Summer is one of the most highly-anticipated seasons for beauty junkies—and it has nothing to do with vacation. Sunshine signals us to pack on the bronzer, which enhances—or fakes!—sun-kissed skin, depending on how much Vitamin Sea you take.

You’d be surprised at what a wash of bronze can do to your face. It lends a healthy warmth to the skin and adds soft definition, like you’ve contoured without actually contouring. Even when summer gives way to monsoon season, bronzer helps you cheat that J.Lo glow—and boy, do we love ourselves some J.Lo. Our two current faves, below!

SPLURGE: Han Cosmetics Bronzer, P800
The cocoa-infused Han Cosmetics Bronzer doesn’t just smell delicious—it looks divine on the skin. This 100% natural blend contains everything you could want in a cheek product: moisturizing cocoa butter, oil-controlling rice powder, protective antioxidants, and a sigh-inducing chocolate scent. When dusted over the skin, it leaves a warm, matte, soft-focus effect. And don’t worry about going overboard—the buildable, rosy-brown pigment delivers the right amount of color, every time. It might go for P800 a pop, but you won’t hit pan ‘til the -ber months.

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SAVE: Pink Sugar Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color in South Beach, P499
If you’re looking for something with a little more shimmer, Pink Sugar’s HD Cheek Color in South Beach is worth a dusting. This high-definition formula is a flattering medium brown infused with fine flecks of golden shimmer. It creates a believable tan and lends subtle radiance to the skin. In other words, it’s perfect for soft contouring in the summer. For P499, this local creation gives luxury bronzer a run for its money.

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What’s your pick: Han’s all-natural creation or Pink Sugar’s gold-flecked goodie?

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