Where was my life before I discovered the best bronzers on the market? Bronzers are so amazing for highlighting your skin, and giving you that beautiful sun-kissed glow you get at the beach. I used to rely on tanning in the sun to get a bronzed look, but when I became more interested in taking care of my skin, I turned to bronzers. I have been hooked ever since, and in my opinion, a great bronzer does two things: first, it gives you that gorgeous sun-kissed glow, and second, it doesn’t look fake or flake off. After that, there are many options to choose from from SPF factors, special shimmer factors, or different colors for the season. Of course, price is also a factor to consider. Check out our list of the best 11 bronzers on the market, and be sure to tell which one is your personal favorite!
1 Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder with Real Cocoa
If you’ve never tried the Too Faced brand of bronzers, you’re missing out on an experience by one of the best selling and overall best bronzers out there. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder will leave your complexion flawless and glowing by combining the detoxifying effects of real cocoa powder with bronzing ingredients. Not only does this sound yummy, but it is also a dream to use on your skin. This ultra-sheer matte formula comes in two shades to fit your skin tone, and has a sweet scent that makes you want to apply it just by the first smell!
2 Clarins Bronzing Duo Mineral Powder Compact SPF 15
Clarins Bronzing Duo Mineral Powder is fabulous, girls! First, it contains a built in SPF and is formulated with 100% mineral sunscreens. It goes on smooth and gives skin a gorgeous glow that makes your skin look like you spent a day at the beach! Yet, the best part is, it protects your precious pores from harmful UV rays and contains white tea extract, plus Vitamin E to nourish the skin and prevent aging.
I love Tarte products because they don’t only work great, but are always free of parabens, sulfates and fragrances. This mineral rich powder is also great for giving you a flawless finish, all with lovely color and a natural finish. It is also oil and talc free.
Benefit’s Hoola is one of the most highly rated bronzers among users today, and requires nothing more than a few dusts to receive great coverage. It makes your complexion appear younger, healthier and more radiant, plus it gives you protection from harmful UV rays too. Benefit has always been a favorite brand of mine, and as a bronzer fanatic, I sure can’t wait to try this top-rated product.
I would never pay $115 for bronzer, but hey, if you’ve got the money, go for it! This highly rated bronzer stacks as one of the best selling bronzers on Amazon.com, and is just a great example of the world’s obsession with the icon Tom Ford. Let’s be honest, we would all love to own his complete cosmetic line if we could, right? This bronzer features a lightweight texture and users say it has an exceptional color blend that is similar to what you would achieve from a day in the sun. For a boost of technological advancement, it even features precious stones of amber, sunstone and the pricey black tourmaline crystals to give you a gorgeous and flawless bronzed and highlighted complexion.
This bronzer is created to give you a bronzing product for any season. It features a perennial blend of hydrating and lightweight bronzers for a glow all year round. It is highly rated by industry experts and consumers alike. Guerlain Bronzing Powder's long-standing reputation is a smooth glow that’s as close to a natural tan as one could want. Oh, and by the way, it’s even made of real gold! It also has an SPF 10 factor and contains no sulfates or phthalates.
I love NARS products, including this bronzer, which I was first introduced to through a magazine ad. NARS bronzer is great for fabulous coverage and really works well with any complexion or skin type. I found it to blend perfectly and stay on all day without looking oily, cakey or fake. It features special light-diffusing properties that give your skin a subtle glow and was rated the best bronzer by InStyle Magazine this year.
Bobbi Brown makes great products, all the way around. This bronzer is one of her best as it combines a special shimmery effect, with a really natural glow at the same time. It is always a great choice for wearing straight from day to night and stays on all day long. You can also use this as a total body bronzer if you want and it comes with a special shimmer dusting powder brush for convenience.
This velvety smooth bronzer by Laura Mercier is oil-free and known for giving you that glowing, luminous look we’re all trying to achieve when looking for a great bronzing product. It blends well into the skin and helps you glow without looking fake or flaking off. This product is oil-free and tested by dermatologists as well.
Another product by Bobbi Brown makes this list because her bronzers truly are amazing. This basic bronzer is known for its soft, matte and silky texture. It is also a favorite among users because it is ultra light-weight and helps to create a natural effect for the skin, instead of a harsh orange one.
Lastly, Bobbi Brown makes the final spot for her Illuminating Bronzing Powder, which is one of the top selling bronzers on Sephora.com. It offers skin a beautiful glow with a little more shine and shimmer than her typical bronzers. It offers the same great coverage, but just adds a little more glow to your skin. This would be my choice among all bronzers, and I love that it can be worn year round under your makeup, or on top, whatever your bronzing needs are. I even would suggest wearing this alone as a subtle bronzer for a day you don’t want to wear a full face of makeup, yet still want a little glow. It has an ultra sheer texture and special micropearls to give skin a multidimensional glow.