Thursday, March 21, 2013

Springing into (a) Summer (Tan)

It’s officially SPRING!! My favorite season, fall being second…You feel it in the air, and you see it in the faces of many grouchy New Yorkers as they carry on with a slight smile on their faces…..Yes, Spring is here and the FIRST thing that comes to mind is, TANNING!
To cure my winter-paleness, I have pulled out my favorite bronzers and favorite self tanners.

First up, my favorite NEW self tanner :
Jergens Natural Glow in Fair to Medium skin tones. The company decided to reformulate this bad boy to it’s original idea, hope that makes sense. When the first formula was release, everyone raved about it. It was suppose to be odorless but it just STANK!! The original formula, also had shimmer in it, which I wasn’t too crazy about, but it was the smell that really made it the worse self-tanner I have ever had! So, back to the new formula…Jergens came back with a vengeance, and proved themselves. I love this self tanner soooo much, within 3 days I had a great color and I just purchased a back up because it was sold out for a few weeks at my local Rite Aid ….

Next up;
Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning. During the summer, I do try to avoid tanning my face as much as possible. So, I throw this on to even out my face with my body and it’s the only self tanner I trust on my face.

Next up are powder/cream bronzers, mind you these are just my favorite ones from my stash and I can NOT live without them.

First from the bunch, HOLY GRAIL status :
Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark. Ok, it’s not a really intended to be a bronzer, but it’s just a shade darker than my skin tone and it creates the most PERFECT NATURAL WARMTH without looking orange.

Next; my second favorite :
Dior Bronze Matte Sunshine in Amber Matte 003. Unfortunately, it has been discontinued and I try not to use it as often but it’s hard to resist. I would describe this to be a shade darker than the MAC MSFN, just perfect for the summer when I get tanner.

Next, is a bronzer which has been mentioned before in my other posts:
NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium. This was a complete accidental find. I happened to be in Ulta one day, and there it was. I don’t own a lot of NYX stuff, but based on what I already do have, I would suggest not to overlook this brand when you are walking down the makeup aisle. It’s simply a great bronzer for the price and color, and I see myself always reaching for it.

Finally, my baby. The prettiest one out of the bunch :
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel in Bronze Universal. The most famous out of the bunch. It does the job when I am in a bit of hurry, it may look a bit orangey in the pot but it’s far from orange. It’s just perfect!!

What are your favorite self-tanners and bronzer??

Would love to hear your input, please comment ….



  1. I've heard so many good things about that Chanel bronzer! Must give it a try.

    1. It’s definitely a must have for any makeup lover!!!


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