Product Reviews: Bronzers
Sometimes, you don't want to spend a lot for facial bronzer. You want a basic, workable product that can be thrown on before heading out on a warm spring day. Jane Summer Glow Gel Bronzer (average price $7) fits the bill. It's a no-frills product that you can wear alone for an intense, shimmery glow or mix with foundation for a subtler look.
If you're bronzing your face, you might want to bronze your body, too. L'Oréal Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer (average price $7 to $13) is a bronzer and self-tanner that's infused with anti-oxidants and skin conditioners. It promises a natural, long-lasting, streak-free tan and comes in a generous size bottle so you get plenty of coverage for your money.
Bronzing Tinted Moisturizers
Moisturizers are important skincare products that can help protect your skin from weather damage and reduce the appearance of aging. Tinted moisturizers provide you with those benefits plus the added bonus of a sun-kissed look. Many tinted moisturizers contain sun protection of SPF 15 or higher so you can be safe from the sun's harmful rays while looking like you've been poolside all day.
Not all tinted moisturizers are bronzers; most are simply tinted in a similar fashion to foundation. You can, however, make your own bronzing tinted moisturizer. Simply mix some bronzing powder (a fine-milled mineral product is best) with your tinted moisturizer or foundation.
If you want a pre-mixed and read-to-wear bronzing tinted moisturizer, your best bet is Stila Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 (average price $32). It not only gives you natural looking glow and sun protection, it also helps you achieve younger-looking skin with hyaluronic acid to condition. Even better, light reflecting particles camouflage imperfections.