Nothing says hello summer like sun-kissed radiant skin. We’ve rounded up the best bronze make-up so you can forgo the sun’s harmful UV rays and get glowing the smart way.
Paring back make-up over the sultry summer months is the way to go and multi-tasking products make doing just that a whole lot easier. Use LancĂ´me Custom Highlight Drops ($55) alone to give skin a golden glow or blend with your favourite summer foundation for all-over radiance.
No matter what your skin tone, you can’t go wrong with a trusty matte bronzer. EstĂ©e Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer ($80) is a perennial favourite. Simply grab your bronzing brush and sweep across cheeks, shoulders and dĂ©colletage. The clever oil-control complex helps keep shine at bay even when summer heats up.
It sounds too good to be true, but Drunk Elephant‘s latest launch, D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum ($57 from Mecca Cosmetica and Maxima) mimics the benefits of vitamin D without the harmful side effects. Omega-rich marula and black currant seed oils boost the skinâ€™s barrier function and potent antioxidants fend off pollution all while giving skin a healthy, sun-kissed glow.
While a laidback approach to beauty often rules the summer months, the festive season calls for a little fun every now and then. Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($38 from Mecca) in Bronzed Bell brings the party to your make-up look with its seriously glittery sheen.
It might almost be too beautiful to use but YSL Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones ($106) is perfect for defining cheekbones and giving skin a healthy glow. The long-wearing lightweight powder will transform your complexion in just a sweep of your bronzing brush.