With winter in full swing, we’re back with another round of our favorite bronzers for 2018. While we love embracing the fab fashion of fall/winter, hair and skincare is another story. Who else feels like they just want to soak their body from head to toe in a human-sized bucket of coconut oil? Having said that, you can still look beaming and alive despite the winter chill and lack of sunshine. When it comes to winter bronzers, a bit of shimmer is best. Super matte bronzers can look harsh and dull during the cold months, so opt for something that helps your skin look dewy -not dry. You’ll also want to try cream or liquid bronzers over powdered formulas. Cream and liquid formulas apply more smoothly on dry winter skin. Here are 5 bronzers that we love for getting a healthy summer glow in the winter.
Benefit Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer, $28
This is Benefit’s latest update to their cult following powder Hoola Bronzer. Created with a creamier liquid formula this bronzer is perfect for a perfect dewy glow without the chalky, dry look. Just one pump and you’ll get a gorgeous glow without too much sparkle or shininess. Great for all skintypes including oily.
Wander Beauty On-The-Glow Bronzer and Illuminator, $45
Wander Beauty is a relatively new brand, but they have some fantastic products, including this two-in-one bronzer and illuminator. Who doesn’t love a multi-tasking beauty product? This handy little stick includes bronzer on one side and an illuminator on the other, so you can glow and highlight with one product! Plus its creamy formula ensures that it never looks dry or flat.
Stila HD Illuminating Beauty Balm, $38
This SPF 30 BB cream contains micro spheres to hide blemishes and reduce wrinkles and fine lines by up to 84%. It’s also great for all skin types and imparts an healthy looking glow while balancing skin, reducing pore size and providing oil control.
Urban Decay Naked Bronzing Beauty Balm, $34
This BB cream and bronzer-in-one is perfect for getting a glow in a flash. It primes, tints, correct imperfections and pores, and imparts a healthy glow all at once. It also contains anti-aging ingredients Pepha®, Vitasource™ and dGlyage®, and SPF 20 to firm skin and protect it from the harsh winter elements. Also available in a body balm for healthy, glowing skin from head to toe.
BECCA Bronzing Skin Perfector, $35
This dreamy, beloved formula from Becca is a primer and bronzer in one. You can wear it alone, apply under your makeup or mix it with foundation, and it leaves a natural, healthy, non-greasy glow.
Too Faced Deluxe Tanning Bed In A Tube, $20
TooFaced makes some of our favorite bronzers and their ‘Tanning Bed in a Tube’ formula is perfect for keeping your skin glowing. It’s a bronzer and gradual tanning duo in one, so you’ll get an instant glow plus the benefit of a longer lasting self-tan.
Perfekt Skin Perfection Gel Decadent, $39
This skin refining correcting gel from Perfekt is excellent for combination/oily skin types. It helps reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, shine and redness while imparting a bronzed glow. It also contains ‘smart color technology’ so it automatically adjusts to your skintone. Additionally, it has vitamins a and e and alpha lipoic acid for free radical protection.
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance Bronze, $35
Laura Mercier’s primers are a dream, and her Radiance Bronzing primer is no exception. This formula contains moisturizing jojoba oil and vitamins A, C, and E, and helps blur imperfections while adding a subtle pearlescent golden shimmer to the skin.