Let's talk : Bronzers

Ahoy everyone,

Summer is officially here and most of us are very quick to pick up our favourite bronzers and slap them all over our face, in an effort to look tanned. But there is often a great deal of confusion when it comes to choosing the correct bronzer for the correct use as well as the right bronzer for our skin colour. Today, I wanted to talk a little bit about the bronzers I have in my collection or bronzers I have tried in the past, in an effort to help others decide on the right product for them.

I am going to start with a cult favourite and the most expensive bronzer I have ever splurged on.

photo taken from: http://www.beautylish.com/p/chanel-soleil-de-tan-bronzing-makeup-base

The Chanel Bronze Universal/ Soleil Tan De Chanel is a creme bronzer. It is slightly shimmery but the shimmer doesn't really translate on the skin. The pigmentation is insane and a little bit goes a very long way. Most people find that it is not a colour they would contour with. However both me and my really pale, extremely yellow-toned skin really like this product as a contour. I use several brushes with this product but the one I love the most is the Real Techniques Expert face brush.

The next product on my list is my favourite bronzer to date.

NARS "Laguna" Bronzer is another cult favourite. This is a powder bronzer that also has excellent pigmentation. And much like the previous product I spoke about, there is subtle shimmer in this one which also doesn't translate on the skin. If your skin is medium to dark and you'd like to try a NARS bronzer, I would also recommend "Casino".

Guerlain is one of my old favourite make-up brands and this terracotta product is one of the oldest bronzers in my collection. It came in this amazing travel palette that my lovely mom bought me during one of our trips.

photo taken by: http://s946.photobucket.com/user/liliya-2010/media/Guerlain_Terracotta_Palette__184090.jpg.html

This is more of a blush/ bronzer for me. It is slightly too shimmery to contour with but it is amazing
to use to warm up the face.

Next up I have a bronzer that I just started using. It is a cult favourite for loads of bloggers and youtubers and it is non other than the Benefit "Hoola" Bronzer.

Image taken from : http://www.feelunique.com/p/Benefit-Hoola-Bronzing-Powder-11g

This is a completely matte bronzer that suits lots of skin tones and it is one of the most talked about bronzers on the blogosphere. Personally I find it way too dark for my skin tone however now that I have a tiny bit of tan I can make it work if I use a small amount and blend really well. It is undoubtably a great product however I would suggest you ask the store assistant to try it on your skin before purchasing, if your skin is fair. 

The last product I would like to share today is more affordable than the previous 4.

This is the slightly broken L'oreal Glam Bronze in the shade "01 Blonde Sun"**. It is slightly orange for my complexion and that is why it is the PERFECT bronzer to use as a blush. Yep...you heard just right. I use it as a blush and it looks phenomenal. It gives me that sun kissed look without the shimmer or the heavy contour. 

That is all for today. I hope you enjoyed this post and I am really looking forward to reading your comments on what your favourite bronzer is and/or which bronzer you would recommend I should try next.  :D