The cold weather has arrived and with it, 5pm darkness and lackluster skin. Gone are the days of bikinis, beachside lounging, and 9pm sunsets. (Boooo.) While we love embracing the fab fashion of fall/winter, hair and skincare is another story. Who else feels like they just want to soak their body from head to toe in a human-sized bucket of coconut oil? Having said that, you can still look beaming and alive despite the winter chill and lack of sunshine. When it comes to winter bronzers, a bit of shimmer is best. Super matte bronzers can look harsh and dull during the cold months, so opt for something that helps your skin look dewy -not dry. You’ll also want to try cream or liquid bronzers over powdered formulas. Cream and liquid formulas apply more smoothly on dry winter skin. Here are 5 bronzers that we love for getting a healthy summer glow in the winter.
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This SPF 30 BB cream contains micro spheres to hide blemishes and reduce wrinkles and fine lines by up to 84%. It’s also great for all skin types and imparts an healthy looking glow while balancing skin, reducing pore size and providing oil control.
This BB cream and bronzer-in-one is perfect for getting a glow in a flash. It primes, tints, correct imperfections and pores, and imparts a healthy glow all at once. It also contains anti-aging ingredients Pepha®, Vitasource™ and dGlyage®, and SPF 20 to firm skin and protect it from the harsh winter elements.
This dreamy, beloved formula from Becca is a primer and bronzer in one. You can wear it alone, apply under your makeup or mix it with foundation, and it leaves a natural, healthy, non-greasy glow.
TooFaced makes some of our favorite bronzers and their ‘Tanning Bed in a Tube’ formula is perfect for keeping your skin glowing. It’s a bronzer and gradual tanning duo in one, so you’ll get an instant glow plus the benefit of a longer lasting self-tan.
This skin refining correcting gel from Perfekt is excellent for combination/oily skin types. It helps reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, shine and redness while imparting a bronzed glow. It also contains ‘smart color technology’ so it automatically adjusts to your skintone. Additionally, it has vitamins a and e and alpha lipoic acid for free radical protection.
Laura Mercier’s primers are a dream, and her Radiance Bronzing primer is no exception. This formula contains moisturizing jojoba oil and vitamins A, C, and E, and helps blur imperfections while adding a subtle pearlescent golden shimmer to the skin.