10 Editor-Approved Bronzers for that Perfect Summer Glow

Photographer: Emma Summerton Stylist: Edward Enninful

Even the most avid SPF users desire a little glow on their cheekbones throughout the summer. Whether you want to flaunt (or feign) a trip to Capri, getting the ultimate sun-kissed skin doesn’t have to require a trip to the beach. From powdered, matte finishes to lightweight, creamy textures, there’s a something right for everyone. And for the “no makeup” girl, indulge in a light serum that will give skin a radiant glow. Here, the 10 best, editor-approved bronzers for the summer.


“My beauty routine is very on the go and Benefit’s compact bronzer allows me add a touch of color whenever I need it!” – Christy Key, Fashion Assistant.

Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer, $29,


“This bronzer is my secret to a year round glow. It brushes on easily, and it’s a natural line, meaning no nasty chemicals!” – Gillian Sagansky, Contributing Editor

Chantecaille Compact Soleil, $46,


“All you do mix it with your moisturizer, and it is amazing!! I don’t really wear makeup so it’s a really nice alternative to bronzer.” – Devon Head, Fashion Assistant to Edward Enninful

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, $32,


“This was technically the first bronzer to market in the ’80s. Boy did they get it just right.” – Mia Adorante, Beauty and Health Editor

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder, $53,


“This Dior powder creates an effortless bronzed glow. I love using it on a daily basis or for an additional touch of color. It’s the absolute best!” – Meredith Jayme, Jewelry Coordinator

Dior Skin Nude Air Glow Powder, $56,


“I’ve been using the Laura Geller highlighter as a bronzer this spring — it provides a little glow, and the perfect pop of natural-looking color.” – Sarah Leon, Digital Editorial Director

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator, $26,


“NARS Laguna! A classic bronzer with a nice finish. Not too glitzy or orange, just great definition.” – Courtney Costello, Fashion Market Assistant

NARS Bronzing Powder, $40,


“My beauty routine is pretty low maintenance and this bronzer adds just the right amount of color for a natural tint.” – Samantha Walker, Accessories and Men’s Market Editor

Sephora Collection Bronzer Powder, $17,


“I love this one by Tom Ford! It is so great because it gives me just a little bit of a bronze glow without feeling heavy or giving too much coverage.” – Alexandra Pastore, Fashion Assistant

Tom Ford The Ultimate Bronzer, $110,


“Of all the cream bronzers I have tried, this is my go-to always! It’s delivers the most natural, creamy finish for that perfect summer glow.” – Nada Abouarrage, Beauty Assistant

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base, $50,