21 Best and Worst Bronzers for Summer

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THE WORST NO. 5: PHYSICIANS FORMULA HEALTHY WEAR SPF 50 PRESSED BRONZER, $14.95
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.9
Why: While the initial lure of a bronzer with SPF 50... more 
Photo by: Totalbeauty.com
THE WORST NO. 5: PHYSICIANS FORMULA HEALTHY WEAR SPF 50 PRESSED BRONZER, $14.95
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.9
Why: While the initial lure of a bronzer with SPF 50 was appealing, reviewers say the results left them unsatisfied. "The color is orangey" and "not bronzy enough." One reader says, "It makes me look like an Oompa Loompa." While another woman says, "It makes me look weird, sparkly, and orange tinted. Worst of all, after I use this bronzer, it makes me break out everywhere!"
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When it comes to bronzer, it's far too easy to accidentally look like a muddy Oompa Loompa instead of a glowing Jessica Alba, so we asked makeup artist Nick Barose for some application tips.

Step 1: Pick a color that's one shade darker than your natural skin color.

Step 2: Use a big, fluffy brush and tap off any excess product before swiping it on your face.

Step 3: Concentrate most of the color at your temples and along the cheekbones. And without double dipping, lightly brush across your nose and chin.

Now that you know how to apply bronzer, all you need is to find the right one for you. We've got you covered with our readers' 21 best and worst bronzer picks.

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