Just one quick note: when we apply bronzer we should have a sheer tint, a nice sun-kissed glow; not have like an orange, carrot color or burned toast or even disco ball ( and believe me I've seen that). so be careful because I think no one wants to look like a Oompa Loompa (expect Snooki and her followers) ;) apply with light hand and build it up gradually and don't forget to BLEND:)
Hands down the best cream bronzer I ever tried ( it has a hard creamy texture) . it's a matte color and you can use it with light hand or build it up depending on the level of tan you want to get. when I got it I used it with my mac116 brush, it applies nicely but the brush shred ( that's why you see black hair on the bronzer, I should have take them out before the photo!!).
but now I find the perfect applicator for that and it is a small kabuki brush by ecotools. I scroll it on the product and take the excess out on the back of my hand then apply it to my face ( basically to hallows of my cheeks, my temples, under jawline and lightly on the nose). you could use this also all over the face to dark your skin tone a little.just remember when you do dark your face like that don't forget to even out every other part of your skin that is exposed.
My 2nd favorites are :
Hoola by Benefit because it is matte color and it blends very nicely.
Contouring blush & bronzing powder by e.l.f : I don't care that much for the blush but the dark contour color is pretty, soft and pigmented with a very soft tiny shimmers. oh did I mentioned it was 3$. so what not to love :)
Maybelline bronzer in color sunlight ( # 10) which as you can see I almost ate it. the color and shimmer just come in good proportion.when I get tan it's little bit light for me and it does not show but it's perfect for winter times.
I wrote the post and discovered that it was too long so I'll post it in 2 parts, stay tuned ;)
Hope this was helpful, wish you all a great Wednesday