Bronzer has a place in your beauty routine year-round, yes, but make no mistake, there is an official bronzer season. Parallel to summer, obviously, but kicks in right when spring fever is raging. Also coincides with the time of year I can’t stop drinking Summer Shandy. Coupled, these are my warm weather staples. This is definitely the longest non-spring I can recall in a while and I’m ready for it to be legit bronzer season. Especially since I’ve discovered a bronzer that promises to dominate one of my favorite parts of the year. Laura Mercier’s Baked Blush Bronze in ‘Ritual’ is a vision. It has veins of pink and a few different shades of bronze, and due to the baking process each palette is one-of-a-kind. The result is a dusty bronze flush with tons of dimension. It has a satin finish – no hint of glitter or pore-magnifying shimmer bits – and blends in to skin pretty flawlessly. It’s a total two-fer that gives me the ease I seek in bronzer season. Warm weather in general is less fuss and simplifying the getting-ready process. The bathroom is always the hottest room in the house come summer, so fewer steps is a total must. It’s the reason I quit the blow dryer last year!
Because I take my change of seasons seriously, let me know your favorite bronzers. Got questions? Throw them out there! Suggestions? I want to know! I know collectively, we are all ready for the season to really get started.
They put this on me at Blue Mercury a few weeks ago and I had to have it! Have you tried the Guerlain bronzer?? I saw it on Instyle best beauty buys and it has me intrigued…NARS Laguna has always been my go-to bronzer but I just can’t help myself!
Lauren, I got this at Blue Mercury, too! I agree — it was a total “need it now” moment. I haven’t really tried any Guerlain, but I always admire from afar. I use Jouer’s Matte Suntan version most of the year and then I just go nuts on new ones in the summer. I have a problem! #bronzerseasonprobs
Ooh! I’ll have to try this bronzer! I’d love to see the dimension it gives. If you’re in the market for a matte bronzer, I swear by Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in the shade Golden Light. NYC Sunny is a dupe for about $3! MAC Gold Deposit is also beautiful, but it is extremely pigmented and shimmery — probably better for darker skin tones.
Definitely ready for bronzer season!! 😀
Awesome recommendations, Stephanie! I haven’t tried that shade of Bobbi Brown, but her bronzers are great. Totally agree! Love the budget rec — will have to check it out!
Oh this is gorge! I love a baked product! I’m rotating between NARS Casino (it’s really brown, not orange, and surprisingly wearable on my NW20 face), Stila Sun Bronzer in Shade 2, and Wet n’ Wild’s ginormous bronzer! One of these years, I’m going to go for the annual Guerlain Terra Cotta bronzer! They’re always so beautiful but the accompanying price tag is a bit heart-stopping, lol!
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Thanks for the recommendations! I have tried the Guerlain bronzer, and it is gorgeous!
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SO BEAUTIFUL! I will have to take a look at this – and I love Laura Mercier!