It's like looking at works of art, amiright?! Between the packaging and color of these bronzers, these are two of my favorite summer makeup items so far. So many brands are putting out amazing bronzing powders these days that it is hard to narrow them down, mainly because they have become somewhat of a collector's item at this point!
I am very familiar with using Guerlain bronzers, and this one has been in my top 3 favorites for a few years now. However, I have never tried the ever popular Dior Nude Air Bronzer, and there is always a new one each year with a slight variation in color and composition. I finally bit the bullet this year and bought one to see if it was worth all the buzz and constant repromotion every year. Read on to hear my thoughts on each.
1. Dior Diorskin Nude Air Glow Powder - Dior makeup is always a crowd pleaser because of the packaging and hype, but I do not always run to buy each new collection that is launched. Recently I picked up this foundation which has blown my mind, and during that same shopping trip I decided to finally try one of the Nude Air Bronzers. It is called a Glow Powder technically, but it is dark enough to be a bronzer for my skin. First impressions - this powder has the most delicate and beautiful texture that glides over the skin effortlessly. It always applies evenly and goes on quite sheer though can be built up to give a strong bronzed look. I have been loving it dusted all over my face to give a hint of color or applied more heavily on the cheeks to give them a glow. Though there is slight shimmer, it is minimal and makes the skin look healthy and radiant rather than shimmery and glittery. I don't think I need to pick up each year's new Nude Air launch, but I am so happy to finally have one in my collection.
2. Guerlain Terracotta Pause d'Ete Collector Bronzing Powder Duo - No one does bronzing like Guerlain. It's true - they are the masters of it. And what makes them even more superior over every other line is their wide range of shades that work on every skin tone. This bronzer collection is one of their most popular (and a personal favorite) and has a color to complement the fairest to the deepest of complexions. Their newest limited edition Bronzing Powder is one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen. It has a definite shimmer to it with the gold overspray (it disappears the more you use it), so I only use this on my cheeks rather than the entire face. However, as only Guerlain can do, the shimmer is so finely milled and blendable on the skin that my face ends up having the most perfect radiant glow rather than a disco ball nightmare. The bronzing brush is sold separately but is worth the splurge. It's small enough to travel with, yet the brush itself is better quality than typical travel brushes. It picks up just enough product yet allows you to either dust it on delicately or buff it into the skin for a stronger finish. Guerlain continues it's reign as the winner of bronzing powders with this new launch.
Out of the two, I would say I use the Dior one more frequently because it has a hint less shimmer, though the Guerlain shade is a bit more of what I prefer for my cheeks - bronze with a hint of coral. Either way, they are both stunning and splurge-worthy.
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