It’s often thought that a natural tan is the best kind of tan. But achieving a sun-kissed glow can prove rather tricky, when a) you can’t easily jet off to catch some rays abroad, and b) there’s very little sun to speak of at home.

That’s why you need to make bronzer your BFF this summer. Faster (and more foolproof) than fake tan, a dusting of powder or a dab of cream will add warmth to your complexion, and we’re spoilt for choice right now, with a glut of glow-giving launches…


Best liquid bronzers and powder bronzers

1. SOSU by Suzanne Jackson Dripping Gold Luxury Tanning Bronze Bar Illuminator Bronzer Stick, £11.14

 SOSU by Suzanne Jackson Dripping Gold Luxury Tanning Bronze Bar Illuminator Bronzer Stick
(SOSU by Suzanne Jackson/PA)

Made with shea butter and coconut oil, this deliciously scented stick can be used on your face or body, the caramel hued cream leaving your skin with a gorgeous metallic sheen.

2. Benefit Hoola Contourist Bronze & Contour Palette, £28.50, John Lewis

Benefit Hoola Contourist Bronze & Contour Palette

Beloved of bronzer enthusiasts the world over, Benefit’s Hoola is a true cult classic. In this new quad palette, you get the original shade plus Caramel, Toasted and Lite variations (all matte powder) so you can mix, match and contour to your heart’s content.

3. Chanel Les Beiges Bronzing Cream in Soleil Deep Tan Bronze, £43

Chanel Les Beiges Bronzing Cream in Soleil Deep Tan Bronze

The latest addition to the Les Beiges family, Soleil Deep Tan Bronze is a new darker shade of the bestselling cream bronzer. Tap on the gel-like formula with your fingertips, and blend with a brush or sponge, for a natural-looking glow.

4. Refy Beauty Cream Bronzer in Tan, £18

Refy Beauty Cream Bronzer in Tan
(Refy Beauty/PA)

Available in three shades – Sand, Tan and Onyx – all with warm undertones, Refy’s cream formula is soft and highly blendable.

5. Iconic London Sheer Bronze in Golden Hour

Iconic London Sheer Bronze in Golden Hour
(Iconic London/PA)

Love the ‘glass skin’ look? This liquid bronzer, which comes in six shades, will add warmth and extra dewiness.

ICONIC London Sheer Bronze - Liquid Bronzer for a Radiant and Luminous Skin, Golden Hour, 12.5ml
  • Dewy And Glowing: Nothing is stopping your perfect complexion with this gel-to-liquid formula that blends and builds effortlessly
  • Lit-From-Within Look: 6 gloriously sun-kissed shades that sheer out for soft-focus colour, or layer for a deep warmth
  • Anti-Pollution Benefits: Recreate your post-holiday tan year-round while protecting your skin!

Last update on 2024-02-15 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

6. Dior Forever Natural Bronze in Soft Bronze, £40

Dior Forever Natural Bronze in Soft Bronze

Delivering a soft matte glow, this powder bronzer comes in eight subtle shades, from Fair to Deep, and is infused with skin-soothing wild pansy extract.

7. Rimmel Natural Bronzer in 003 Sunset

Rimmel Natural Bronzer in 003 Sunset

Joining the Rimmel Natural Bronzer line-up is Sunset, a medium caramel shade in the same lightweight, yet richly-pigmented powder.

Rimmel Natural Bronzer, Sun Glow
  • Waterproof bronzing powder
  • Velvet soft texture for a naturally even bronzed look
  • Soft, silky and easy to apply

Last update on 2024-02-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

8. Lottie London Sunkissed Bronzer in Sunburst, £6.95

Lottie London Sunkissed Bronzer in Sunburst
(Lottie London/PA)

Best for lighter skin tones, Lottie London’s bamboo and Vitamin E infused matte bronzer comes in two sandy shades, Sunburst (light/medium) and Suncatcher (medium/dark).

9. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Matte & Glow Bronzing Trio, £34

SP20 Bronze Goddess Bronzer Trio
(Estee Lauder/PA)

Customise your complexion with this beautiful compact, which combines two matte bronzing powders and a pearlised highlighter.


Best-selling facial bronzers

Need more inspiration? Check out our list of best-selling Amazon products!

