I can’t vouch for the full-on waterproofness of Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze ($4.99), because I’m still waiting to find myself caught in a downpour with the original cast of Magic Mike, which to my mind is the ideal (and perfectly plausible) testing scenario.
But until said situation plays out — and it’s only a matter of time before it happens, obviously — I’ll just continue adoring this matte bronzer for other reasons, and there are SO, SO MANY OF THEM, starting with the wonderful price.
It’s only $5! — but it might as well cost $45, because that’s how good it looks. It looks natural, applies smoothly and evenly, and lasts all day long, too, without appearing streaky, powdery or heavy. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear this stuff was by Bobbi Brown.
**SALE ALERT** The Rimmel Natural Bronzers (Sun Bronze is one of four shades) are on BOGO (buy one, get one for 50% off) right now at Ulta, so you could get a second one for just $2.50 more, which means two bronzers for $7.50! Three cheers for saving mad money, ma!
OK, so…bronzers can be quite tricky. I mean, you can’t just grab any old pan off the shelf and expect to look like J. Lo postin’ up on her yacht.
Me? I gravitate toward golden tan bronzers, because when I reach for bronzers that are too warm or orange instead, I end up looking like the perkiest Oompa Loompa in Charlie’s chocolate factory, you know what I’m sayin’?
And it’s no bueno.
Buttery medium tan Sun Bronze has warm golden undertones, neither too warm nor orange, and it warms up my face in a way that looks natural and completely legit.
It’s also easy to use and to apply quickly. Buffing it is a breeze, and as long as you do minimal blending, you won’t end up with stripey-stripes on yo’ cheeks.
The long-running Unsung Heroes series here on Makeup and Beauty Blog features some of my all-time favorite permanent collection products.
Oh! — and it even doubles as a crease color. When I hit the road or take a trip, sometimes I’ll use it as my main matte transition color.
While many of life’s many mysteries continue to elude me, like why the world needed a sequel to Magic Mike (was that really necessary?), I know this to be true: Rimmel Sun Bronze is a must-have staple in this bronzer lover’s makeup bag. It’s redonkulously affordable, adds flattering warmth to the skin, and it’s incredibly easy to find, because it’s available now online, and at drugstores and Ulta.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. What a wonderful day, my friend. 🙂 TGIF! Is it just me, or did this week fly by?
Do you have any plans this weekend? Nothing concrete for me yet, but El Hub and I were thinking about going kayaking on the Russian River, depending on the weather tomorrow. It’s supposed to cool down quite a bit — maybe even too much to enjoy the river.
I’m also petsitting for some family friends, which I’m very excited about, not gonna lie, because the gig involves a floofy kitty and an outgoing bunny rabbit.
Tabs will very likely protest when he catches a whiff of either one on my hands, but his royal highness will just have to get over it.
Enjoy your Friday! 🙂