The New Way to Wear Bronzer Will Give You a Truly Natural Summer Glow
When I first started wearing bronzer about 15 years ago, I was told to take a big fluffy brush and dust the brown-pigmented powder all over my face. While makeup experts might have been contouring and contrasting the tan powder with blush and highlighter, it was not the mass movement it is now. And after a few years of wearing this old-school bronzer look, I noticed my face started to look dirty. So I retuned to just blush, which gave me more of a bright-cheeked glow.
Flash forward to 2016, and the bronzer industry has completely reformed. Fantastic powders still exist (like NARS Laguna), but now there are also an array of brushes and savvy techniques (contouring, 3D tanning, etc.) used to apply it. But best of all, the market offers many unique bronzer textures including serums, gels, and creams. This Spring, we're seeing an influx of contouring sticks as well as a standout cushion compact from Sephora. Some incorporate skin care and antiaging benefits. And all of them have the ability to be seamlessly blended so it doesn't even look like makeup, but rather like you got a soft, sun-kissed flush.
Keep reading to discover the ones I've actually tested and added into my makeup roster.