Copy these bronzers to get that perfect sun-kissed glow this summer

As summer begins to approach, it is right to dream of having perfectly tanned skin. The natural summer dream aesthetic is a sun-kissed glow that adds definition and makes you feel like you’ve sunbathed luxuriously on a beautiful beach, but no tan is worth the risk of sunburn and overexposure to UV rays. Here are some bronzers in India to give you that perfect sun-kissed glow.

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A good bronzer can be used to add definition. It can improve cheekbones, collarbones and jawline. It’s about adding light and shadow, creating shapes and achieving a natural glow lit from within.

How to find the perfect bronzer?

It all comes down to working with your natural skin tone. Most experts recommend going for a bronzer one or two shades darker than your actual skin tone, but it’s also important to know your undertone and whether you’re cool, warm, or neutral. Those with warm undertones can use golden bronzers, while those with cool undertones can choose peach tones. Finding the perfect shade can be tricky if you’re neutral, but pink tones are usually ideal.

A level of consistency is entirely up to you. Powder formulations are often preferred for their mattifying effect on oily skin, while creams and liquid bronzers offer a very natural, glowing look on dry or normal skin.

How to apply bronzer?

Step 1: Dip a makeup brush into the bronzer and sweep it around your cheekbones and around the perimeter of your face, such as your temples and forehead, basically all the places where the sun typically hits. If you like a more sculpted look, run the brush over the edge of your jawline to define it.

Step 2: The trick to getting a natural bronze look is to blend it in, then blend it some more. Blend in small, gentle circles to soften harsh lines and create a seamless finish.

Step 3: To avoid overdoing the bronzer, add warmth to your nose, chin and neck with the product left on your brush.

Whether you’re looking for a shimmery gold color that doubles as a fantastic highlighter or a matte brown perfect for contouring, our top recommendations for the best bronzers are listed below.

Charlotte Tilbury’s bronzer comes in a variety of shades, ranging from light to dark. True to its name, it blurs imperfections, enhances and defines, and best of all, it comes in a wide palette ideal for on-the-go applications.


3,940 rupees (approx.)

Benefit’s Hoola is a cult favorite for a reason. It includes the best pearlescent pigments and offers a realistic glow, and it’s quite simple to apply.


4,505 rupees (approx.)

Designed to be layered, the buildable cream-to-powder formula is lightweight and super easy to blend, but also stays put without creasing or clumping. Plus, they come in an easy-to-use stick that’s perfect for targeted applications anywhere you want to contour.


Rs 2,121 (approximately)

Although it looks like a straight bronzer, it actually has a creamy texture that gives the most radiant and healthy looking skin.

This budget-friendly bronzer is a fine powder pigment that blends smoothly into the skin, producing the most stunning results.

Huda’s Tantour is a simply blendable cream-to-powder product that gives you the sculpted cheekbones of your dreams hassle-free.

If you prefer shimmering bronzers, look no further than Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Bronzer, which gives you an instant glow and a blurred finish. It is also one of the best bronzer ranges for darker skin tones.


4,223 rupees (approx.)

We are completely under the spell of this tanning gel-cream which glides on the skin and gives a breathtaking radiance. The only problem is that you’ll never want to finish the rather large pot.

Milani Baked Bronzer

We’re already big fans of Milani’s highlighter, so it’s no surprise that this bronzer delivers a similar, lit-from-within glow. Baked on Italian terracotta tiles, it comes in three shades and applies streak-free for a warm, natural finish.

Milani Baked Bronzer

For a sun-kissed glow ASAP, snag this bronzer from L’Oreal, which has a light shimmer that never feels unnatural or overwhelming. Plus, it’s formulated in three shades for fair, medium, and deep skin tones.

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1,130 rupees (approx.)