Bronzed Beauties: Our Favorite Bronzer Roundup

Fake it, don’t bake it this summer with our top 10 natural looking bronzers.

For a sun kissed sheen, apply bronzer where the sun would usually hit, think forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. If contouring is more your thing, sweep a bronzer brush dusted with a powder formula from your forehead and temple, through your cheek and jawline and blend it in. It’s about creating definition where it would be naturally shadowy so add a tiny bit to the sides of your nose, too.

NARS Bronzing Powder
This Bronzing Powder from NARS is a true brown-based bronzer with a gold shimmer fusion that’s excellent for creating or enhancing the look of healthy, glowing, tanned skin.

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Warm or enhance your natural complexion with this fine powder, enriched with hydrating ingredients so that it go on seamlessly, never leaving behind any orange coloring, lines, or marks. The powder’s unique fragrance is a blend of bergamot and mandarin.

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder
This bronzing powder is formulated with the perfect balance of red and brown tones (that exist in a true tan) to create the most natural effect. It blends perfectly with all skin tones for a sun-kissed glow and the buildable formula allows for a “deep tan” look.

Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer SPF 30
No Bronzer Bronzer from Perricone MD mimics healthy skin pigment with one universally flattering shade and diffuses imperfection and sun damage with vitamin C Ester. Mix with your favorite foundation to personalize color and achieve an endless number of shades.

Stila Stay All Day Bronzer For Face and Body
This oil-free bronzer sculpts and shapes your features while creating an allover, glowing look. Its velvety texture blends seamlessly onto the face and body without streaking or caking, and the fade-proof pigments stay true all day.

Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer SPF 15
Maestro Liquid Summer is a lightweight bronzer in liquid form that can be applied alone or after makeup for a healthy glow. This revolutionary bronzer is a waterless formulation of volatile oils and pigments for ultra-comfort and blend ability.

KEVYN AUCOIN The Celestial Bronzing Veil
This versatile powdered bronzer has hints of gold, copper, and warm pigments for a boost of radiance. Packaged in a sleek mirrored compact, it’s infused with micro-milled crystal pigments to highlight while warmer tones sculpt facial features for a flawless finish.

Givenchy Poudre Bonne Mine Healthy Glow Powder
Totally weightless and invisible on the skin, this creamy formula provides ultimate softness and a light-as-air natural finish. With a consistency that’s easy to blend, this bronzer can be applied alone or over foundation.

Yves Saint Laurent Les Sahariennes – Healthy Glow Balm-Powder
This Healthy Glow Balm-Powder features a dual-ended applicator that allows for sheer application (using the brush) or a more extreme contoured look (using the sponge). The formula gives you a glow without looking muddy or overly shimmery while minimizing the look of pores and imperfections.

BECCA Shadow & Light Bronze/ Contour Perfector
This dynamic powder formula includes two shades of bronzing color to warm the complexion and add dimension. Using contrasting black and white gold undertones, the darker Shadow Bronze creates dimension, while the Light Bronze creates natural-looking light and lift with a subtle touch of shimmer.

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