Beauty Edit: Bronzers


Nars Laguna | Liz Earle Natural Glow Bronzer* | Benefit Hoola* | Soleil Tan De Chanel

I do love me a good bronzer – whether it be to add colour to my face or to contour the sides of my cheeks, I always have an array of bronzers to hand ready to suit my mood and skin-tone. Back in the day I was a lot less conscious of the bronzer I would use and no doubt ended up with a rather muddy looking complexion because of it. Now I am firmly a fan of the more natural matte bronzers that work great to give subtle definition and shape to your face. The above four picks carry me through the seasons and help to warm up my skin without creating the dreaded mud face.

My most longstanding bronzer is the Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel. This is my only cream based bronzer and the one that can come across a tad orange if you are a bit heavy handed when you apply it. This is my go to bronzer in the Summer as I love the finish it gives. The product itself smells amazing and a bit of colour swirled onto your brush and applied to the high-points of your face gives you a soft and natural glow.

My two daily bronzers are Nars Laguna and the Liz Earle Natural Glow Bronzer. I switch between the two depending on what look I am going for and how heavy a contour I am trying to achieve. Liz Earle is the more natural choice out of the two and the shade is a lot more subtle. It gives a slight hint of colour to create shadow and definition without looking orange or muddy on the skin. When I want a bit more of an intense contour or if my skin is a bit more tanned, I opt for Laguna as the colour is darker. Both of these choices are almost completely matte and work great in the hollows of your cheeks or on the high-points of your face.

The bronzer I flit between the most is Benefit Hoola. I have tried Benefit’s other offering Dallas before (which is definitely too dark for me!) but Hoola is the better match for my skintone. I save Hoola more for nights out as the colour payoff can be quite dark. I like to use a smaller brush with Hoola to concentrate the colour more before blending it out. I find this gives a more natural finish whilst still packing a punch in the contour department! This little mini powder is brilliant for travelling and means you can create a more dramatic look on the go.

*pr sample

  • Love benefit hoola and nars laguna! My mam is due back from hols tomorrow and i have begged her to bring back the chanel bronzer!

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Lucky you! You will love it =) xx

  • Abby

    Think I want every single bronzer here haha! Been wanting to try to Nars Laguna for so long, always here so many amazing things about it. xx

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    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Haha whoops ;) xx

  • Laguna has quickly become an everyday essential for me and I was never a bronzer girl before it! xxx

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It such a lovely bronzer shade it makes it perfect to use everyday xx

  • Mai

    I’ve never tried Laguna.. But I wanna see what the hype is all about.. The chanel bronze universal I looove as well .. It smells delicious and like you said it gives such a beautiful glow on the skin..

    I’ve been alternating between my korres monoi oil bronzer which I LOVE and my Tom Ford Bronzer in Gold dust.. Review coming up soon on the Tom ford one ;)

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It’s a lovely shade I’m sure you will love it!xx

  • I want them all! The Chanel one sounds amazing!:)

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It really is the perfect summer bronzer xx

  • I can’t believe I haven’t tried Nars Laguna yet:) x

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      You need to! Seriously one of the best bronzers xx

  • I’m in two minds about whether to try the chanel bronzer, I’ve heard so many reviews that it shows up so orangey :( Love the nars one though!

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    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      If you are careful when you apply it it gives a lovely soft colour xx

  • I really want to try the Chanel and Liz Earle ones! :)
    Catherine x

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      The Liz Earle is a dark horse beauty!xx

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    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Aw thank you so much for your super sweet and kind comment!xx

  • Your bronzer collection is delicious. I’ve always loved Laguna xx

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It’s a winner in my books!xx

  • Jas

    I love the soleil tan de Chanel! :)

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It’s brilliant isn’t it!xx