Bronze Beauty: The Know-Hows and Best Bronzing Products

An au naturel sun-kissed look is in season, and simple as it seems the trick goes far beyond a few sessions of intense sun exposure. Models are seen sauntering down this season’s runways sporting barely-there makeup, with a radiant beachgoer’s glow. Minus the burns and orange tans. The look is relaxed, healthy, and effortless.

Here, we shortlist the best products for you to try. Good luck in creating a glow that can rival Gigi Hadid’s!

Bronze, Contour, Highlight

Bronzing creates a quick overall radiance on the skin. Simply apply and buff onto areas where the sun naturally falls or try a base-style bronzer beneath your makeup for a natural overall tan.

Contour on the other hand is relatively new fad, flooding Instagram with sharply chiselled noses and razor-sharp cheekbones. Contour kits have been springing up everywhere, and if you are wondering whether or not to pick up the skills, but be sure to realize a little goes a long way as harsh stripy streaks may not be a good look to carry off camera. And lastly the key is to always finish with a highlighter, it’s ultimately the easiest way to create dimension. Use it to brighten and lift areas you want to stand out; on the brow bone, nose, upper cheekbones, and collarbone.


Makeup

Nars Tahiti Bronzer

Tahiti Bronzer in iconic shade Laguna by NARS creates the ultimate healthy glow. Diffused powders with golden shimmer deliver natural-looking warmth perfect for creating or enhancing the look of tanned skin. Finely milled powders fills in lines and pores for smoother, more even looking complexion.

The compact features a mini Ita Kabuki Brush for the ultimate on-the-go glow, the ultimate tool for creating a soft, subtle bronzed look. The loose hair picks up less product than a brush with denser, short bristles, which lends a softer, more diffused application.-Intoxicating warmth. Instant tan. Get ready for the golden life!

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Nars Tahiti Laguna Bronzer, $40

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Benefit Hoola Bronzer, USD$29

This award winning beach-in-a-box is a matte, universally flattering shade that can compliment any skin tone. Great for contouring, it also includes as high quality natural bristle brush to create perfectly angled hollows.


The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer and Contour

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The Balm’s Bahama Mama USD$20

Bahama Mama’s prowess is famous among bronzing enthusiasts. This is on the darker side for a a deeper definition, especially flattering on those who already sport a natural tan and what to sharpen up those cheekbones. This versatile shade can also double as a brow-filler and brown eyeshadow.


Nars Laguna Illuminator

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Nars Laguna Illuminator, USD$30

Light the skin from within, with the Nars Laguna Illuminator. It contains light-reflecting liquids that glide on to refresh and enhance the complexion with shimmering incandescence. A sheer, and luminous finish.

This highlighter can be applied all over the face or used as a highlighter or worn under, over or mixed with foundation.


Body Care

The Mahalo Balm

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Mahalo Balm, USD$90

Aroma: flowery with grounding and Earthy aroma. Prominent notes are bergamot, jasmine, and turmeric.

The Mahalo Balm, is developed to thoroughly care for your skin. Formulated without water, the balm melts on touch to a golden fluid to protect, soothe and moisturize the skin.The deeply moisturizing performance is highlighted by notes of sandalwood, lavender, bergamot and jasmine that bring balance to the mood while fading away signs of aging and life stressors.

Made with anti-inflammatory Turmeric, sebum-balancing Macadamia, acne-fighting Tamanu, tissue-repairing Carrot, eczema-soothing Neem, cell-regenerating Kukui, skin-repairing and emollient Sea Buckthorn, hydrating and scar-soothing Rosehip, skin-toning Grapeseed and humectant Beeswax.


Nars Body Glow

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Nars Body Glow, USD$50

The ultimate multi-purpose beauty oil soothes and moisturizes the skin with an addition of rich chocolate shimmer for a natural glow. Native to the South Pacific, the lightweight Monoï de Tahiti oil is composed of pure coconut extract macerated with the bud of the tiare flower (a type of white gardenia that only grows in French Polynesia), which infuses the oil with nutrients as well as a delicate, natural fragrance.

The oil gives skin a bronzed, radiant glow with a subtle tropical fragrance. For maximum hydrating benefits, apply immediately after showering  and allow a few minutes for the product to absorb into the skin before getting dressed.


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