Makeup was designed to enhance the look of the face and make features stand out. Bronzer and blush highlighters are some of the best products to make features look more defined. They can also be used for contouring areas of the face to create that glamorous look that we often associate with Hollywood stars.
When shopping for a face bronzer or highlighter, it’s important to find one that works for your skin tone. Many are designed to work for a wide range of skin tones and some are specific about the colors they work with. A good bronzer should be easy to apply and should last throughout the day without needing touch ups. The following are the top 10 best face bronzers & blush highlighters in 2016 based on reviews.
10. NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna
NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna comes in the classic NARS black compact with a mirror for easy application on the go. It helps to fill in fine lines to make the face look smoother. The color is a brown with a slight gold shimmer and it was designed to work with all skin tones. The color goes on sheer and makes tan skin look radiant. It is best applied with a large brush to the areas of the face where the sun naturally hits to provide a natural look.
9. Powder Contour Kit
This kit was designed to offer everything you need for expert highlighting and contouring of the face. The palette contains 6 highly pigmented shades that are matte and can work for all skin tones. The kit also comes with detailed instructions on how to use the products to best show off your facial features. It comes in a case with a mirror and magnetic closure. The powders are made from cruelty-free ingredients that are non-toxic and safe for all types of skin.
8. Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing Powder
Benefit has created a beautiful and uniquely packaged bronzing powder with their Hoola bronzer. It comes with a mirror and brush. This powder was designed to help provide a tan look all year that makes skin look youthful without any harshness. The color is versatile and can be used on most skin tones. The product can also be used to make the face look slimmer. This product does not have a shimmer but rather provides a matte look to the face for an overall healthy tone.
7. theBalm Bahama Mama
Bahama Mama was created by the company theBalm as a versatile face powder that can be used as a bronzer, contouring powder or eye shadow. The color is matte and can be layered for a more dramatic effect. It helps give the face a natural glow without adding orange tones that can often look fake. The end look is a tanned face that appears to be healthy and vibrant.
6. Jerome Alexander Magic Minerals
Magic Minerals by Jerome Alexander is made from ultra fine minerals to go on the face smoothly without the look of noticeable makeup. The palette contains products that are all hypoallergenic and designed to offer maximum coverage for the face, concealing spots and fine lines to prepare the face for the addition of bronzer or blush if desired. This product has antioxidants and vitamins, plus built-in color corrector to make the face look naturally beautiful.
5. theBalm Manizer Sisters
Not only does this product have a clever name, this palette of three shades of highlighting powder is versatile and can be used for any skin tone. The powders are oil-free, talc-free and non-comodegenic. They are also made from cruelty free ingredients. These powders act to highlight the face but can also be used as eye shadows and bronzers and can be layered for a more dramatic look.
4. Bare Minerals All Over Face Powder Color Warmth
This product from Bare Minerals is made with pure minerals and no artificial ingredients. The powder can be used all over the face to make the skin look healthy and luminous. It has sheer coverage that helps to hide flaws while also providing a beautiful look to the areas where the sun naturally hits the face, including the nose, forehead and cheeks. It can be used alone or with other makeup and works for all skin tones.
3. NARS Blush in Orgasm
This product is one of the most popular blushes in the history of makeup and for good reason. It gives a natural and healthy glow to all skin tones. It can be used to highlight the face and provide a beautiful overall color. The powder comes in a compact with a mirror. The color is described as peachy pink with a slight shimmer and is made of transparent pigments.
2. Cream Contour Kit
This palette contains 6 creams in various shades that are designed to offer contouring for all skin colors. The cream glides on smoothly and the kit also includes an instruction guide to help use the creams to create a beautiful look. The creams are made from cruelty-free ingredients are non-toxic. The palette comes with a magnetic closure and can easily be taken anywhere for touch ups throughout the day.
1. e.l.f. Studio Baked Highlighter 83704 Moonlight Pearl
This budget-friendly product can be applied wet to the skin for a dramatic glow or applied dry for a natural luminous shine. It contains vitamins and jojoba oil to help nourish the skin. The product comes in a small container that can easily be stored in a purse or gym bag to freshen up later in the day. It highlights the skin and provides a beautiful lasting glow on any skin tone.
Bronzer and highlighting blush help to provide the face with a natural glow that accentuates the features without adding a heavy makeup look. They can be used lightly as a subtle look, or layered for a more dramatic look for a night out on the town.
When shopping for bronzer and blush highlighters, it’s important to find one that works for your skin tone so it looks natural. Many are designed to work on all skin tones and can provide a unique look for any skin color. Quality bronzers and highlighters should also be designed to last so you don’t have to apply a lot of touch ups throughout the day.