There’s no secure way to get a little sun without damaging your skin, that’s the reason bronzer became a VIP within our make-up bags — particularly when our skin is emerging out of our winter hibernation caves, bleary-eyed and light as hell. It may do anything, from contouring your face into an object of artwork to fooling your coworkers into thinking you’ve spent a week in the beach when really you had been just taking a stay cation with Netflix. These 15 new bronzers will give you the ultimate glow all year long, no Mr. Golden Sun required.
Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer
You’re probably used to applying your bronzer with a fluffy brush, but this matte stick bronzer from MILK might just change your mind. It blends into skin almost instantly and comes in two sun kissed shades.
OFRA Cosmetics On the Glow Palette
The possibilities are endless with this gorgeous bronzer and highlighter palette from OFRA. The Kardashian sisters canonly dream of this kind of shimmer. If it isn’t broke don’t fix it. Pretty Vulgar’s two powder bronzers have a hint of illumination to make your skin look glossy.
Pretty Vulgar Powder Bronzer in Bronzed B
If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Pretty Vulgar’s two powder bronzers have a hint of illumination to make your skin look lit from within, but not like you’ve been dipped in the lights of the Las Vegas Strip.
Nars SunWash Diffusing Bronzer
Just the name “Sun Wash” sounds sexy, doesn’t it? Nars’ new bronzers gently diffuse any imperfections for a perfect, natural looking beach-day flush.
Lancôme Belle De Teint Brush and Bronzer Palette
How pretty is this mosaic compact? Lancôme’s blush and bronzer palette is easily customizable for a variety of skin tones (it comes in two shades) and totally ready for your next music festival (or just listening to music on your balcony, rosé in hand).
Milani Baked Bronzer
Our favorite drugstore bronzer is definitely Milani’s shimmery, sexy Baked Bronzer, which rings in under $10 and gives you a glow comparable to the fanciest brands.
Marc Jacobs Limited-Edition O!Mega Bronze Coconut Perfect Tan
Get your hands on Marc Jacobs’ latest bronzer launch while you can because we have a feeling it’s going to sell out fast. It’s a super-sized pan (seriously, it’s the circumference of a deluxe hamburger) of bronzy goodness that even smells like summer — yep, this powder smells like coconuts.
Becca Sunlit Bronzer
We were waiting for Becca to release a lineof bronzers to match their iconic highlighting powders, and they didn’t disappoint. The Sunlit Bronzer come in a variety of shades for every skin tone, and each one impacts a beautiful, sunny-day glow on cheekbones and beyond.
EsteéLauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée
Every summer, Esteé Lauder releases a new batch of Bronze Goddess products and this luminous, bronzy highlighting powder makes us want to bask in a lagoon like a mythical siren.
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Trio Bronzing Contour Palette
It’s not really summer until you bust out the Guerlain bronzer. This fancy little palette, which comes in three shades,replicates the way the sun hits your face so your Guerlain glow is naturally on point every time.
La MerLimited-Edition Bronzing Powder
Jennifer Lopez definitely uses this luxe,velvety bronzer and highlighting compact. If you feel like doing it up big and treating yourself for summer 2017, then splurge on La Mer and enjoy an expensively gorgeous glow.
Maybelline Face Studio Master Bronze & Highlight Kit
This multitasking drugstore palette by Maybelline is perfect for those of us who like to experiment with different bronze looks, from soft and natural to runway glam.
Colour Pop Pressed Powder Face Duo in Topaz
The Topaz Face Duo is one of Colour Pop’s bestsellers for good reason — the warm, golden shades of bronzer and highlighter are a perfect pair, and the price is right at just $15.
Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color Bronze + Glow
We love NUDESTIX subtle, sophisticated neutral shades, and their All Over Face Color bronzers and highlighters are no exception. The Bronze + Glow line comes in three colors: pearly pale pink,champagne gold, and a honey bronze. You can wear them solo or layer them for a look that’s all your own, and they’re easy to toss in your bag for reapplication before happy hour.
Tarte Glow Girls Bronze & Highlight Duo
Don’t haul around a huge bronzer compact while you’re traveling. Tarte’s got you covered with this adorable little duoof bronzer and highlighter. They’ll bring the glow without taking up your whole makeup bag.