What’s Hot: Liquid Bronzers

Liquid bronzers are more popular than ever this summer. Whether you mix them into your favorite skincare or makeup products or use them on bare skin, these glow-boosting liquids deliver a natural-looking tan instantly—without any of the sun damage!

From waters to gels to creams, these blendable, buildable formulas are the easiest way to add warmth to the complexion—great for those who find their tan fades faster on their face than their body and neck. They are also great for those who want to self-tan, but can’t get past the pesky DHA smell or inconvenience.

Add a few drops of one of these liquid bronzers to your moisturizer or foundation then follow-up with a deep bronzing powder where the sun would hit—forehead, cheeks and bridge of the nose. Voilà—instant post-vaca glow.

  • 1 of 9 Guerlain Terracotta L'Eau Hâlée
  • Guerlain Terracotta L'Eau Hâlée
  • Guerlain Terracotta L'Eau Hâlée, $54

    This cooling bronzing water instantly delivers a natural-looking, buildable tan. Available online at Nordstrom.

  • 2 of 9 The Body Shop Honey Bronze Drops of Sun
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronze Drops of Sun
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronze Drops of Sun, $20

    This streak-free liquid gel delivers an instant sunkissed look to the skin or blends into skincare or makeup products for a more subtle effect. Available online at The Body Shop.

  • 3 of 9 NARS Liquid Laguna Bronzer
  • NARS Liquid Laguna Bronzer
  • NARS Liquid Laguna Bronzer, $40

    Everyone’s favorite bronzer, just in liquid form! This sheer fluid can be used alone or mixed into makeup. Available online at Sephora.

  • 4 of 9 Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer, $64

    This oil-to-pigment liquid blends effortlessly on the skin and comes in three shades. One drop will do ya! Available online at Sephora.

  • 5 of 9 Benefit Dew The Hoola
  • Benefit Dew The Hoola
  • Benefit Dew The Hoola, $28

    This liquid form of Benefit’s iconic Hoola bronzer works just as great on top of makeup as it does under it for a soft, matte bronze. Available online at Sephora.

  • 6 of 9 Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunset
  • Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunset
  • Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunset, $42

    Designed to be mixed into moisturizer, serum, primer or foundation, these bronzing drops instantly deliver a sunkissed look to the skin. Available online at Sephora.

  • 7 of 9 Clinique Sun-Kissed Face Gelee
  • Clinique Sun-Kissed Face Gelee
  • Clinique Sun-Kissed Face Gelee, $26.50

    A lightweight, oil-free, fragrance-free gel for all skintones that is easy to apply and looks super natural. Available online at Sephora.

  • 8 of 9 IT Cosmetics CC+ Bronzer
  • IT Cosmetics CC+ Bronzer
  • IT Cosmetics CC+ Bronzer, $38

    Formulated with physical SPF 50+, this hydrating cream bronzer adds warmth and covers imperfections for a perfect summer complexion. Available online at ULTA.

  • 9 of 9 Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer
  • Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer
  • Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer, $35

    This much-loved bronzing serum has SPF 30 protection and diffuses skin imperfections. Available online at Sephora.

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