The best bronzers for a gorgeous summer glow

Taryn Davies
Published: May 7, 2017

When the sun starts to peek out between the clouds we love to embrace the summer beauty trends of light foundation and a dusting of bronzer to fake a sunkissed glow. These are our pick of the best bronzers for a gorgeous summer glow.

A sweep across your forehead, down your nose and along your cheekbones, and don’t forget that collarbone if you’re getting it out in one of this season’s must-have Bardot dresses. The right bronzer can make the world of difference to your complexion, and make you feel summer-ready in a flash.

A slight glow is all we’re after, nothing resembling a Wotsit, so choosing the right product is essential, and these bronzers are the cream of the crop. From Estee Lauder to Urban Decay, and Tom Ford and Guerlain, these bronzers will give you a post-holiday glow when all you’ve done is pop to the local high street to pick them up. A flick of the wrist later and you’ll look like you’ve landed from Ibiza; enjoy a gorgeous glow with these must-have bronzers.

Fake a summer glow with these bronzers

Elizabeth Arden FourEver Bronze BronzinElizabeth Arden FourEver Bronze Bronzing

You get a lot with this compact that boasts four products in one, a highlighter, a blusher, a contouring powder and a bronzing powder too. There's also a mirror in the compact and a brush to apply the product with too.

These powder look gorgeous worn on their own or blended together for a natural and warm-looking flush to the skin.

You buy this compact, it’s all you’ll need for a gorgeous glow throughout summer – it’s perfect for your travels.

Urban Decay Beached BronzerUrban Decay Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay’s Beached Bronzer is a powder that feels incredibly soft on the skin, and applies smoothly all over adding a hint of colour to your complexion.

The matte bronzer provides a sheer, natural-looking hint of colour every time, meaning you can build up your glow to your choice.

The finely milled powder has a creamy texture that's easy to work with and feels weightless on the skin.

Plus the compact comes with a full-size mirror inside, and the cute tropical artwork means this is a product you’ll happily show off whilst you’re out and about.

Marc Jacobs OMega Bronze Perfect TanMarc Jacobs O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan

The Marc Jacobs makeup products exude glamour, and this bronzer is no different. The palette itself is quite large, so it might not be something you'll carry around in your handbag, but the product inside gives you a gorgeous hint of matte colour to the face.

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing PowderGuerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Geurlain's first bronzer was in fact Terracotta, and it comes in an amazing eight shade variants, so there's something for every skin tone.

This is perfect for those who find bronzers don't make enough of an impact on their skin, or find them too orange for their complexion.

Just a few strokes of this powder and you're left with a healthy glow that looks natural.