Bronzers

Bring Back The Glow: 5 Shimmery Bronzers You Need Now

Does your skin need an extra bit of glow before the summer rolls around? Bronzers are some of the easiest ways to sculpt, contour and refine any part of the body in need of a little bit of warmth. Shop some of our favourite shimmery bronzers below, or give them a swatch the next time you’re in store.

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Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer, $39

Not only is this creamy bronzer an absolute dream to apply, but it suits all skin tones! The cult favourite is dual toned, so it provides a medium-deep tan or shimmery highlight for the cheekbones, brow bone and even above the cupids bow.

Bring Back The Glow: 5 Shimmery Bronzers You Need Now

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer, $65

One of the newest products from Hourglass is their Ambient Lighting Bronzer which creates a soft subtle glow for all skin tones. The subtle shimmer is easily buildable for a subtle contour, or a deep bronze glow.

Bring Back The Glow: 5 Shimmery Bronzers You Need Now

Stila Set and Bronze Baked Powder, $46

Try this lightweight powder the next time you want a bit of glow to the cheeks without going completely OTT. Layer it over your highlight, illuminator and blush for a sun-kissed glow all year round.

Bring Back The Glow: 5 Shimmery Bronzers You Need Now

Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer, $74

Switching it up to a liquid bronzer for dry skin, this is the perfect formula to combat any dry patches. Mix it into your foundation and apply over the cheekbones, or use it to contour with a cosmetic sponge.

Bring Back The Glow: 5 Shimmery Bronzers You Need Now

RMS Beauty, $38

Build your own bespoke glow with this versatile bronzer, which can be used as an eyeshadow, blush, or even a highlight. Apply with the warmth of your fingers and pat it gently into the skin for best results.

Bring Back The Glow: 5 Shimmery Bronzers You Need Now

What are some of your favourite summer bronzers?

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May 22, 2015

Best Bronzers For All Skin Types

Whether you choose to contour, powder, or simply use it to brighten up your entire visage, a bronzer is a must-have in every makeup kit.

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To find a shade which matches your skin tone, refer to our guide below to help you find a match made in heaven. With summer just around the corner, it’s time to fake it ’til you make it with a skin-loving bronzer for all budgets.

Fair skin

Choosing a bronzer for fair skin can often feel like a never-ending battle, especially if you have pink undertones to your skin. Look for a formula which won’t leave your skin looking too yellow, and always swatch the product before purchasing – just in case!

Budget: Butter London Bit Faker Cream Bronzer, $24

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Luxury: Burberry Beauty ‘Warm Glow’ Natural Bronzer, $69.80

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Light skin

A lighter skin tone usually boasts warmer undertones when compared to someone who is fair, usually with a yellow undertone. A cream bronzer is a great idea since it melts flawlessly into the skin without any visible harsh lines.

Budget: Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer, $24

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Luxury: Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna, $49

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Olive skin

Any type of olive skin tone is usually characterised by a soft, bronzed glow – especially in the summer time! You can use a variety of products to suit this skin tone, especially cream formulas which suit those combination skin types.

Budget: Essence Sun Club Shimmer Bronzing Powder, $6.15

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Luxury: Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel, $67

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Dark skin

It’s sometimes difficult to trace down a bronzer for darker skin tones which doesn’t make the skin look like a disco ball! Choose a matte finish without the shimmery particles – leave this to your highlight instead.

Budget: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in Shade 04, $22.95

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Luxury: Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer, $74

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What are some of your holy grail bronzers?

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March 26, 2015

5 Bronzers For All Skin Types

Who doesn’t love using a brand new bronzer? It makes your skin look like you’ve just returned a beach-side resort, and it’s super quick and easy to apply without even a brush. Rather than searching for a different bronzer for your individual skin tone, below are a few options which suit everyone’s skin.

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Bourjois Delice de Soleil Bronzing Powder, $13.50

One of the best bronzers you can find in any drugstore is by French cosmetics brand, Bourjois. The delicious chocolate formula makes it a delight to apply all over the face, or simply use with a contour brush and sweep onto the cheekbones for a chiseled look.

5 Bronzers For All Skin Types

Rimmel Sunshimmer Maxi Bronzing Powder, $19.95

Made for serious sun-lovers, Rimmel Sunshimmer is a huge bronzer which works well for both the face and body. The illuminating light shimmers are perfect for contouring, or simply adding colour to the skin. Dust lightly over your chest and collarbones for extra colour before a night out.

5 Bronzers For All Skin Types

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer, $39

If you want a bronzer which is completely matte, the Chocolate Soleil formula certainly ticks all the boxes. You only need a sweep of the product to bring colour to your complexion, and carry in your purse for those quick touch-ups!

5 Bronzers For All Skin Types

Nars Laguna, $49

Loved by makeup artists, YouTube guru’s and basically every other makeup fiend in the world, Laguna is the perfect bronzer for every skin tone. The warm brown tone isn’t too overwhelming on a lighter complexion, and is definitely build-able if you really want to bronze your skin.

5 Bronzers For All Skin Types

Clarins Bronzing Duo, $58

With two tones in this handy palette, Clarins have created on of the only bronzing powders which includes an added SPF. Lightly dust your collarbone with the darker shade, and use the lighter shade over your forehead and cheeks.

5 Bronzers For All Skin Types

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November 30, 2014