Saturday, April 13, 2013
Lisa's Bronzer Collection (With Swatches)
Hey everyone! As always, I was cleaning out my makeup collection and reorganizing everything and decided to take out all my bronzers to show them off in a collection post. Yes, I do tend to reorganize my makeup collection a lot. It calms me down and plus I like looking at all the makeup. LOL If you are the same as me and tend to reorganize your makeup collection a lot, definitely let me know! I've had people ask me what are you doing because all they hear stuff moving around and when I tell them that I am reorganizing my makeup, they just say "seriously, again?" Haha! Yes again!
Anyways while reorganizing my makeup collection, I noticed that I had a couple of bronzers. Keep in mind that I am just going to be featuring the bronzers that I have opened and already used. I do have a couple other bronzers in my collection but those are brand new ones that are placed in a different drawer. I won't be opening those until I finish up a couple that I already have opened. The reason why I have it like that is because makeup starts to go bad when you open it and expose it to air (and of course to bacteria) so I try not to have a ton of products opened.
As you can see, I actually have a wide variety of bronzers with different finishes. In this post, I am just going to show the bronzers that I have really been liking and/or just using at this moment. Some of them are matte and some of them have tiny shimmers but no bronzers with glitters, thank goodness! For my bronzers, I like to either use them to contour with or as a powder all over the face (if I am really pale at the time LOL).
◊ NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder "Sunny"
I really like this bronzer. I bought it mainly because of all the hype about in online from all the YouTube gurus and bloggers. I think Sunny is actually one of the most talked about drugstore bronzers. Its great for contouring your cheekbones, temple, and nose because its a matte bronzer. Plus its inexpensive and is priced under five dollars, what more can you ask for?
◊ Physicians Formula Bronze Booster "Light/Medium"
I love this bronzer. Its actually one of my favorite bronzers in my collection. I think this is actually one of the very first bronzers that I bought when I started falling in love with makeup. Even though this bronzer does have a bit of shimmer in the pan, once applied on your face, it pretty much looks matte. I think this bronzer is around $12-$14 plus tax, depending on the store and region. I really like using this bronzer for contouring all year around and even lightly applying it all over my face like a setting powder in the summer to give my face that sun kissed glow.
◊ Physicians Formula HealthyWear Bronzer "Tan"
This is not a favorite of mines. The reason why I don't really like it is because its so hard to get product onto the brush. The bronzer is so hard that it was actually a bit tough for me to get the swatch since I had to press down on it a lot. I am actually trying to finish this all up or at least the most of what I can because it has an expiration date. Mines actually expires December this year so hopefully I will hit pan on it soon. I don't know if this bronzer is discontinued because I bought mines at Big Lots for around $4 plus tax but if you know, definitely let me know.
◊ ELF Studio Contouring Blush/Bronzing Powder
I think this is actually one of the very first ELF products that I bought. So far, they have came out with different shades and also a cream version of this. For some people, this is actually an inexpensive alternative to the NARS blush/bronzer duo. I wouldn't really call this a dupe for that but it is nice to have and I don't feel like I am missing out. I think this is actually nice to travel with because it has both a bronzer and blush in one compact. This bronzer is so pigmented that you only need to lightly tap your brush. Even though it does contain a bit of shimmer, its great for contouring.
◊ Too Faced Bronzer "Sun Bunny"
This is a great bronzer. I like it because you pretty much get two bronzers in one. You can use each shade separately or use them together. I actually just swirl my brush in the whole pan because its a great bronzing shade for my skintone. I think that if you want that sun-kissed glow, you should definitely give this bronzer a try!
◊ Tarte Mineral Bronzer "Park Ave Princess"
I actually have the mini size of this bronzer and another one in a Tarte holiday collection. I can't remember the name of the holiday set but the makeup came in a mirrored box that can be used as a jewelry box. I really like how the packaging of the mini size is the same to the full size bronzer. I rarely used this bronzer when I bought it but have been using it from time to time. Its a great bronzer for that "highly pearled golden tan," according to Sephora. It is a shimmery bronzer so I mostly use it as an all over setting powder to give my face a tan.
So those are all my bronzers that I have been currently using. I do have other bronzers in my collection that I have opened from Sephora and others from Physicians Formula but I mainly wanted to feature these because these are the ones that I have been using and because they are still in stores (meaning easy access to). All the bronzers that I have shown are products that you can purchase from your local drugstores and from Sephora or Ulta. If you have tried any of these bronzers, definitely let me know what your thoughts are about them! I would love to hear them. Plus let me know if you would like to see more posts like these with my blushes, powder foundations, etc. I would try doing one on eye shadows but I just think that will be too many swatches since the majority of my eye shadows are palettes.
Have you tried any of these bronzers?
Which bronzer would you recommend?
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