The bronzed babe.

One of my favorite actresses of all time is Kate Hudson. She has such a natural beauty and exudes happiness. Although never too tan, she always has such a golden glow. Her skin looks beautiful and sun kissed – never too over the top. Recently I posted about my favorite self tanner here. It is still my all time favorite that I’ve ever tried and gives such a natural brown color to the skin.

I thought I’d share some of my other favorite bronzers and self tanning products to help achieve a gorgeous glow any time of the year. The other self tanner mentioned can be found at CVS and is very affordable!

Loreal Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Mousse {Medium Natural Tan}
This is a great drugstore self tanner! The coloring isn’t too orange and it’s hard to find a drugstore tanning mousse. I don’t think I will ever use another self tanning lotion…the mousse is so much easier to use (make sure you purchase a tanning mitt). Great job Loreal!

Lorac TANtalizer Body Bronzing Luminizer
This is a product I’ve never heard of another beauty guru using, but I found years ago and still love. It seems sort of daunting at first to put a liquid bronzer all over your body, but never fear! It’s waterproof and stays on for hours & hours. My girlfriends and I quit tanning in the tanning bed and before we would go out on the town would slather our bodies in this stuff – sounds silly but the bronzed payoff is fantastic! You’ll go from light to dark immediately. Just make sure to air dry before putting on your clothes. And it will last you so long since you get 5 oz.

Victoria’s Secret Bronze Body Powder Shimmer {use with elf kabuki brush}
Okay this is a GREAT product. I can’t even tell you how many compliments I’ve gotten on my bronzed skin while wearing this product. My favorite way to use this bronzing powder is to apply it to my neck, chest and arms {also my legs during the summer}. It’s a great way to make sure your neck and chest are as tan as your face. All you do is fan the product over your skin – I follow up by using elf’s kabuki brush to make sure it’s evenly applied. Side not, elf’s kabuki brush is far superior to others I’ve tried. I chose this one every day over my Makeup Forever kabuki…and the price difference is $39!

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronze Universal 
Chanel got this one right! {although when do they go wrong?} The Soleil Tan De Chanel is a bronzing base that can be applied with your foundation, but also beautiful when applied to specific parts of the face. The jaw line, temples, and cheek bones. I even apply this over top of my setting powder and it works beautifully. It also has the classic Chanel scent, which makes application a joy.

MAC Blush {Harmony}
This is technically a blush, but it makes an amazing bronzer! If you have a lighter complexion it’s the perfect color for contouring and around the temples. The coloring is more brown than MAC’s bronzing powder, which I much prefer most days! Plus, a little goes a long way.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer 
Cult favorite. Beautiful. Must have. Nough said!

I hope you all have a lovely Thursday!

XO Amanda