I absolutely love bronzer. If I had to choose only 2 makeup products to use on a daily basis, it would be bronzer and mascara. I’ve definitely tried my fair share of bronzers throughout the years. For my fellow pale girls, you know the struggle is real. No one wants to be that person looking like an oompa loompa wearing bronzer that is way too orange. These are my current top 3 bronzers. They are all pretty reasonably priced but I have a more expensive one, one in the middle, and one cheap drugstore bronzer listed.
1. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
Shade: 02 Medium
$36 at Macy’s
I adore this bronzer. I heard about it from one of my favorite youtubers. I bought mine at Macy’s in the shade 02 Medium. I was nervous it would be a little too dark for me but the woman helping me insisted it would be the perfect shade and it is! This is my everyday bronzer for spring, fall, and summer (It’s still my nighttime winter bronzer too!). This is just the perfect matte brown color and gives such a naturally bronzed look. It also stays on all day. While it’s the most expensive out of the 3, it’s definitely worth the price (it really is not that even that expensive compared to some bronzers out there). It’s also a pretty decent size – I’ve had mine since early last summer (as you can tell I’ve definitely made a dent). Plus, it comes in the cutest tortoise shell packaging!
2. Pixi Beauty Bronzer
Shade: Subtly Suntouched
$18 at Target
This is my go to winter bronzer. It is similar to Bronze Goddess in that it is a matte bronzer – but it is way lighter. I use this bronzer on an everyday basis in winter when I want to look natural but also want to add a little color. I really like that this bronzer doesn’t have much of an orange undertone (similar to Bronze Goddess). While it is matte, it has a little more shimmer in it than Bronze Goddess. For a natural everyday bronzer, I really like this. It gives just the slightest bronze. I also love the size of it. It’s just small enough that I can carry it around with me throughout the day to touch up.
3. e.l.f. Golden Bronzer
$3 at Target
This was one of the first bronzers I ever used. When I first discovered it, I was obsessed with it and I still love it. It has four different shades in it that you combine before applying. You could really use this palette as a blush and highlight also because it has a pinkish color and light beige. This bronzer has quite a bit of shimmer but it is sheer enough that it looks natural (and you won’t walk around looking like a disco ball – unless your into that, of course). This is the perfect bronzer for those spring or summer nights when you just want to look fresh and glowy. It gives your skin such a beautiful glow – my friend and I used to joke and say we looked like bronzed goddesses when we wore this. And the best part? It’s only $3!
What are your favorite bronzers?