Get Ready for Summer With Our Favorite Body BronzersMay 24, 2023
If you spent most of the winter and early spring indoors and are looking paler than usual right about now, join the club. Luckily, there are ways to temporarily fake a sun-kissed glow using products like body bronzer and self-tanner. Not only do these options give your skin natural-looking radiance, but they are also way safer than exposing your skin to damaging UV rays. Long story short, we’re all about a faux glow.
If you’re in need of a low-commitment, wash-off bronze finish, a body bronzer can really come in clutch. Check out our favorite body-bronzing formulas below, plus a couple of self-tanner options for when you want some color that will last.
This transfer-resistant formula contains coconut water and vitamin E to ensure a smooth, flawless finish that gives a naturally sun-kissed look. For a subtle tint, mix it with your favorite lotion. This one is technically a self-tanner, but it only takes four hours for the color to start developing.
If you love a super shimmery, glowy look, the NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator is the bronzer for you. You can use this moisturizing formula on both your face and your body for a year-round, lit-from-within radiance.
You may have noticed that the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion is having a major viral moment on TikTok right now and we totally get why. Available in four shades, it’s a versatile bronzer and highlighter for your face, but you can also rub this luminizing lotion on your body for an all-over sun-kissed vibe.
Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup can be used in a shade that matches your skin tone to conceal varicose veins, bruises and more. But if you get another tube in a shade or two darker, you can easily use it as a body bronzer. You’ll get the same airbrushed-like coverage, plus a natural-looking faux tan.
A gel-to-water formula that’s easily blendable and buildable, this lightweight body bronzer is perfect for a DIY dewy tan. The plant-extract-infused vegan formula results in a subtle bronzey sheen.
We’re obsessed with the velvety-soft feeling this hyaluronic-acid-infused body makeup gives skin. In addition to giving you a vacation-worthy tan, it blurs skin imperfections. You can even use it as a tinted primer on your face.
This illuminating lotion is basically an instant, temporary tan in a tube. Similar to body makeup, this quick-drying, tinted skin perfector is full coverage and gives you an immediate boost of bronze. Since it easily washes off at the end of the day, it’s totally low commitment.
We love how the Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40 gives your skin added glow while also protecting it from damage from the sun’s rays. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, it delivers hydration to your skin to keep it feeling soft and supple.
For a more lasting bronze, try this Beauty Pie self-tanning mist, available in Light/Medium and Medium/Deep shade options. It comes with a blending brush, so you can ensure that your faux tan goes on evenly without streaking or splotching.