Summer Bronzers

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012

Want a warm summer complexion without having to sit in the sun? Then you must try a bronzer this summer. With the fear of getting sun burnt and the negative impact UV rays have on your skin, a lot of women are opting for a good bronzer to achieve a natural glow during the summer months. To help guide your search for the perfect bronzer powder that will have your skin glistening, glowing and warm, we have put together a list of tips and products to ensure you never go wrong when applying bronzer.

Tips and Tricks

Choosing a Shade: When choosing a bronzer, it is important to choose a color that is the same complexion or darker than your skin. This can be difficult for darker-skinned women because companies don’t tend to cater to your needs. Ideally you want to make sure that the bronzer shows up on your skin. When searching for a bronzer, be sure to try out many different brands and tones. This will guarantee that you find a product that works best for you.

Application: When applying bronzer to your skin, use a large powder brush that will allow you to evenly distribute product to your skin. The focal areas are your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. These are the areas that are most affected by the sun during summer months. Try adding bronzer to your neck for an overall golden appearance.

Products to Try

Covergirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer: The Queen Collection’s Natural Hue Bronzer is an excellent drugstore bronzer that pampers skin and controls oil. It will have you looking sun-kissed without the shine. It comes in 3 distinct shades, light bronze, brown bronze and ebony bronze.

Iman Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder in Afterglow: Afterglow is a beautiful bronzer palette that can double as a bronzer and a blush resulting in a warm sparkling finish. The powder comes as a trio of rose, gold and terra cotta hues. You can use the shades individually or you can blend them together for a customized look. The Afterglow compact works for all skin tones.

Nars Bronzing Powder: Nars’ diffused bronzing powder maintains a golden shimmer that adds warmth and contour to your face. This powder also fills in lines resulting in smoother looking skin, and promises to add a glow to all skin tones. Nars in Casino is ideal for darker complexions.

MAC Bronzing Powder: MAC’s bronzing powder is a lightly frosted powder that gives skin natural color effects and highlights. It comes in 3 different shades, and accents and strengthens all skin tones.

- Chelsey Wilkins

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