Laguna Bronzing Powder, £29
With the amount of bloggers and celebrities that love this bronzer you can bet your ass this is the first bronzer I ever bought. It was considerably cheaper when I bought it for the first time, but I’d say I am easily on my 8th or 9th Laguna bronzer. When I was younger I was obsessed with NARS packaging, I had been so used to drug store packaging and I hadn’t seen anything as sleek and sexy as this. I then proceeded to buy lots of others shades but I always came back to Laguna.
The bronzer itself gives the perfect summery glow which makes it a necessity for the make up bag for the upcoming months. Embedded with a golden shimmer it’s definitely a bronzer for someone who wants a stronger finish to give an all over warmth. The powder is finely milled to give a sheer affect while filling in lines and pores giving an effortlessly smooth finish. The shimmer is very subtle so nothing like a highlighter, just enough to give your skin a healthy glow.
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder, £14
This is the bronzer that I use probably the most often to the day purely because of the price point. The make up in The Body Shop are probably one of the only items to not have gone up and up in price in recent years. It gives a very natural finish which is desired for a day time look. Not only is it beautiful on the face but comes in great shades for the eyes too, making it a perfect addition to your make up collection especially if you bring your bag out and about with you. I love products that are multi purpose!
The bronzer itself is more on the subtle side so if you are looking for something that will give you a strong colour might I suggest something with a little more pigment, or just build up the colour. The bronzer is shimmer free, allowing it to be used for contouring also if that takes your fancy. Not only is the bronzer amazeballs, but it contains Community Trade Honey and comes in 5 shades with a shade light enough for my silvery complexion making it my go to day time bronzer.
Soleil Tan De Chanel, £40
As I have mentioned I am a pale, silvery skinned gal but when I get my tan on I prefer to wear a little less make up. When I am in this beautiful, tanned state my go to make up product, never mind bronzer is the Chanel cream gel bronzer. It is such a gorgeous formula and can be used on it’s own just to enhance the glow or under on on top of makeup.
When I first saved up to buy this foundation I was terrified to use it because I was intimidated by a cream product. All I had known was powder bronzers and this was a total revelation. I found it was easier to use when you dab on tiny amounts and blend as you go rather than applying all over and trying to blend it all out.
Rimmel Natural Bronzer, £5.99
Obviously, a Rimmel product will feature – y’all know I love the smell of these products! Smell aside, this bronzer never ceases to amaze me at how brilliantly pigmented it is. It’s called Natural but to be honest I use this as my night out bronzer as the shades are more on the warmer side and give off a lot of pigment. It’s a waterproof bronzer with velvety soft texture that glides beautifully onto the skin.
There is quick a bit of kick back when I use this product but I don’t really care about that so much as it all stays in the container and can be used again, so not like I am wasting anything – I just always make sure to tap off the excess so as not to cover my whole face in bronzer! That is not a cute look.
Make Up For Ever, Pro Bronze Fusion, £28.50
I have spoken about this bronzer already in my Make Up For Ever Favourite Products blog so if you want more details on it you can check it out there. This is another one of those bronzers similar to The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze that requires building up. You don’t have to build them up, obviously you can leave them as they are for a fab subtle glow!
Another waterproof wonder from Make Up For Ever makes this another perfect one for your Summer collection. Not only that, but the Pro Bronze Range caters to those who want matte and/or luminous finish. The first colour I got was the shade 20M which was a matte finish but I have since updated my collection to include the 35I shade for a far warmer, illuminating finish.
That brings us to the end of my Top 5 Bronzers even though this list could have gone on to include about 15 more. These however, are truly my everyday go to bronzers that I use all the time. Let me know if you have used any of these bronzers yourself or if there is a bronzer out there that is your absolute fave – maybe I haven’t tried it yet!
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