Now that it actually feels like fall in Los Angeles, that means my golden glow from summer is about to disappear. I think I look better a bit more tan, so I always use bronzers when I start to feel it fade.
My go-to bronzer for about two years now has been Stila Sun Bronzing Powder, but from the looks of things, the company is phasing it out as I can’t really find it anywhere except online. I recently picked this up at their sample sale, so I’m happy I have one more to go through before I can never use it again. It has just the right amount of color without making you too orange, and I feel like you can layer it to make your bronze look just the way you want.
I decided instead of being depressed about the soon-to-be-death about my bronzer, to go and try some new ones. I’ve always loved the Guerlain Meteorites (here) but never wanted to spend that much on a container of miniature makeup balls, so I was thrilled when I stumbled across these bronze versions by Physician’s Formula (you can find this at Ulta Beauty). These are specifically called Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Sun Stones, and I love them so much! Rather than a more matte and true bronzer like the Stila one above, these gave me nice metallic highlight that made my cheekbones glow. A couple of circular swirls with your brush to pick up all of the colors and you’re good to go.
I also like this ombre version from It Cosmetics (called CC+™ Radiance Ombre Bronzer – get it here), although I felt that I had to be much more heavier handed with this bronzer than the stones. It looks beautiful in the packaging which is what drew me to it, but it personally took me a bit more of effort and application to see it on my skin. The product description also mentions that it has collagen and peptides, which are anti-aging ingredients, but I haven’t used it enough to be able to comment on that part or if it made my skin look smoother over time.
I’m still looking for other bronzers to try – any suggestions?