As lovely as the summer sun feels on our skin, we have to remember that in large doses, it’s not good for our skin. That’s why sunscreen should be part of your daily routine. Even though we need to protect ourselves from harmful UV rays, some women grapple with wanting to be healthy but also wanting that bronzed look. Since summer’s around the corner, here are my top five bronzers (in no particular order) for you to consider to help you achieve that coveted golden summer glow. Just so you know, these bronzers are for adding a nice glow to your skin. If you’re looking to contour, I suggest finding a matte bronzer to give shape to your face. These shimmery bronzers I’ve recommended for you are absolutely wonderful for some summer shine, and aren’t too frosty so you don’t need to worry about it looking caked.
1. CoverGirl TruBlend Minerals Bronzer
This bronzer is soft to the touch, finishes with a beautiful shine, and is super affordable! You can find this bronzer in a couple of different shades, and they both should work for most skin types as they are not too dark or concentrated. I’m a firm believe in “a little bit goes a long way,” so make sure you tap your brush to remove the excess bronzer before application so that you avoid any streaking that’s difficult to blend in. Plus, it’s good for your budget since it’s a drugstore brand!
2. Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Photoluminescent technology is what makes this bronzer so powerful, and worth the price point if you’re looking for high quality. This innovative concoction leads this product to finish with a shine like no other. There are a couple of different shades of this bronzer as well, perfect for a lot of skin types. You can build on the color to achieve your desired golden tone and the bronzer itself has a nice, soft texture.
3. Too Faced Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer
For those looking for a pink toned bronzer to add flush to your cheeks as well as a summery glow, this bronzer is an excellent option. I like that there’s two options: the light one is great for highlighting your cheekbones, and the dark one to give depths to your cheeks. It goes on natural and fresh, giving you a subtle glow with gorgeous color. It also has some really awesome reviews and is a go-to for many women.
The shimmer effect of this bronzer is just to die for! This affordable, cruelty-free product not only comes in fabulous packaging, but offers the most amazing sun-kissed glow for a variety of skin types. It’s meant to serve as a highlighter, shimmer, and shadow all together, minimizing your need for a multitude of products to serve several purposes. In comparison to the rest, this one has to most shimmer and shine, but it doesn’t look dirty on the skin.
5. Soleil Tan De Chanel
For those who love exclusive, high-end products and aren’t willing to compromise despite the price, this bronzer is a great option for you. Rubbing this bronzer on your cheeks leaves a soft, buttery feeling on your skin as it just goes on so nicely. It’s a cream-gel blend, so there’s no surprise there! Again, it’s a little bit pricier, but worth every penny.
I hope I’ve helped you narrow down your choice in bronzer, and helped you realize that no matter your cosmetic budget, there is a bronzer that will help you achieve exactly what you are looking for. Bronzing your cheeks and face is a fabulous and easy way of opening up your eyes and bringing attention to your face.
Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to bronzers that you want to share with me? Leave me a comment!