Best Bronzers for Every Skin Tone

Start glowing this summer

The right bronzer makes all the difference in your beauty regime. If you do it right, you look beautifully bronzed. If you do it wrong, you might just resemble Donald Trump.

Here are our editors picks for the best bronzers for summer and beyond.

Best Bronzers for Every Skin Tone

Fair: Philosophy - Take a deep breath

Take a deep breath sheer liquid sunshine is a lightweight illuminator that leaves skin looking naturally radiant, warmed with a hint of healthy-looking bronzed color. The liquid formula helps skin recover from the signs of a busy life that can age skin, as it brightens and highlights. Your skin will appear warmed and lit from within, or you can sweep across the high plains of the face to achieve a sun-kissed effect. $35

Best Bronzers for Every Skin Tone

Fair: Nars Bronzing Powder

Laguna is the perfect shade for fair skin tones. It’s the perfect shade of brown mixed with the right amount of gold shimmer for the ultimate healthy glow. Diffused powders create an all-over warmth that mimics a tanned glow. $39

Best Bronzers for Every Skin Tone

Fair to Medium: Nudestix Bronzing Pencil

This bronzing pencil has the luminous and matte bronzing shades ideal to color, highlight and contour for that summer sun-kissed sculpted radiance. The all-in-one bronzing pencil is easy to draw and smudge on eyes and face. These fun and sassy summer sculpting pencils provide a quick and easy go nude, but bronzed look for all faces in all places. $24

Best Bronzers for Every Skin Tone

Medium: Urban Decay Beached Bronzer

There’s nothing sexier than bronzy, glowing skin—sans the sun damage, of course. When you get the look right, it’s SO right. But get it wrong, and you risk looking like you had a run-in with an Oompa-Loompa (not pretty). Nail the golden goddess look every time with Beached Bronzer. $24

Best Bronzers for Every Skin Tone

Medium: Total Glo Bronzer

This luminizing and perfecting body bronzer is infused with reflecting pigments to diffuse imperfections and leave the skin luminous and lightly scented with notes pikaki, lily of the valley and citrus. It combines shea and cupuacu butter with aloe leaf extract for hydrating moisture, providing the benefits of a luxurious body cream with the subtle, natural glow of a bronzer. $24

Best Bronzers for Every Skin Tone

Medium: Hynt Beauty Solare Bronzing Powder

This loose powdered bronzer strikes the perfect balance between a beachy bronze and a healthy glow, making it the perfect powder for year round use! Not too shimmery, not too coppery and not too brown, this vegan organics based powder perfectly compliments a wide variety of skintones. $35

Best Bronzers for Every Skin Tone

Dark: Iman Cosmetics Bronzer

This sheer finish bronzer gives your skin a radiant glow. Opt for highlights on cheekbones and nose, or go for an all-over glow. $16

Best Bronzers for Every Skin Tone

Dark: bareMinerals Ready Bronzer

This bronzer buffs on rich golden bronze color for a beautifully even, buildable glow. Powered by bareMinerals’ proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral Complex with antioxidants and cold-pressed carrot oil, this silky long-wearing formula delivers incredible anti-aging benefits. $25

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