Makeup Monday: Bronzer Beauties

After actually getting to experience winter this past weekend, I’m content and ready for the warmth of summer! I played in the snow, but now I’m ready to play in the sand. I think there’s a way to go before that happens though!

My favourite way to instantly warm up one’s face and add a little summer to your look is with a bronzer.

I wear them lightly now, and in the summer they are all I wear with a bit of mascara. My requirements for a bronzer are that they don’t streak, don’t look powdery, and they must last through a summer day; I also prefer one that is matte (I have my own natural sheen on hot days….).

If you haven’t used their products before NYX is an affordable brand with intense colour payoff- I would highly recommend their eyeshadows as well as this matte bronzer.

Benefit Cosmetics has over 40 years of experience under their belts, which is why their Hoola bronzer is so perfect. I highly recommend this one for any fairer ladies, and the best part is no orange tones to it whatsoever!

Too Faced uses cocoa powder in their bronzer giving it a slight chocolate scent that is not overbearing. Even with the chocolate in the formula it’s not sticky, but rather a true smooth brown.

Laura Mercier always delivers top notch products, and this bronzer is no exception. Matte and hardworking you won’t have to reapply mid day!

Probably my favourite bronzer of all time, and a bonafide cult classic you can not go wrong with this Nars product. Just be easy when you dust your brush across it, a little goes a long way.

We’ve all had those moments in Target where we through a little something from the cosmetic isle into our over flowing cart. Next time make it this Wet n Wild bronzer. The price means you won’t cry when you accidentally drop it on the bathroom floor, and the smooth tan finish will make you look like you just came back from Fiji- or at least not like you were just freezing under ten blankets before you were forced to leave the house.

I’m super excited to announce a new way to shop the blog! Up till now Makeup Monday and Shopping Saturday posts were created using Polyvore, but now they are through Like It To Know It. A lot of your favourite pictures across the blogging and social media world link to this site, so when you like something you get an email informing where you can purchase the same or a similar item. I’m so excited to be rolling out all sorts of new features through Like It To Know It over the next couple of weeks. Take a second and go sign up here to get involved.

I can’t believe it’s already Monday; I hope each of you have an amazing week!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 29, 2016 / 1:36 pm

      Me too! Thanks for reading. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 28, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      You’re so welcome! Thanks for reading love. Hugs, Kait

  1. January 28, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    NYX seriously is one of the best brands ever. They are affordable, their products are dupes for so many expensive products from other brands and they are cruelty free! Can’t go wrong! Really want to try that bronzer out now!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 28, 2016 / 8:03 pm

      You made so many good points about the brand!!! I really am trying to focus more on cruelty free products- it’s so important! Thank you love. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 28, 2016 / 5:46 pm

      Thanks gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 28, 2016 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you! Hugs, Kait

  2. January 28, 2016 / 11:57 am

    I’ve seen the NY Bronzer float around the web but your post has made want to give it a go lol β™₯

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 28, 2016 / 5:14 pm

      You really cant’ go wrong with it- especially for the price. Hugs, Kait

  3. Jeanelly
    January 28, 2016 / 10:24 am

    I love NYX Cosmetics! Every once in a while I splurge of MAC, Benefit or UD, but sometimes the drug store brands are the bomb!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 28, 2016 / 5:14 pm

      Makeup is like clothes- mixing high and low is the best way to go! Hugs, Kait

  4. Meron Dymphana
    January 28, 2016 / 2:37 am

    I will try NYX products because of the great review you have given them even though I am a die hard fan of mac cosmetics but a change is a good thing. The matte bronzer would really be great because I have an oily skin and I rarely use foundations unless am doing a photo shoot.

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 28, 2016 / 5:13 pm

      I’m the same with being oily and only using foundation for shoots! NYX has the same colour payoff as MAC, I really thing you’ll like it! Hugs, Kait

  5. Sally.
    January 27, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    It’s currently summer here so my current make up is a whole lot of SPF and trying to cover the sunburn. One of my favourite bronzers/contours is actually the one in those sleek palettes. I find it blends very nicely and is just the right shade.

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 28, 2016 / 5:12 pm

      I’m so jealous!!! I’m ready for the warmth. Hugs, Kait

  6. Filipa Jackson
    January 27, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    I mean I’m mixed and I’m bronzer obsessed lol

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 28, 2016 / 5:09 pm

      It really does work for everyone! Hugs, Kait

  7. January 27, 2016 / 11:02 pm

    Such a great post! I’m all about bronzer considering I’m super super pale! My favorite new one is Kat Von D palette… so good! Check it out if you haven’t.

    xo, Jennifer

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 28, 2016 / 5:09 pm

      I’ve only tried Kat Von D lippies! I’m going to have to branch out cause I love those! Hugs, Kait

  8. Elizabeth
    January 27, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    I currently use Too Faced Bronzer and have used the one from Benefit before. I’d say these are 2 of my fav! Great post! Hope ur having an awesome week:-)

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 28, 2016 / 5:08 pm

      They really are great!!! Thank you love. Have a great rest of the week! Hugs, Kait

  9. January 27, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    The NARS is one of my favorites. I used to use the Benefit a long time ago but then one day I didn’t like it.

