May has arrived and that means summer is in the forecast-and summer beauty is all about having that bronzy glow from head to toe without subjecting your skin to the sun’s harmful rays. We’re all about bronzing the fast, fun way, using the best glow-enhancing products in every form from liquid face tints to allover body shimmers and matte bronzing powders. We’ve tried them, we love them, and now were exposing our top five bronzing products so you can expose some summer skin with a gorgeous glow.
1. Lise Watier Havana Shimmer Golden Bronze Veil, $29. This glistening liquid shimmer is the kind of product every girl needs in her get-sexy-quick summer makeup bag. We love to rub a thin layer on arms, leg, shoulders and chest for the most glamourous glow.
2. Clinique Self Sun Face Bronzing Gel Tint, $21. The most natural way to fake a tanned face without looking orange, cakey or too made up is a gel tint mixed in with your usual face cream. It’s perfect for those sunny days you don’t want to put much more on than some mascara and gloss, but is also a great base if you’re going to layer on a powder bronzer overtop.
3. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder, $29. How sweet it is, to be bronzed by this mattifying powder complete with real natural cocoa for a gorgeous, luxe bronzed look without any shimmer or shine. Perfect for daytime looks and contouring the ultimate goddess makeup look.
4. Benefit Sun Beam, $26. If you want to look sunkissed and radiant, this one works. As a highlighter on cheek and brow bones, or an allover liquid shimmer, Sun Beam is one product that complements every skintone and is never too harsh.
5. Rimmel Sun Shimmer 3-in-1 Shimmering Bronzer in Bronze Goddess, $9, is one of our all-time favourite (super affordable) bronzers. We love that it’s a truly brown pigment to complement olive and cooler toned skin or correct redder skin without a hint of orange and with just the right amount of glimmer. It’s all about staying away from the pumpkin look, and with a big fluffy brush and a very light application, this bronzer is absolute orange-free perfection. We go through one of these every few months!