By Claire Martindale
Bronzers of all shades and textures are a bonafide staple to any woman’s summer makeup routine. A sweep of bronzer provides the face with a sun-kissed glow without the use of tanning bed’s harmful UV rays. And when applied to certain areas of the face, it can double as a counter powder to define your facial features and give a more sculpted look.
Here is a collection of coveted bronzers that will be sure to give you glowing skin.
Marc Jacobs Beauty - O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan: This high-end product is the perfect year-round bronzer for your makeup bag. The Marc Jacobs O-mega bronzer comes in three universally flattering shades for every skin tone in a gorgeous white compact. A few added bonuses—this popular bronzer has mattifying properties for oily skin and is cruelty free!
Milk Makeup - Matte Bronzer: Cream bronzers such as the Milk Makeup bronzer stick are perfect for those with dry skin looking to add moisture and glow along with their tan. This cruelty-free, vegan product is formulated with mango butter and apricot oils that are both gentle and beneficial to the skin. An added bonus to cream bronzers is that when applied with the fingertips or directly from the stick, you can get a more precise application and gradually build up the intensity to your bronze contour.
Tarte - Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer: The Tarte Amazonian clay bronzer has been a favourite in the beauty world for a few years now. This bronzer’s waterproof formula has all-day staying power to last you through anything from a day at the beach to a red-carpet event, with shimmering pigments to make you look lit from within. Try pairing this bronzer with its matching Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush for both a cohesive and shimmering complexion.
Perricone MD - No Makeup Bronzer: Though many makeup fanatics tend to opt for traditional powder and cream formulas, liquid bronzers such as the Perricone MD makeup bronzer have made a splash in this season's makeup trends. The Perricone Makeup MD Bronzer will give you the ultimate natural finish and feel weightless on the skin, with a sheer coverage that allows for an ultimately fool-proof application. This liquid formula also has an SPF of 15 for added sun protection to go with your glow.
All of these tried and true bronzers available at popular retailers like Sephora and Ulta are waiting to make you look fresh off a tropical vacation in just a single application!
Claire Martindale is an editorial intern who is knowledgeable in all things fashion, sustainability, and social media.