Best Bronzers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update February 4, 2020
If your face gets very pale in winter or you just can’t get a tan you desire, you can achieve that sunkissed look with proper makeup products. In this review, you can find 5 quality bronzers that will help emphasise the natural beauty of your skin. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The high-resolution powder technology ensures easy application and a thin, even layer on your cheekbones. The performing blend of powders melts into your skin and looks smooth and silky.

CONS

You may run out of it quickly.

OUR VERDICT

With the WUNDER2 Perfect Selfie Bronzer, you won't need to use any filters since your skin will look perfect on any photo. It has a blurring effect that hides your pores without creating an unnatural mask effect.

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Type

Powder Bronzer

Shades

Bronze Veil

Features

HD powder technology, Contains a high performing blend of perfecting powders, Shimmer free

Safety

Cruelty free, Vegan, Oil free, Allergen free, Silicone free, Alcohol free, Gluten free

Capacity

7 g

PROS

The product is rich in Murumuru, Cupuacu and Tucuma butter, fatty acids and vitamins that nourish and moisturise your skin, thus, making it silkier and softer.

CONS

A very strong, sweet scent may not suit everybody.

OUR VERDICT

This bronzer will give your skin a beautiful natural glow with a tan finish. So, you will look like you have just returned from a vacation. Thanks to its unique consistency, it melts on your skin but doesn't leave an oily shine.

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Butter Bronzer

Shades

Light, Deep

Features

Murumuru butter, Cupuacu butter, Tucuma butter, Fatty acids, Pro-vitamins, Contains ultra-refined pearl and soft-focus pigments, Coconut scent

Safety

Hypoallergenic, Paraben Free, Gluten free, Oil free, Dermatologist Tested, Vegan, Cruelty free

Capacity

11 g

PROS

The powder leaves a pretty thick matte finish, so you can use it not only as a bronzer but also as a contour product to create perfect cheekbones, chin and nose.

CONS

It is fragile and breaks easily.

OUR VERDICT

The NYX Professional bronzer is a perfect choice for creating glam makeup. It is available in 5 different shades to fit your skin colour perfectly. With it, you will look tan all year around.

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Type

Powder Bronzer

Shades

Medium, Dark Tan, Deep, Deep Tan, Light

Features

Velvety smooth texture, Shimmer free

Safety

Vegan, Contains no harsh chemicals

Capacity

9.5 g

PROS

The product has an ultra-soft texture, so it easily blends into other makeup products and creates an even tone. As a nice touch, there are some application tips on the cap.

CONS

You should apply it lightly since it is very pigmented.

OUR VERDICT

The Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzer will make your skin glowing and give it a lovely shine. The product has a nice chocolate smell. Bronze and Contour, Bronze and Highlight packs are available as well.

detailed parameters
Type

Powder Bronzer

Shades

Light/Medium Bronze, Tanned/Dark Bronze

Features

Subtly iridescent formula, Tempting scent of a chocolate bar

Safety

Contains no harsh chemicals

Capacity

16 g

PROS

The waterproof formula makes the bronzer more long-lasting and ensures it will stay on your skin during hot days without greasy shine. Also, it won't drip in the rain.

CONS

May be too dark for people with fair skin.

OUR VERDICT

The Rimmel London Bronzer will help you achieve a perfect sunkissed look with a delicate shine without feeling heavy on your skin. And thanks to an SPF 15 protection, it will create a barrier from harmful UV radiation.

detailed parameters
Type

Powder Bronzer

Shades

Sun Light

Features

Waterproof, SPF 15

Safety

Dermatologically tested

Capacity

14 g

WUNDER2 Perfect Selfie

Amazing Filter Effect

If you want to achieve a tanned look without exposing your skin to harmful UV rays and fake tan isn't an option for you, we recommend purchasing the WUNDER2 Perfect Selfie Powder Bronzer. With this product on, your skin will look as if you have applied the sweetest Instagram's photo filter.

The product features a high-resolution powder technology. Thanks to this, you will have no trouble with the application - it will glide on easily. You won’t need to apply a thick layer since even a small amount of product will immediately add warmth to your face. The powder will make your skin look perfect without highlighting small imperfections.

The bronzer comes in a small pressed powder box with a capacity of 7 grammes. It is available in the Bronze Veil shade that will suit people with olive skin and pale skin alike since it blends very well. Also, note that the product is matte and doesn’t contain glitter, so it won’t give you a glossy finish. It will work great if you are doing shimmery eye makeup.

The other important thing we want to stress is the fact that the bronzer from WONDER2 is vegan and cruelty-free, and is proudly made in the USA.

In the end, with the WUNDER2 Perfect Selfie Powder Bronzer, you can get a blurring photoshop effect. It is a great finishing product that will make your look complete.

Review of WUNDER2 Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder Bronzer

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Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

Soft Buttery Consistency

The Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer differs from other options in our list thanks to its unusual formula. The composition of this face bronzer is rich in Murumuru, Cupuacu and Tucuma butter that give the product the thick buttery consistency. It also contains fatty acids and different vitamins that nourish your skin. Hence, this one doesn’t make your skin dry, unlike many other similar products. The bronzer keeps your skin moisturised without giving an oily shine to it.

All the components in this product are tested by dermatologists and proven to be hypoallergenic. The composition is also paraben-, oil- and gluten-free. Also, we like that this bronzer is vegan and cruelty-free (it was never tested on animals).

