The easiest and safest way to keep up a tan or liven up your complexion is with a bronzer. I love them all year round! A sweep over where the sun would naturally kiss your face is the perfect way to remember how to apply! Across the top of the forehead, under the cheekbones, a touch across the nose and always remember to do the neck! There are so many products that have different qualities and formulas but ultimately leave you with a gorgeous, golden glow and give you that desired finish you’re looking for. Here are my holy grail bronzers that I’m loving at the moment!
Modern Radiance Cream Bronzer by Vieve is a brand new product that has just launched! VIEVE have formulated the most gorgeous, buildable cream bronzer that gives a natural, sun-kissed glow! I love how buildable this formula is without the fear of looking cakey or overdone. It’s available in 4 shades, Light, Medium, Tan and Deep so you can pick the perfect shade for you! These cost £31 and a little bit goes a long way. This pot of joy will last for ages!
Chanel’s – Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream is a cult classic and one of my absolute favourites! At a higher price point of £46, this bronzing cream is worth every penny. I use this daily and it honestly lasts me all year! It blends so well into your base but also lovely just to use on bare skin, as it gives such a soft wash of colour, lifting your skin tone to a perfect, healthy finish.
e.l.f Cosmetics – Luminous Putty Bronzer melts into the skin beautifully! At only £7, this putty to powder bronzer is a steal! It’s enriched with Vitamin E and Argan Oil and leaves the skin feeling nourished and supple. This bronzer has a slight shimmer to it, so if you’re looking for something with a little extra dimension, this is the one for you!
I love the ease of a bronzing/contour stick and the Phyto-Touche Contour Stick by Sisley is a dream! The rounded tip makes for precise application straight from the product and is so easy to blend in with your fingertips or a brush. It also comes in blush shades such as Berry and Petal, which are also completely delightful!
Milk Makeup – Matte Bronzer is a velvety, smooth bronzer/contour hybrid that lifts the look of your skin instantly. It’s available in 5 stunning shades to suit all different skin tones and has a lovely matte finish. I find this product to be quite pigmented so you really don’t need a lot to achieve an elevated, bronzed glow. It’s also a vegan formula and flies off the shelves!
Bronze Balm by Merit is just next level! The balmy texture feels incredible when applying and gives a soft definition and a gorgeous glowy warmth, without any orangeness or streaks. The packaging is so chic with the added bonus of being recyclable, reusable and fully sustainable.
There are more ways to get that glow than just using a cream or powder! I love the versatility of some make-up products and the NU Bare Look Tint Bronzing Liquid by YSL is one of them! This is the perfect choice for an every day skin tint and for when you feel like going bare faced. It comes in a lovely array of shades that leave your skin looking dewy and sun-kissed.
Drunk Elephant – D-Bronzi Antipollution Sunshine Drops – These temporary tanning drops are the answer if you’re not looking for a long-lasting, developing tan. These have gone vital on TikTok and everyone is raving about this formula! I love how nourished they make my skin feel and are expertly filled with protective antioxidants and omega fatty acids. I would add a few drops to your facial moisturiser, oil, serum or foundation to create a beautiful glowing bronzed skin,
But, if you are looking for a glow that lasts a few days the Super Gloss Illuminating Bronzing Drops by Tan-Luxe is the one! Gone are the days when your tan smells like biscuits, this streak-free, plumping, illuminating serum boasts a beautifully bronzed finish and smells just lovely! It has an SPF 30 which is just great and the vegan formula blurs the look of imperfections and softens the visibility of fine lines, perfect!
The Sisley – Phyto-Touche Illusion d’Été Bronzer is another one of my favourites! This iconic gel-powder hybrid glides on and delivers a natural sun-kissed complexion. I love how it creates a soft focus blurring effect on the skin. The gold packing is so eye catching and it’s a luxury product that always feels exciting when you take it out of the makeup bag. Even the embossed design looks très chic!
The Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer by the wonderful Estée Lauder is one of my faves! It creates an effortless (safe) summer tan in seconds. This luxurious, oil-free, super silky powder is staple in my make-up bag and I know many who also love this product. I also love the signature tortoise shell packaging a big mirror.
If you’re wanting a little shimmer to your glow, The Bronzer by Jones Road is heavenly! As well as having a matte finish to choose from, this creamy, blendable bronzer gives your skin such a warm, natural radiance. It subtly sculpts the face and I just love the buttery formula!