Give your skin a sun-kissed glow with one of these tried and tested bronzers! Whether you want to define your cheekbones or just give your skin an overall golden glow, here are the best beauty products for the job.
It’s that time of year again when everyone wants that sun-kissed glow of summer. If you’re not jetting off to warmer climates any time soon, one of these bronzers will give you the golden glow you’re after!
From pressed powders to shimmer bricks and bronzing pearls, we’ve rounded up the best affordable bronzers available now and included some top make-up tips too.
Bronzing pearls are great for providing a golden glow and blend naturally into your skin tone. Apply across your cheekbones, lightly across your forehead and down your nose before dusting a little on your chin as this is where the sun tans your skin mostly.
Avon’s Glow Bronzing Pearls are perfect for this technique and will highlight and contour your face. Getting used to the balls might take a little practice though if you’re used to powder!
Available from: Avonshop.co.uk
Good for: Post-holiday glow
Looking for a bronzer that will give you a sun-kissed glow and won’t run out before the end of summer? Look no further than Solait’s Maxi Bronzer. The larger than normal palette is big enough to last, but not so big or heavy that it’ll be a nuisance to carry around in your handbag.
The powder formula offers a light tanned finish and doesn’t feel heavy on your skin, even on the hottest of days. You will need to reapply throughout the course of the day, though.
Available from: Superdrug.com
Good for: Value for money
L’Oreal’s Glam Bronze Duo Powder provides two shades, one for highlighting and the other for bronzing. While you can mix the two together and use as a standard bronzer, if you want to define your cheekbones use the darker shade just below your cheekbone up to the outer corner of your eye, and then apply the lighter shade directly onto your cheekbone.
The effect will not only give you a golden glow, but it will shape your face and highlight your natural bone structure. Use your fingers to lightly blend the two shades to avoid having two strips of colour.
Available from: Boots.com
Good for: Contouring and highlighting
With a marbled effect of different tones, New CID Cosmetics i-bronze is not only pretty to look at, but it works as both a blusher and bronzer giving skin a lovely, natural-looking glow. The compact comes complete with a mirror, but you’ll have to bring your own brush to apply.
While it is a premium bronzer with a hefty price tag, the colour will last you all day, so if you’re not a huge make-up lover and just want a touch of colour every day this is the bronzer to invest in.
Available from: Feelunique.com
Good for: Luxe bronzing
Five shimmery shades in one provide a gorgeous summer glow at the flick of a brush. While you can use all the colours together, this shimmer stack also lends itself well to highlighting your cheekbones and giving your eyes a hint of colour. Try using the darker shade as an eyeshadow and the lighter, creamy shade as a highlighter.
With a shimmer finish, this bronzer leaves your face literally glowing and while you will have to top it up over the day, the overall colour and finish is spot on for summer!
Available from: Mememecosmetics.co.uk
Good for: Eyes and cheeks
Complete with a mirror compact, Topshop’s Bronzer gets top marks for ease of application whether you’re rushing out on the school run or catching a bus. The powder feels light on the skin and gives your complexion a natural-looking glow.
There is one downfall, though – the bronzer currently only comes in two shades, light brown and dark brown.
Available from: Topshop.com
Good for: Applying on the go
One thing Bourjois Bronzing Powder has that none of the others have is a brush and a huge mirror that can spin to make applying a doddle. Carrying the bulky compact around in your handbag might be a tricky though due to the size.
The bronzing powder is sweetly scented with orange flower and cocoa beans, and provides SPF15 protection alongside a healthy tanned look.
Available from: Asos.com
Good for: An all-in-one compact
With blue sapphire pigments in the middle, Rimmel’s Match Perfect Bronzer promises not to give you an orangey finish, although make sure you still tap your bronzer brush before sweeping your cheek to keep your colour natural.
The two-tone shade adapts well to your skin tone and provides your face with some light contouring to help define your cheekbones.
Available from: Boots.com
Good for: Razor sharp cheekbones