10 Best Bronzers For Dark Skin
Bronzers, they have the power to give you an instant glow, they add depth and warmth to your skin and give the illusion of a sun-kissed tan. An essential during the dull winter months. But select the wrong formula and you can be left with an ashy or fake tan looking hue.
With so many bronzers available, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. A top tip is to avoid a bronzer that is too dark and go for one that is just a shade or two darker than your skin, any darker and it will look unnatural, also avoid anything too glittery or shimmery. If you have dry skin, then choose a cream-based bronzer, these are best applied with a sponge or your fingers. Powder-based bronzers work best on dry or oily skin and should be applied using a powder brush.
Apply lightly to your cheeks, temples, nose and chin and don’t forget your neck. The key to a seamless and flawless look is blending so be sure to spend some time blending the product into your skin. Here are 10 of our favourite bronzers for dark skin that will give your complexion that post-holiday glow all through winter.
Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty’s bronzer in Mocha Mami is a deep shade with warm red undertones, perfect for deep skin tones. It’s smooth and light formulation is easy to blend and gives you that sun-soaked glow.
Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Bronzer
The Neo-Bronzer is a richly pigmented ombré makeup palette that can be used to colour and sculpt the cheeks. The finely milled powder can be built up to create a soft, sun-kissed complexion or a bold contour look our fave is Sundown Deep.
Marena Beaute Tarou Bronzer Duo Palette
An exclusive limited edition bronzer duo that features an illuminating powder to sculpt and add warmth, and a soft matte bronzing powder that creates a naturally sun-kissed look
Huda Beauty Tantour Contour & Bronzer Cream
A deeply pigmented cream-to-powder bronzer that gives a natural bronzed look or can be layered up to a dramatic contour. This long-lasting formula is both water and sweat resistant. Tan and Rich are great for those with deep skin tones.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in Deep
Combining skincare and make-up this powder is infused with hyaluronic acid and finely milled pigment that smooths and blurs the appearance of pores.
Beauty Bakerie Coffee & Cocoa Bronzer Palette
Beauty Bakerie Coffee and Cocoa Bronzer Palette is a versatile palette of cocoa hues in creamy, satin finishes. A flattering palette that works for all skin tones and can multi-task as a highlighter, blusher, contour or eyeshadow!
Revolution Splendour Bronzer
The Splendour Bronzer from Revolution is vegan and cruelty free. A multi-purpose matte bronzer that comes in a large compact and can be used on both the face and body, Medium Dark, Dark, Deep are great value for your money.
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder
‘A lightweight powder bronzer with a soft, matte finish, perfect for achieving a sun-kissed look year-round. Formulated with the perfect balance of red and brown tones (the colours that exist in a true tan), this lightweight in ‘Dark’ creates the most natural look.’
Becca Sunlit Bronzer
We may not be able to jet off to tropical islands right now but you can still achieve that tropical island tan with Becca’s Sunlit bronzer. Apply below the cheekbones, to the bridge of the nose and around the borders for a natural sun-kissed look.
Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer
‘This creamy bronzing stick delivers bronzed skin in one easy swipe. The lightweight formula is ultra-blendable and buildable. Its bronzing powers aren’t just confined to your face – swipe it over collarbones, legs, arms or wherever you want a sun-kissed glow.’