Summer Skin: Best Bronzers

There’s no denying it; there’s something gorgeous about that summer golden glow! And while I wouldn’t recommend sitting out in the rays for hours to catch a tan, with all the brilliant bronzers on the market, there’s really no need…

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Now that summer is almost over, it can be tempting to lay out and soak up some rays at every opportunity (work permitting) but don’t forget to put your skin first, whatever the temptation. But if you just can’t resist the urge for a golden glow, there’s no reason you can’t be a bronzed goddess, no UVA rays needed. Check out my round-up of the best bronzers, below; just don’t forget to sweep out beyond your cheeks into your hairline and across your décolleté for a more natural, less brushed-on look.

Best Bronzers for Summer 2018

Anastasia Powder Bronzer
For a golden glow with not even the tiniest hint of orange, try this fine powder bronzer by Anastasia Beverly Hills. Sweep along the cheek bones and down the nose for a natural look.

NARS Laguna Liquid Bronzer
For a golden colour plus a little glow, try a liquid formula like this one by NARS. Apply directly using your fingertips and apply along the cheekbone, rubbing in to leave a hint of colour.

Tom Ford The Ultimate Bronzing Powder
Not only does this Tom Ford bronzer create a gently shimmering golden sheen across cheeks and T-zone (or wherever applied), the chic oversized compact is the perfect mirror to pack in your carry-on for on-the-go touch-ups.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder
While I love a bit of glow in the summer, some people prefer a matte skin finish; this is the bronzer for them. Use an oversized powder brush or kabuki brush for a more subtle, even finish.

Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer
For a really natural look, a non-powder bronzer is a great option. Dot a little of this Perricon MD liquid bronze on your cheekbones, nose, chin and temples and blend, blend, blend.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

This all-over skinfinish gives a really natural golden glow, use over your usual skin colour, or liquid bronze for a double helping of sunshine.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact

One of the products that definitely deserves it’s cult status, nothing gives an instant glow like Bobbi Brown’s shimmer brick; it’s such an easy one to use and can be used on shoulders, arms and chest, too, for an all-over bronzed glow.

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