Bronzers | 2016 Editor's Favorites

Top 10 of 2016: Bronzers

These are my favorite bronzers that I’ve reviewed in the last year! I tend to favor bronzers with rosier tones and a little bit of shimmer, though you’ll find some more traditional options on my best of list for 2016!

What were your favorites?

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02. Santos Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek

LELimited Edition. $8.00/0.15 oz.

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ColourPop Santos Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a "soft golden bronze." It's a slightly muted, medium-dark bronzy brown with...

ColourPop Santos Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a "soft golden bronze." It's a slightly muted, medium-dark bronzy brown with...

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ColourPop The Golden Child Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a "soft, coppery gold." It's a muted, medium-dark rosy bronze with...

ColourPop The Golden Child Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a "soft, coppery gold." It's a muted, medium-dark rosy bronze with...

ColourPop Might Be Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had...

ColourPop Might Be Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had...

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CoverGirl Bronze (200) TruBlend Bronzer ($9.99 for 0.10 oz.) is a golden, medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. [written_dupes...

CoverGirl Bronze (200) TruBlend Bronzer ($9.99 for 0.10 oz.) is a golden, medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. [written_dupes...

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Sadly, I missed out on both CP Santos ? and Golden Child. Womp, womp womp.
Maybe they’ll bring them back in one of their brief comebacks…one can only hope?
Favorite I found this year was one in an Ipsy bag from a brand I had never heard of before: Temptu. It’s a liquid bronzer that actually does a great job of holding up even during Monsoon heat and humidity. Mine is labeled “Warm Glow” .

I think Java Sun was my favorite, it looked like the color I sunburn after I have a touch of tan. I know that sounds terrible, but it would be authentic. I never got to swatch it and at that price it’s not something I’d use often so I didn’t get it. I’ll have to re-visit some of the CP ones.

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