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The best bronzing beauty products to keep your radiant summer skin

For summer and beyond

The best bronzers for a luminous complexion and the products to serve up shimmering features.

There’s nothing like a sun-kissed look to put a spring in your step, and there are ways to achieve this long after summer has ended (and without exposing your skin to harmful rays). Whether it’s a brightening makeup palette or customisable tanning drops, these classic and new bronzing buys will make it look like you’ve just stepped off a plane from St Tropez.

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel

This easy-to-blend bronzer is ideal if you’re after a dewy look, with a cream base that glides onto the face and delivers a flawless finish.
£40, available at chanel.com

Kjaer Weis bronzer

Kjaer Weis bronzer in Lustrous

This glow-inducing product from certified organic and sustainable beauty brand Kjaer Weis is packed with natural ingredients and can be used as either a bronzer or contouring tool.
£41, available at net-a-porter.com

Dr Sebagh Self-Tanning Drops

Dr Sebagh self tanning drops

These genius self-tanning drops make skin radiance that much easier to achieve – simply mix it into your night cream and you’ll wake up the following morning looking luminous. As if that wasn’t clever enough,  HEV Melanin is added to protect against the ageing effects of blue light.
£35, available at drsebagh.com

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Glow Bronzer

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Glow Bronzer

This buildable bronzer contours and brightens at the same time, with a mix of plant-derived butters nourishing skin and specialised pigments adding serious luminosity.
£54, available at tomford.co.uk

Dior 5 Couleurs Wild Earth limited edition palette

Dior Five Couleurs Wild Earth limited edition eyeshadow palette

Rich in colour and strong in pigment, a sweep of hues from this palette gives a sultry, shimmering finish to complement summer skin.
£49, available at selfridges.com

Dior Bronze Self Tanning Jelly Gradual Sublime Glow

Dior Bronze self tanning jelly gradual gradual sublime glow

This silky jelly creates a natural, even tan that gradually intensifies each day.  With a translucent texture it’s easy to apply – just make sure you exfoliate and moisturise before your first application.
£39, available at dior.com

NARS Hot Nights face palette

NARS Hot Nights face palette

This palette was made for recreating steamy summer nights, with four smouldering eyeshadows in matte and glimmering finishes, a highlighter for brightening and a bronzer to deliver natural-looking, sun-kissed skin.
£56, available at narscosmetics.com

RMS Beauty Buriti bronzer

RMS Beauty buriti bronzer

This ultra-sheer, oil-based cream from organic beauty brand RMS provides a subtle glow with no shimmer, orange tones or nasty ingredients. Made with buriti oil, which contains the highest concentrate of beta carotene, it’s packed with vitamin A to keep skin healthy.
£26, available at net-a-porter.com

Tan-Luxe The Body Illuminating Self-Tan Drops

Tan Luxe The Body illuminating self tan drops

This tailor-made serum works with your skin tone to create a shade that’s totally unique to you. Simply add a few drops (there’s a guide to how many to use, from two for gently radiant skin to 12 for all-out bronze) to your favourite oil, moisturiser or lotion and watch it work its magic.
£42, available at lookfantastic.com

Tom Ford Boys and Girls lipstick in Natalia

Tom Ford Boys & Girls lipstick in Natalia

Your skin might be doing the talking, but a sheer slick of this lipstick gives a lips an illuminating quality. Infused with vitamin C, E and shea butter, it’s also ultra hydrating.
£29, available at net-a-porter.com

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadow in Oyster Gold

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadow in Oyster Gold

Creamy in texture and containing vitamin E, the water-infused formula cools and revives tired eyes, while at the same time opening and brightening for a dazzling finish.
£22, available at charlottetilbury.com

La Mer The Bronzing Powder

La Mer The Bronzing Powder

 

 

Formulated with the brand’s famous, nutrient-rich Miracle Broth, this velvety powder glides on effortlessly and sits on the skin beautifully to create the perfect summer glimmer.
£70, available at harrods.com

Main image: Dior SS19 Wild Earth Collection.

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