Natural bronzers

If you’re like me, now that spring has hit and the sun is coming out, you might be realizing that you are in some serious need of a sun-kissed glow. One simple way to achieve that look (in just a few seconds) is to use a bronzer in your makeup routine! It’s the perfect way to get a sunless, faux glow. 

How to Properly Apply a Bronzer

Before we begin, you might be wondering how to actually use a bronzer! It’s not rocket science, but there are some tips and tricks and you definitely want to avoid overdoing it!

A good rule of thumb is to think of where the sun would naturally contour your face and give you a tan. I like to imagine applying in the shape of a “3” on my face! Start along the outer sides of your upper forehead and lightly sweep the brush along your hairline, then make a fish face and sweep up your cheekbones, and then lightly on your jawline.

How to contour with bronzers

You want to choose a color that complements your skin tone and isn’t too dark (think like 1-2 shades darker than your skin tone). You might also want to pop some bronzer on the tip and sides of your nose (remember, this is where the sun usually hits!). And also your neck and chest because you don’t want to have too drastic of a change from your face. Apply with an angled brush (like this one) for best results and most flawless application!

Natural Mineral Bronzers from The Choosy Chick

100% Pure Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer

This one is a beautiful pressed powder. It naturally uses pigments of cocoa, coffee, tomato, and berries. These luminescent, light-reflective pigments give off a subtle shimmer! A little goes a long way.

Au Naturale Luminous Creme Bronzer Stick

This is a creme stick that is easy to apply and swipe on in just a few seconds! Made with organic oils, it has a subtle glow that is naturally luminous. This is a great option for very dry skin.

Inika Baked Mineral Bronzer

Inika’s baked powder is lightweight, long-wearing, and great for sensitive skin. It’s baked on a terracotta tile in Tuscany, Italy!

Inika Loose Organic Mineral Bronzer

If you prefer a loose powder, this one is for you. Similar to the baked bronzer, it’s lightweight, long-wearing, and great for sensitive skin.

Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer

This pressed bronzer is available in three lovely shades and you can choose from matte or a sheen finish! It has long-lasting, soft buildable color that is made with nourishing argan and pomegranate seed oils.

Lily Lolo Sculpt & Glow Contour Duo

How fun is this duo?! Your secret to creating gorgeous contours and highlights to give the illusion of sky-high cheekbones. You can choose from the darker bronzer or the tan highlight. Or they can even be layered for a more intense look. The possibilities are endless!

There you have it. So many options depending on what you're looking for. Enjoy that warm, sun-kissed glow in just a few seconds 😎


Written by: Becca Tetzlaff

Organically BeccaBecca is a blogger, podcaster, wife, and dog mom from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She’s on a mission to get the word out about chemicals found in our everyday items like makeup, food, and personal care products. She provides education on ways you can live a more holistic life and easy swaps you can make in your routine to naturally safer products. Check out Becca’s blog and catch her on Instagram @organicallybecca.

Becca Tetzlaff