I don't know about you but as soon as the tiniest bit of sun rolls around I like to drown myself in bronzer. I wear it all year round regardless because I genuinely look poorly without it, but I always go that extra step in the summer time. I have a small collections of bronzers that I try to rotate (Hoola has my heart in a tight grip) which are perfect for paler skin tones as they offer warmth without being orange or muddy.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer
 this will come as no surprise for many of you. I've used it in just about all of my videos (insert shameless plug here - deliciously-floral) because it works so well at not only warming up the skin, but adding lots of definition. It's the perfect balance of cool and warm tones which sculpt the face beautifully. It's easy to use and the risk of going overboard is next to non-existent.

The Body Shop Bronzer - 02. 
Everyone went crazy over these when they were released because finally a brand was addressing the need for different shades of bronzer for different skin tones. The formula is absolutely matte and has a very silky texture which glides over the skin giving that sun-kissed glow. It's much warmer than Hoola and so isn't ideal for contouring but bronzing naturally helps to sculpt the face in a subtle way.

Bourjois Bronzing Primer 
 I believe this has different packaging and name now but the product inside is exactly the same. It's a cream bronzer with a mousse-like texture and an incredible summer scent. It blends easily over and under foundation and gives a natural looking tan in an instant. I tend to use this when I've fake tanned as on very pale complexions it can pull slightly orange.

Maybelline FaceStudio NY Bricks Bronzer 01 Blondes 
 This is a fairly new offering from Maybelline, it's a matte bronzer that shares it's pan with a selection of golden and pink toned shimmers that can be swirled together to create a stunning sun-kissed highlight or mixed in with the bronzer for an all over glow. It's the first product I reach for if I want to create that Gigi Hadid cali-glow.

Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette (Light) 
 I know what you're thinking; one of your top 5 bronzers is a contour shade? yes, but the shade would be ideal to contour on a darker, warmer skin tone but for us pale folk this looks incredible dusted everywhere the sun would naturally tan you. It's completely matte and comes with a blush shade and a highlight shade - ideal for traveling!

What's your favourite bronzer?

Liv //

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