There’s something so effortlessly sexy about the ‘bronzed bombshell’ look. With all of the new bronzers, highlighters and contour palettes out there, you can achieve the look even if you’re not sitting on a tropical beach somewhere. Keep reading for ten incredible products that will give you that sultry sunkissed glow, below.
Natasha Denona Sculpt & Glow Face Highlighting & Contour Glow Palette: This six-pan highlighting and contouring palette has everything you need for a beautiful, glamorous glow. The set features three creams: one for highlighting, one for contouring and a blush. The other three pans are powders: a pressed setting powder, a contouring one and an all-over bronzer. Use all six for the ultimate glowing goddess look, or mix and match depending on the look you’re going for. ($89)
NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette: This highly coveted eyeshadow palette seems to be out of stock everywhere, but you can still score it on Saks’ site. Wondering what all the hype is about? This is one of those rare palettes that features a wide assortment of colors that all work beautifully together. It’s packed with stunning, warm neutrals, in both matte and shimmery finishes. Use the toned-down shades during the day for a bit of definition, or amp it up with a metallic shade for a summery smoky eye. ($59)
BECCA Sunlit Bronzer: The incredible quality of BECCA’s highlighters is more than well known, and there new bronzers are just as amazing. Available in five shades, with something for nearly every skin tone, the smooth and silky bronzing powders impart the perfect sunkissed glow. The soft powder glides onto skin beautifully, and blends out with ultimate ease. You can build it up for a more intense glow, or just run a swipe over your face for some warmth. ($38)
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid: This multi-use liquid highlighter from Make Up For Ever is available in five stunning shades, but Gold Champagne is the one that will truly complete the bronzed bombshell look. Apply the sparkling liquid to the inner corner of your eyes to open them up, blend it out on the tops of your cheekbones for intense luminosity…the options are endless. Get creative! ($24)
Benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick: If you want a great, matte bronzer, Benefit’s Hoola line is where it’s at. This new cream-to-powder stick has that same beautiful, matte finish, but makes contouring that much more precise. With just a few soft strokes, you can define your entire face. Use the stick to contour your cheekbones, nose and jawline, then blend it out with your makeup sponge. The finished look is defined, yet natural. If the effect is too subtle after one swipe, apply and blend some more – the formula is extremely buildable. ($28)
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil: This luxurious, shimmery body oil will make anyone feel like they’re lounging in St. Tropez. It’s a five-star vacation in a bottle. Apply a few drops of the lightweight oil to your arms, collarbone and legs for glowing, bronzed skin. Added bonus: the oil smells like summer. It’s a seductive, sultry blend of bergamot, white florals and amber-sandalwood…close your eyes and you’ll truly feel like you’re on a sandy beach watching the ocean waves. ($98)
Dior Lip Tattoo: Nothing says summer like the effortless, relaxed beauty of the ‘popsicle-stained’ lip look. It’s so charming and carefree…plus, there’s little to no upkeep. One swipe and you’re set for the night! Dior’s new Lip Tattoo is a transfer-proof lip tint that will stay perfectly on lips for up to ten hours, and feels like you’re wearing nothing at all. The shade Natural Pink is absolutely gorgeous – the ideal bright and cheery ‘my lips, but better’ hue. For a more dramatic look, top it off with your favorite lip gloss. ($30)
Ouai Wave Spray: Beachy waves are the quintessential ‘cool girl’ hair style, and this cult-favorite spray from Ouai makes it possible for everyone, no matter your hair type. Spritz the lightweight spray all over either damp or dry hair, then scrunch away to build up texture and volume. Infused with rice protein, this spray will give hold and that ideal beachy look, without feeling crunchy or stiff. ($26)
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder: This breathtaking collection of illuminators by Laura Mercier are more like a bronzer/highlighter hybrid. Dust the deeper shades where you would typically apply bronzer (your cheekbones, jawline, forehead), for a natural, radiant glow. The soft powders can be built up for increased luminosity, but even a subtle swipe is enough for a stunning, effortless daytime glow. ($44)
Milk Makeup Cooling Water: The name says it all: run this nifty stick from Milk Makeup all over your face, neck and body for an instant dose of cooling hydration. Made with a mix of sea water and caffeine, this gel stick will soothe your face, while also priming it for makeup application. The caffeine will give your face an energized, plump and glowing look. Tip: keep the stick in the fridge to increase the effectiveness. ($24)
Which products are you excited to try? Let us know in the comments below!