Totally your typical California girls (and admitted beauty junkies), Cyn and I both love to have a nice golden glow all year around (who doesn’t?). With summer coming to an end, it is the perfect time to transition that warm summer sun-kissed skin into the fall with a good bronzer.
Having tried virtually every bronzer out there, at every different price point, I have a pretty good idea of what products provide great results. I wanted to share with y’all Cyn and I’s favorite bronzers of all time. These are the ones that we feel are worth the money, aren’t orange, and provide a beautiful golden glow.
Remember when creating your perfect faux glow to apply your bronzer in light layers, and if possible, in natural light — You can always build up more, but it is hard to go backwards! Also, hitting the points on your face where the sun would naturally hit you will give you that beautiful post-sun glow. Refinery29 has a very handy little guide: THIS Is Exactly How You Apply Bronzer, Blush, & Highlighter that is great for mastering exactly where you want to bronze your face.
Here are our favorite bronzing (and illuminating) products for a perfect glow!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer, $50.00
YSL Les Sahariennes, $55.00
Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer, Tahiti Bronze, $40.00
Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder, $29.00
TOM FORD Bronzing Powder in Bronze Age, $68.00
L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion Medium Natural Tan, $9.49
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, $62.00
SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Flawless Bronzer Brush, $34.00
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