We Tried Dozens of Bronzers—These Are the 10 Best for a Post-Vacation Glow
Nothing against our beloved mascara or concealer, but if we were forced to choose just one makeup product that delivered the most transformative effects, it would very likely be bronzer. Just a quick dusting can take your skin from sunken and sallow to bright and healthy—it's that easy. You basically get to look the way you do after a day in the sun, without the sun damage.
That being said, not all bronzer is created equal. Bronzer gone bad can be really bad. Orange, streaky, unnatural...we've all seen it. The key is to choose a shade that looks like a deeper shade of your own skin tone; it should read as neutral, rather than orange. Application is also key to ending up with the most natural-looking end result. One, make sure your skin is totally dry, and that it's not still tacky from any foundation or concealer. (Applying powder bronzer onto damp skin is a recipe for streaks.) And two, focus on lightly dusting it just where the sun would naturally hit your face, think the bridge of the nose, forehead, cheekbones, and jawline.
Ready to look like you just got back from the islands? Check out 10 of our favorite bronzers for the most believable glow.