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 ChanelPin

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

Kjaer Weis bronzer

Kjaer Weis Bronzer In LustrousPin

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

Dr Sebagh Self-Tanning Drops

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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

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Glow Bronzer

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Glow BronzerPin

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

Dior 5 Couleurs Wild Earth limited edition palette

Dior Five Couleurs Wild Earth Limited Edition Eyeshadow PalettePin

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

Dior Bronze Self Tanning Jelly Gradual Sublime Glow

Dior Bronze Self Tanning Jelly Gradual Gradual Sublime GlowPin

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

NARS Hot Nights face palette

Nars Hot Nights Face PalettePin

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

RMS Beauty Buriti bronzer

Rms Beauty Buriti BronzerPin

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

Tan-Luxe The Body Illuminating Self-Tan Drops

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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

Tom Ford Boys and Girls lipstick in Natalia

Tom Ford Boys &Amp; Girls Lipstick In NataliaPin

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

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadow in Oyster Gold

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow In Oyster GoldPin

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

La Mer The Bronzing Powder

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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

Main image: Dior SS19 Wild Earth Collection.

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