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My Go-To Bronzing Products for Summer!

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1. Lise Watier Sun Smart Tinted Universal UV Shield SPF 30

This is chemical sunscreen free (making this a physical sunscreen and is great for those with sensitive skin) as well as oil and paraben-free. This is a cream that can be used alone or on top of moisturizer to give your face a slightly tinted natural-looking glow. It feels similar to makeup primer in that it gives your skin a velvety smooth surface and is non-greasy while providing UV protection. On my days off when I just want to step out and go for a walk, I really don’t like wearing a lot of makeup so this has been a great way to give my face some colour, even out my skin tone a little and protect me from UV rays. As far as I know, there is only one shade. The other Lise Watier Sun Smart UV Shield is untinted.

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I know, it looks so scary and dark right about here! Just keep blending and blending!!

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Here it is fully blended all over my hand. See, it’s not so bad!

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2. Pur Minerals Pur Rocks

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I have had this same box of Pur Rocks for probably three years now? There were significantly more rocks when I first got this, but I’ve lost quite a few through over-zealous blush swirling! These Pur Rocks are an assortment of different shades of browns and dark pinks and is one of those blush/bronzer type products that give more of bronzed glow as opposed to the pink of a blush. When I’m a bit more tanned, I often use this in place of a blush as it suits my skin tone much more. 

3. Benefit Bronzing Powder in Hoola

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I’m sure I don’t need to go into much explanation for this Benefit favourite! I picked this up because I wanted a way to look tanned without any shimmer involved. This has also been a great bronzer for contouring my face. Hoola applies evenly and is very blendable.

4. theBalm Betty –Lou Manizer

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I had originally picked this up before Hoola for contouring and highlighting purposes, but I found it to be too shimmery. Instead, I’ve been using it on my cheeks and as an eye shadow which gives me the perfect bronzed goddess look! I think I might also have to pick Mary Lou-Manizer for my highlighting purposes!

5. The Body Shop Brilliance Powder in Shimmer Bronze

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I picked this up last summer from The Body Shop. It’s your classic all-over shimmer powder that’s great for the face and body. I always have to remember not to use the brush in the same areas over and over again because the sparkles can reach critical levels!

Any other products that I should add to my bronzing must-haves for summer?

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  1. I wish I could find more Balm products!

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    1. Their website is really great and the shipping within the States is so much more reasonable than to Canada!

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  2. I didn't know there were so many different types of bronzers! Cream, brush, matte, rocks, sparkley. Wow! I like the very vintage style Betty-Lou one, cool packaging.

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    1. theBalm always has really great packaging for their products. It's very pink-up style. Thank you for the honour!

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  3. I have a permanent tan! hehe. But I would still love to try Hoopla to use as a contour shade

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    1. LOL, you have a beautiful colour! Hoopla is nice for shaping the nose and between the eyebrows to give a bit more definition.

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  4. I love the look of that Brilliance Powder! Great summer glow! x

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  5. lovely products, I have never heard of the Lise Watier Sun Smart cream but it looks like something I might actually really like!! I have been using sunbeam (benefit) as a bronzing highlighter this summer. I also have two bronzing powders from CoverFX that are really nice, as well as a cheapie one from Rimmel that does the trick!

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    1. I thought of you when I picked up Sun Smart actually! I have a friend who likes the Rimmel one that she got for $5, so I might have to have a look at it! Ooh, and Cover FX too? I'll wait until Shoppers points day again!

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  6. These are awesome bronzer products! I have the Betty-Lou Manizer and I love it!! :D

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    1. It's a great product. Very versatile. You pretty much just need this for the summer and you'll be good to go!

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  7. Great products! My go to is NYC Sunny since it is so cheap...I have a hard time spending a lot on bronzer since anything to pigmented is to much for my white skin tone!

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    1. Oh yeah, you're pretty fair so a little bit of colour must go a long way. Your blushes and bronzers must last forever!

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