Best Bronzers for Summer


Now we’re officially in the Summer months, we’re finding ourselves reaching towards  products that gives us the ultimate bronzed glow.

Whether you’re a bronzing newbie or an aficionado, there is a product for everyone.

It can, of course, be quite daunting if you’ve never applied it yourself.

If you’re wanting to try bronzer but haven’t got a clue where to start, here are a few tips to set you on right path:

  1. Avoid going a more than a shade above your natural skin tone.
  2. Use a large fluffy brush and always tap off the excess (start with a little and build).
  3. Focus the product on your temples, across the cheekbones and along the hairline. Without adding anymore product to the brush, dust the remainder over your nose and chin.

Now, check out which bronzing products we can’t live without!

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Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder

This bronzer is fantastic on so many skin tones, so even fair skinned people can enjoy using it! It goes on smoothly, blends well and can be layered to build up colour. A little goes a long way and it’s not overly shimmery – perfect!

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Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Having reached cult status, you’ll likely find this in any make-up lovers collection! The Hoola bronzer from Benefit is a matte alternative that won’t leave you looking too orange. It lasts well throughout the day on the skin and helps to give your skin that gorgeous sun kissed glow.

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Rimmel Natural Bronzer

This product isn’t going to break the bank and is a brilliant bronzer even for fair skin. As the name implies, it provides a very natural colour that blends well and isn’t too ‘glittery’. We want glow, not sparkles!

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Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel

This cream product from Chanel has been serving us the ultimate bronze glow for years. While it’s a little pricey, the pot is huge and a little can go a long way! You will definitely get your money’s worth with this one! Being a cream, this bronzer is best applied after your foundation without powdering. It’s easily blended and gives an incredibly lush, yet super natural sun kissed look!

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer

This product is perfect to use all year round but is brilliant in the Summer months for a natural looking tan enhancer. You get so much product in one box that we can guarantee it will last you a long time. With the perfect amount of shimmer and warmer undertones, this bronzer is ideal for beach days – or at least pretending that’s where you got your glow from!


Nars Bronzing Powder in ‘Laguna’

Whether you’re fair skinned or dark, this bronzer is an absolute cult classic. It doesn’t look orange or ruddy on those with lighter tones yet it still adds warmth and depth to the face. And, while it does have a subtle shimmer, it’s a much-loved product for sculpting the cheeks and adding overall definition to the face too.

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Hourglass Ambient Bronzer

It’s very hard not to love everything about the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders! This bronzer is everything you could want and more. With a good hint of colour, it also uses photoluminescent technology. Translation: you end up with a bronze highlight that glows like nothing you’ve ever seen before.


Do you agree with our list? What’s your must-have, holy grail bronzer for the Summer months?


Main Image Credit: Hourglass Cosmetics


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