Summertime is all about getting the tan on and achieve that sun-kissed glow. But that means that your makeup routine and your foundation shade will change. The essential product becomes a liquid bronzer that can either be mixed with foundation or provide color and a natural glow to your complexion.
From shimmery to subtler options, many liquid bronzers will help you achieve a natural-looking glow. Liquid bronzers usually come in lightweight and blendable formulas that work on bare skin and makeup, ideal for warmer seasons.
I have rounded up the best liquid bronzers ranging from affordable to pricier options. If you’re looking to find your next favorite product, check out the list below!
Benefit Dew The Hoola Liquid Bronzer
The infamous Hoola bronzer leaves your skin soft, without pores, and a perfect finish. It can darken a foundation that is too light and also makes a subtle liquid contouring bronzer. It is easy to apply and blends well without being orange or muddy looking on the face. It is very long-lasting since you do not need to use too much of it.
Perricone MD No Make-up Bronzer
This bronzer allows you to contour for a youthful definition that makes your skin soft too. Formulated with Vitamin C, it brightens skin, diffuses sun damage, and protects with a board spectrum SPF 30. If you are looking to brighten your complexion with a natural sun-kissed glow, this one is for you. It has a matte finish, but at the same time has this hint of illumination that blends well. Perricone products re generally work great with maturing skin, and this one is no exception.
NARS Laguna Liquid Bronzer
This sheer and versatile liquid bronzer has a weightless formula that contours, bronzes, and blends effortlessly. You can create that under-the-sun look whether you wear it on bare skin or decide to mix with makeup for a healthy-looking glow. Its texture is smooth, provides a glow without being too shiny, making you look young and alive. It’s lightweight, and buildable formula means it melts into the skin without the heaviness of a powder.
Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer Anti-Age
This bronzing gel is formulated with a polymer that provides smoothness, a natural finish, and luminosity for up to 12 hours. It enhances the tan, giving skin a radiant beach glow. It mimics your skin tone since it has no shimmer, just a natural glow. The lightweight, moisturizing formula blends easily, adding a touch of sun to the complexion as it just sinks in and instantly wakes up your face. It is convenient and easy to use, and you don’t even need a brush to apply. You can mix this in your foundation for a perfect summer shade!
Clinique Sun-Kissed Face Gelee Complexion Multitasker Bronzer
This sheer, oil-free gel creates a warm, healthy glow that's appropriate for all skin types and tones. It blends in nicely and helps when the tan is looking uneven in different places. True to its name, you can mix it with moisturizer or foundation to even out discoloration to achieve that perfect sun-kissed look every time. If you have sensitive skin, this bronzer won't cause breakouts or redness. This product will become essential for the summertime.
Dr. Hauschka Translucent Bronzing Tint
This bronzing tint contains coloring pigments to tone and moisturize skin. It softens the appearance of blemishes and imperfections, making the skin appear fresher healthier and even-toned with a sun-kissed glow. The formulation with mineral pigments, olive oil, nurturing plant extracts of Anthyllis and witch hazel blends with the skin tone to create a natural bronzed look. It smells lovely, feels nice on the skin, and it is not drying at all. A little of this product goes a long way, so it will last for a long time.
NYX Cosmetics Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator Sun Goddess
A light application of this illuminator will give your skin a luminous and healthy glow that is dewy yet not shiny. You can use over foundation for that bronze look, mix it with liquid foundation, or apply it by itself when your skin is tanned. It is easy to blend; however, a little goes a long way, so make sure to be light-handed.
By Terry Hydra Bronzing Tinted Serum
The Hydra-Bronzing Tinted Serum helps your skin look radiant and tanned. This serum effectively treats radical damage, enlarged pores, and wrinkles with a powerful mica and titanium dioxide infused formula. Mica helps reduce the appearance of imperfections, the Titanium Dioxide protects your skin, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin and the Vitamin E shields your skin against water loss and environmental damage.
L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics X Camila Cabello Havana Sun-lit Liquid Bronzer
This drugstore liquid bronzer is hydrating, lightweight, and ultra-blendable for a bronzy glow. You can apply it to hollows of the cheeks, forehead, and anywhere else you normally contour. It's not too shiny and not too greasy. You don't have to use too much, it's easy to use, and doesn't stream. This subtle bronzer is not too shimmery, blends beautifully, and dries quickly. It's foolproof and evens out perfectly as you apply it giving your complexion a natural look.