The Bronzer Blog

I truly believe all women should have a bronzer in their makeup bag. It’s just a staple. A touch of colour in the skin works wonders. And stops people asking if you’re ill. ‘You look peaky’. HATE that.

Choosing a bronzer can be tricky. There’s a fine line between an orange face and a beachy tanned face. Obvs we’re aiming for the latter. So I’m going to tell you my top 3, some others that are ok, and what to avoid when looking for a bronzer.


  1. Chanel, Soleil Tan De Chanel. ‘Bronze Universel’ , £32.


This bronzer, is my number 1. It is SO amazing. It’s a cream-gel texture, there is only one colour for everyone, it is super smooth, super lightweight & not orange at all. I only found it late last year and I’ve been waiting for a sec to review it. I can’t believe I got through 26 years without it, there is no other product like it. Ways to wear it;

  • Darken your skin with it first, then put your foundation/bb cream/tinted moisturiser on top.
  • Wear it on its own. When I’m not working, I like to wear just this with a little concealer under my eyes & on any blemishes.
  • On top of your foundation/bb cream/tinted moisturiser. Add it to places where the sun would naturally catch your face.

Top tip – use a synthetic haired brush. (Don’t use a real haired brush, as real hair will snap & get stuck in the cream.) Good brushes to use are; Real Techniques Blush BrushReal Techniques Duo Fibre Face Brush.

ALSO, the smell of this product is glorious. You don’t want to stop putting it on.


2.  Too Faced, ‘Dark Chocolate Soleil’ Bronzer, £23-25


This bronzer’s great, it’s a lovely rich cool brown colour, it’s dark but not orangey. Its soft & really pigmented, so you don’t need to scrub your brush in to it. You only need a little bit. It’s also completely matte, which I think a bronzer should be. The colour I have is Dark Chocolate, I use it when I’m wearing tan/going on a night out. The lighter one, Milk Chocolate Soleil is good if you’re fairer.

3. MAC, Mineralize Skin Finish, ‘Medium Deep’, £24


As you may know, I absolutely love the MAC Mineralize Skin Finishes. They are so soft and beautifully natural, great to wear alone or to set your makeup. The darker colours double as bronzers. The colour ‘Medium Deep’ is well known to be a great bronzer. Something about the gentle tan colour & soft powdery-ness. Love.


There you go, there’s my top 3. Other bronzers I quite like are; Bourjois ‘Delice de Poudre’, and Rimmel Natural Bronzer. Some of the Rimmel colours are orangey so steer away from those terrors.


So to re-cap….what NOT to look for in a bronzer;

  • Glitter
  • Shimmer
  • Orangey tones
  • Too powdery (when a product has too much talc in, it can make your face look unnaturally dry. These products usually go patchy on the skin & feel very chalky.)

If you have a bronzer that you absolutely LOVE, comment on my FB post, you know I love to try a new product! I wish I could be naturally bronzer all year round, but no, I’m a pale Gail. Thank God for Chanel.

B-bye bronzed ladies X