Top Bronzers for Summer 2014

bronzersh34Summer is finally here and we all want to have beautiful, glowy sunkissed skin. Everyone is well aware by now of the damage and the risk excessive suntanning can create on our skin. It’s not that we should not be in the sun ever, moderation is the key. So a little sun along with a protective sun block, a self tanner and/or bronzer and voila! We got ourselves that JLo glow! Safely. Gone are the days of orangey bronzers of the past. Now there are numerous choices and options available for every skin tone.

Everyone has their preferences when it comes to bronzers. Some women like it matte, or shiny, a more golden or brown tone. Whatever your preference is, we made a list of some of the most popular bronzers and brands available right now.

Bronzers pictured above (top left to right):
Guerlain Terra Nerolia Tan-Enhancing Bronzer for Face & Body
 Sun Club Bronzing Powder
Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-colour
(bottom line, left to right):
P├╝r Minerals Marble Mineral Powder Bronzer
Lise Watier 
Eden Tropical Bronzing Powder (limited edition!)
Annabelle Biggy Zebra Bronzing Powder – Winner of Elle Canada’s 2014 Beauty Grand Prix Award for Best Bronzer under $30 (only $11.95 Cdn!)

Simple tips for applying a bronzer:
Tip #1: Always chose a bronzer that is no more then 2 shades darker then your current skin tone. 
Tip #2: Apply the bronzer with a bronzing brush. Using the correct brush for a specific makeup application makes the process easier and look professional.
Tip #3: Easiest tip a makeup artist taught me is to apply bronzer where the sun naturally hits your face. Example, apply the bronzer in the #3 motion on the each side of your face. Starting at your temple around to your cheek bones down to the contour of your jaw bone.  Then lightly down the bridge of your nose.

What’s your go-to bronzer?!
Laura & Natasha xo