I’ve always felt like a tan puts the finishing touch on a look. It makes my hair feel blonder, my teeth whiter and really makes my outfit POP. Of course, depending on the season you should modify your tan so you don’t end up looking like the tan mom or Magda from There’s Something About Mary.

I’ve been religiously using a bronzer since high school… and although I may have had some tan faux pas, I think with time and guidance I’ve mastered the art of the bronzing powder. Here are my favorites at two different price points.

best bronzers

Physicians Formula ($13.99) // NARS “Laguna” ($36)