Summer glow: Two bronzers you need this summer (at every price point)

Without a good bronzer, did you summer skin actually happen?

Okay, so obviously in theory most of us get a great tan (I don’t, but bless self tanners!), but a great bronzer will help define your features and add a nice sun-kissed look to your skin.

I have a ton of different bronzers in my collection in all formulas and price points, and honestly, I can never get enough of this beauty product. Bronzers are so multifunctional and definitely a must in anyone’s collection. Best of all, you really don’t have to break the bank when picking one up as there are so many ones out there to choose from.

I recently got in two new ones and since they are different price points, I wanted to show you that just because it’s expensive doesn’t mean that it might outperform its drugstore counterpart.

Marc Jacob O!Mega bronzer and NYX California Dreamin' bronzer

Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

This giant bronzer from Marc Jacobs Beauty recently joined the O!Mega family, but this time in a coconut scent!

Limited-edition in two shades, this oversized bronzer (C$65) delivers micro-fine, jet-milled powder that blends seamlessly into your skin for a matte finish and a “I just spent all day in the sun” kind of look. The original O!Mega bronzer came in a black compact with one shade, whereas this one has two to choose from in a noticeable white compact. There’s two shades to choose from as well, Tan-Tastic (a more neutral bronze), as well as Tantalize (a warm deep bronze).

I got Tan-Tastic and absolutely love this bronzer. It leaves a nice natural finish on the skin, so it looks like the sun graced my skin as opposed to an actual bronzer. This particular palette also has a light coconut fragrance to it, so it instantly puts you in a summer mood as soon as you open it.

Compared to other more luxury bronzers I’ve tried lately (the Fenty bronzer and the Dior DiorSkin one), I do feel like this gives off more colour and although it’s pricey, you do get a lot of product (although I will note that some of the reviewers on Sephora are saying it’s actually hollow between the product and pan). I think that the shade Tan-Tastic, which is the one I got, would suit a number of skin tones and I love how natural it looks on the skin.  It really does give you the perfect amount of coverage on the first try and if you want to build it up, that’s totally doable as well.

Marc Jacob O!Mega bronzer and NYX California Dreamin' bronzer

NYX Cosmetics California Beamin’ Face and Body Bronzer

On the other side of the spectrum is the new NYX Cosmetics California Beamin’ Face & Body Bronzer. This giant bronzer (I don’t know what it is about bronzers and brands making them XL) is available in six different shades and features a satin finish.

This bronzer also goes on nicely, although I will note that you may want to apply it with a little bit of a lighter hand since I found that it does a really great job at dispensing the product (although to be fair, I was sent the shade The OC, which is on the darker side).

This bronzer delivers the perfect contour of sun-kissed glow, and at only C$13.99 (on sale right now for C$6.99!), you’re getting great value with this one (especially since it’s so big!). I will note though that this does have a hint of shimmer in it, so if you are looking for something more matte, I would look elsewhere.

Marc Jacob O!Mega bronzer and NYX California Dreamin' bronzer swatched

So if I had to choose one over the other? I do think that the Marc Jacobs Beauty one gives you a more natural-looking glow, but the price point between them is different that if you’re looking for something more affordable, the NYX California Beamin’ is a great contender.

Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.

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