FAVORITES: Bronzers for Fall
It’s just about that time of year when my skin starts looking dull, lifeless and lackluster. The summer tan fades (a nice golden hue without the sun damage thanks to my SPF, naturally) and the pre-winter paleness sets in.
That’s why I am such a fan of bronzers! I use a bronzer year-round but it’s even more crucial to my makeup routine come fall and winter. Let’s face it, we all look healthier with a bit of bronze.
These are a few of my favorite bronzers this fall:
1 – Clinique Face Bronzing Gel Tint – This isn’t a traditional powder bronzer, but it bronzes just the same. And I LOVE that you can mix it into your foundation or tinted moisturizer for one quick cover-up/ golden glow step. Plus, it doesn’t streak, offers up a fabulous sun-kissed hue that turns my skin from lifeless to vibrant. P.S. It washes off with soap and water! $26.98
2 – Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base – Again, not your traditional powder bronzer. This is an actual base that offers a hint of matte golden hue. It’s a creamy-gel that you can apply with your fingers. It goes on rather light (with a thin layer), so you can build to the color that you choose. I love how, again, this takes the place of a foundation (although you can add a bit of foundation over it for an even more flawless finish, as the gel somewhat stains your skin underneath). $48.00
3 – Dior Bronze Matt Sunshine SPF 20 – I love the totally matte consistency of this powder. It gives me color without the shine and glitter. And you can choose between 4 shades for your perfect sun-kissed hue. Ranges from a healthy matte (light) to a spicy matte (Island Getaway tan). Also, contains SPF – even in the sleet and snow, the sun can rear it’s wrinkled little head. Protect! $42.00
4 – MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Anyone who has used Skinfinish knows how velvety the powder feels and looks on the face. I love the range of colors (I’m using Give Me Sun! which is a medium sun-kissed shade (perhaps, a California tan). The powder is matte so the color is powerfully pigmented but still quite natural (no sparkles!). $27.00
5 – Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer in Hotel Heiress – I cannot write a bronzer round-up without mentioning my longtime favorite. The color is literally the perfect shade of suntan and, for the sparkle obsessed, you’ll be happy to know that the powder contains a hint of shimmer (but it’s definitely not overboard – more of a glowy glisten). $29.00
Have a favorite bronzer?
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