The Best Bronzers for Every Skin Tone

The Best Bronzers for Every Skin Tone

Summertime is just the moment for bronzer. It can brighten up your face, add a touch of summer glow and flatter your features.

However, the wrong shade of bronzer can look muddy and dull. Those with us with pale or dark skin tones can often struggle to find the right bronzer and become a little scared of it. We want to change that by giving you our tips for finding the best bronzer for your skin tone.

For Pale Skin

For those with more alabaster skin tones, finding a bronzer to add colour without looking clownish can be tough.

The key to getting that sun-kissed glow without the orange oompa-loompa effect is to move away from brown and orange based bronzers, to ones with a gold or pink undertone. This tends to look much more subtle on paler skin, blending beautifully and naturally.

Some of our favourites are the Lancôme Star Bronzer in Natural Dorée, Living Nature’s Summer Bronze Powder and the Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Bronzing Powder (the limited edition packaging has us swooning too).

For Medium Skin

Luckily, this is the easiest skin tone to find a bronzer for as most will flatter. The key is to find out whether warmer or cooler undertones work best for you, and whether you prefer cream or powder finishes.

Some of the bronzers that get rave reviews all the time are Benefit’s Hoola (it comes in a new liquid version too now), TheBalm’s Bahama Mama Bronzer and RMS Buriti Bronzer. The Buriti Bronzer gives a beautiful sheen as well as boosting colour, for that polished, dewy finish.

For Dark Skin

For darker skin tones, it can be tough to find bronzers that give an impact and don’t make skin look ashy. You want a bronzer which adds luminosity and warmth to the skin, for a summery, radiant finish.

Some of our favourites are the Natio Mineral Pressed Powder Bronzer in Sunswept, Lancôme’s Belle De Teint Luminous Bronzer in Belle de Nuit and the bareMinerals Ready Bronzer in High Dive.

For Everyone

We love it when a summer essential works for everyone. The Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess range is one of those collections that we look forward to each Summer and the Powder Bronzer is one of those products that everyone should pick up.

Available in 3 shades, it gives a silky, warm and radiant finish thanks to its incredible blendable formula and comes in the signature Bronze Goddess packaging for a touch of luxury.

Looking to add a little glow? Why not check out some of our favourite Summer highlighters too?



Make Up Specialist

Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid