GOLD, COPPER, TERRACOTTA, AND MORE Your Best Make-up Choices for an Impressive Bronze Look!

A bronze look is the classic for ladies who love the expression of golden warmth. Deeply seductive, a great bronzing effect exudes sophistication, and can be best achieved with these premium cosmetic brands!

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There is nothing that can instantly give us a natural warm aura than a sun-kissed makeup look. Whether in summer or winter, a bronze look is perfect for a subtle golden tan as well as for characterful effects with intense coral tones. Nowadays, we find at any time of the year a large selection of alternatives for both options, which can wonderfully emphasize our complexion, lips, and eyes with an individual golden sheen!

You will find bellow a great selection of makeup products to achieve your perfect bronze look!

The Bronzing Powder

The bronzing powder is the absolute basic of a gorgeous bronze look. As an unbeatable classic for brownish accents, it enriches your complexion with a soft golden accent, regardless of your color type. The rage of high-quality bronze powders is very large: Whether with a slight shimmer or matt, with rather light, amber-like, or deeper brown shades, we find today good choices for all possible preferences. There is only one thing we should never forget about bronzing powder: less is more!


Guerlain offers a wide variety of bronze powders for diverse makeup looks. While the Guerlain Bronzing Powder Terracotta Light is perfect for those who are keen on brown-pinkish accents with a golden sheen, the Guerlain Terracotta Powder Sun Trio turns out to be the best choice for a well-contoured, silky tan. The Guerlain Météorites powder pearls in the shade “Doré” are very subtle, translucent, and slightly shimmering, and best suited for a very delicate, airy golden look!

Estée Lauder, Sensai, and Clinique

If you are constantly on the go and in need of a “quick” flawless complexion, you will know very well how extraordinarily practical a good compact powder in a single shade can be. Bronzing powders in this form are available in their finest versions like Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess for a well matted, fine brown complexion, Sensai Silky Bronze Sun Protective Compact for a sun-protected, waterproof, and silky finish, and Clinique True Bronze for a slightly shimmering, sun-kissed look with sun protection and an anti-aging effect!

Lancaster, Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent

Bronzing powders that offer several shades in one product are perfect for multitasking fans! A good alternative for everyday use is for instance Lancaster Sun Care 365 Sun Bronzing with a pleasant fragrance and four matt shades without glossy particles. A very refined effect can be reached with Yves Saint Laurent Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones, with a subtle shimmer, as well as with Dior Diorskin Mineral Nude Bronze, with a selection of four delicate brown shimmery shades. All three are ideal for a perfectly contoured finish!

The Right Blush

The ladies who opt to add a brighter accent to their light, delicate tans will never do without blush shades with light coral or terracotta shades. Used very moderately on the cheekbones, these colors provide a nice warmth, and create a radiant mood even in the cloudy winter months. Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Blush in the “Wild Sunset” shade, Lancôme Blush Subtil 2.0 in the “Sorbet de Corail” shade and Yves Saint Laurent Couture Blush in the “Orange Perfecto” shade are ideal for this purpose.

Terracotta Shimmer

An orange or coral red shimmer can be easily found in lip glosses or lip balms. If you want an intense glossy finish, you can opt for the Dior Rouge Liquid Lipstick in the shade 442 “Impetuous Metal”, a liquid lipstick with a metallic, satin effect. The Dior Lip Glow Dewy lip balm in the shade 4 “Coral” has a very subtle effect, since it softly enhances your lips with a delicate coral shine. A special kind of lip balm, the Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Liquid Color Balm in the shade 5 “Watch Me Orange” ensures long-lasting care, smooth shine, and literally works “overnight”.

Coral Lips

intense coral lips are perfect for energetic power women and flatter the bronze look best when selected in their creamiest, richest and most glamorous versions. Guerlain KissKiss lipstick in shade 344 “Sexy Coral” with a silky, smoothing effect and Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in shade 66 “Orange Sacrée” with a particularly nourishing, color-intensive effect, are beautiful alternatives. The moisturizing Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in the shade “Le Orange“ skillfully offers a finely pigmented, satin finish, as well.

Golden Brown Accents

Ladies who prefer deeper shades with a characterful effect will love a color that perfectly matches the bronze look: golden brown! This nuance can be best applied either with a subtle, shiny touch, or with a richer consistency for a more dramatic effect. Dior Rouge Diorific High Fashion in shade 5 “Glory” is rich and satin-finished at the same time, and can easily fulfill both wishes. The Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss in the shade “Bronze Idol” presents itself delicately, with a silky, weightless effect. At last, Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock’n Shine in the shade 2 “Cacao Bounce” creates more and more glitter!

Mineral Eyeshadows

A bronze look is masterfully accomplished if it combines sunny nuances with a soft dramatic depth. While our complexion, lips, and cheeks do justice to the radiance of late summer warmth, our eyes can easily acquire an autumnal-wintery touch with gorgeous mineral shades. The Dior 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palette in the color 567 “Adore” with shimmering golden, silver, and brown shades, the bareMinerals Gen Nude eyeshadow palette in the color “Copper” with six matt, satin, and metallic copper shades as well as the Guerlain Golden Eye eyeshadow palette with ten different matt and metallic hues are best suited for this effect!

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