Jouer Hydrating Bronzer SPF 39* | Guerlain Teracotta Light 03* | NARS Laguna
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzer Universal
For me bronzers aren't a summer essential, they're an all year round essential. It's just a part of my makeup routine that I can't miss. I apply it after my foundation, before my blusher and it just warms up my complexion making me feel a bit less ghost like and also gives a bit more structure to my face. Saying this though I have a small collection of four (small for me). I am very picky with my bronzers as I'm not a fan of the tangerine look. So here we go... let's talk bronzers.
NARS Laguna is my all time favourite and I would repurchase it over and over again. It gives me the perfect glow and it's almost impossible to make yourself look orange as it just isn't that kind of shade. Although it's not completely matte I find it great for contouring and this is my most used bronzer of all time.
I lusted after the Chanel Bronze Universal for so long and around a year ago I took the plunge. It is a cream bronzer so is completely different to the other powder bronzers. I wouldn't recommend this for beginners as it is a little tricky to master. I find using a brush like the Real Techniques Stippling Brush is good as you don't apply too much product. It is definitely possible to go overboard and make yourself look orange, so less is definitely more in this case. If used correctly though, it can give a gorgeous summer glow. This one doesn't get the most use because it's cream and is a bit more of a hassle to use.
The Jouer bronzer is a new one to me and so far, I'm impressed! It reminds me of the NARS Laguna but what's so amazing is that it includes SPF 39 which is very rare for a bronzing powder. It's quite hard to imagine how a bronzer can 'replenish and hydrate' but after using this I can see how it does. It feels gorgeous on the skin and is the perfect tan shade for me. This has quickly become a favourite!
The final bronzer is pretty special and it's the Guerlain Teracotta Light Brunette 03. My first ever bronzer was a Guerlain Teracotta bronzer. I was copying my friend who bought it at the airport when we were about 13 and I swore by it and used it for years. This one in particular is really great as it's a mix of bronzer and highlighter. I wouldn't use this one for contouring, but instead I'd use it to warm up the face and give a nice glow. I use this one on good skin days when I'm wearing a sheer foundation and just want to add a nice sheen to my face.
My blusher collection is about ten times this, but for some reason with bronzers I find one I like and stick to it. I don't feel the need to find more and I'm happy with the staple ones I've found. Are you a bronzer person? What's your favourite one?