The (Natural Looking) Bronzers & Highlighters You Girls Need to Know About

I don’t know about you girls, but I’m all about a bronzed glowy Summer Makeup look. I honestly use my bronzers and highlighters year-round (huge fan of contouring here!) but I tend to tone things down a bit as we head into Winter, even though I use most of the same products. If you girls are looking for the bronzers and highlights to either fake a little tan or enhance a natural one, plus to give that effortless glow of a good highlighter, keep reading for my holy grail products!

charlotte tilbury bronzer



makeup must haves

(wearing Lip Liner in the color “Iconic Nude“)


First, let’s talk about brushes. You girls know by now that I love ARTIS brushes because they give such a flawless finish and they set everything super well. I love this one for blending bronzer in a natural way (no streaks involved!) and it is SO soft! And then for contouring, I’ve used this brush forever which is awesome!

This is a great everyday bronzer that gives more of a matte finish and lasts all damn day which I appreciate. I use the color Medium 2 and love that it’s matte. I can’t get down with the shimmery bronzers so I always gravitate to the matte ones that look more natural in my opinion.

I lalalove this Brush & Bronze Stick because you get a lot of control with your application. It’s one of my fave products for contouring and the colors are GORG. I use Bondi Bae which is a really pretty bronze color then use the built-in brush to blend. Such an easy product for traveling and multi-tasking too!

Here’s a budget-friendly Blendable Bronzing Stick that’s one of my fave drug store products for contouring and definition on your cheeks, jawline, nose, etc. I use the toffee color and did I mention this is $6?! I just recommend going 213 shades darker than your skin tone. Here’s my department store version that I’ve also used for years in ‘Honey Almond’.



You girls have definitely seen me talk about this Glow Stick Illuminator and it’s always in my makeup bag. Love that it’s a stick and user-friendly & it gives a super natural glow. It’s so natural looking and super easy to blend.

Found these Liquid Illuminator Drops this summer and I’m OBSESSED! A little bit goes a long way and the container will last you forever! I use this for more of night out look when I want something that will really pop! The colors are gorg and perf for giving your face an extra boost of color (kinda a tan, bronzer, and highlight all in one and soooo pretty!. I’m also into this Glow Hydrating Spray for the body which gives a flattering glow to areas like your collar bone, shoulders, etc

This Bronze & Glow Contour Duo is the best of a bronzer and highlighter and wroth the splurge, ladies! I’ve been using his for over 6 years and while it is a bit of a splurge it will last you forever! Another great multi-tasker that lasts forever and is nice and buildable, so you can start natural and build darker.


Have you ladies tried any of these?! What’s your go to highlighter and bronzer?!

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