Call me a late bloomer, but I'm only just coming around to this whole bronzer thing. Probably the main reason I sat out the JLo years—when being über-tanned was de rigueur—was because they used to make bronzing products with so much sparkle and pigment that it scared me away.
The powders they make now—like Josie Maran's bronzer—are much improved, although I can't say I'm in the habit of using them every day. However, I am totally down with THIS product: Dr. Hauschka Summer Impressions Bronzing Fluid ($29.95, drhauschka.ca).
Let's call it Bronzer for Dummies.
Here's the deal: it's a fluid that you can either mix with your moisturizer or just dab on in the spots where you want a bit of colour (you know the drill—the highest planes of your face, where the sun would naturally hit).
I've been using the lightest shade, Beige, and trust me—it would work on even the palest of complexions. It's hard to describe, but you end up with this verrrrrry subtle golden glow that picks up the light ever so slightly (but no sparkly bits).
Personally, I find it far less tricky (and screw-up-able) than powders, since you can spread it around with your fingers. And it sinks in quickly for a natural skin finish (sometimes powders can look cakey). Just top it off with some pink cream blush and you're going to look gorgeous, dahling!
Like all Dr. Hauschka products, it's made from natural pigments, plant extracts and minerals—no nasties—so if your skin is sensitive or acne-prone (or if you just like to avoid makeup chemicals), this would be an excellent choice.
ALSO: the scent is am-AZ-ing. Not sure what it is, but you will LOVE.
Now tell me: are you a Dr. Hauschka fan? Have you tried their makeup before? What do you use?