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Back to Basics: The Best Powder Bronzers

Since we are always writing about the next best thing that is premiering on the beauty market, we can't overlook that sometimes, some of the best colors and products are the oldies but goodies. In this installment of Back to Basics: The Best Powder Bronzers, we are going to take a trip down memory lane to share a few of my old time favorites. I can't wait to hear what you think! To read my other Back to Basics posts click here.

Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna , $28, is my all time fave bronzer. It's got just the right amount of shimmer in it and there is no trace of orange in the undertones. I can wear it during any season and it blends well with any shade of blush I pair it with. It gives me the best all over glow and I can even dust it along my collar bones for contouring.

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, $32, in medium has yet to let me down. Since it is a matte blush, it's great for shading or for dusting all over your face as a deep toned powder. It will give your skin a sun kissed, healthy radiance. You can also use it all year round and it lasts forever! It is available in five shades.

To see a few more of my favorite bronzers, (including a drugstore brand),

Origins Sunny Disposition® Powder Bronzer in Deep, $19.50, is perfect for really enhancing your best features. It now also comes in a new lighter color (warm) but I've got to say, this bronzer in the deep color has been a staple of mine for years. You can use it all over your face or just as a highlight on your forehead, nose, cheeks, chin and eyebrow bone. It contains Vitamin C and is oil, talc and aluminum free.

Baked Pyramid™ Matte Bronzer in Baked Tan, $11.95, is a sheer and lighter colored bronzer than the rest. I like that it's matte and it just gives you a hint of color for those really pale days where you need some life on your face. Also if you are sun burnt - GASP - this will help to even out your skin tone.

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Hiba31 Hiba31 8 years
You guys should try Bobbi Brown's Brick bronzer and shimmer. It's amazing! It gives you this natural sun-kissed glow and you can apply it anywhere!
nati nati 8 years
love those bronzers!!
lilprincess lilprincess 8 years
Bare Minerals bronzer is good too... very lightweight and I think it's all natural.
Kbella Kbella 8 years
I use Laura Murcier (sp?) and I think it's pretty good. But you do have to be very careful about not putting on too much. It will really give you a tan.
missixty02 missixty02 8 years
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess is my favorite! The perfect color!
sarouja sarouja 8 years
Terracotta from Guerlain is a must have. A bit more expensive but lasts. For sensitive skins like mine, I also use the mosaic from Avène.
tangirl215 tangirl215 8 years
victoria's secret mosaic bronzers are good too. love em.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 8 years
I also really like Dallas by Benefit. We also have some rave reviews about Benefit 10 and the MAC Skinfinish in BPJ.
Ms_Magnificent1 Ms_Magnificent1 8 years
MAC has some good bronzers...those mineralizers are sweet.
creamytofu creamytofu 8 years
i think dallas by benefit is also very good...
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