There have been so many noteworthy beauty product improvements over the years but one of our favourites has to be the evolution of the bronzer. Old school bronzers from back in the day were mostly orange and very chalky on deep tones. Probably due to the face they were catered to lighter skin tones solely made for tanning purposes. Plus there was a huge misconception that bronzers weren’t for women with dark skin tones. Now that we’ve said goodbye to those crusty bronzers, they have been replaced with an inclusive array of shades that focus more on adding warmth and glow to all different shades of skin—cause every girl deserves to get her bronze glow on!
Whether it’s powder or cream there are some truly hardworking bronzers out there that’ll give you a striking sun-kissed glow for every shade of skin. Just in time for summer, we’ve rounded up the best bronzers made just for deep and dark skin tones, that will give you the perfect natural tan you’ve been dreaming of.
Keep scrolling to check out our favourite picks of bronzers for dark skin tones:
1. Becca Cosmetics, Sunlit Bronzer
You never have to feel dry or cakey with this super silky bronzer. The rich brick coloured shades give the perfect amount of depth and warmth while the creamy formula infused with silicones and hydration gives you a showstopping natural glow. Use it strategically to define or apply it all over and amp it up for a boost of radiance.
2. Bobbi Brown, Bronzing Powder
If you want one bronzer that works fantastic for all kinds of bronzed makeup looks this cult favourite has got to be your pick. The formula is super lightweight and has the perfect balance of red and brown undertones. Moreover, the versatile semi-matte finish gives dark skin a natural overall radiance that looks like you just stepped off the beach.
3. Guerlain, Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Who needs a vacation when you’ve got this baby to fake a tan. This gem is another cult product because it will contour, sculpt, and bronze your skin at the same time for an all-around sun-kissed glow. The super-smooth lightweight formula goes on like a dream, blends easily and never looks ashy on your skin.
4. Fenty Beauty, Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
You best believe when RiRi launched her bronzers she covered a range of skin tones. Everyone is bound to find a shade from this line that works for them. Not only is it especially ideal for dark and deep skin with red undertones it stays on all day with its long-wearing formula. The matte formula is just pigmented enough that allows you to build colour and blend easily.
5. Huda Beauty, Tantour Contour & Bronzer
If you’re prone to dry skin this cream bronzer is a great option. While powders at times can make you look dry and dehydrated this cream to powder formula seamlessly blend into the skin without accentuating any flakiness or dry patches. With its neutral finish, it’s up for any task whether your sculpting or adding a subtle touch of warmth.
6. Benefit Cosmetics, Hoola Toasted Matte Bronzer
A long time fan favourite, until 2019 this was unfortunately available in only one original shade. However, since then, they’ve come to expand the range to include a neutral cinnamon hue, Toasted, that warms up deep skin. It proceeds in the spirit of the original Hoola bronzer: a matte, not-too-warm shade that’s supposed to give shape and colour to the face.
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