Not having at least one of the best bronzers in your makeup bag is practically a beauty crime. After all, there’s no better time to channel your inner bronze goddess than during the summer. With pro makeup artist Andrew Denton describing bronzer as his “secret weapon for everybody,” sunkissed, glowy skin is never a bad idea.
One sweep and your complexion is instantly warmed up, giving holiday sunshine vibes all across your face. And if you get the undertone right, it will compliment your skin tone in the best possible way too.
There are a lot (and we mean a lot) of bronzers to choose from, many of which claim to be the best bronzers on the market. So which ones are actually worth investing in?
Picking one from the many options available can be a hard call to make, especially considering that not everyone has the time to read up on all the reviews for hours on end. To save you the trouble, we’ve put together an edit of the very best bronzers out there to fit every budget and preferences, including firm favourites at the GLAMOUR beauty desk as well as viral hits, all-time classics and underrated finds.
Plus, we’ve called in the help of a team of experts to let us in on their must-haves, too. For some extra tips and tricks, scroll to the bottom and find your most frequently asked questions, answered by three top makeup artists.
How to pick your perfect shade | How to choose the right bronzer formula for your skin type | How to apply bronzer | Our full bronzer reviews.
Meet the experts:
- Adeola Gboyega, professional MUA
- Andrew Denton, professional MUA
Best bronzers of 2023 at a glance:
- Best bronzer overall (our top pick): Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Sun-kissed Glow Bronzer, £44, Cult Beauty
- Best powder bronzer: Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder, WAS £28.50 NOW £25.65, LookFantastic
- Best bronzer for contouring: Huda Beauty Tantour, £28, Cult Beauty
- Best baked bronzer: Il Makiage Mineral Baked Bronzer, £35, Il Makiage
- Best affordable bronzer: NYX Professional Makeup Matte Bronzer, £8.50, Boots
How to pick your perfect shade:
“When choosing a bronzer it’s important to find the right one for you,” Adeola Gboyega, pro makeup artist says. “I tend to recommend choosing a bronzer that is a couple of shades darker than your skin tone so it isn’t too dark. It’s always best to choose one that isn’t too dark because that way you can build up the intensity gradually, otherwise by the time you build it up it’ll be too dark”.
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