Product Reviews: Bronzers
Streaking is a legitimate worry when using bronzer. Sweat, drizzle or an afternoon poolside can all wreak havoc on your faux glow. Luckily, there are products like Cargo Waterproof Bronzer (average price $28). Cargo cosmetics were developed by professional makeup artists, who know better than most what heat, light and perspiration can do to makeup. This bronzer goes on smooth and natural and stays on throughout your day, regardless of your agenda or the weather report.
Powder bronzer most commonly comes in compact format, but loose powders are popular, as well. Marcelle Mineral Bronzer (average price $15.95) is a loose powder that comes in a unique brush/dispenser to release the perfect amount of bronzer each time. The all-natural pure mineral and clay formula offers smooth velvety coverage with a hint of warm color to set your face aglow.
Gel bronzers add glowing color to your face when you want a fresh, makeup-free look. Gel bronzers are easy to apply and can also be used for bronzing your body. When buying a gel bronzer, realize that some are actually self-tanners. This means that they will seep into your skin and create a longer-lasting tanned appearance.
This is great if it's what you're looking for but if you want a tan look that washes off clean at the end of the day, you undoubtedly won't be happy with the mix-up. Be sure to read labels carefully before applying. Also, when choosing gel bronzers, remember that they can be highly pigmented and strong. Go for the lightest color that will suit your skin.