Whilst travel might be off the cards, there's no need to sacrifice becoming your best, bronzed and beautiful self with these holy grail picks.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the serious lack of summer holidays this year means we can’t be the only ones in need of a tan top up?! This week’s edit embodies the creme de la creme of all things bronze- the top tier products you need to perfect your go-to summer goddess look. Whether you’re a matte bronze girl through and through or perhaps partial to the glisten of a shimmer highlighter, there’s nothing better than feeling your best and bronzed self in the golden hour sun.
So whilst travel might be off the cards, there’s no need to sacrifice becoming your best, bronzed and beautiful self with these holy grail picks.
As someone with quite pale skin I was never drawn to Bronzer because I always worried it would look orange- that was until I found one with the right undertones and pigment. I’m obsessed with The Body Shop Honey Bronzer which I use not only on my cheekbones but also as a lovely everyday eyeshadow to add a little something to the look. I also love the Benefit Hoola Bronzer for the days I want a little extra colour or during the summer when I have more of a tan.
Most products I use are powder-based, but this liquid highlighter from Lumene is a must for me in tying a glowy look together!
Bronzed glowy looks are very much in my wheelhouse and it’s my go-to face no matter the season! a couple of these items I use and love like the Nars Radiant Longwear foundation which is so great for a full coverage but still dewy looking finish and Hoola Caramel, a fab bronzer. Liquid highlighters are perfect for that true dewy glow and I’ve heard lots of good things about the Becca Ignite Liquified Light. I’ve also been eyeing up the Natasha Denona Mini Eyeshadow Palettes and love the greens in this one. I’d finish the whole thing off with a gorgeous gloss.
I have tried almost every fake tan out there and I would now consider myself a fake tan master. I have pale skin that NEVER tans, like literally ever, so I’ve always turned to the fake stuff. Bondi Sands OG dark fake tan is the best, I only leave it on for about 3 hours too! I also use the Bondi Sands gradual tanning oil every day after tanning to prolong it, I find doing this makes my tan last about a week and a half before going patchy. For my face I use the Isle of Paradise dark tanning drops, just mixing it in with my daily moisturiser. I find the tan goes quickly from my face due to my skincare routine, so this keeps my face looking bronzed. I also love the Chanel Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream, it’s a mousse bronzer and applies lovely. I also really like the Becca Skin Love Glow Glaze Stick, it gives you shimmery glowing cheekbones!
Both Zoe & Poppy got me hooked on the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream and now it’s cemented itself as part of my everyday makeup routine. I’m naturally quite pale so I have to tread carefully with bronzer but this cream-to-powder formula has such a natural finish and buildable coverage. Another faithful favourite is the ByTerry Cellularose in Sunny Flash, it’s like skincare and makeup combined, leaving your skin looking and feeling healthy, radiant and sun-kissed. For highlighting and bronzing all in one, I always go back to Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette for subtle and buildable bronze.
I am reaching for the bronzer on most of my makeup days at the moment. Either mixing the Becca drops with my moisturiser as a base, using the Chanel cream bronzer with a bit of concealer or dusting the bare minerals faux tan all over (including neck and décolletage). I find this bronzer to be the best colour for me, giving a quite natural flushed bronze as it feels like a much warmer and red in tone colour which I think makes it look like you’ve been away on holiday without the harmful rays! On days where I don’t want a full face of makeup, the drunk elephant sunshine drops do a superb job at giving you that fresh summer glow!