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12 Best Bronzers for Summer

By michellehorton |

I’m somewhat of a bronzer connoisseur, as I’ve been consistently wearing (and trying) different bronzers for as long as I’ve been wearing makeup. My skin has an olive-ish tone that simply looks better warmed up, no matter what season it is. But “warm” and “orange” aren’t the same thing, which unfortunately is the case with too many bronzers.

If you’re looking for a sun-kissed glow this summer (without the sun-bathing side effects), bronzer could be your answer. Even if you have fair skin, and even if you’ve had bad experiences with too-dark/too-orange/too-glittery bronzer in the past, don’t give up just yet.

I rounded up my very favorite face and body bronzers for your complexion, budget, and bronzing preference:

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12 Best Bronzers for Summer

Best Overall: NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna

This is one of the most awarded bronzers for a reason: it gives skin a perfectly golden hue without any oompa-loompa orange. I'm obsessed.
Buy from Sephora, $34

Also see more summer beauty favorites — including my favorite self-tanner.


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Michelle Horton is the founder of Early Mama, an award-winning site that proves young motherhood doesn’t have to define or limit us. When not writing, she’s typically pretending to be a superhero in her 4-year-old son’s imaginative play. Read bio and latest posts → Read Michelle's latest posts →

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