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.
Early last year, a beauty editor friend of mine sent me a bottle of Guerlain Eau Sous Le Vent Moisturizer — and I immediately fell in love. It’s a moisturizer that also includes a little tan booster. My favorite part of this product is the smell–it reminds me of honeysuckles. It’s so refreshing, so summer-y, and isn’t heavy on the skin at all.
While I haven’t truly seen my tan enhanced because of the product, it is nice to spray on lightly after some sun exposure. It’s also what I reach for when I want to wear something lighter than perfume or just need a quick little spritz of something. I’ve used it generously and the bottle’s still not empty so the $55 price tag doesn’t seem outrageous. The bottle and wood top is pretty too.
I really love Guerlain products: their makeup feels luxurious on the skin and is well packaged. It’s high quality and gret color choices. I’m a big fan of their Terracotta line. And this spray is really confirms my obsession with this brand.