9 Warming Bronzers For An Autumn Glow

9 Warming Bronzers For An Autumn Glow

Now the colder weather’s here, your complexion might need a bit of a boost. Get your bronzer right and it will work wonders – from tinted creams to warming liquids, here are some of our favourites for a flawless autumn glow.

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The Mist…

By Terry Tea to Tan Face & Body, £18

Why We Love It: Dubbed ‘skincare with colour’, this glow-giving liquid bronzer brightens your skin with black and red tea extracts. The colour is subtle but buildable, and once it’s on, it won’t budge until you’re ready to remove it. Mist it on wherever you want some extra radiance, then leave it for five to ten minutes to set. If you want to deepen the colour, simply shake the bottle and let the in-built micro-prisms gradually build a darker tan. The shimmer is subtle, too – a great option for anyone wanting a flawless finish. Available at ByTerry.com


The Gel…

Chantecaille Liquid Lumière, £37

Why We Love It: This multi-tasking gel is great for those willing to experiment. It gently diffuses any imperfections for a natural-looking flush and can be worn under or over make-up to alter the intensity. It’s also a treat for the skin, with plant-derived ingredients that hydrate and nourish. You’ll love the wet-look consistency that feels luxe. Available at Chantecaille.com


The Liquid…

Iconic London Sheer Bronze, £18

Why We Love It: Just like the brand’s cult blushers, these liquid bronzers have a gel-like consistency that melts into the skin for a dewy finish. Providing a warm, healthy flush of colour, they’re easy to build up and mix together if you’re after more of a sculpted effect. Sweep a little onto eyelids and your nose to bring everything together. Available at IconicLondon.com


The Drops…

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops, £30

Why We Love It: Whether you want to keep it subtle or go for full on bronze, Drunk Elephant’s drops allow you to tailor the shade accordingly, whatever your skin tone. Add one to two drops to your go-to serum or moisturiser for an all-over sunshiny glow or take it up a notch with four to five drops for something a bit deeper.  Available at SpaceNK.com


The Cream…

Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer, £28

Why We Love It: Despite its long-wear credentials, this never feels cakey or sticky on the skin. It’s sheer and buildable with a creamy texture that’s easy to blend. Apply it with your fingers or buff it in with a brush, focusing on the highest points of your face for soft definition. Unlike others on the market, there are plenty of shades available, so there’s something to suit everyone. Available at HarveyNichols.com


The Palette…

Vieve Modern Bronzer, £31

Why We Love It: If you prefer a powder bronzer, you’ll love this one from brand-of-the-moment Vieve. The smooth, velvety texture glides on for seamless, even coverage with tiny amounts of shimmer to give skin a reflective sheen. It’s great if you just want a hint of something, but nothing too intense or rich. With a barely-there finish, it’s lightweight and never cakes or creases into fine lines – unlike some powder formulas. Brush it all over, or focus on the areas that need it most, like under your cheekbones, over the bridge of your nose and your eyelids to tie everything together. There are also four versatile shades to choose from – go one darker if you want to use it to contour your skin. Available at Vieve.co.uk


The Gloss…

Tan-Luxe Super Gloss Illuminating Drops, £35

Why We Love It: Possibly one of our favourite launches from Tan-Luxe, these Illuminating Drops have a serum consistency and are full of skin-loving hyaluronic acid and thirst-quenching squalane. Moisture-boosting benefits aside, it’s their bronze tone which is ideal for this time of year. Designed to be applied straight to the skin, simply buff the formula into your face or body – with your hands or a make-up brush – for an instant vacation-like glow. The best bit? The drops are buildable, so you can amp it up and go darker, or use the bare minimum for a healthy-looking, natural finish. That’s not all – the added SPF 30 protects against UV rays, as well as the blue light emitted from your digital devices. Simply wash it off when you’re ready to get rid of the colour. Available at LookFantastic.com


The Stick…

Jouer Cosmetics Bloom Bronze & Glow, £29

Why We Love It: Brimming with silky plant oils, this glow-giving stick is so easy to glide across the skin for instant warmth. It has a sculpting bronzer on one end and a luminous highlighter on the other – neither of which look heavy or overly theatrical once they’re on. Thanks to the crayon-style packaging, simply scribble it on, blend it out with your fingers and you’re good to go. As for the formula, added shea butter keeps skin looking plump, smooth and dewy – bonus.  Available at CultBeauty.co.uk


The Balm…

Saie Dew Balm Bronze Nectar, £16

Why We Love It: If you prefer bronzers with minimal or zero shimmer, check out this one from SAIE. Its buttery texture skims the skin beautifully, providing extra depth and structure with a universally-flattering tone. It’s brimming with hyaluronic acid, which gives the appearance of plumper-looking skin. Tap it on with your fingers, focusing on the cheekbones and your cupid’s bow, brow bone and eyelids. It looks great worn on its own or on top of foundation. Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

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