I Woke Up Like This: Bronzers for Everyday

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As a bicoastal girl, my California side loves a golden glow and my New York side desperately wants some. But I’m also very conscious of what the sun means for skin – you’ll be hard pressed to find me on a beach without a wide brimmed hat and SPF 50. Thankfully, the beauty of bronzer means you can fake it instead of bake it. So here are my six favorite products to give you that amazing sunny goddess look we’re all chasing.


1. Guerlain Terracotta Spray

A lot of people are wary of bronzing spray (streaky=big no no) but this is the perfect product to create an all over, natural tan without hitting the beach or the salon. It sprays on evenly and you can layer for a darker look.

2. Nars Contour Blush

Love this little kit! I’ve been working on my contouring skills and this assortment makes it easy. The light shade is perfect to brighten up under eyes and you can swipe the darker shade right under the cheekbones for definition.

3. Guerlain Terracotta Joli Tient Powder Duo

Okay I wait until about July for this one otherwise I might take a turn for oompa-loompadom.  This is a great dark bronze. It also comes with a little kabuki brush so you can slip it in your purse for a long night out.

4. Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer

I just snatched this one up recently and I’m loving it. This is the perfect matte bronzer and good for photos when you want a great tan but not too much shine. I’m coming for you, J-LO!

5. Hourglass Ambient Bronzer

I think this is the perfect tan for blondes. The baked tones shimmer for a sun-kissed look.

6. Makeup Forever Pro Bronze Fusion

I put this on right after my foundation so I can build the rest of my makeup from there. It’s super light so my skin still feels smooth and breezy.


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