Best Highlighters and Bronzers For That Golden Glow
Long gone are the days of too-dark, too-orange bronzers in chalky, flat finishes
The new formulas also often come with added benefits, supercharged with nurturing skincare ingredients so you get smoother, healthier looking skin under your golden glow. It’s a win-win whichever way you look at it.
The perfect colour? Pick a shade no more than two tones deeper than your natural skin colour, and those with paler complexions look for a bronzer with a pink undertone to better reflect the way your skin naturally tans.
For the perfect sun-kissed finish, apply bronzer to those areas which naturally catch the sun; cheekbones, bridge of the nose and forehead. For an extra glow, gently tap a highlighter onto the very top of your cheekbones and bridge and tip of your nose and you’re good to go this summer.
Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer, £22 Rare Beauty
A cream bronzer with liquid-like consistency, the easy-to-blend, water-resistant colour stick glides on easily for an instant sun-kissed glow..
Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour in Medium, £46 Chanel
A sun-kissed version of the iconic Les Beiges Sheer Powder, this luxurious powder-cream texture delivers a subtle, natural tan all whilst brightening skin with ultra-fine golden particles.
Ever Bronze Compact Powder, £30 Clarins
This nourishing powder bronzer contains organic coconut oil, anti-pollution complex and organic safflower to soften skin and help prolong a tan.
Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden, £24 MAC
Lightly frosted, this tinted powder is perfect for strengthening a tan with a sheer, natural finish.
Bionic Glow, £26 Milk Makeup
This liquid bronzer contains a mushroom-extract formula and is packed with skin-loving ingredients to keep you glowing and looking better. Dot over face to highlight, or use all over – it gives a natural-looking subtly radiant bronze finish.
No Makeup Bronzer, £30 Perricone MD
This sheer, blendable formula with skin-improving ingredients gives weightless colour without shine or shimmer.
Soleil Glow Bronzer in Gold Dust, £55 Tom Ford
Silky, buildable bronzer with plant-derived butters to soften skin while imparting a lit-from-within golden glow.
D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops, £31 Drunk Elephant
Add a drop of D-Bronzi to your favourite moisturiser or serum for a gorgeous glow and a potent dose of protective antioxidants and omega fatty acids.
Bronzing Gel, £31 Sensai
With 70 percent water, this refreshing gel hydrates and protects while imparting a sheer bronze tint with a silky-smooth finish.
Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Bronzer, £50
Now iconic, Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Bronzer, is a soft powder with added pigments for the most flattering, radiant glow.