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Patrice J. Williams
July 19, 2018 11:35 am

Some things are just synonymous with the summer season, like frosé, beach days, and going on vacation. When it comes to beauty, however, having a healthy glow to your skin just screams summer. That’s why we wanted to round up our absolute favorite bronzers. From powders to liquid formulas to contour sticks, there’s something for everyone.

While bronzers can be used year-round to add a bit of warmth to your face, nothing compares to wearing bronzer in the summer. There are so many ways to play with the product. You can go all out with a shimmery, glistening look or add a subtle hint of luminosity to your skin. Even better? Bronzers aren’t just for your face, because your body deserves that same radiance.

To get that coveted glow all summer long, here are 16 bronzers to shop.

1Becca Gradient Sunlit Bronzer

Becca $38 SHOP NOW

Get the best of both worlds with this product that includes different bronzer and highlighter shades.

2Physician’s Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer

Physician's Formula $11.39 SHOP NOW

Aside from the cute packaging, this bronzer is infused with murumuru butter. It not only keeps your skin moisturized, but it’ll glisten, too.

3Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

Too Faced $30 SHOP NOW

You might be tempted to eat this bronzer. Not only is it made with 100% real cocoa powder, but it smells delicious. The color payoff  will make your cheeks pop.

4Elizabeth Arden Dare to Bare Body Bronzing Oil

Elizabeth Arden
Elizabeth Arden $36 SHOP NOW

Bronzers aren’t just for your face. Place a few drops of this oil onto your legs, arms, or shoulders for an all-over glow.

5Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer

Marc Jacobs Beauty $49 SHOP NOW

This shade, which is called Tantric, claims to be universally flattering for people of all skin tones. Yassss!

6ColourPop Afternoon Delight Pressed Powder Bronzer


We love a good budget beauty moment, and it doesn’t get any better than bronzer that’s less than $10.

7The Body Shop Honey Bronze Drops of Sun

The Body Shop

Add one drop to your favorite foundation or lotion and mix it in for a subtle glow. You can also add a few drops for blinding, sun-kissed skin.

8Forever 21 Glitter Injections Glitter Bronzer

Forever 21
Glitter Injections $10 SHOP NOW

If you’re feeling a bit ~extra,~ this bronzer will do the trick.

9Sol de Janeiro Glow Oil

Derm Store
Sol de Janeiro $35 SHOP NOW

Why does this product constantly sell out? It’s the perfect way to glow up this summer. Plus, it smells absolutely amazing.

10Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer

Wet n Wild
Wet n Wild $3.99 SHOP NOW

We love the budget-friendly price tag, but what we love even more is that this bronzer protects your skin from dangerous UVB rays.

11Benefit Dew the Hoola Liquid Bronzer

Benefit $28 SHOP NOW

We’ll forever stan the beloved Hoola powder bronzer, but the liquid version is just as great.

12Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer

Tarte Cosmetics
Tarte Cosmetics $30 SHOP NOW

You had us at waterproof. And the names of the shades, Hotel Heiress and Park Avenue Princess, are adorable.

13Lorac Tantalizer Baked Bronzer

Lorac $8 SHOP NOW

The only thing better than a metallic, baked bronzer is one that comes in a convenient travel size.

14Nudestix Bronzing Pencil

Nudestix $12 SHOP NOW

The dual-ended pencil easily lets you contour your cheeks.

15Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée

Estee Lauder
Estee Lauder $47 SHOP NOW

People will see your cheeks glowing from miles away with this product.

16Lancôme Star Bronzer Magic Bronzing Brush

Lancome $37 SHOP NOW

This mineral bronzer for the face and body will give your skin luminosity. The brush applicator makes it easy to touch up on-the-go.

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