It’s been some time since we’ve heard about bronzers, and unfortunately, their popularity seemed to have waned in recent years. However, they totally deserve a second chance this summer! Bronzers are a makeup product that gives a sun-kissed look to the skin, and before contouring, they used to be all the rage.
If you want to reintroduce this underrated makeup product into your routine, we have some incredible bronzer recommendations coming your way! No matter your skin type or tone, these are the best bronzers on the market you should consider trying!
1. Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer
This classic matte bronzer can double as a contour powder for almost anyone. Its blendable texture and staying power are sure to please anyone. It works best for those with neutral and warm undertones, and can be picked up at Sephora, or Amazon.
2. Too Faced Beach Bunny Custom Blend Bronzer
You cannot go wrong with a Too Faced bronzer, with Beach Bunny being the perfect shimmery pressed bronzer. It provides a coppery, blendable glow to the skin that would look best on those with medium to dark skin tones. You can find it at Amazon.
3. Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder
These luxury bronzers from Guerlain blend like a dream, with the softest texture imaginable. With 8 different shades, and a gorgeous satiny finish, anyone can find their perfect bronzer. These bronzers are available through Nordstrom, and Amazon.
4. Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer
Physician’s Formula is like the drugstore version of Too Faced, with their ability to create an endless supply of soft, wearable bronzers. Butter Bronzer gives a gorgeous pearlescent glow, in shades both for light and medium skin tones. You can find it at Ulta, and Amazon.
5. NARS Laguna Liquid Bronzer
NARS Laguna is the perfect bronzer in any form, but as a liquid bronzer it is perfect for dry skin. It gives a subtle, dewy tan (with no shimmer to be found!), and can easily be toned down with a bit of foundation mixed in. This liquid bronzer can be found at Amazon, and Nordstrom.
6. MAC Bronzing Powder in Golden
Golden is the perfect bronzer shade for anyone with fair, cool toned skin who wants a true bronzer with the tiniest hint of glow. It blends easily, lasts long, and is hard to over-apply. It is available at Nordstrom, and Amazon, along with 3 other colors made in the same winning formula.
7. Bare Minerals Warmth All Over Face Color
This loose powder bronzer can be a little fussy, but the effort is worthwhile. This bronzer has a reddish tint that looks astounding on those with darker skin – just be careful not to make a mess! You can find this bronzer at Sephora, and Amazon.
8. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz
Becca is a brand known for creating high-shine products, and this cream bronzer is no different. It is a shade of golden bronze that warms up pale complexions, and gives golden shine to darker skin tones. You can find it for sale at Amazon.
9. Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base
Light, creamy, and natural are the words that come to mind when thinking of this cream-gel bronzer. It is perfect for those with lighter skin, on its own or over a foundation. It can be found at Nordstrom.
10. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC + Bronzer
This liquid bronzer also packs an anti-aging punch, with a high SPF and lots of nutrients. It has a very subtle sheen, and can be applied all over the face or only on the high points, and even blended with your foundation. It is available at Amazon.
11. Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer
This is a bronzer perfect for anyone with oily skin, thanks to clarifying, long-lasting Amazonian clay. The shade itself is lightly glowy, with a neutral finish perfect for cool undertones. This bronzer can be picked up at Sephora.
12. Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder
This soft, long-wearing bronzer is very pigmented, but also blendable. It is a perfect bronzer for anyone who is tired of shimmer, and wants a matte option. With 7 different shade options, you are sure to find your perfect match. Find this bronzer at Sephora, or Amazon.
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