I have a thing for bronzers and all year round too! Maybe its because I'm from the Jersey Shore or maybe because I tan easily YET I never do purposely because I dont want to look like leather when I get old. I use bronzer on a daily basis on myself and its a staple in my kit for ALL my clients. Some people hate them BUT when used properly it gives the face all kinds of life and dimension. Some I have been using for as long as I can remember and other I found recently; some are pricey but I recently discovered Wet & Wild's princess at $2.99 its a steal!
in no specific order ....
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark-- Someone gave this to me many eons ago BUT I had no use for it as it was too dark for me until I got into contouring BUT I didn't like it for that purpose. I like my contours to be cool toned because my skin is warm. I hate MSFN as a finishing powder YET its a great bronzer & works for just about anyone just get a shade or 2 darker than your natural skintone and your good to go.
MAC Smooth Harmony Beauty Powder -- Once upon a time I was an avid MAC collector. I would purchase just about everything in that was LE. I have since moved on BUT I'm left with a bunch of products that need to be used. I was reading a Celeb make-up artist's blog and he stated that Smooth Harmony was perfect for light-medium tones during the winter. I dig mine out this winter & wasn't disappointed. It left behind a subtle yet visible glow, just enough to brighten up my pale skin. The best part is that its being re-released during one of these upcoming summer MAC collections so keep your eyes open.
Wet & Wild Princess Bronzer -- I like my bronzers MATTE hence why It took me forever and a year to actually purchase this bronzer but ever since I got it, a couple weeks ago, Its been LOVE. It may seem like it would be shimmer overload BUT once buffed in, it looks like a natural, healthy glow. Its very pigmented so a little goes a LONG way.
Benefit Hoola -- A couple months ago I ordered this because I had it on my wishlist forever & its the perfect bronzer for me. Its neutral toned so not too orange, & not too cool. I like how finely milled the powder is & it has great pigmentation. It blends in like a dream. Hands down my favorite!
Stila Bronzer #1 -- A staple in my kit for all my lighter girls. Gives off a soft glow but good enough that it brightens up my clients even under strong lights.
MUD Cosmetics Endless Summer Bronzer -- Pink toned for all my medium to tan clients. Blends in like a dream and very pigmented. Perfect for film and photoshoots.
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[LEFT - RIGHT] Stila Bronzer #1, MAC MSFN Dark, MAC Smooth Harmony, MUD cosmetics Endless Summer, Benefit Hoola, Wet & Wild Princess
Another favorite of mine is MAC Refined Golden but I finished it last summer and didn't repurchase because I had a bunch of others but I will buy it again soon. =]
What are your favorite Bronzers??? or do you skip them all together??
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