Saturday, July 8, 2017
I am all about that sunkissed tan life - without the whole actual going outside and laying out in the sun to get it. #palebabe, y'know? Today, I've compiled six of my favorite bronzers, from matte to shimmer, at just about every price point, so you can look like you just got back from a tropical getaway without ever having to step foot outside your house.

  • Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Bronzed ($28) - Funny story. I bought this shade accidentally. I originally wanted Sun -Kissed which is a lighter matte brown more suited for lighter skin tones but accidentally put Bronzed in my cart instead. *facepalm* It ended up working out in the end because with a light hand, this works perfectly for me when I'm pale AND with a heavier hand, works great when I'm self tanned. It's very finely milled and silky to the touch. 
  • Makeup Revolution Ultra Bronze ($7) - Looking for a great dupe of Bronzed? This is definitely it. UD Bronzed might be slightly more golden but barely and texture-wise, this is so close. Very pigmented (a light swipe is all you need!) and super smooth to apply. 
  • Makeup Revolution Shimmer Bronze Highlight ($7) - If you're looking for a little shimma shimma (and I mean little), this is all you. I actually really like this as the shimmer is not noticeable at all and you can either mix them all together (like the swatch below) of pick and choose which shade you want to use. I find this slightly dustier than the Ultra Bronze but still pigmented and easy to apply.
  • NARS Sun Washed Diffusing Bronzer in Laguna ($40) - You might be thinking that this bronzer is basically a re-invented Laguna, but you're in for a surprise. This bronzer is very firmly packed so that it really only lets you pick up a small amount for a very natural wash of bronze. I know, I know. You're probably thinking, "Well, couldn't I take any old bronzer with al light swipe for the same effect?" Honestly? Probably but I'm lazy AF and personally find this easier for me to achieve that naturally bronzed look without having to gage, on my own, how much is too much. 
  • Vita Liberata Trystal Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals ($45) - If you're looking for a bronzer with lasting effects, this one by Vita Liberata is calling your name. It comes in two shades (one light, one medium) and gives such a gorgeous tanned look that lasts for days. The bronzing minerals are actually a fake tan in a powder version. Thankfully, you can't really go overboard with this as what you put on your face is what you get afterwards (does that make sense?).
  • Glamour Dolls Fakecation Bronzer ($4.99) - Last, but certainly not least, if you're looking for an affordable bronzer that'll last you a very long time (I mean, that pan size is HUGE!), this is it. Glamour Dolls is best known for their Lisa Frank collab but I highly suggest popping this into your cart before checking out. It's so underrated but so, so good! It's a little drier compared to the others but the pigment is great and is a nice tan shade that's flattering for my light skinned chicks.

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite bronzer is! Up next, my top six favorite highlighters (awwww yes!).

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