9 natural bronzers for getting your faux glow on
It feels like, bar the occasion sunny day, summer’s been over for pretty much ever. Knitwear is out, check; skin’s looking dry and grey; check, check. (Face oil, pronto!) That’s why we’re looking to bronzers and anything that will faux a healthy glow back into our deathly pallors.
It doesn’t mean compromising your make-up morals or making do with substandard formulas anymore, lots of eco brands have a powder or cream in their offering — and we’ve rounded up the best of the best natural bronzer offering:
Bronzer Powder, £14, Dr Hauschka
Only a few years since it launched, Dr Hauschka’s beauty ranges is known as one of the best and most reliable in the industry — and the bronzing powder, with a matte, natural (meaning: no sparkle) finish, is no different.
Marble Mineral Glow Bronzing Powder, £19.50, PUR
PUR fans are divided between this and the marble bronzer, but we like the simple baked mineral powder for a no-fuss, healthy glow.
Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer, £25, Tarte Cosmetics
Don’t be put off by the pleathery case, this bronzer is AMAZING. It lasts for hours (and is genuinely pretty waterproof, making it a good option for gym seshs), but still feels fresh and uncakey on the skin!
Baked Mineral Bronzer, £33, INIKA
Minimal crap, maximum credentials; vegan, organic, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic (so good for sensitive skins) and brilliant.
Buriti Bronzer, £21.84, RMS Beauty
One of the only cream bronzers in the edit, RMS Beauty’s super-rich formula is perfect for making duller, drier skin types (which cakes with powders) look luminous and healthy.
Mineral Sun Glow, £13.90, Lavera
Two-tone bronzers can sometimes seem a bit gimmicky, but Lavera’s is full of face-kind ingredients and creates a natural, buildable bronze. One thing you should know: try hard not drop it as the case isn’t that sturdy.
Lustrous Bronzer, £41, Kjaer Weis
So much more that freaking beautiful packaging, this cream bronzer is easy and forgiving to apply and creates a natural, post-hol glow when added to forehead and cheeks. Or, sweep under the cheekbones for a little multi-tasking contour boost.
The Bronzing Powder, £14.95, 3INA
Vegan, cruelty and paraben-free, 3INA’s (said ‘MINA’) bronzer is just ticking all the boxes. Sweep the velvety powder anywhere you’d naturally catch the sun.
Bronzer, £32, Jane Iredale
Actually not as tricky-to-apply as it looks; just use a thick brush to combine the tones for a healthy glow or, for multi-tasking, pick the different shades for highlighting the cheek and brow bones.One thing you should know: it only comes in refills as Jane Iredale is serious about its recycling credentials, so you’ll have to buy the £12 compact too.
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