8 Cream Bronzers For A Natural Glow
8 Cream Bronzers For A Natural Glow

8 Cream Bronzers For A Natural Glow

Cream bronzers are ideal for spring and summer. Not only do they perk up dull, lifeless skin, they add a believable warmth to your complexion – and unlike powders, they blend easily so you can sculpt and define your facial features. We’ve rounded up our favourites…
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The ‘OG'

Les Beiges Bronzing Cream, £37 | Chanel

It wouldn’t be a cream bronzer round-up without this one. Widely regarded as one of the most iconic beauty products of all time, its unique, creamy texture skims skin nicely to provide immediate, buttery warmth. It’s so easy to build upon – you can sculpt and define in the most natural way. You’ll find it blends nicely too, never leaving harsh lines or a cakey finish. It’s also gentle enough to be used over your eyelids.

Available at JohnLewis.com

The Multitasker

Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer, £29 | Fenty Beauty

Fenty always leads the way with varied shades and this bronzer is no exception. Available in seven, suits-all tones, there’s something for everyone. Its texture is different too – a gel -cream, it offers intense, but controllable colour that glides on easily to build definition and volume where you want it. You’ll love its dewy dry down and the fact it never creases. 

Available at Boots.com


The Budget Buy

Putty Bronzer, £6 | e.l.f.

At £6, this is one of the best budget bronzers we’ve tried. It doesn’t look muddy, unlike some affordable options, and it’s velvetiness makes it a doddle to blend. The shades are flattering, especially for those who sit on the cooler end of the spectrum. Use it over the areas of your face that the sun would naturally hit to sculpt, define and bring out some warmth. Just be sure to set it slightly with a light, translucent powder to stop it from sliding come 4pm.

Available at Boots.com


The Sheer One

Bronze Balm, £32 | Merit

It’s easy to see why this has been a huge hit. Firstly, its stick format makes application a breeze – you can scribble it around the perimeters of your face with ease and blend out with fingers or a brush. It doesn’t dry too fast either, so you have time to work it into your skin. Secondly, it leaves behind an unrivalled, mega-watt sheen that catches the light nicely. Just go for a shade darker than you normally would – especially if you want to boost your warmth. As it’s so sheer, it’s very natural-looking. 

Available at MeritBeauty.com

The Shimmer Formula

The Multiple in South Beach, £33 | NARS

You can always rely on this cult classic for speedy sculpting. It has the perfect amount of shimmer in, while the soft, bronze tones give a healthy-looking warmth. Great for those on the go, it’s chunky too, like a big crayon you can scribble on and blend out easily. You can also use it all over – think on the eyes, lips and body.

Available at NARSCosmetics.co.uk


The Travel Essential

Beauty Buriti Bronzer, £26 | RMS

This compact pot is perfect for those on the move. Loved by make-up artists, it has a creamy, hydrating formula that gives your skin a healthy, sun-kissed glow. Just a small amount helps you look as if you’ve been drinking heaps of water and just returned from a holiday. We recommend using your fingers to apply this one to help it melt into your skin.

Available at SpaceNK.com


The Does-It-All Palette

Cream Contour Kit, £11.99 | Sleek Makeup

You’d be hard pushed to find a negative review of this contour kit. Brimming with creamy highlighters and four bronzing, contour shades, it’s a go-to among beauty pros for defining, sculpting and brightening the skin. The velvety formulas are easy to blend, so it’s great if you’re afraid to contour or over-define. You can also use the shades on the lids for a soft, taupe smokey eye, using the lighter, luminous tones to enhance and lift the entire area.

Available at Boots.com

The Skincare Hybrid

Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronze, £44 | Charlotte Tilbury

The latest member of Charlotte Tilbury's Beautiful Skin range is full of hyaluronic acid and vitamin D3 to hydrate, nourish and plump the skin. Its creamy formula glides over the skin – it never tugs – and is easy to build upon or thin out. It’s designed to be used on both the face and body, and we recommend applying it with a big fluffy brush, focusing on areas where the sun would naturally hit your skin – think cheekbones, forehead, nose and jawline. It’s completely fool-proof, so even bronzing novices will love how this makes their skin look and feel.

Available at CharlotteTilbury.com

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