Bronzers have been around for quite awhile, ever since people realized actually suntanning your face wasn't that great for your face. So, instead, makeup companies came to our rescue with bronzers. Bronzers give us that suntan look without actually having to expose our skin to the sun. Plus, you can use bronzers all year long, even when the sun isn't readily available for our tanning needs.
But, how do you know which bronzer to pick, and what's the best bronzer fo fair skin, medium skin, or darker skin? These questions made us wonder too, so we found Grove members' top-rated natural bronzers and we put them in a list for your browsing needs. Bronze away!
This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.
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Have you ever noticed everyone around you has a sun-kissed glow that you're missing out on? Well, it's probably bronzer.
Bronzer is a makeup product that comes in powder or cream form. It is typically used on the face, neck, and chest. It's made with iron oxide that provides coloring when blended that mimics different skin tones. The point of bronzer is to apply a product with color that will give your skin that sun-kissed glow. This means you typically apply a slightly darker shade than your skin.
Applying and blending bronzer is key so it doesn't look orange or made up. You want bronzer to look natural, like you just stepped out of the sun on a nice warm day. Read on to learn more tips about applying and scroll up to find the best bronzing powders and creams for your skin type and tone.
In your makeup routine, bronzer comes in the middle. It should be applied after foundation and concealer but before blush and setting powder or spray.
Here is a quick step-by-step guide for applying bronzer:
Most conventional bronzers are made with talc, a clay ingredient used in a lot of makeup products that has to be mined for collection. There is a pure grade (white) and a cheaper grade (grey.) Some of the cheaper grades of talc can contain asbestos.
If that sounds a little bit scary, it's because it can be. Natural bronzers tend to be talc-free to avoid any inequity with mining and any scary chemicals that can come in the talc. Talc-free products tend to include oils like jojoba and coconut to get that smooth texture that clay talc usually gives.
All bronzers use colorant in the form of iron oxides that are made of three pigments (red, yellow, black) that are then blended together to make different skin tones. Some natural bronzers also include natural ingredients like pressed nuts to add color as well (like this RMS Buriti Bronzer).
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