Getting your glow on is easy to do when you’re using the right bronzer. But here’s the tricky part: narrowing down what bronzer works best for your skin type can take a ton of trial and error. Yes, even when choosing bronzer formulas your skin type matters! If you have dry skin, you might want to opt for a cream or liquid bronzer formula, while oily skin types might want to stay away from shimmery bronze powders to avoid excess shine. And that’s just the beginning. So we’re here to offer some guidance. Ahead, we rounded up the best bronzers based on four common skin types so you can get glowing, stat.
Best Bronzer For Dry Skin
L’Oréal Paris Summer Belle Makeup Beach Bae Face & Body Liquid Luminizer
If you have dry skin, opt for this liquid bronzer for an all-over glow. Its formula has multi-reflective pearls to conceal any dry patches and give you your dewiest skin. You can use it alone or over foundation for a hydrated and shimmery, flake-free finish.
Best Bronzer For Oily Skin
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Facial Drops
It can be tricky to apply bronzer on oily skin simply because liquid formulas and shimmery bronzing powders can give you too much shine. So, we recommend using a glowy facial-tanner instead like these self-tanning drops. You can mix them in with your moisturizer right before makeup, and watch as your skin develops a matte sun-kissed glow throughout the day.
Editor’s Tip: You can also apply the drops before bed so you can wake up to an even, and streak-free glow.
Best Bronzer For Combination Skin
Combination skin types do best with a bronzer formula that’s not too shimmery but also not too matte. This must-have does just the trick because it provides buildable coverage and a radiant finish without too much sparkle. Focus this on the outer points of your face — specifically your temples, hairline and jawline — to avoid drawing attention to oily areas like your T-Zone.
Best Bronzer For Dull Skin
L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer
If you struggle with dull skin, we recommend incorporating a glowy primer into your makeup routine! This glow lotion will do just this as it works to illuminate your skin under foundation. Also formulated with glycerin and shea butter, it will keep you looking hydrated and radiant all day long.
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