Sun = Bad, Bronzer = Good

Here at THE FILE HQ, we’re big fans of quickies. Get your mind out of the gutter, we mean life hacks, beauty tricks, fashion two-for-ones (who doesn’t love a skort) – you get it. Basically, anything that makes a tricky thing simple, we’re down with that.

So by pure default we’re a little bit in love with Stila’s All Day Bronzer – for face and body. The words “all day” and “body” are what caught our attention initially and mostly for nostalgic reasons. We’ve all been there – it’s 2AM, you’re in some club  applying Hula to your face for the 23rd time that night, and by the time you get home your face looks… all shades of dirty and about 8 shades darker than the rest of your body. Basically #winning.

So imagine our excitement when we tested this bad boy out and found that one application lasted for most of the day. Aside from the fact that Stila are the goddesses of all things make-up related, it’s an easy, matte bronzer that’s natural (hint: no shimmer) and water resistant – which means no streaky-slide off during the day or, constant retouching. Leave that to the mags.

And for real, it doesn’t disappoint. A few days in to a test run and it turns out, it does what it says  – stays put. Brush over your cheeks, the sides of your nose and underneath your chin, fck it, go crazy and dust it all over – chest, neck, shoulders – for a blended, healthy, post-workout glow (feel free to let your mind wander into the gutter here). Tantastic.

Words by Divya Bale.