The best bronzers to hit the beauty counter this summer
Have you updated your make-up bag with a brand new bronzer for summer? Don't plump for last year's effort, there are so many exciting new bronzers on the counter this summer that you won't want to miss out on.
Rather than one block colour bronzer to suit all, the new generation of bronzers are tailored to different needs - whether you have a natural tan, pale skin or have recently applied fake tan, there is a bronzer to suit you.
You might even feel it's best to invest in more than one bronzer to suit different days, occasions and moods! We know we will just have to snap up all of these bronzers before the summer is out...
How do you find the perfect bronzer? You want to look tanned and glowing – not like an Oompa Loompa. It’s best to choose a colour that’s no more than two shades darker than your natural skin tone. Apply your bronzer after your foundation and concealer, but before your blusher. If you want to apply like a professional, it’s worth investing in a bronzer brush that will have more tightly packed bristles for wider coverage than your usual blusher brush.
When it comes to application, think about where the sun would naturally hit your face – forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Some artists recommend drawing a “3” along your face to hit the spots, but if you’re new to the bronzing game try this instead: apply your bronzer just underneath your cheekbones and then using your brush, blend upwards towards your cheeks. Next, lightly swipe along your temple and top of your forehead for a sun kissed glow. The most important thing is to go easy with your bronzer – you want it to look natural and you can always add more if you need it.
Keep reading to discover our pick of the most gorgeous bronzers...
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