Going for Bronze

Summer is the time of year for all the Ss: sunglasses, swimsuits and sun-kissed skin.

We don’t need to give you the classic motherly lecture about how important sun protection is for your beautiful and healthy skin. Instead of damaging your skin with harmful rays, try one of these makeup alternatives for a beautiful glow.

Too Faced’s Leopard Blushing Bronzer ($30, from Beauty Brands) features a cute design, plus the universal shade uses a combination of colors to brighten and contour your skin for a pretty look without any sun damage.

The Jane Iredale So-Bronze palette ($42, from Bare Esthetics KC) is the trifecta for bronzing, contouring and highlighting, and the mineral based formula is good for your skin.

Makeup innovator Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick bronzer ($44, from Halls) uses superfine pigments of Olympic medal proportions (bronze and gold) to give you natural, radiant color fit for a goddess.