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 27, 2016 / 10:16 pm

      I do that with products sometimes! Just one day they aren’t the same, and I most onto the next one. Hugs, Kait

  10. Gabrielle
    January 27, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    I completely agree that bronzer is a great way of warming up the face a little as Spring creeps nearer! Congrats on the new way to shop your blog by the way πŸ™‚

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 27, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you love! Bronzers a definitely a little piece of makeup magic. Hugs, Kait

  11. Jen Frick
    January 27, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    Love a good bronze and I’ve been eyeing Too-Face Chocolate Soleil for the longest time! After reading your post, you’ve just convinced me that I need it in my life! I am so excited to shop your looks via Like To Know It!! Congratulations on all of your hard work love! xoxo

    Jen |

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 27, 2016 / 3:22 pm

      You should definitely try it! It would be so perfect on your complexion. Awww thank you love!!! I’m still trying to figure it all out but I’m ΓΌber excited. Hugs, Kait

  12. Ana
    January 27, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    I’ve never been much of a bronzer type of girl, but I’m dying to try the Hoola bronzer! Everybody seems to love it, so why not give it a shot? Also I really like what you said about not leaving any orange undertones, which is just what I’m looking for. Sensing you love, xx

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 27, 2016 / 2:40 pm

      I’m so excited for you to try it! I hope you fall in love. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 27, 2016 / 2:41 pm

      They are both so amazing! Hugs, Kait

  13. elle the Elle Diaries
    January 27, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    I love the way bronzer gives you an instant boost of heath and glow. Great post!
    xx, Elle

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 27, 2016 / 2:39 pm

      That’s the same way I feel about it! Hugs, Kait

  14. Rita
    January 27, 2016 / 11:05 am


    To be honest I have never tried Nars products but every time I see posts or reviews on them I feel like I should do it! After reading your post I feel the need to get something from it, for example, this bronzer!
    I am really loving MAC and Clinique cosmetics, they never dissapoint me but I will try this one out too!
    Thanks for sharing this lovely post!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 27, 2016 / 11:22 am

      You really should give Nars a go! Really smashing lineup of products. MAC is a really great line too! Thank you for reading and have a super week. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 27, 2016 / 11:21 am

      Thank you gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 27, 2016 / 11:20 am

      Thank you Len! Have a great rest of the week beautiful! Hugs, Kait

  15. Alice
    January 27, 2016 / 5:14 am

    What an amazing selection of bronzers! Thanks for the round-up!
    Fashion Soup

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 27, 2016 / 11:20 am

      You’re so welcome! I’m glad you like it. Hugs, Kait

  16. Annie
    January 26, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    Nars really is a cult classic! I actually have one from MAC from a few years ago that just doesn’t seem to want to run out, it was from a D Squared collab and is half bronzer and half highlighter. I love using a brush and just putting it ALL OVER my cheekbones and sides of my nose. I seriously can’t live without bronzer!!
    xo Annie

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 9:22 pm

      It feels like that collection was forever ago!!! I love when products just seem to last forever. I do the same thing with my bronzer- so addicted!!! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 7:51 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Kait

  17. Auna
    January 26, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    Love hearing of new beauty products and this one sounds great! Thank you so much for sharing I will definitely check them out!

    xx Auna |

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 7:51 pm

      You’re so welcome! I hope you find one you love. Hugs, Kait

  18. Shannon Sage
    January 26, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    So many bronzers so little time! I have recently just got into bronzers and so I will read everything I can on them!:) I really want to try hoola! Like you said, they have the experience!! Great picks!:)

    Shannon Sage

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Now’s the time to start experimenting to get your game on point for summer! Thank you love. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      You’ll love bronzer when you try it! Good luck! Hugs, Kait

  19. Baltisoul
    January 26, 2016 / 11:02 am

    I am so looking forward to summer! I really love products with cocoa powder, they have a wonderful smell feel amazing on my skin. πŸ™‚


    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      I would love to try more products with it! I can’t wait for summer either. Every day is one day closer! Hugs, Kait

  20. Taylor Aube
    January 26, 2016 / 10:46 am

    I need a new bronzer desperately! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ I don’t know how I’ve made it over a year without some… haha! I’m just not really a makeup girl.

