10 Of The Best Bronzers For All Skin Tones
The art of bronzing relies not only upon application technique but on finding the perfect bronzer for your skin tone. A great bronzer will give you a sun-kissed, I just-left-the-beach kinda glow, so we’ve curated a list of the best bronzers the beauty world has to offer. Whatever your formula preference, skin tone or budget, there’s a product on this list that’ll leave you looking like a bronzed goddess (even if you haven’t seen the beach all year).
1. The Cult-Classic: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer, $30
Shades: 4 shades ranging from very fair to deep
This bronzer has attained cult status over the years, and they recently extended their shade range, so it instantly gets our vote. The finely-milled bronzer blends smoothly and seamlessly and is easily buildable. It can also double as an eyeshadow for a soft bronzed look. Plus, it comes with a tiny mirror and brush, so it’s perfect for keeping in your bag for top-ups.
2. The Best Shade Range: Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer, $30
Shades: 8 shades from fair to very deep
Finish: Sheer matte
Whether you’re looking to sculpt or add warmth, this soft matte bronzer will leave you with a sun-soaked, chiseled glow. The sheer powder is easily buildable and most importantly, is super long-lasting – it ticks every box. It also boasts eight shades, which caters for fair to deep skin beauties.
3. For A Sun-Kissed Glow: Danessa Myricks Illuminating Veil, $22
Shades: 8 shades ranging from icy tones to rich bronzing hues
Finish: Dewy finish
Almost every celebrity MUA is obsessed with Danessa Myricks, thanks to the inclusive shade ranges, popping pigments and long-lasting formulas, and this illuminating bronzer is no exception. The long-wearing cream formula is super versatile and can be worn as a highlighter, a glowing bronzer, or a body highlighter. It gives your skin a stunning, dewy finish that’s seriously trending right now.
4. To Sculpt: UOMA Beauty Double Take Contour Stick, $40
Shades: 6 shades from fair to deep
Finish: Matte and highlight
If you’re as obsessed with multi-tasking products as us, you’ll love this contouring and highlighting stick. The soft matte Sculpt stick is made with 28% naturally derived ingredients and 30% pure pigments to add long-lasting definition to your cheeks. The cream Strobe highlighter gives the perfect contrast and adds a soft, luminous glow in a complementary shade.
5. The Drugstore Favorite: NYX Professional Makeup Matte Bronzer, $9
Shades: 5 shades from fair to deep
This is one of our favorite bronzers. The formula blends seamlessly into the skin, allowing for easy application. Plus, it doesn’t smudge or move throughout the day. If you have oily skin and are looking for a mattifying glow up, this product is a no-brainer.
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6. For Rich Skin Tones: Makeup Revolution Glow Splendor Bronzers, $12
Shades: Six shades from fair to deep
Makeup Revolution has made their mark with their new Glow Splendor Bronzers, $12, which have garnered glowing reviews thanks to their broad-ranging shade collection. It can also be used on the body to give you an all-over glow! Plus, the matte powders are infused with coconut and pineapple for a super summery-scent. Can we also take a minute to appreciate the ultra-chic packaging – all for $12? Obsessed!
7. To Contour and Bronze: Huda Beauty Tantour, $30
Shades: 5 shades from light to deep
Tantour is the perfect combination between a contouring product and a bronzer – it adds definition and warmth, without looking grey or muddy. The cream to powder formula can be also be layered to take you from a natural glow to a sculpted goddess. It’s also sweat-proof and water-resistant, so it’s basically made for summer!
8. The Do-It-All: The Lip Bar Fresh Glow, $22
Shades: 5 compacts, each with one complimentary blush and bronzing shade.
This bronzing and blush combo is just as praiseworthy The Lip Bar’s award-winning lipstick range! The stacked duo features an illuminating bronzer that’s paired with a harmonious blush shade. Staying true to its brand identity, the shades range from fair to deep, so regardless of your skin tone, you’ll be able to find a glow-getting blush duo.
9. The Newcomer: KOSAS The Sun Show Bronzer, $30
Shades: 3 shades from fair to deep
This is the most recent bronzer to send the beauty world into a frenzy. The clean, baked formula is infused with shea butter, so it blends seamlessly into the skin, leaving you with a healthy glow. It’s available in three shades ranging from light to dark. However, the deepest shade has received the most glowing reviews due to its intensity and undertone that beautifully complements rich skin tones. Just be careful when you apply, as a little goes a long way.
10. For an All Over Glow: L’Oréal True Match Lumi Bronze It, $15
Shades: 3 shades ranging from light to deep
If you’re attempting to fake a sun-kissed glow, this bronzer needs to be in your basket. The silky, powder formula melts into the skin with a barely-there shimmer for a sculpted finish. Use it as an eyeshadow to create the ultimate summer look.
What’s your favorite bronzer? Let us know in the comments below.