How to Find the Perfect Bronzer for Your Makeup StyleJuly 01, 2021
We’re all aware of how damaging it is to bake in the sun, so opting to apply bronzer in order to achieve a faux glow is the way to go. With so many options available — from cream bronzers to liquid formulas and more — it can be tough to find the best one for you. That’s why we’re sharing our top bronzer picks in each category. Continue to apply your SPF, stay out of the sun, and get your makeup brushes ready.
Matte Bronzer: Urban Decay Beached Bronzer
If you’re looking to simply warm up your complexion without much effort, this fool-proof bronzer is perfect for you. The shades don’t lean orange and the matte formula works well on any skin type. Simply dust it onto the perimeters of your face with a fluffy blush brush and you’ll be bronzed in a matter of seconds.
Luminous Bronzer: L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Bronze It Bronzer
In addition to warming up your complexion, it’s nice to add some luminosity to your skin, too. While cream and liquid bronzers are becoming more popular for creating a dewy look, if you have oily skin, you might want to opt for a powder formula, which can create the same effect. This gorgeous bronzer is packed with fine shimmer (no glitter here) which gives the skin a natural glow.
Satin Bronzer: YSL Beauty Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones
Perhaps you’d like to add some glow to your skin but the idea of a shimmery bronzer is a bit outside of your comfort zone. Enter the satin bronzer. While the finish leans matte — there’s no shimmer or glitter — the formula has a subtle radiance that prevents it from looking flat on the skin.
Baked Bronzer: Il Makiage Mineral Baked Bronzer
If you have a heavy hand when it comes to applying your bronzer, opting for a baked formula might help you achieve a more natural look. Baked formulas like this one are typically lightweight, buildable and easy to blend. This bronzer comes in matte and pearly finishes, so you’re sure to find a shade that suits your preferences.
Contour and Bronzer Hybrid: Maybelline New York City Bronzer
If you want to add definition to your features and warm up your complexion at the same time, choose a neutral shade. This bronzer comes in various neutral hues to help subtly sculpt and add warmth to the skin in one step.
Cream Bronzer: Tower 28 Bronzino Illuminating Cream Bronzer
Who doesn’t love a glowy complexion? This ultra-smooth, dewy cream bronzer combines fine shimmer and warm bronze pigments that work together to create a stunning, sun-kissed look. It’s also super versatile and can work beautifully as a cream highlighter if you grab a shade that's lighter than your skin tone.
Liquid Bronzer: NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Luminous Cheek Serum
If you’re all about the skinimalism trend, let this sheer, glowy cheek serum be your new go-to. While it packs enough punch to give you a bronze glow, its sheer, hydrating texture makes it perfect for no-makeup makeup days.
Multi-Tasking Bronzer: Patrick Ta Creme Contour & Powder Bronzer Duo
If you’re all about bronzing and contouring and want a convenient product that allows you to get the job done easily, this product was made for you. In one chic compact it features a slightly cool-toned cream contour to give sculpted definition to the cheekbones and a warm-toned powder bronzer.