Sun-Kissed Skin In A Snap: The Best Bronzers For Every Skin Tone

Just because the sun is unsafe for your skin does not mean that you have to give up the idea of having J. Lo’s bronzed glow this summer. Luckily, there are many face bronzers out there to complete your summer look. Used like blush, it is meant to give a subtle just-got-back-from-the-beach effect. And unless you want to end up with an ashy orange look, remember to choose a bronzer that is only about one to two shades darker than your natural skin tone. Another way to avoid the Snooki effect is to be conservative with how much you use—a little goes a long way! Apply it with a large fluffy brush (this Too Faced one is my personal fave), and don’t skip the jawline and neck area. Despite bronzer's appeal to those with fairer skin tones, it's also great for darker skin tones, as it can help even out complexions and provide the same glow-y, fresh-off-the-beach effect. Check out my top bronzers for every skin tone in the slideshow below!

 

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Light Skin Tones

Snow Bunny by Too Faced is the right amount of pink, tan, and shimmer for fair skin. Tarte's two-in-one Bronze & Glow Matte Bronzer tint in Park Ave Princess is ideal as the mousse-textured bronze and pink tones compliment blond hair. A light-colored bronzer like Wet n Wild’s Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana gives a subtle glow and has SPF 15.


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Dark Skin Tones

Vapour Solar's Organic Translucent Bronzer in Spicy 223 is easily blendable and very lightweight. For a sheer and rosy effect, Iman’s Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder in Afterglow is ideal.  The satiny textured Guerlain Terractorra Bronzing Powder in #8 can be used all over for a deeper tan.
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Medium Skin Tones

The finely milled Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna is a universal classic and compliments medium tones, making it a year-round beauty essential. When applied sparingly, Jouer's oil-free Mineral Bronzer in Suntan creates a naturally contoured look on warm-skinned brunettes. I can personally vouch for Too Faced’s Sun Bunny—I’ve been using it for five years and it’s the perfect mix of rich-chocolatey tan and light shimmer.


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