Throughout history, the beauty of the human form has been captured by artists by means of bronze sculptures. They are strong, opulent, and shimmer in the sunlight. (All things a Glamazon strives for, am I right?) How do you bring this sort of aesthetic to your beauty regime? Easy: Bronzing Powder! Sweep some over your the high points of face for that perfect sun-kissed, "I just got back from Turks and Caicos" glow! Contour the hollows of your cheeks and intensify your features! Use it as eyeshadow for a subtle way to bring out your eyes! The possibilities are endless, but if you're looking for a touch of color (without slapping on the SPF and dealing with sand in all sorts of places) we've got you covered. Click on any product to shop it!
Nars Bronzing Powder, $39
Nars Bronzing Powder is super smooth in texture and is great for building up intensity. There's a slight golden shimmer that you can barely detect, but it adds just enough radiance for a warm, healthy complexion. You won't ever look flat or pasty with this stuff! There are three shades to choose from that will compliment any skin type. So... what are you waiting for? Get to swatching!
Tom Ford Bronzing Powder, $95
This baby is a petty penny but man, is it worth it! You know those makeup products that make you feel like a million bucks? This is definitely of them. The rich tone is enhanced by tiny gold flecks that are not too overpowering and bring the perfect amount of dimension to any makeup look. Sweep this all over your face for a glow that lasts all day. Quality + Pigmentation + Luxe Packaging? I'm sold!
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, $40
If you're looking for color range, Bobbi has you covered. With six equally stunning shades, you won't have trouble finding a color that suits you. This is the first matte on the list so if you're not into the shimmer, I'd give this one a go. It makes bronzing and contouring a dream with it's soft texture and natural brown and red undertones that never make you look orange or "dirty." Your healthy glow will stay put and you'll have your girlfriends wondering when you went to the beach and why you went without them!
Rimmel Natural Bronzer, $3.99
That's right, you read that correctly, it's under 5 bucks! Rimmel knows exactly how to get you your bang for your buck with this bronzing powder. Not only is it waterproof, but the shades range from shimmer to matte and there's even some with added SPF! If you're just starting out, this is the perfect bronzing powder for you, it's a budget-friendly and quality product that will be a great addition to your collection.
Guerlain 'Terracotta Joli Tient' Bronzing Powder, $53
This silky smooth bronzer leaves you with satin finish and a sun-kissed glow that is totally worth smiling about. Guerlain knows radiance and with 8 perfectly blended tones, you'll have an effortless pop of color that brings out your beauty! Did I mention this stuff smells amazing? It has both sweet and floral notes giving this product a unique, subtle fragrance that just adds the luxury of the experience. I get to look tan AND smell nice? I'll take it!
The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer, Shadow, and Contour Powder, $20
This staple is sitting in my makeup bag right now. It's that good! The gorgeous glow this bronzing power gives is just the pick me up you need for when you are feeling flat and dull. The Balm claims that this an all-in-one, all-over face product and, boy, do I agree! My favorite thing to do is to add a little to my crease when doing a smoky eye. It acts as a natural transition color while avoiding harsh edges and brings the whole look together. You can't go wrong with this matte shade, it's great for building up to your desired bronzed effect! A little goes a long way with this one!