3 Bronzers I’ve Been Loving This​ Summer


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Everyone knows that summer is all about looking bronzed but not everyone knows about my three favorite products to do just that. Keep reading for my most reached for bronzers of the season so you can find out which is best for you.

I know you have probably heard enough makeup lovers talk about how amazing the Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer is but I honestly do not know how I ever did my makeup without this! It never looks patchy or muddy or unblended, and it has just the right matte finish and amount of pigmentation for simultaneously contouring and bronzing. It smells like a tropical vacation and withstands humid climates on even the hottest of days. If you have a similar skin tone to myself, I recommend the shade ‘Deep’ but they recently extended their shade range.

The other two products mentioned in this post are excellent for adding shape and definition, but when I want to focus on achieving that covetous glowy finish, I reach for the Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer in ’25I – Soft Iridescent Cinnamon’. It is gel-powder formula truly looks like skin, providing a tint of color and a luminous, shimmer-free sheen to the cheekbones and temples. Plus, it is waterproof so you can stay bronzed even while enjoying a warm, beach or pool day! I would recommend choosing one shade darker than you usually would for bronzer since this is more sheerly pigmented.

I love cream bronzers but wanted to find a more affordable option than my pricey Soleil Tan de Chanel to share with you all. Although it is not a dupe, the Ulta Beauty Face Sculpting Color Stick in ‘Deep Cool’ has quickly become a favorite for carving out my cheekbones, temples, and jawline. It blends instantly, but in addition to being foolproof, it makes me look more tan and has a more natural finish than most powder alternatives.

What are your favorite makeup products to bronze up your complexion this summer?

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