Out of all the makeup products available, my favorite has always been bronzers and bronzing powders. And I’ve spent a fair amount of time trying to find one that compliments a real tan during the summer but also gives a touch of color during the winter months. Since moving to Hawaii, I’ve been pretty good about shielding my face from the sun, so I want a bronzing powder that matches the tan elsewhere on my body. MANY bronzers later, the one I like the best is Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna.
Aside from the sharp packaging (I love Nars packaging,) the texture of the powder is nice, it stays on all day, and the color gives the perfect sun-kissed appearance (as opposed to dirty brown which can happen with some bronzers.) I’ve been using this bronzer for about a year and it’s far and away my favorite. (My second choice is Guerlain Terracota line. Also really nice.)
The Nars Bronzer is $32 at Sephora but can be found at most department stores too.
Since the first time I smelled Miss Marisa, I’ve been obsessed. It’s light, flirty, and unique. Ebba Los Angeles, a little company/boutique in Los Angeles makes it and it’s divine.
Ebba describes is as “For those true perfume addicts. Wisps of Plum Blossoms and Cassis romance Fresh Mint and Waterlily, in a dance for the senses.” From my own personal experience, I’ve never worn a perfume that elicits as many compliments as this does. It’s been featured in InStyle, Elle, Lucky, and Us Weekly (Carmen Electra and Kourtney Kardashian are both fans too.)
It’s a little pricey at $62 for .5 oz but it comes in a small bottle with a rollerball as the applicator — so it actually lasts a pretty long time.
While it’s sold in a handful of boutiques around the country, I usually just order mine online here.