The Ultimate Cult Bronzers |

The Ultimate Cult Bronzers

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With the warmer weather finally here, it’s time to get your glow on and embrace a healthy dose of bronzer. A make-up bag essential you’ll use day in, day out, it’s worth investing in the very best. Whether you favour a deep tan or a subtle sun-kissed radiance, these are the bronzing bestsellers loved by those in the know…

Compact Bronze Shimmer Brick, £35 | Bobbi Brown

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: “My go-to for an everyday, gorgeous glow – for skin that looks lit-from-within, focus on applying this light powder to the tops of cheekbones.” – Bobbi Brown, Make-Up Artist

Bronze Goddess Powder, from £32.50 | Estée Lauder

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: “A great option for those with pale skin, this bronzer comes in a variety of shades suited to everyone, and has a subtle enough shimmer that you can use it all over your face.” – Vogue

Hoola Bronzer, £24.50 | Benefit

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: “You can’t go wrong with this cult bronzer – it’s the perfect colour and suits all skin tones. The matte finish makes it ideal for contouring and they also do a liquid version, which is lightweight and perfect for summer.” – Cara Jacques, Head of Buying at

Terracotta Joli Teint, £37 | Guerlain

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: “The effect is almost imperceptible, at first, but then it suddenly develops into this gorgeous wash of healthiness. It’s not colour or shimmer but a serious dose of healthy glow.” – Ruth Crilly, Blogger at A Model Recommends

Laguna Bronzing Powder, £29 | NARS

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: “Ask any beauty aficionado what her ultimate bronzer is and chances are she’ll tell you it’s NARS’ Laguna. Probably one of the most talked about bronzers of all time, it’s worth the hype in our eyes.” – Red

Pure Finish Minimal Bronzing Powder, £26 | Elizabeth Arden

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: “With its handy folding brush, this mineral bronzing powder is perfect for achieving an on-the-go glow. It’s a must-have in my day-to-day make-up bag.” – Georgie Coleridge Cole, SheerLuxe Founder & Editor

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer, £45 | Space NK

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: “This gorgeous bronzer has the perfect amount of natural bronze and shimmer, which blends into the skin beautifully for a healthy-looking glow. The stunning marbling effect also has a serious wow-factor.” – Margaret Mitchell, Head of Buying at Space NK

Bronzer, £48 | Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: “This matte bronzer is as natural-looking as they come – apply all-over for a sun-kissed finish or underneath cheekbones for a contoured look. It’s worth every penny.” – Amanda Harrington, Make-Up Artist

Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, £25 | Too Faced

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: “Just the right side of matte, this bronzer is packed with antioxidants to gently reduce the appearance of red and dry patches and delivers a dramatic, sculpted finish. It also comes in lighter and darker shades, perfect for the changing seasons.” – Tor Cardona, SL’s Health & Beauty Editor



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