THE BEST: Bronzers

No matter your skin tone, one can always go for a little more skin bling. I have compiled my favorite body and face bronzers, in both liquid or powder form to suit your preferences. I recommend going with powder for face if you tend to use more of a full face makeup every day. If you’re a breeze-out-the-door kind of gal, opt for the stila bronzing moisturizer, it gives a nice glow and evens skin tone without looking heavy. I also love the Bourjois bronzer, fondly nicknamed the “chocolate” bronzer because it looks like a chocolate bar and smells like one too–but it’s a bit dark for extremely fair tones like me. Nars Laguna gives me the best non-orange tone, and I’m very fair.

The nice thing about bronzer is it’s temporary – no need to worry about knees, elbows, or (gasp) your face being orange-y. I do have a list of my favorite self tanners as well, so let me know in the comments if you’d like me to do a post about the best self-tanners out there on the market as well. πŸ™‚

Avon GLOW Bronzing Pearls | Nars Laguna Bronzer | Avon GLOW Brush | Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzer | Cargo Multi-Mix Bronzer | stila bronzing tinted moisturizer | Scott Barnes Body Bling

Disclosure: I am a national Avon Brand Ambassador for 2012. I genuinely and honestly test and review each product and happen to love their bronzer and brush. All opinions are my own.

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  • I agree that no matter the skin tone, we all can use a little bling! πŸ™‚ I am a big fan of Avon products, but I haven’t tried their bronzers yet. I use to think that bronzers were for lighter skin tones, but I have seen where they really can add a nice glow to any tone. A product I use is not a bronzer, but a body lotion. It’s by Beyonce’s and it’s called Heat Rush Shimmering body lotion. It has little sparkles in it that have a luminescent quality to it when its applied to the skin and it smells wonderful too.

  • Kelly

    I love the Stila brozer! Great list of products!

  • Heather

    I would LOVE a post on your favorite self-tanners. As a very pale gal myself it’s hard to find ones that are tan enough without leaving me orangey.

  • Great post, I’ll have to try some of these! πŸ™‚

  • I would love to see what your favourite self-tanners are, I’m always on the hunt to find new amazing ones xoxo

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  • Some of us are born with our own bronzer. πŸ˜‰
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • I have the hardest time finding a bronzer that isn’t too dark or too shimmery for me…but Neutrogena makes a great one that’s half blush/half bronzer and I am praying they never discontinue it because it’s perfect – but, if they do, I’m coming back here to work my way through your list! πŸ™‚

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  • id love to hear about your favorite self tanners! i’m very fair skinned myself and could use this advice!

  • Love the Nars bronzer!

  • Love this!! And yes, I could definitely appreciate a post about your fave self-tanners. I’m always on the lookout for good ones.

  • Great list of products! I love Avon & Cargo the best, but I’m willing to try them all! πŸ™‚ I would love to read your favorite self-tanners out there as well.

  • Please do a ‘best self tanners’ post! I’d love to hear your thoughts on which brands are the best.

  • Hi, I am glad I found your post .I think bronzers and a little bling could be just what I need to survive the winter.Which is just starting to kick in here in May in NZ.

  • I’m going to echo everybody before me and clamor for a self-tanners post! πŸ™‚

  • I stay so far away from bronzers. I’m ghostly white and I just know I’d end up looking like a freak. I am super fascinated by the new gold face powder from Chanel- I know I could pull that off but its $80 which is way too extravagant for makeup for me. :sigh:

  • This is just the post I’ve been looking for! I’m also very fair skinned and have been looking for a good bronzer that doesn’t leave me orange. Think I’ll be giving the Nars one a try πŸ™‚ thanks! xx

  • Bronzers are a must have for me! I always look for a product that complements my skin. Now I know what to grab, Stila bronzing moisturizer.

  • Nars Laguna bronzer is my favorite but in a pinch I also love the Sephora bronzer.

  • I’ve heard great things about Nars bronzer, we all know it is that time of year again, I need to invest in some soon!

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  • Thank you so much for sharing. I meant to buy a bronzer for a long time. The thing is the last time I tried one, I look way too tan in the photos. What do you recommend for me? I want something light but still look kinda tan. Have a great weekend!
    xo Jo

  • NARS Laguna is my absolute favorite! I am wanting to try the Stila bronzing moisturizer next. I’d love if you did a self-tanner post, I’ll be needing some of that come this fall! πŸ™‚

  • I love Nars everything and that bronzer is amazing! definitely my favorite.

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  • Love this list of products! Nothing wrong with a little shimmer or shine!

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  • Looking beautiful these bronze product . Like and applaud your spanking post . Great thanks for shared .