The season of beaches, bikinis and bellinis is finally here!
There’s nothing sexier than bronzy, glowing skin—sans the sun damage, of course. As the weather is getting warmer, it’s hard to resist getting a naturally sun-kissed glow, but not at the expense of your complexion! That’s where the bronzers come in to help you get beached (not burned!)
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Whether you’re looking for a bronzer for fair skin or a bronzer for dark skin, here’s a roundup of the best drugstore bronzers that are available in a range of flattering shades to enhance a variety of skin tones.
With silky-smooth formulas that offer buildable coverage with a natural finish, there’s nothing orange about these beautifully blendable bronzers which will give you instantly sun-kissed skin! They apply in seconds with just a swipe or two and make your face look healthy and radiant—not dusty.
Dab a large, fluffy brush into the pan and gently buff the bronzer where the sun naturally hits your face – cheekbones, forehead, chin & bridge of nose and anywhere else you want a kiss of bronze.
Ready to get glowing? Check out the best drugstore bronzers which will give you that just-off-the-beach glow in one go!
1. Milani Silky Matte Bronzing Powder ($9.99)
True to its name, this matte bronzer has a super soft and silky texture that blends seamlessly into skin without streaking for a natural-looking sun tan. Available in 4 shades with warm and cool undertone options, it has a soft coconut scent to bring on the summer vibes!
2. Essence Luminous Matt Bronzing Powder ($2.69)
This beautifully blendable matte bronzer with a silky-shimmering core perks up your skin tone with a subtle sun-kissed look. The shimmer isn’t overly done and just adds a soft sheen for a beautiful bronzed glow! Not to mention, it’s an absolute steal at only $2.69!
This buildable bronzing powder with just a touch of shimmer gives a perfectly radiant golden glow! It can be used to create an all-over bronzed complexion or contour for a radiant, sculpted look. Available in in 3 shades designed to flatter light, medium and deep skin tones.
4. Wet n wild Color Icon Bronzer ($4.99)
This gel-infused hybrid applies like a cream and sets like a powder, leaving skin looking luminous with a sun-kissed glow. It applies easily with a kabuki or fluffy powder brush adding a natural tan flush.
5. Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer ($7.54)
Get a luminous, lit-from-within tropical glow with this luxe pressed powder bronzer infused with hydrating murumuru butter. The creamy soft formula just melts into skin and delivers a buildable dose of color with a gorgeous satin finish for a golden goddess glow!
6. Makeup Revolution Mega Bronzer ($5)
Silky smooth and perfectly-pigmented, this matte finish bronzer gives you a fade-proof bronzed color for a soft, natural look. Cruelty-free and vegan, it comes in a super-sized rose-gold compact that’s built for a big sweep!
7. Maybelline City Bronzer & Contour Powder ($7.54)
Infused with whipped cocoa butter for a velvety matte finish, this Maybelline bronzer has a micro-milled powder formula that’s super easy to blend. It comes in three shades (light, medium and deep) that deliver a naturally bronzed, softly contoured look.
8. NYX Cosmetics Matte Bronzer ($6.29)
Available in five shades ranging from light to very deep, this pressed powder bronzer has a true matte finish. The finely-milled formula is highly-pigmented and goes on with a strong pop of color (start with a light dusting and build up the color as desired.)
9. Maybelline Face Studio Master Bronze Kit ($7.59)
Get a glowing bronze look with this bronzer + highlighter palette that’s designed to accentuate your skin’s natural radiance. The double duty kit comes with two bronzer and two highlight shades that can be mixed & matched or worn alone to create a stunning sun-kissed look.
If you prefer liquid glow-getters instead of powder bronzers, this latest launch from Lumene is sure to please! Infused with Arctic spring water and pearlescent pigments, the lightweight liquid bronzer blends very easily adding a naturally sun-kissed glow. It has a soft luminous finish (not shimmery) and the sheer color lasts all day! See the swatches here.
11. Pixi Beauty Bronzer + Kabuki ($18)
Bundled with a super soft kabuki brush for easy application, this silky-smooth bronzer gives your complexion the warmth and luminosity of naturally sun-kissed skin. It also features vitamin E to hydrate and protect against damaging free-radicals.
12. e.l.f. Cosmetics Primer-Infused Bronzer ($5.25)
This matte bronzer is infused with lock-on primer powder for a long-lasting bronzed, sun-kissed look. It has a completely matte, natural-looking finish that wears well throughout the day and blends evenly.
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