My Favorite Bronzer for Dry and Maturing Skin | Makeup Wars

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Well, it's that time, again. Makeup Wars and I can just hear your mental groan. "Great. She's going to trot out a long, drawn out roundup of half of the shit in her makeup case. How long is it going to take me to scroll through this TL/DR tribute to long windedness?" Cheer up, gentle reader. I'm taking it easy on you, today.

This week's Makeup Wars theme is Extending That Summer Glow and I chose to natter about my favorite bronzer. I have one. One favorite bronzer. If you think I'm picky about the foundations I use, you should see the process a bronzer undergoes to qualify to join my makeup collection, much less be considered my favorite. Many are called, very few are chosen. I own I think... three? bronzers and only one qualifies as my go to, reach for it every time, buy another one when the old one runs out favorite.

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With it's delicately whimsical gold compact complete with a full sized mirror in the lid, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer, $30.00 is pure Too Faced whimsy and it is is pretty enough to decorate my dressing table or to pop into my handbag for on the go primping. On the go primping is big for me. I need to keep my look fresh, no matter where I am.

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Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer is a beautiful, sweetly chocolaty, finely milled powder intended for medium to tan skin tones but I find that it works beautifully for my fair complexion, as well. I prefer bronzer for deeper skin tones than my own because in my experience, lighter bronzers can tone orange on me. Not, we can all agree the best look unless you work at Charlie's Chocolate Factory.

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I like to apply my bronzer with a large, whisper soft, not too firm brush. I don't use bronzer for contouring and a soft, sun kissed glow on the high planes of my face is more flattering to me than an all out all over bronzing. My bronzer goes on in the classic E and 3 pattern then across the bridge of my nose and out and on my chin, keeping the pressure very light, softly swirling and buffing it into my skin. In spite of it being matte, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer is lovely on dry/mature skin, thanks to it's fine, creamy smooth formula. This bronzer never looks patchy, dry or gives me those "dirty streaks" that none of us like.

Ingredients:
Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Benzyl Benzoate, Flavor (Aroma), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzyl Alcohol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

Bronzer is a perfect way to help extend that lovely, sunshine glow as the days start getting shorter and the cooler temperatures descend. What are your favorite bronzers? My fellow Makeup Wars bloggers are sharing their faves, too! Scroll to the end to find the gallery and pay them all a visit.

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16 comments

  1. Chocolate Soliel is one of my fave in the Winter. It gives just the right amount of color when my skin is super pale!

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    1. It's so fabulous for fair skin. It gives that warm, natural glow, no orange.

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  2. Forgive me sister for I can't wear this! The chocolate annoys me to no end. I can barely wear the TF Chocolate palettes that I have.

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    1. I can see that, because it's so aromatic. :D

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  3. I only have a sample of this and love it. What is the pink thing on which you've placed this bronzer? It's so purrrrty!

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    1. Isn't this a gorgeous bronzer? The pink thing is a lid off of a Bath and Body Works candle I bought, last year. I loved the hammered rose gold effect and hung on to it. :D

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  4. Sounds like a really nice bronzer! I don't own this but wouldn't mind giving it a try in the future

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    1. It is a good one, the formula is lovely.

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  5. Chocolate soleil will always have a special place in my heart as the first bronzer I ever owned!

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  6. I have that bronzer in a palette from a few summers ago. I had no idea it came in such a pretty jar!

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  7. This sounds amazing. I have dry skin and I'm maturing so I think I'll check it out! ;-)

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  8. That is a standard staple for when I don't know what to use. and it smells so good!

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  9. I love the chocolate bronzer but mine doesn't have the GORGEOUS packaging that yours does. So pretty!

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  10. I'm so in love with the packaging! You captured it beautifully!

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