9 Of The Best New Bronzers For Every Skin Type & Budget

Nothing gives skin a sun-kissed pick-me-up quite like a bronzer, but much like foundation and concealer, bronzer can go terribly wrong if you don’t find the right shade and formula for your skin type. With that in mind, we’ve curated our careful edit of glow-getters from mattes and liquids to our go-to under £10…

For Those On A Budget…

L’Oréal Paris Back To Bronze Gentle Matte Bronzing Powder, £8.99

This affordable bronzer is one of L’Oréal’s new bestsellers for good reason – the warm, bronze shade is incredibly suits-all and delivers a natural looking beach-day flush with a single sweep.

Available at Boots.com

For Liquid Lovers…

bareMinerals BareSkin Sheer Sun Bronzer Serum, £23.40

Squeeze just a few drops onto your brush and buff this tinted serum into your skin for a radiant, healthy glow. Or, tip a little into your palm and smooth on all over for a more tanned effect. Either way, this silky serum will have you looking naturally bronzed in minutes.
Available at JohnLewis.com

For A Hint Of Shimmer…

NYX California Beamin’ Bronzer, £10

Not just for your face, this compact bronzer can be swept across your body too, for an airbrushed, second-skin effect that catches the light beautifully. Available in six shades, there’s one for every skin tone with the perfect amount of subtle shimmer.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

For A Seamless Blend…

MILK Make-Up Matte Bronzer, £20.50

Yes, the stick format is handy (especially as it won’t take up room if your liquid allowance), but it’s the creamy formula that had us at hello. It blends into skin almost instantly and comes in two, wearable sun kissed hues.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

For A Matte Finish...

Laura Mercier Sun Kissed Veil Bronzer, £28.50

One for those on the paler end of the spectrum, Laura Mercier’s new illuminating bronzer is a balmy texture that can be applied everywhere for a luminous finish – think cheekbones, lids, cupids bow and the décolletage. Plus, a little of this goes a long way, so you get real bang for your buck here.
Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

For All Skin Tones…

BECCA X Khloé Kardashian Bronze, Blush & Glow, £40

This multitasking palette is perfect for those who like to experiment with different hues – from soft and natural, right through to dark, sculpting tones. Or, use your biggest, fluffiest brush to swirl on all the shades at once for a real shot of warmth.
Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

For A Special Splurge…

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer in Hestia Island, £49

Guerlain’s iconic bronzers are somewhat of a collector’s item. While they’re expensive, you’ll find one lasts you for years on end as you only ever need a light dusting to amp up a lacklustre complexion. It even smells like summer too – that’s right, this powder smells of fresh ylang-ylang and orange blossom, which gives this weighty palette even more luxe kudos.

Available at JohnLewis.com

For Colour That’s Customised…

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

Whether you want to keep it subtle or go for full on bronze, Drunk Elephant’s drops allow you to tailor your hue accordingly, no matter 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 drops for a finish that’s a bit deeper. 

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

For An All Over Glow…

NARS Summer Lights Face Palette, £56

We’re rather taken with this chunky palette from NARS. At £56, it’s an investment, but given the shades can be used on your lids, cheeks and to sculpt your whole face, it will streamline your make-up while delivering a variety of different looks.
Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

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