July 14th, 2016
With the mainstream trend of over-the-top contouring, it’s nice to go back to basics and show that kissed by the sun look, using a dash of bronzer on cheeks, forehead and chin. Warpaint gets that healthy glow with our pick of the most popular and forthcoming bronzers.
The Bourjois Delice de Poudre bronzer is a cheap pick with the retail price of £7.99 on the high street. The high quality of the product belies the low price, but it is only available in two shades, Light/Medium and Medium/Dark. The bronzer does not leave an excess amount of powder on the skin, giving a more natural look.
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder (£13) uses the key ingredient of honey which acts as a moisturiser. The bronzer gives the skin a matte finish and a healthy golden glow when it’s applied to areas of the face that are naturally touched by the sun.
Too Faced Little Black Book of Bronzers (£36) contains a variety of different shades of bronzer to benefit different skin types. The bronzer set contains eight different shades to help find that perfect glow. However you’ll need to act fast as the little book is now limited edition.
After launching 15 years ago, the Benefit Hoola Powder is still hugely popular and can be bought for £23.50. The powder is known to work on all skin tones thanks to its neutral bronze shade – not too warm, not too cool. It can be brushed on lightly to give the natural tan look, but it can also be used to contour thanks to its slight grey undertone.
With new micro mille feuille technology, Yves Saint Laurent Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones gives a brightening effect on the skin. The powder doesn’t leave a heavy or thick texture on the skin and with the use of the organic ingredient, Squalene, it keeps the face moisturised as well. A more expensive product at £35, but it leaves skin with a beautiful natural colour.
Guerlain has released new shades in their Terracotta Bronzing Powder range (£36) to suit different skin tones. Some of the shades can produce a rosy tint to the cheek when brushed onto paler skin tones.
Make Up For Ever has created their first ever waterproof bronzer that gives a natural and light coverage. The Bronze Fusion powder can be bought for £28. Make Up For Ever urge you to use the Pro Bronze Fusion Kabuki brush with it to apply the product perfectly.
Chanel’s Les Beiges bronzing powder (£38) works well with caucasian and asian skin tones. The bronzer has SPF 15 and antioxidants to leave the skin with a healthy glow.
Part of MAC’s Vibe Tribe collection, the company has developed a new limited edition bronzing powder (£24) to be used by all skin types and produce a natural sun kissed look. Some of the shades are only avaliable from the MAC website so be sure to shop around.