“There are too many mediocre things in life. Bronzer should not be one of them.”
Ok, so the original quote may have actually been about love, not bronzers, but you get the idea. Don’t settle for “meh” makeup when there are so many gorgeous products on the shelves this season. Here are our favorite bronzers that look just as dazzling in the compact as they do on skin.
Givenchy Terre Exotique Healthy Glow Powder
The biggest splurge of the bunch, this gorgeous powder gives skin an ethereal glow without being shimmery. The stunning design and formula is almost too pretty to use, but the perfect golden glow it leaves is well worth it.
IT Cosmetics CC + Radiance Ombre Bronzer
Whatever your feelings about ombre hair, this CC cream/ombre toned bronzer is perfection. The anti-aging formula lets you build a customizable glow with both shimmery and matte powders, while the waterproof formula keeps going after a day of splashing in the waves.
Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights
Buffing this chic powder over skin gives the perfect lit-from-within glow we wish we could safely get from the sun. More of a bronze highlighter than a true all over bronzer, the luminous gold, bronze, and rose gold shades can be used individually or as brightening eye shadows.
Laura Mercier Radiance Baked Body Bronzer
This velvety baked formula is a dream bronzer; it gives face and body a glowing sheen, won’t rub off on clothes, and doesn’t oxidize and change colors like many body bronzers. Swiped on to shoulders and legs makes every skin tone look like it’s been drenched in summer sun.
Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder
Dior’s bronzer-meets-skin-enhancer creates such a radiant complexion, we wonder how we’ve ever lived without it. This gorgeous powder enhances skin with finely milled sheer particles and erases all signs of fatigue.
Buxom Hot Escapes Bronzer
Gorgeous and exotic may seem like strange descriptions for a bronzer, but one look at this creamy textured powder and it seems pretty accurate. This buildable formula gives skin a glowing finish and smells deliciously like tropical toasted coconut.
Laura Geller Bronze N Brighten
Anti-aging formula? Check. Mineral oil and paraben free? Double check. Thanks to swirls of color-correcting hues, this revolutionary baked bronzer leaves skin radiant and glowing, never flat and dull.
Sonia Kashuk Bare Illuminating Bronzer
We didn’t realize what a necessity crocodile print bronzer was until we tried this gorgeous drug store find. Highly pigmented and the perfect amount of shimmery, pulling out this chic compact almost makes mid-afternoon touch ups a pleasure.