Best Powder Bronzers
Published Dec 27, 2011
Beauties, unless you're lucky enough to live in the tropics, having a healthy glow all year long can be close to impossible. In the wintertime, lack of sunshine and more time indoors makes your tan fade fast. Having a vampire's complexion may be popular with Twilight fans, but most of us like a natural flush so we don't appear too washed out. If you’re not into self-tanners or spray booths (and we would never suggest tanning beds!), your best option is bronzer. A sheer dusting of a golden-bronze powder around the face (high points where the sun would naturally hit), neck, and décolletage can instantly warm up your complexion without making you look like a Jersey Shore star. We rounded up our Top 3 powder bronzers so you can perk up your look—no matter your budget or style!
It may be pricey ($74!), but there is a good reason why makeup artists and celebrities around the globe swear by this pretty compact. The shimmer-free palette is made up of four bronze shades, allowing you to customize your color any time of the year. The lighter shades are perfect for this season—and when summer hits, the darker hues can be mixed in for a bolder effect. Plus, the luxe powder’s fine, high-quality texture has a completely natural finish.
This wallet-friendly product (only $15) blends beautifully onto the skin with a very subtle shimmer that looks authentically gorgeous in natural light. Another highlight? The featherweight powder contains extracts from Kapi Kacchu seeds, which moisturize your complexion, and antioxidants such as vitamins C and E to perk up your skin's natural glow.
For gals who like all-natural makeup, opt for this organic tint ($25). The long-lasting illuminating bronze is made of pigments from cocoa, coffee, tomato, and berries for realistic-looking warmth without weird orange undertones. Plus, any of the brand's four bronzer shades are ideal for contouring your cheekbones or layering with a rosy blush on the apples of your cheeks.