The bronzing powder has a pleasant coconut smell. It's not overpowering at all, but if you prefer your makeup products to be completely fragrance-free, you may want to consider other brands. As for the colour selection, the bronzer is available in Light and Deep shades. Both options are easy to apply, and they blend into the skin perfectly.

All in all, if you seek something a bit more unusual than average powder bronzers, try this creamy product from Physicians Formula. It will give your cheeks a nice tan with a tint of sparkles.

Review of Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Murumuru

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NYX Professional Makeup Matte Body Bronzer

Best Matte Bronzer

Makeup products by NYX are widely popular among both professional artists and amateur makeup lovers. All NYX products boast amazing quality and are available in a broad price range so that pretty much anyone can find a product that fits them to a T. The NYX Matte Bronzer for your face and body is also an attention-worthy piece of makeup that will bring a perfect bronze finish to your face makeup.

This pressed bronzer comes in a pretty big case with an impressive volume of 9.5 g. The product is shimmer-free and has a rich matte finish. What is also great about this bronzer is the fact that you can apply it not only over the powder but also layer it on top of your foundation to contour your cheeks, chin, forehead and nose. It will glide smoothly without leaving patchy spots.

The variety of colours is fairly decent, too. NYX offers this bronzer in 5 different shades (Light, Medium, Dark Tan, Deep, Deep Tan) to help you find the one that will suit your skin tone the best. What we also liked about this powder is that it is vegan. NYX is a member of a PETA’s programme Beauty Without Bunnies. And no wonder, the product contains no harsh chemicals as well.

To sum up, if you seek a high-quality multifunctional face makeup product, you can’t go wrong with the NYX. This bronzer from a well-known brand is considered to be one of the best matte bronzers out there. With it, you will be able to make your skin look tanned and healthy.

Review of NYX Professional Makeup Matte Body Bronzer Pressed Powder, Shimmer Free, Vegan Formula

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Bourjois Delice De Poudre

Ultra-Soft Texture

To give your pale skin a tanned look, you can use the Bourjois Bronzing Powder. It is an inexpensive product that is easy to apply, so if you are a beginner at makeup, this may be a stellar offering for you.

First off, we would like to say that this drugstore product has an ultra-soft texture, so it blends really well with other products like foundation, concealer or powder (without lifting them). The product has amazing pigmentation properties, so you only need a small amount of it to bronze your whole face. The product isn’t completely matte and gives your skin a pretty iridescent glow.

There are two shades of this bronzer available - Light/Medium Bronze and Tanned/Dark Bronze. What is more, if you seek an inexpensive highlighter or contouring kit, you can purchase Bronze&Contour and Bronze&Highlight packs from this brand.

The other thing worth mentioning is the design of the pack. It resembles a chocolate bar and the product itself really has a lovely chocolate smell. The pack is also pretty robust, so the bronzer won’t break that easily. On the inner side of the pack, you can find a few pieces of advice for flawless application. Quite a nice touch.

If you need a product that has the best price/quality ratio, we recommend purchasing this bronzing powder from Bourjois. It's especially great for novice makeup artists who need some practice.

Review of Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzer Bronzing Powder 51 Light and Medium Complexions

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Rimmel London Natural Bronzer

Waterproof Bronzer

With the Rimmel London Natural Bronzer, you don’t have to lay under the sun and expose your skin to harmful UV radiation. It can freshen up your skin tone in a matter of minutes and give it the desired sunkissed look. With it, you will actually look like you have just come back from the beach.

This bronzing product has a matte finish and light texture, so even if you apply a few layers for a dramatic look, it won’t feel heavy on your skin. In addition to this, the bronzer is also very long-lasting. It has a waterproof formula and doesn’t fear sweat, rain or snow. Moreover, the bronzer has an SPF 15 protection to reduce side effects of UV rays.

The matte bronzer is available in one shade only (Sun Light). Some users point out that it may be too dark for very fair skin, so consider your skin tone when purchasing the bronzer.

Lastly, we would like to say that this piece of face makeup comes in a traditional powder case with a transparent lid. For a pretty affordable price, you get 14 grammes of product that should last you for quite a long while even if used daily.

To wrap the whole thing up, the Rimmel London Natural Bronzer is a good affordable product that will help you create perfect makeup. And you can be sure it will stay on your face without greasy shine for a whole day.

Review of Rimmel London Natural Bronzer 21 Sun Light

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What Is a Bronzer?

With the power of makeup, you can completely wipe off your facial features and get a new bone structure, change the size of your eyes, lips and so on. And with the help of a good bronzer, you can make your skin look healthier and fresher.

A bronzer is a piece of makeup that is applied to your cheeks. Don’t confuse it with contouring products though: the main task of the bronzer is not to change or emphasise your bone structure but to give your skin a tanned look.

It is recommended to apply bronzer under your cheekbones, forehead and add a little bit of warmth on your nose. When selecting a new bronzer, especially if you go with very warm tones, it is very important to find the one that won't look reddish on your skin. There are luminous and glitter-free bronzers available on the market, so you can choose the perfect one according to the look you'd like to achieve (matte or shiny). The texture of a bronzer can vary, too. It can come as pressed powder, liquid or have a thick buttery consistency.

We have selected the five best bronzers with different price tags and textures that should meet expectations of any user regardless of their skin tone. If you are interested in other makeup products, we also have a selection of the best foundations for dry and oily skin, as well as high-quality waterproof mascaras.

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Publish Date: 2020-02-04 13:46:41