April 7th, 2015
Brazil’s Praia do Cassino Beach near Rio Grande is the longest beach in the world, as it’s 157 miles long, about the length you’d probably come to if the put all the bronzers on the market end-to-end, such is the choice of sun-kissing products out there.
You could put it down to sun damage awareness, the rise of high factor SPF skincare as well as suncare, but one things for sure, bronzers are big business.
In an attempt to wade through literally 1000’s of different bronzing gels, powders, creams, self-tan lotions, sprays and the latest self tan powders we thought we’d shake it up a bit and find you the Best Bronzer for…..
The best bronzer for Light and Shade
Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze & Glow (£49) uses Light Flex Technology, this powder duo illuminates the complexion and creates a healthy sun-kissed finish. The universal shade complements all skin tones and comes housed in a gold compact inspired by 1920s cigarette cases.
The best bronzer for fair skin
Ellis Faas’s Glow Up in Satin Glow (£26) is perfect for fair complexions, this illuminating pressed powder has been finely milled to leave skin looking subtly radiant in just a few strokes of a brush. The light-reflecting particles are packed with vitamin E helps to protect against environmental aggressors
The best bronzer for blending in
RMS Beauty’s Buriti Bronzer (£25) blends easily into the skin for a healthy glow that’s not at all brassy. The nourishing organic formula includes vitamin-rich Buriti Oil pressed from the nuts of Brazil’s moriche palm tree, and counts Miranda Kerr among fans. Use it wherever you need a touch of warm, sun-kissed colour. This bronzer works on all skin tones, doubles as a luminizer for darker skin tones.
The best bronzer for added shimmer
Kevyn Aucoin’s Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Days (£36) is a very versatile bronzing powder. Fine crystal powder pigments in gold, silver and bronze add the perfect amount of shimmer – use it to highlight the areas the sun naturally hits. Also available in Tropical Nights for deeper sparkle.
The best bronzer for the body
Laura Mercier’s Radiance Baked Body Bronzer (£42.50) lasts up to eight hours and works on all skin types and tones. This finely milled powder is blended with shimmering particles to subtly catch the light.
The best bronzer for a natural look
Burberry’s Warm Glow Bronzer in Summer Glow (£31) will achieve a healthy sun-kissed glow on even the dullest of days. This lightweight powder contains micronized pigments that reproduce your skin’s natural colour for a flawless finish.
The best bronzer for a matte finish
BENEFIT HOOLA (£23.50) is an iconic bronzer that stands the test of time. Loved for its natural matte finish, warm, buildable tan colour and long-lasting credentials, this is a wise investment buy.
The best bronzer for contouring
SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL (£32) is a light cream-gel bronzer that leaves the skin with a beautiful sun-kissed look. Worn it on its own to enhance the complexion, or for a hint of contour, over or under foundation.
The best bronzer for under a tenner
Bourjois’s Mat Illusion Bronzing Powder is part of the brand’s Summer launch Parisian Summer, a new bronzing range for the face and body. Collection includes 8 en 1 BB Bronzing Cream, Sun Illusion complexion perfector and Sunlight Elixir tinted dry body oil. This powder is ultra light as well as ultra matte and blurs the lines perfectly.
The best bronzer for multi-tones
Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer (£25) combines shades of golden bronzes, gilded pinks and neutral fawns to brighten skin and create a glorious all-over sun-kissed look.
The best bronzer for sensitive skin
Eve Lom’s Golden Radiance Bronzing Powder (£42) Adds a healthy holiday lustre to the skin with this weightless, ultra-fine, actively hydrating powder. The tiny, rose-shaped particles blend and reflect light to illuminate and disguise imperfections while adding a subtle, bronzing hue.
The best bronzer for added extras
Vita Liberata’s Trystals (£35) is a loose mineral bronzing powder that offers instant bronze coverage while developing a natural looking tan over four to eight hours, lasting up to five days. The product incorporates proprietary Trystal Technology, which combines instant, pure mineral bronzing with lasting tan results. Infused with micronised crystals, the minerals reflect light to create a smooth finish, while the active tanning ingredient DHA is released slowly onto the skin.