Whether you’re in the northern hemisphere and going into summer or like us and down south going into winter all of us crave that summer glow. The gorgeous bronzed babe look that reminds you of beach holidays, warm evenings and cocktails *drools*. Here are our top bronzer picks for achieving that summer glow!


1. Laura Mercier Bronzing Pressed Powder in Matte Bronze
This is the news edition to the bronzer line up and the packaging is just gorgeous! It looks like it has shimmer throughout however it doesn’t and I find it perfect for contouring and warming up the complexion. Laura Mercier products are always so pigmented so it’s important to build them up slowly to avoid looking muddy!


2. Clarins Bronzing Duo in Light
This is a fantastic option for pale girls and because I don’t fake tan ALL the time it’s probably the one that I use the most. You get the lighter side as well as the darker shade so the shade is fairly customisable. This does contains shimmer so applying it in a 3 motion on the face (temples, cheeks and then jaw) gives a gorgeous glow. If you’re pale and struggling to find a suitable bronzer give this one a go!


3. Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Bronze 03
The bulking packaging in comparison to the other Laura Mercier bronzer really lets down the product for me. It’s way to big! Packaging aside and there is nothing like that glow a baked product gives the skin. This isn’t shimmery but it does give that ‘glow’ so I prefer it for all over bronzing and warming up the skin. It’s so very pigmented so a little goes a long way. This one is probably the pick out of all the others just because of the way it gives the skin a gorgeous glow without being overly shimmery.


4. Maybelline Dream Sun in 03 Bronze
If you’re after something more affordable Maybelline is a great option. This is actually the first bronzer I ever owned and after coming back to it I’m patting myself on the back because it’s pretty decent in quality. You do have to be careful as the more you apply it can become a little orange toned but overall it’s a solid and easily built up.


5. Physicians Formula BB Glow Boosting Bronzer in Light/Medium
Another affordable option is the newest line up to the Physicians Formula range. They do some awesome bronzers and this one is just another fantastic addition. It’s very pigmented so just dipping the brush into the product is all that is required and then again, just a great one for warming up the complexion. There is a super shimmery overspray but don’t be put off by that because once you’re through it the product is dreamy!

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What are your favourite bronzers for a summer glow?

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      I hadn’t heard anything before trying it and now I see it every where! For good reason too – it’s amazing :)

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    Great recommendations! I’m just getting into bronzer at the moment and figuring out how to work it into my routine so I appreciate knowing which bronzers are the best!

    xx Julia

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