Summer Bronzers

Temporary bronzing powders and creams have become a staple in our beauty bags, all year round. There is a huge selection available, some of which will leave you more tandoori chicken than sun kissed beauty.

The key is that old saying “less is more” and to always use a quality brush to apply. Try Bloom’s Soft Dual Mineral Brush for powder bronzers.

Here is our shortlist of bronzers for summer 2010 / 2011:

Bloom Bronzing Powder in Aloha

The name says it all, Aloha baby…please take me to Hawaii!

Bronzing Powder

A compact with mirror, the colour is a nice, natural shade and it contains sunscreen and lavender essential oil making it smell luscious too.

RRP: $35.00 / Stockist: (03) 9421 0200

B Collection by Bloom Pure Mineral Bronze

While we are in the land of Bloom, mineral girls will adore the Pure Mineral Bronze from their special B Collection by Bloom.

Ipanema Bronze 1

RRP: $34.95 / Stockist: All Target Stores Nationally or call (03) 9421 0200

Too Faced Pure Bronze

Another mineral selection is Too Faced Pure Bronze, the container has a nifty little lid to stop powder leaking everywhere.

Kit Cosmetics_Too Faced_Aqua Bunny Bronzer_21.06.10

This one bronzes and illuminates and contains “real crushed freshwater pearls”. Dreamy…

RRP: $49.95 / Stockist: Available from Kit Cosmetics 1800 705 800 or

Jane Iredale So Bronze 1

This is a little bit luxe with its gold compact in a black velvet bag.

So-Bronze 1There is a mirror and sponge for touch ups on the go, So Bronze is a good little blush alternative.

RRP: $90.00 / Stockist: 1300 850 008

Pop Beauty Tan in a Pan in Butterscotch Bronze

Tan in a Pan has two shades, one to bronze and one to highlight. Packaging is a plus with a cute mirror and snap shut design.

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The best thing about this product is that it is WATERPROOF…so you can wear it to the beach, and swim in it too.

RRP: $49.95 / Stockist: Available from Kit Cosmetics 1800 705 800 or

Fake Bake Bronzy Babe Bronzer

Fake Bake are tanning experts so it’s little wonder they decided to release a bronzer too. A strong compact with mirror and pressed powder, this is quite sheet but can be gradually built up depending on your skintone.

Fake Bake Bronzy Babe

Especially suitable for oily skin, it knocks out the shine.

RRP: $24.95 / Stockist:

Benefit One Hot Minute

The tin this comes in is cute, cute cute! Softly sweep this everywhere you want some colour including cheeks, decolletage and neck.


Also comes with an applicator brush, this “wow” colour can be worn with or without foundation.

RRP: $54.00 / Stockist: 02) 8353 5000

Youngblood Mineral Radiance in Sunshine

A simple black compact with mirror and bronzer, the name is Sundance and that’s exactly what this colour is – dancing sunshine in a box.

Mineral Radiance- Sundance

It’s mineral, it’s talc and paraben free and will give you a lusty glow.

RRP: $72.00 / Stockist: 1800 625 387

Bys Baked High Shine Bronzer

Bys are a good brand for budget beauty, their Baked High Shine Bronzer looks more daunting than what it actually is.


The colour is a bronzed gold and has a touch of shimmer, wear it out with your summer party dress.

RRP: $6.95 / Stockist:

NP Set Liquid Vale in Buenos Aires

A liquid bronzer in a cute glass bottle, this product has a push lid to hygienically disperse the product without hand dipping. The colour is rich but can be blended for a more subtle look.


Because it’s a creamy formula it has the benefit of feeling moisturing to your skin.

RRP: $30.00 / Stockist: Available from Napolean Perdis concept stores, Target and David Jones nationally.

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