Let’s face it: as much as we’d all love to spend our afternoons poolside, it’s more likely the majority of us will spend them at our desks. Still, it doesn’t mean you have to look like you’ve been living in a cave. Thanks to bronzer, you can have that touch-of-sun glow even if you’ve never left the office with these tried-and-true miracle workers priced to suit your budget.
Bargain: The Physicians Formula Multi-Colored Face Powder Palette ($12 @ Drugstore.com) gives you soft, even coverage that works well with most skin tones. Plus, it’s mineral-based so it’s safe for sensitive skin.
Basic: For a sheer tint of slightly shimmery color, try CARGO’s BeachBlush ($26 @ Sephora.com). Thanks to the complementary shades and touch of blush, you get a customized application of flushed color that’s just right any time of summer.
Swank: The Lancome Star Bronzer Poudre Soleil ($34.50 @ Lancome.com) offers your basic bronzing action, but builds and blends to the perfect level of sun-kissed color.
Bourgeois: For all out luxurious bronzing, nothing beats the Yves Saint Laurent ‘Mosaic’ Sun Powder Palette ($57 @ Nordstrom.com) complete with a touch of shimmer to reduce the appearance of fine lines and to give the skin that extra touch of radiance.
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