My Hunt for the Perfect Bronzer

Our community of Birchbloggers is a vibrant bunch of beauty-loving ladies from all corners of the blogosphere. This month we’re featuring New York City-based sisters Valerie and Michelle Bar, the dynamic duo behind Pass the Rouge.

I’ve always admired celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Mila Kunis, and (most of all) Beyoncé—not just because of their impeccable style and show-stopping talents, but because of their seriously glowing skin. Don't get me wrong—I know these celebs have a “glam squad” of makeup artists and stylists at their beck and call—but I’ve always wanted to achieve their flawless, radiant skin on my own. Thus began my search for the perfect bronzer.

Over the last few months I’ve tried countless brands and variations, ranging from high-end formulas to drugstore finds. While most left me with a subtle glow, none of them gave me the “Beyoncé factor” I craved—that is until (after racking up a decent amount of Birchbox Points—score!) I purchased MAKE’s Solstice Bronzer on a whim. Unlike other bronzers, MAKE’s formula combines four different shades to give my skin a warm, natural glow. I use a giant fluffy brush and apply the product where the sun naturally hits my face—my forehead, cheekbones, and chin. If you’re a fan of contouring, you can achieve a chiseled look by applying the matte shades to the hollows of your cheeks using a small, dense brush.

Effortless to apply,easy to blend, and leaves your skin with a sun-kissed glow? Needless to say, I love it so much I’ve already purchased two backups.

—Michelle Bar

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