Brown hued formulas work hard to make skin look sunkissed (without having to actually go in the sun) and can brighten up a dull or lacklustre complexion by imparting energy and glow to the face.
There’s a bronzer to suit everyone. From a matte powder that emulates what a real tan looks like (sans UV damage!), to a shimmering cream that adds radiance, there's a bronzer ready to give you the finish of your dreams. Got oily skin? Try a powder bronzer that will absorb oil and shine throughout the day. Dry skin? Opt for a hydrating cream formula that melts into a thirsty complexion. For those with combination skin, a liquid bronzer or bronzing drops is the way to go. They also double as a contouring product to carve out the appearance of cheekbones or define a jawline, and, in a pinch, works as a neutral eyeshadow, too.
And, don’t forget to consider your skin's undertone. Most bronzers come in light, medium and dark shades, but as a general guide, warm skin undertones are flattered by golden bronzers, and cool skin undertones can be complemented with rosy gold and copper bronzers. Whichever way you go, stick to a bronzer that’s one, or maximum two, shades darker than your natural skin tone.
Now, ready to meet your best bronzer match?
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