How Do I Choose the Best Mineral Bronzer? (with picture)

Nicky Sutton
Nicky Sutton
The best mineral bronzers even out skin tone and provide sheer coverage.
The best mineral bronzers even out skin tone and provide sheer coverage.

Choose a mineral bronzer that evens out skin tone, and provides sheer and flawless coverage to blemishes and spots. It should apply smoothly to your skin and be neither oily nor drying. Look for a brand of mineral bronzer that has a range of natural looking shades. The best bronzer produces a natural sun kissed look without appearing brassy.

Mineral bronzers are often preferred over regular bronzing powders due to their superior coverage. They should cover blemishes and wrinkles easily and flawlessly, creating a tanned appearance without looking brassy or orange. Colors within a mineral bronzer range should be made up of natural shades that suit different skin tones. Choose a shade of bronzer that is one or two shades darker than your own skin to achieve a natural tanned appearance. Avoid bronzer in muddy looking shades as these can produce a patchy or dirty look, instead of a sun kissed appearance.

The best mineral bronzers contain shimmer particles that produce a radiant glow. Mineral bronzers are usually supplied as loose powder or pressed powder, and both must apply evenly and adhere to your skin without being sticky or clumpy. It should provide even and sheer coverage and not be visible, for example, in sunlight or close up. Good quality bronzer applies well using a brush, without producing a thick, unnatural looking layer on your face. Choose a bronzer that blends well using brushes or your fingertips, leaving no patchy marks.

Your mineral bronzer should not irritate your skin or cause an allergic reaction. It should be dermatologically tested and state this on the product packaging. Expect the bronzer to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, with built-in UV protection.

Quality mineral bronzers often contain vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamins C, and vitamin E that help to nourish skin and maintain a youthful appearance. If you suffer from acne, or have scars, blemishes or wrinkles, the bronzer must be able to provide coverage. Try different products to see which provides you with the most flawless complexion. You may want to apply your bronzer to other parts of your body other than your face, for example, to your legs or shoulders, to produce smooth looking, tanned skin. The best mineral bronzer should produce this effect whether on your face or on other parts of your body.

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    • The best mineral bronzers even out skin tone and provide sheer coverage.
      The best mineral bronzers even out skin tone and provide sheer coverage.