If all the bare arms at the BeautyMNL office are any indication, summer is kind of, sort of, here! Wouldn’t you agree? Between the bright yellow mornings and increasingly muggy evenings, we’re inclined to say the season has changed—and our makeup choices along with it.
Photo: @jlo on Instagram. Bronzer: Missha Mineral Ball Blusher #2 Bronzer is a kikay kit stuffer that always seems to come in second to everyday pink blush. But when it’s warm out, everyone suddenly wants to be a golden goddess. That pot of burnished powder once again sees the light of day, tossed into woven totes with bottles of coconut water and pulled out for touch-ups on sultry beach nights.
So, when’s the last time you used your bronzer—or bronzing body lotion, for that matter? Better check the expiration date, because we’ve got a roundup of glow-getters you seriously shouldn’t miss. J to the L.O., hello!


Lightly dust your bronzer at the top of your forehead, over your cheekbones, and down the center of your nose. Keyword: lightly. You just a need touch of product to look a little more golden.
1 Bobbi Brown’s Bronzing Powder in Natural, P2,250
2 Missha’s Mineral Blusher Powder #2, on sale at P1,424
3 Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick Compact, P2,650
4 Buxom’s Hot Escapes Bronzer in Tahiti, P1,965
5 Tony Moly’s Crystal Blusher in Bronzing Brown, P328
6 Pop Beauty’s Bronze Beam in Peach Bronze, on sale at P600
7 NARS’ Bronzing Powder in Irrésistiblement, P1,950


Some bronzing lotions amplify your tan as you lay out on the beach, while others make you glow without any assistance from the sun.
8 Neutrogena’s Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Lotion, P570
9 Maui Babe Browning Lotion, on sale at P1,080
10 The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil, P995

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