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 7:58 pm

      I totally get that! I’m all for quick and easy- powder and mascara in winter, bronzer and mascara in summer. Have an amazing week gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

  21. cvetybaby
    January 26, 2016 / 9:59 am

    Such an amazing review! Thanks for sharing you opinion! I’m a big fan of NYX and definitely will give it a try!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 7:58 pm

      I hope you like it as much as I do! Hugs, Kait

  22. Ruthie
    January 26, 2016 / 3:46 am

    LOVE a good makeup review. These products are awesome!! xo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 9:52 am

      Awesome like you! Thank you gorgeous. Hugs, Kait

  23. Pear
    January 26, 2016 / 1:13 am

    I’ve heard nothing but amazing things from all these bronzer choices! My current obsession is the Too Faced brand – the perfect shade for me!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 9:52 am

      It’s such a great true bronze- no orange shade at all! If the Too Faced is your fav, definitely try the NARS. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 9:51 am

      I agree! Thank you for stopping by. Hugs, Kait

  24. January 25, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    I have Too Faced bronzer and absolutely love it’s texture and smell! Great to know about other products too!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 9:50 am

      It’s so weird it smells like chocolate, but it’s so great. Have a fantastic week! Hugs, Kait

  25. January 25, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    This is such a great round up! I’m almost out of my current bronzer and definitely might try something new! Have a great week!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 9:50 am

      I hope you give one of these a go! You can’t go wrong with any of them. Have a super day gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 9:49 am

      Their lippies are great! They always have such great colour payoff. Hugs, Kait

  26. January 25, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    You have me wanting to try out some new products! And definitely craving the warmer weather!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 9:48 am

      Trying new ones is always so much fun! I’m so ready for it. Hugs, Kait

  27. January 25, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    Love your reviews, Kait. I like MAC bronzer. I should try NYX and NARS as well. Thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 9:47 am

      NYX is great, especially the price! I need to try some MAC ones. Hugs, Kait

  28. Trang Do
    January 25, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    Love bronzer!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 9:47 am

      Bronzer is the bestest! Thank you for your continued support love. Hugs, Kait

  29. janna doan
    January 25, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    kait–congrats on LTKit babe!!! seriously so happy for you!! BTW–great picks on bronzers! xoxo,

    janna |

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 9:45 am

      Thank you Janna!!!! I’m so so so excited about it. I hope you have a fantastic week love. Hugs, Kait

  30. Marciabcreative
    January 25, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I love benefit cosmetics!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 26, 2016 / 9:45 am

      Me too! Their concealers are amazing! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 25, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Thank you! I’m the same way. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 25, 2016 / 7:31 pm

      Thank you love! Hugs, Kait

  31. Ela
    January 25, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    I can’t wait for warm summer days too, we’ve had enough cold! I like the warmth bronzers give, I’m loving theBalm Bahama mama at the moment, it is really good.

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 25, 2016 / 7:31 pm

      I’ve heard good things about that one! I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Kait

  32. Jalisa
    January 25, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing, Kait! It looks like I need to try out NARS and Benefit because I tried one from IT Cosmetics and hated it, which was a shame because I love their highlighter and blush in the trio. Thanks again for your helpful suggestions and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, beauty!



    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 25, 2016 / 4:46 pm

      The Nars is a bit deeper with shimmer, whereas the Benefit is a flat matte. I highly suggest trying either! Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing week gorgeous. Hugs, Kait

  33. Yasmin
    January 25, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    Congrats on your new shop! I love bronzer. MAC also has a good one. I feel like bronzer gives me that J.Lo look when I want to look glamorous.

    xx Yasmin

  34. Kasey
    January 25, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    I am so picky with bronzers! I am a big fan of matte bronzers, and they can’t be orange. There are so many things that can go wrong with brozer haha. Great share πŸ™‚ Have a lovely week!

    xx Kasey

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 25, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      There really are soooo many things that can be scary about them. Matte is a good starting point, and never ever orange. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 25, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      Those are the best kind! Hugs, Kait

  35. Shell
    January 25, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    I love NYX cosmetics! However, I have NEVER tired any kind of bronzers….like ever! LOL
    I need a tutorial!
    xo, Shell

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 25, 2016 / 4:43 pm

      No bronzers at all??!! Girl we are having a makeup date!!!! You have the most gorgeous olivey skin, and you’ll love bronzers. Hugs, Kait

  36. January 25, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    I love bronzer! Especially in summer .My faves are Channel, rimmel & Bobbi Brown. For sure rimmel 022 ( the best πŸ™‚ )
    Awesome post as always, beauty!
    Have a happy and super cozy week ahead.
    Xox, Raysa

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 25, 2016 / 12:55 pm

      Oooo the Rimmel on is amazing- I forgot to add it. You’re always so sweet! Thanks for stopping by Raysa. Hugs, Kait

  37. Len Parent
    January 25, 2016 / 9:11 am

    Amazing post babe! Love this! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great week!
    Much love, Len

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 25, 2016 / 12:54 pm

      Thank you Len! I hope your weekend was fantastic. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 25, 2016 / 12:53 pm

      Thank you! Have an amazing Monday. Hugs, Kait

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