Trend Report: The Ultimate Bronzers

As the weather starts to heat up, the need for a summer glow is right around the corner. For those of us working or interning for the next few months, catching some rays may be difficult to do (if at all – sighhhhh). With that said, we’ve picked out a few of the best bronzers on the market to provide your face with the perfect summer color. 

If you’re looking for something light and not too harsh on the skin, try Sephora’s Bronzer Powder for $16. With a few fun shades to pick from, you can easily match your skin tone and get that sun-kissed glow you’ve been looking for. (P.S. With a SPF 15 built right in, this loose powder is perfect for protecting your skin for additional sun damage.)

Looking for the ultimate 2-in-1 combo? Check out Smashbox’s Halo Hydrating Perfecting Bronzer. It promises to decrease wrinkles, but also offers “a true bronze shade that works on every skin tone.”  And for just $39, you can pick up the travel size and take it with you to your internship or on vacation without worrying about it fitting into you bag or carry-on. 

Bobbi Brown’s Bronzing Powder is a top-rated must-have recommended for year-round use. The silky, smooth texture provides a natural tan for only $33. You can choose from five different shades to find your perfect color. 

Love a little sparkle with your sunny glow? Try Stila’s Sun Highlighter. For just $26, you can reproduce and heighten you tan while getting a pretty shimmer that will work great for the entire summer.  

Have a hard time committing to just one bronzer? MAC’s Bronzing Powder also comes in five shades to help you match your skin tone. It  highlights your skin tone to strengthen your tan. With just a touch of shimmer, you’re guaranteed to look sexy and sun-kissed with minimal effort.

Lastly, for the ultimate bronzing experience, celebrity makeup artist Laura Gellar has Bring On The Bronze, a limited edition bronzing kit.  Valued at $84 (but availble for just $45), this  kit has everything you need to get a complete head-to-toe bronzing glow.

Forget whittling away your hours at the beach or the tanning salon – with all these products at your fingertips, no one will have any idea you spent your entire summer break filing or trapped inside babysitting your little sis!


By Hope Holland


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