There are at least 5 bronzing powders that I use interchangeably depending on the look I’m going for, or depending on the season. Among my all time favorites are:
- Hoola by Benefit
- Bronzer Pro by mark (a division of Avon)
- Refined Golden by MAC (the only shimmer one of those listed)
- Sunny by NYC (only $2.99!)
- Chocolate Soleil by Too Faced
Bronzers can add a sun-kissed golden glow to your face without actually exposing the skin to harmful UV rays. They can conceal blemishes, spider veins, and help with hyper pigmentation. If applied correctly, they can be used for contouring and can produce the illusion of a more toned and tanned appearance.
For those of you wondering, I am a MAC NC25 for the majority of the year, but do use NC30 in the summer months as required. While I am not exactly fair-skined, I am also not as olive-toned as I used to be before my children were born. For this post, I wanted to showcase my top bronzer pick because I don’t think it gets nearly enough attention in the beauty community. Everyone always talks about “their holy grail” bronzer…..NARS Laguna or Benefit’s Hoola, but I seldom hear any chatter about Too Faced’s secret gem…..
|“Original” Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer by Too Faced Cosmetics|
|Packaging: comes in a mirrored compact
Product weight 10g
|Swatch of Chocolate Soleil….looks a bit muddy here but keep in mind that it has not been blended out with a brush. To the right of the swatch I applied a shimmery MAC MSF so that you can see the difference|