In the depths of winter, there are few things that can cheer a beauty lover up more than a healthy, natural-looking glow. But there’s a fine line between sun-kissed and OTT, and choosing the right product is key to achieving the look you want. With so many bronzers on the market, it can be difficult to know which ones to pick – here’s our guide to some of the best.
Clean Glow Endless Summer Bronzer by bareMinerals
If you want to avoid the dreaded orange, Oompa Loompa look, go for a bronzer that lets you gradually build up layers. This matte powder from bareMinerals is an excellent – and affordable – choice, delivering subtly glowing skin without streaking or leaving chalky residue behind.
Hoola by Benefit Cosmetics
Another powder, Hoola by Benefit Cosmetics is a great option for those wanting to create a subtle glow. Easy to blend with a beautiful matte finish, this warm bronzer will make you look like you’ve just stepped off the plane. It’s also great for contouring too.
Cream Bronzer by Danessa Myricks
If you prefer to use a cream bronzer, this offering from MUA Danessa Myricks has got it all – the coverage and staying power of a liquid combined with the matte finish of a powder. Long-lasting and high-coverage, this is a great solution for combination skin.
Ambient Lighting Bronzer by Hourglass Cosmetics
Shimmering bronzers can be difficult to get right – particularly if you have fair skin. Get it wrong, and you could look like you’ve dusted your face in glitter. This powder bronzer from Ambient Cosmetics uses something called photoluminescent technology to reflect light particles from the face, creating the illusion of an otherworldly glow.
Sun Stalk’r Bronzer by Fenty Beauty
Unfortunately, bronzers have a history of being less-than-inclusive, with limited shades that do not reflect real diversity. But brands such as Fenty Beauty are changing that. This smooth, glowing powder comes in a choice of eight different colours, making it easy to choose the right one to suit your skin tone.