SaleBestseller No. 1
RIMMEL LONDON - Natural Bronzer - Silky-Smooth & Ultra-Fine Bronzing Powder - Sunkissed Look,...
  • FLAWLESS COMPLEXION: Dive into the world of sun-kissed skin with RIMMEL's Natural Bronzer. This powder makeup product not only enhances your natural beauty but also provides a radiant, bronzed finish.
  • NATURAL FORMULA: Infused with natural pigments, this bronzer is your ticket to a healthy, radiant complexion. It's more than just makeup; it's a way to accentuate your natural beauty.
  • LONG-LASTING FINISH: With its ultra-fine formula, this bronzer blends easily and stays put all day. The result? A matte finish that doesn't fade, keeping you looking fabulous from day to night.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Lancaster Infinite Bronze Face Bronzer SPF15 50ml | Bronzing Drops | Wash Off Formula For Instant...
  • Keep your tan evenly
  • to the gently bronzing cream with gel consistency, this is now possible even without the sun
  • jednostek: 111 Unit type: gram
SaleBestseller No. 3
Collection Cosmetics Bronze Glow, Highly Pigmented Bronzer, 15g, Shimmering Light, Packaging may...
  • Natural Bronzed Look: Achieve a bronzed sun kissed look in an instant with Collection’s Bronze glow range; a perfect match for fair and darker skin tones
  • Highly Pigmented: Expect a rich and deep colour pay off with the deep pigmentation, making it easy to create contoured looks with our bronzer
  • Versatile: Create a glowing contoured look by sculpting out the cheekbones or go all out and add the bronzer all over for a sun kissed vibe all year round
Bestseller No. 4
Garnier Ambre Solaire Natural Bronzer Quick Drying Dark Self Tan Face Mist 75ml
  • BEAUTIFUL SUN KISSED FINISH IN NO TIME AT ALL! Results start to develop from just 1 hour and last for up to 1 week*.
  • PLANT-BASED ORIGIN TANNING ACTIVE and enriched with nourishing apricot oil, it gives a sun kissed golden glow with no steaks or orangey tones.
  • ULTRA-FINE MIST that is quick drying and non-sticky. No need to rub in!
SaleBestseller No. 5
NYX Professional Makeup Matte Body Bronzer, Pressed Powder, Shimmer Free, Vegan Formula, Deep Tan
  • Full coverage matte face and body bronzer in compact powder, Perfect for summer glow year round, Entirely shimmer free
  • Buildable russet shades for a range of intensity, Opaque matte finish can be used as bronzer and light contouring
  • Velvety smooth texture and matte finish, Apply with large powder brush to face or other body parts
SaleBestseller No. 6
Rimmel London Radiance Shimmer Brick Pressed Bronzer, Light-As-Air Contouring Formula, 002 Medium,...
  • Enhance your luscious look with multi-tonal bronzing powder
  • Give your skin a sun-kissed radiant finish
  • Contour and highlight your face like a pro
SaleBestseller No. 7
Avon True Glow Bronzing Pearls Streak-Free Finish Radiant Glow Bronzer Warm Glow 22g
  • Achieve a gorgeous, sun-kissed look all year round with our radiant, streak-free multi-tonal Bronzer Pearls.
  • 4 shimmering shades that deliver a natural, golden finish.
  • Streak-free finish that blends effortlessly with your skin tone.
SaleBestseller No. 8
L'Oréal Paris Soft Matte Bronzer, Longwear, Matte Finish, Waterproof and Transfer-proof, Infallible...
  • Matte face and body bronzer in compact powder format, Perfect for summer glow all year round, Suitable for all skin tones and shades
  • Powder offers a natural, matte finish that looks fresh hour after hour, With a velvety smooth texture
  • Brush on the desired amount to achieve a glowy look all year round. Can be applied with a large powder brush to face or other body parts.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Physicians Formula - Murumuru Butter Bronzer - Face Bronzer with Ultra-Rich Formula with Murumuru...
  • BRAZILIAN LUXURY - Ultra-luxurious bronzer, infused with Murumuru Butter, delivers a radiant Brazilian goddess glow! Moisturizing wonder features ultra-refined pearl and soft-focus pigments
  • SKIN-LOVING BLEND - Infused with a powerful blend of Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Tucuma Butter, from the lush and nutrient-rich Amazon. Packed with essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins
  • SAFE AND RELIABLE - At Physicians Formula we always ensure safety and quality for our cosmetic products. They will never disappoint you!
Bestseller No. 10
Sleek MakeUP Face Form Bronzer, Superfine Pigments for a Buildable Sunkissed Glow, Fire (Medium),...
  • We formulated each shade of our bronzers with a different mix of superfine pigments and pearls to create a believable sunkissed glow for each skintone
  • Sweep over cheeks, chin & forehead for a naturally bronzed glow
  • Giving you a radiant glow that lasts all day!

Last update on 2024-02-01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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