I decided to go through some of my current bronzers that I use on a daily basis. The purpose of bronzers is to create some warmth and depth to your face. Don’t confuse contouring with bronzing 🙂 I have a blog to come very soon in the near future regarding contouring. Contouring tends to have cool undertones to sculpt and shape; whilst bronzing has warm undertones intending to soften and brighten.
Where do I apply bronzer? Hollows of my cheeks (cheekbones) jawline, across the chin, forehead, sides of nose and décolletage.
Let us begin now!
Price: $51 AUD
A cult favourite. This matte bronzer by Benefit has great colour payoff and is suitable for all skin tones. Although, you might Benefit have recently launched Hoola Lite for fairer skin tones. I love the packaging of this bronzer, you just have to careful not to break as the box is rather fragile. As you can see in the image, it also comes with a brush which I like to use for the sides of my nose. Hoola Bronzer has a warm tone to it, but doesn’t in any way appear orange. It is quite pigmented, so a small amount does go a long way. But don’t let that stop you from using this bronzer, it’s buildable and very blendable.
Price: $23 AUD
I love everything about this bronzer! It’s shaped like a bar of chocolate, and has a lovely chocolatey scent to it. So naturally of course I want to eat it. The formula for this one feels softer than Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer. It isn’t a completely matte bronzer as it contains slight flecks of gold to help provide a radiant appearance to your face. I like using this one for a natural glow, also great to use in the summer. In short, use this bronzer to warm up the contours of your face.
Price: $39 AUD
Another matte bronzer, but very different to the Hoola Bronzer. Still a warm-toned bronzer, but I would describe this bronzer as very sheer, subtle and natural. Think of enhancing your natural features. At first, I did find the transfer of this product quite difficult, but once swirled the brush around a few times. It is buildable, but you need patience for this bronzer. (I find this bronzer actually works great as a transitioning eyeshadow!)
Price: $60 AUD
I know this is a blush, but for me I prefer this to use as a bronzer. Pigmentation of this one is wowsers! So only use a small amount because the transfer is incredible and blends wonderfully. The texture of this one feels like a baked powder, so super smooth and leaves a silky finish on the skin. No doubt there are gold fleck included in the formula, which explains why this product gives me a serious shimmering makeup glow! Vitamin A and C are also included which helps to improve the appearance of skin tone.
Price: $29.95 AUD
A deluxe edition and I have shade ‘light to medium.’ I bought this when Priceline had 40% off all cosmetics, how could you not resist getting this bronzer?! Look at the beautiful detailing of this product, so gorgeous. This is a lighter bronzer and provides an airbrushed appearance. It is glittery and good for adding more of a glow on top of a matte bronzer! I am told this bronzer has a shimmery gold film over the top, once thats gone there’s a light matte bronzer underneath. I still haven’t uncovered the matte bronzer part yet, and I’m excited to!
Price: $44 AUD
I can’t resist these chocolate scented bronzers! This one is shimmer-free, just matte and is perfect for contouring. Lately I have been using this bronzer on a regular basis. I find it perfect to use for a simple, everyday look. An integral component of this bronzer is real antioxidant rich cocoa powder which actually neutralises red and evens the skin tone.
Now here are some swatches 🙂
Swatches from bottom to top: Benefit, Bourjois, Mac, Napoleon Perdis, Physicians Formula, Too Faced
There we go! Hope you enjoyed 🙂