Too Face's bronzer is a best-seller on Sephora and has an impressive amount of glowing reviews.

By Claudia Fisher
Updated April 30, 2018
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My mom lives by one maxim, and one maxim only: "The sun is not your friend." In college, she used to mail me bronzer with a note brandishing her famous saying, sometimes adding extra emphasis with rhetorical questions like, "Do you want to look old and wrinkly?".

Bronzer and I have formed a strong kinship over the years because of my stone-cold fear of the sun and its burning, aging evil powers, so naturally I'm always on the hunt for the next best bronzer to get me that sun-kissed glow without any involvement from the sun itself.

Too Faced's Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer boasts an impressive online presence, with 160,000 "loves" on Sephora and an average rating of 4.7 out of five stars ($30; Sephora). It comes in three shades–light to medium, medium to deep, and deep to tan–and is made with real cocoa powder (so it smells yummy, too). Multiple reviews appreciate the color and matteness this bronzer provides, contrasting from the orange hues and sparkly shine of some bronzer counterparts, and a lot of people are really into having a scented face powder. People also say Too Faced's bronzer is easy to blend and build up to your preferred level of tan, providing a natural-looking complexion.

With Mother's Day coming up, I'm glad I found out about Too Faced's matte bronzer when I did. The sun may not be my mom's friend (she wears clothes with built-in SPF and a neckerchief shield to step outside), but this bronzer can be!