Does this bronzing powder look like it belongs in a drugstore?
I don't think so! The first brand I thought of when I saw the packaging was Guerlain—but it just happens to be the more affordable Physicians Formula.
The whole thing ($19.99, physiciansformula.com) folds into a very chic little portable case, but that's not the only reason it's great. Physicians always does a good job with their bronzers: unlike many mass-market versions, theirs tend not to streak or go orange. (This one is billed as "mistake-proof," in fact—and I can attest to that as I definitely lack the bronzer application skillz.)
Also, beauty eds and makeup artists are always saying you need a big, fluffy brush to apply bronzer. This one doesn't disappoint.