Choosing A Summer Bronzer

Ami Angelowicz | June 1, 2012 - 2:20 pm

It’s not quite summer yet, but I’m ready for that summer glow. I’m not one for self-tanners, so I think bronzers are a great way to get the sunkissed look of a tan without spending hours in the sun, which, having had skin cancer, I’m under strict orders from my dermatologist not to . But there are so many bronzing products it’s hard to know where to begin when choosing. I know I want to go for a liquid or a lotion since powders tend to dry my skin out.  I tested a three liquid bronzers — by NARS,  Benefit and Smashbox respectively — to see which one gave me the exact hint of bronze I was looking for. Here are the pros, cons and my overall ratings of the products.