If you’re like us, you like to add a little more glow to your beauty routine during the summer months. While we all love basking in the sun, UV exposure can seriously damage our skin. That’s where bronzer comes into play! However, there’s a big difference between winter bronzers and summer bronzers. As a rule, in the colder months, it’s best to use a cream or liquid bronzer on your face because your skin may be more prone to dryness. Whereas in hot months, a powder or gel bronzer has more staying power and is much less greasy. Whether you’re looking to get a summer glow on your face or an all-over beachy tan, here are our favorite bronzers for summer.
NYX Matte Bronzer
With a natural matte finish and priced below $10, this is one of the best bronzers for your buck. It goes on smoothly and evening and will never make you look sweaty or shiny. The one is especially great for oily skinned gals!
Hoola by Benefit, $28, is a cult favorite and one of our year around beauty staples. This smooth formula goes on matte yet radiant, so it’s never blotchy or flat. It’s excellent on all skin types and super easy to apply and blend, so you’ll never have to battle those orangey streaks!
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
Here is another excellent bronzer that is low priced and high quality! Not only does this bronzer go on incredibly smooth, it also smells divine (like cocoa butter) and it leaves a nice natural glow. Not too matte, not too shimmery. This is one of our favorite new bronzers!
Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless
This bronzer is perfect for acne and oily skin types! It goes on flawlessly and helps perfect and reduce your pore size while sopping up excess oil. Perfect for those who tend to get shiny throughout the day! Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless, $30
St. Tropez Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse
St. Tropez is our favorite all-over tanning brand. For one, their formulas are fresh and never have that icky self-tan-wet-dog smell! They cover evenly and leave you with a perfect glow. This formula is excellent from head-to-toe, so you can use it on your face as well. St. Tropez Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse, $19
Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer
We love this bronzer for its amazing staying power. It’s waterproof, so it lasts all day and will even stay put during those pool sessions. This formula blends easily and is matte, so it’s perfect for oily skin types. Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer, $38
Too Faced – The Little Black Book of Bronzers
Too Faced tends to release limited edition bronzer palettes each season and we’re pretty obsessed with them! This handy sets include multiple bronzers so you can play around with different looks all in one palette. From dewy and shimmery to natural matte, The Little Black Book of Bronzers , $49 has everything you need to get that perfect summer glow!
Nars Blush/Bronzer Duo
When it comes to Nars, you can’t go wrong. Their colors are gorgeous and all of their products are amazing quality. We especially love this Nars Blush/Bronzer duo in Orgasm/Laguna, $42, because not only is it gorgeous, but it’s convenient to have a blush and bronzer in one sleek compact.