Bronzers Can Make Rich Skin Tones Richer


I’m a big fan of bronzers, but I’m picky as to which ones I chose to use for myself and which ones will go into my makeup kit for clients.  While I prefer matte bronzers, I’m not a big fan of bronzers that have a large of amount of sparkle. There are a few that have a bit of shimmer to them as they impart a beautifully realistic sheen to the skin to give way to an angelic glow.

For darker skin, finding a bronzer that works with our skin, it can be daunting to find something that warms up the skin without the dreaded ashy overcast.  Bronzers that contain cinnamon and golden undertones tend to work the best.  Some of my favorites are below:

Bobbi Brown Bronzers in Deep and Dark (matte)

Nars Bronzers in Casino and Laguna (contains small hints of shimmer)

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in No. 4, 5, 7, & 9 (my favorite)

Covergirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer in Brown Bronze and Ebony Bronzer

Iman Cosmetics Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder

BareMinerals Ready Bronzer

MAC Refined Golden or Matte Bronze




  1. October 25, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    I too hate bronzers with sparkle in them. I own only two at the moment (NARS Casino and Gurlain Terracotta Bronzer powder whicc are both great). I can totally be tricky finding bronzers for our darker skin tone.

    • glowgoddess
      October 27, 2016 / 8:57 am

      I own both of those two! I will post photos of myself in each at some point when I can take photos of myself without looking like a total monster! LOL!

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