My Top 5 Favorite Bronzers of All Time

Discover the best bronzers of all time, from matte to shimmery and drugstore to high end.

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Top 5 bronzers

Hey girls! It’s that time of year again:  the sun is shining, it’s getting warm enough to wear shorts and skirts, and everyone seems to want to look bronzed and beautiful.

Today, I’m going to share the top 5 best bronzers of all time because summer is just around the corner. Whether you’re naturally bronzed and want a little extra kick or are naturally super pale and want to get bronzed the safe way, these products will help you out!

1) Benefit Hoola Bronzer

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Benefit Hoola Bronzer — $28

This bronzer is my all time favorite high-end bronzer because it’s matte, goes well with my skin tone, and contours better than any other bronzer I’ve ever tried. It’s a matte product, so it doesn’t give you a glow-y finish, but will help define and contour your face while also giving you some color.

2) NARS Laguna Bronzer

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NARS Laguna Bronzer — $36

Though it’s pricey, this renowned bronzer definitely does its job! Laguna has a little bit of shimmer in it, giving you that pretty glow, but has a matte finish, which is excellent for face contouring.

3) Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Vegas Strip

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Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Vegas Strip — $11.99

This bronzer is one that I put on when I want to give my face a subtle glow. I love that this product has five shades to choose from, so you can either combine all of them to give your cheeks some color or you can pick individual strips and use them as a highlight for on top of your cheek bones.

4) N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny

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N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny — $2.79

This product is definitely comparable to NARS Laguna bronzer… for a tiny portion of the price. The bronzer itself is also very matte and does an excellent job at contouring. Plus, at less than $3, how could you pass this one up?

5) Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow and Mood Boosting Powder in Light Bronzer

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Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow and Mood Boosting Powder in Light Bronzer — $13.95

I love, love, love this bronzer! It adds such a natural glow to your skin, which makes you look irresistibly bronzy. I also love the fact that some of the hearts in this bronzer are pink because those can double as a natural blush. This is among the most shimmery of the bronzers I’ve featured today – truly, this product will give you the best shimmery cheeks ever.

What do you think?

Have you ever tried any of these bronzers before? Do you like wearing bronzer? What’s your favorite bronzer that isn’t on this list? Let me know in the comments below!

1 thought on “My Top 5 Favorite Bronzers of All Time”

  1. The NYC one looks like a great one to get started. I’m a little shy of contouring right now because I’m afraid of it looking too powdery and obvious like on the sides of my nose.


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