The Best New Bronzers for Summer

The Best New Bronzers for Summer

I always love it when a cute, summery bronzer lands on my desk. Everyone loves a good bronzer (I seriously can’t go a day without adding at least a bit of color!) and the special packaging and summery embossed designs always get me going. This year, there’s no shortage of bronzing buddies to keep you looking sunkissed and glowing throughout the warmer months.

Whether you’re going for a subtle or intense bronze, a matte or luminous texture, a cool tan or warm golden glow—there’s a perfect formula for you here.

Heads up—most of these bronzers are limited-edition (and they’ll go fast!) so act quick if there’s something you see that you like. Keep scrolling to the bottom to see swatches of each bronzer so you can compare their depth and tones.

Click here to read about each bronzer and see swatches of each on Beautezine!
  • 1 of 11 Clarins Bronzing & Blush Powder
  • Clarins Bronzing & Blush Powder
  • Clarins Bronzing & Blush Powder, $36

    This gorgeous, oversized bronzer has a coral core which can be used separately as a blush or blended all together for a warm, peachy bronze effect.

    BUY IT: Clarins

  • 2 of 11 Dior Diorskin Nude Air Glow Powder in Fresh Tan
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Air Glow Powder in Fresh Tan
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Air Glow Powder in Fresh Tan, $56

    This lightweight powder has a beautiful luminous finish and a subtle bronze effect. It’s great to get the summer season started before your real tan sets in (and it even comes with a cute mini kabuki)!

    BUY IT: Sephora

  • 3 of 11 Guerlain Summer Edition Terracotta Bronzer
  • Guerlain Summer Edition Terracotta Bronzer
  • Guerlain Summer Edition Terracotta Bronzer, $55

    This limited-edition version of Guerlain’s iconic bronzer is encased in a vibrant removable rubber sleeve. It still has that signature scent the Terracotta bronzers have and leaves skin with a beautiful satin texture. This one is definitely one of the most intense bronzers of the group!

    BUY IT: Sephora

  • 4 of 11 Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Duo
  • Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Duo
  • Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Duo, $65

    This split-pan bronzer and blush which can be used separately or blended together. It’s a bit more on the sheer side, as Chanel Les Beiges powders typically are, but it has a much cooler undertone which great for someone who finds most bronzers to look orange on them.

    BUY IT: Nordstrom

  • 5 of 11 Urban Decay Beached Bronzer
  • Urban Decay Beached Bronzer
  • Urban Decay Beached Bronzer, $28

    If you’re looking for an intense matte bronzer that won’t look orange, look no further. This slim compact houses a super silky powder that blends into the skin like a dream for a super natural, tanned look.

    BUY IT: Sephora

  • 6 of 11 L’Oreal Glam Bronze Face & Body Bronzer
  • L’Oreal Glam Bronze Face & Body Bronzer
  • L’Oreal Glam Bronze Face & Body Bronzer, $15

    This super-sized compact is designed for both face & body and leaves skin with a luminous glow. It applies quite pigmented, so don’t let the lighter-looking powder fool you! Dust this all over your shoulders, arms and chest for a sunkissed look all over!

    BUY IT: ULTA

  • 7 of 11 mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer
  • mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer
  • mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer, $16

    This bronzer looks quite intense in the pan, but the shimmer is only an overspray. Underneath, a luminous warm bronze that has the perfect amount of warmth.

    BUY IT: Avon

  • 8 of 11 Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
  • Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
  • Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer, $15

    My favorite bronzer for fair-skinned beauties! This one goes on with a smooth, buttery texture and isn’t too intense so it’s perfect for a super-subtle glow. This scent will also have you feeling like you’re on a tropical beach each time you use it!

    BUY IT: ULTA

  • 9 of 11 Yves Saint Laurent Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones
  • Yves Saint Laurent Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones
  • Yves Saint Laurent Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones, $55

    A gorgeous, matte bronzer that breathes life into skin. Use a large fan brush and sweep it over the high points of the face and cheeks to look like you just spend the day at the beach!

    BUY IT: Sephora

  • 10 of 11 Covergirl TruBlend Bronzer
  • Covergirl TruBlend Bronzer
  • Covergirl TruBlend Bronzer, $10

    The most luminous bronzer of the bunch—this budget-friendly baked formula blends into the skin with ease and kisses it with a golden shimmer. Dust it on lightly for a warm glow—but be warned, this bronzer is not for contouring!

    BUY IT: ULTA

  • 11 of 11 MAC Vibe Tribe Studio Sculpt Bronzing Powder in Delphic
  • MAC Vibe Tribe Studio Sculpt Bronzing Powder in Delphic
  • MAC Vibe Tribe Studio Sculpt Bronzing Powder in Delphic, $33

    If you want the buttery texture of the Physicians Formula bronzer but wanting a bit more color, this is a great choice. It’s a powder, but applies and blends like a cream. It’s quite intense, so a little goes a long way!

    BUY IT: MAC

    The Swatches

    (L-R) Clarins, Dior, Guerlain, Chanel & Urban Decay (L-R) Clarins, Dior, Guerlain, Chanel & Urban Decay

    (L-R) L'Oreal, mark, Physicians Formula, Yves Saint Laurent, CoverGirl & MAC (L-R) L’Oreal, mark, Physicians Formula, Yves Saint Laurent, CoverGirl & MAC

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