Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer ($28) Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer is an oil-, talc- and fragrance-free bronzer that fuses earthly minerals with naturally derived ingredients for a finish that’s pure perfection. This bronzer contains Skinvigorating™ ingredients like vitamins A and E, which act as antioxidants to fight free radical damage and mineral pigments that are known for their soothing and softening properties.
This is definitely one of my favorite bronzers. Aside from the adorable packaging and clever shade names (Hotel Heiress and Park Avenue Princess), I love how light weight this bronzer feels. When I wear this bronzer, it looks like I just came back from a day a the beach. It goes on super smooth and looks so natural. The bronzer gives you a natural glow; not a shimmery glow (which I love!). I think this bronzer will work for all the skintones because of its sheerness, but yet buildable formula.
Smashbox O-Bronze Intuitive Cheek Bronzer ($26) Get gorgeously glowing cheeks in your own perfect sunkissed bronze shade. This innovative creamy cheek bronzer instantly transforms from white to your own custom shade of bronze. O-Bronze is packed with our exclusive Goji-Berry C-Complex, ginkgo biloba, and pomegranate seed for antioxidant protection. Apply a small dab to cheeks with fingertips and blend, breaking beads to release your most natural bronze glow.
I think this bronzer is perfect for people with pale skin or who want subtle color, because the color is rather light. It’s a gel formula that contains beads that break to release the color when you blend. The bronze color is sheer, so you don’t end up with an unnatural orange color. I personally won’t be repurchasing Smashbox O-bronze, because I have to apply so much of the bronzer inorder for the bronze color to appear, and considering the size of the tube, it’s not worth it.
Lorac TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15 ($30) LORAC has packed Red Carpet radiance into a velvety-smooth bronzing powder with SPF 15. This mineral-based baked formula is long-wearing, weightless, can be used wet or dry according to the intensity you desire, and is also great for contouring. Get a natural glow with TANtalizer Matte Satin Baked Bronzing Powder! Click here for my review.
Dior Dior Bronze Original Tan ($42) Dior Bronze Original Tan is the first bronzing powder that actually works to improve skin color and quality for a natural, vacation-fresh look all year long. Formulated with Dior’s exclusive Sun Minerals Technology, new Original Tan blends seamlessly with your skin. Four sunkissed shades, stamped in Dior’s famous cannage quilt pattern, are tucked in sleek black compacts. Click here for my review.
Origins Sunny Disposition Liquid Bronzer ($20) Tanning may be taboo, but you can still bask in the sensual glow of “sun-kissed” skin 365 days a year. Spread it like sunshine all over your face – or simply highlight cheeks, forehead and nose the way the sun would. Everyone will think you’ve been outdoors all day. One shade fits all.
Cargo Water Resistant Bronzer ($28) A longwearing, water-resistant bronzer that is specifically formulated to bestow a summer glow that stays put rain or shine! CARGO Water Resistant Bronzer is specifically formulated to help maintain a gorgeous bronze glow that stays put rain or shine. The specialized formula contains a unique silicone-coated talc that provides better adhesion to the skin and withstands water and perspiration. This bronzer offers a universally flattering medium bronze shade and micronized light diffusers work to ensure a gorgeously natural, non-shiny glow.
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow Boosting Loose Bronzing Veil ($14.95) This bronzer with benefits provides an instant and lasting tan-boost that blends and builds easily to your desired level of bronze. Lightweight powder glides on smoothly for a totally uniform and even, healthy-looking tan glow. Formulated with Glow Activators, an exclusive infusion of vitamins, moisturizers and antioxidants that provide mistake-proof Triple-Action Bronze Boosting. Unique flow-through brush with twist-dial allows you to choose your level of bronze boost. Click here for my review.
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Dior Dior Bronze Original Tan ($42) Dior Bronze Original Tan is the first bronzing powder that actually works to improve skin color and quality for a natural, vacation-fresh look all year long. Formulated with Dior’s exclusive Sun Minerals Technology, new Original Tan blends seamlessly with your skin. Four sunkissed shades, stamped in Dior’s famous cannage quilt pattern, are tucked in sleek black compacts.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!! This easily could be my HG bronzer. If you look closely at the bronzer in-person, you’ll notice a bit of shimmer. But when you apply it, you don’t see the shimmer. Amazing! It gives you a healthy tanned color that doesn’t scream unnatural. It’s light and silky smooth and lasts all day. It’s on the sheer side, which I think is perfect. It makes layering for more color much easier. It’s the best and worth $42. Dior Bronze Original Tan Bronzer can be you’re HG bronzer too if you’re looking more of a matte bronzer than a shimmery bronzer.
Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder ($32) Infused with natural minerals, these Pure Finish Mineral powders contain light-reflective mica and skin-softening silica to assure a natural luminous look, plus aloe vera and chamomile – ingredients known for their soothing and moisturizing benefits. Sweep over cheekbones, forehead and brow bones, with its own Kabuki-style brush, to give skin a healthy sun-kissed glow.
I didn’t like this bronzer at all. My main reason for not liking the Pure Finish Mineral Brozing Powder is the color. When I applied it, it gave my complexion a reddish orange color instead of the usual brownish orange color you get from a bronzer. Also, it has no staying power. I found myself having to do many touch-ups throughout the day. This lead to cakiness and a powdery finish. I only can imagine what the bronzer would look like on my face when the weather gets warmier and humid.
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