Bronzing/highlighting has been one of my favorite make up techniques. As a woman of color, I prefer to bring my best features forward as opposed to contouring. The truth is I have little or nothing to ‘hide’…hehehe. I love using bronzers and highlighters because of the glow and dewy finish they give especially on the high points of the cheeks and I never leave my clients’ face or mine without finishing up with a bronzer/highlighter. So, today, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite bronzers and highlighters that are suitable for dark skin ( i.e women of color like youand I). In no particular order, here we go ;
MAC Bronzing Powder is a subtly tinted powder that gives skin sheer, natural colour effects and highlights. Perfect for enhancing skin tone; providing a natural, sun-kissed look; or accentuating a tan. Formulated to provide a smooth, even application on all skin types.
Anastasia Beverly Hills That Glow Glow Kit is a golden and bronze hued palette that is guaranteed to craft a lit-from-within glow for the complexion. Enabling full creative control, That Glow Glow Kit features a quartet of enchanting highlighters that can be used on both the face and the body to create a luminosity that will transform and elevate any look exquisitely. With the ability to be applied both wet and dry for differing levels of sheen, That Glow Glow Kit certifies its status as a true cosmetic must-have, with both beauty bloggers and makeup artists alike critically acclaiming the palette for its colour-payoff and effortless blendability.
Rimmel London Natural Bronzer is a light, natural looking bronzing powder which gives you the perfect sunless tan you want, any time of the year.
Jordana Bronzer is a blendable, oil-controlling powder. It stays true to color and is suitable for all skin tones.
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder has a formula which features ultra-fine luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and refract light so your natural radiance is never lost.Unlike the traditional pressed powder method which simply mixes and compresses dry ingredients, this unique process blends pigments with proprietary liquid binders, resulting in unparalleled, creamy application with balanced color dispersion. Like a compact full of crushed gemstones, the multi-toned, ultra-fine pigment pearls adjust to skin’s natural undertones for a truly unique glow.
Iman Sheer Finish Afterglow Bronzing Powder gives the skin a touch or bronzed radiance all day and night. It can be worn as an all-over complexion enhancer or as a blush.
NYX Bronze Powder creates a golden glow on the face and body—like you’ve just returned from a Caribbean getaway. Sun-kissed never looked this beautiful with this bronzer.
Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer is a gorgeous croc-inspired compact which delivers a unique multi-reflective bronze finish that illuminates the skin with sophisticated sheen. The silky, ultra soft formula hydrates and smoothes the skin to protect against dryness, offers sheer buildable coverage, blends easily for a refined finish and lasts up to 12 hours without fading.
Milani Baked Bronzer is all about a streak-free glow with a slight shimmer finish.It has shades from soft gold to tantalizingly tan. ro use, dust it lightly on face and body—anywhere and everywhere you want to glow.
CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer has a mineral-enriched formula which pampers the skin and controls oil, for a sun-kissed glow without the shine. This bronzer for dark skin beautifully matches skin tones from Rich Sand to True Ebony.
Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter drenches skin in a melted metallic finish. Maybelline’s pearl pigments leave a reflective finish for a brilliant glowing skin.
And there we go! I know there are tons of bronzers and highlighters that I haven’t tried out yet. I will definitely update this list or make another post as soon as I do. Which bronzers and highlighters am I missing? What is/are your favorite(s)?
Hugs and Kisses,