The Best Cream Bronzers To Buy Now

The Best Cream Bronzers To Buy Now

The right cream bronzer can do more than warm up your complexion. Unlike powder counterparts, they can also add a healthy sheen, fake a plumper, sun-kissed glow and lend extra hydration. Suitable for all skin tones, here are nine of the best…

Benefit Hoola Quickier Contour Stick, £24

With a cream-to-powder formula, this handy stick allows you to chisel cheekbones, slim down your nose and perfect your natural structure. The dome-shaped tip allows for smooth, targeted application, while the matte finish gives a soft, subtle bronze effect every time. It couldn’t be easier to use and the subtle sheen keeps you looking healthy and fresh.

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Chanel Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream, £42

Experts and make-up artists swear by this cream bronzer. Not only is the shade suitable for all, the lightweight texture sculpts and contours without looking overdone. It gives cheeks a believable hint of warmth and is easy to build on, thanks to the silky formula. Use a little down the bridge of the nose and on the lids, too.

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Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer, £36

This multi-tasking gel is ideal for anyone who likes 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 both feels, and looks, luxe. 

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MILK Matte Bronzer Stick, £20.50

Yes, the stick format is handy, but it’s the creamy formula that caught our attention. It blends into skin almost instantly and comes in two, wearable sun-kissed hues.

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Bybi Babe Balm Bronze, £12

Lightweight and glossy, the luminous texture gives a dewy glow to cheekbones, lids, limbs and anywhere you want a touch of radiance. Apply it directly onto the skin, or mix in with foundation or moisturiser for an all-over glow. Another bonus? The brand is incredibly eco-conscious – the entire range is housed in sugarcane tubes, while the products are delivered in grass paper boxes to save on C02 emissions – think of it as a bronzer that gives back.

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CYO Cosmetics Cooling Bronzing Stick £2.75

The creamy, stick formula allows for quick and easy application, while delivering great pigment. Just be sure to blend it straight away, as it’s both smudge and waterproof. The coconut fragrance is pretty addictive, too.

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NARS Laguna Liquid Bronzer, £28

A cult classic, this liquid bronzer quickly warms up dull skin with a chestnut-coloured tone that blends down into a golden shade. Don’t be put off by the first pump – it looks dark on application but soon sheers out. One thin coat will be enough to give you a believable glow. 

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Nudestix Matte Blush & Bronze in Bondi Bae, £28

We love the sophisticated neutral shades on offer from Nudestix and ‘Bondi Bae’ is no exception. Wear it solo, or layer with several other shades from the range for a unique, multi-dimensional look. They’re easy to toss into your bag, while the double-ended applicator allows you to buff in the colour for an even finish.

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L’Oreal Paris Bonjour Sunshine Liquid Bronzer, £9.99

This luminous lotion coats skin with a golden glow while coconut extract hydrates for a plump, smooth finish. The fine particles of shimmer catch the light and look best when dabbed onto cheekbones or down the bridge of your nose. Alternatively, mix with your go-to base for all-over radiance.

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