Spring is here and Summer is right around the corner. Here are my picks for bronzers along with some of my favorite tools to apply them with. I have a mish mash of low to high end to fit everyone's budget! I also didn't want to make this post massive and throw a billion different products and tools at you so I tried to keep it reeled in... kinda.
Mini Flat Bronzer Brush from Crown Brush (Retail Sale price $9.50US) click HERE to view on website. For the full size version of this brush, check out the "Badger Flat Bronzer". This is one of my favorite brushes to apply bronzer. Badger hair brushes just really give me that flawless finish and blending that I love.
MAC 138 Brush (Retail $52.00US): The tapered shape to this brush makes it universal to use all over the face for highlighting, contouring, foundations, creams, etc. It's full, fluffy and oh so soft! While it's on the pricier side, and one of MAC's more expensive brushes, it is definitely worth the money in my opinion.
MAC 109 Brush (Retail $32.00US): This is another great multi-tasking brush. It's smaller than the 138 and good for those with smaller faces and more specific application and contouring. It makes blending a dream and a lot easier for those that struggle!
e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush (Retail $3.00US): I have three of these brushes I love them so! The chiseled edge gets into the contours of the face so wonderfully. For the price, it's a no brainer! I've found that the Studio line of brushes don't seem to shed on me and that's another bonus.
e.l.f. Studio Fan Brush (Retail $3.00US): A great brush and value here with this brush! If you don't have a fan brush and have always wanted one, try this one! Fan brushes are so underrated. This is one is quite soft and cleans really well. No shedding at all either.
e.l.f. Studio Complexion Brush (Retail $3.00US): Another great brush from e.l.f. Their face brushes are really fantastic since they did a complete overhaul on them. I have a few in my kit and if you don't have any, I strongly recommend you get some and try them out for yourself.
Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting & All Over Body Glow Bronzer (Honey Glow shown above) Retail $45.00US: This is a gorgeous and universal color that works for all types of skintones -- cool, warm and neutral. You can can view my separate review with swatches HERE.
Tarte Park Ave. Princess Bronzer (Retail $29.00US): This is great for very fair and light skin toned folks and it doesn't give you that fake "tan" or orangey look at all. The finish is so natural and pretty.
Nars Laguna Bronzer (Retail $32.00US): This huge compact will last you forever! It's got a matte finish and I find that it works really nicely for my NC20 skin tone as either a bronzer or to use as a contouring powder. This is great for cool and neutral skin tones.
Nars Casino Bronzer (Retail $32.00US): This one suits warmer skin tones best.
Sephora Los Cabos Bronzer (Retail $15.00US): This is a great bronzer for very fair to light skin tones. This is a great bronzer and a great value. I really like Sephora's face makeup!
Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Heat Wave (Retail approx. $7.06US): LOVE!! These blend soooo nice!
Hard Candy So Baked Blush in Bombshell (Retail approx. $7.00US): Yes, this is a blush but it works on fair to medium skin tones as a bronzer and contour powder! If you are already tanned, this will help to enhance it and make you look fab!!
MAC Refined Golden Bronzer (Retail $23.00US): A great bronzer for light to medium skin tones. The gold in this is very light but for those that don't want anything at all in their bronzers, I would suggest skipping this.
Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Bronzer in Sunset Strip (Retail approx. $9.00US): Like the name says, this is very shimmery! I love the colors and they're very reminiscent of Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Bricks. You can even wear them individually as an eye shadow and highlighter on the cheek. This is a great drugstore product!
Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Bronzer in Miami Strip (Retail approx. $9.00US): This is equally beautiful as the Sunset strip one and the lighter shades look gorgeous as highlighters on the face and body. There are 6 different Shimmer Strips colors so check them all out and see which ones you love!
I forgot to include these in my video but a definite honorable mention goes to the e.l.f. bronzers!! These are so ridiculous and for the money, what!? I have these in my kit -- bible. They're that good. Check it out:
Have you tried any of these products? What are your fave or go-to bronzers for summer?
**Just a quick reminder that I am out of town and will be back with some great stuff after the weekend!
Have a beautiful weekend!