10 Best Bronzers to Keep your Glow into the Fall

Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean your summer tan has to go along with it–enter bronzing powders! You can have a fabulous sun-kissed glow, without the harmful effects of the sun or tanning beds. Besides, who likes baking in the sun anyways?

Scroll through to check out some of my favorite bronzers that will make you look like you just stepped off an exotic island all season long.

  • Smashbox Lights Bronzer 1 of 10
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    This is personally one of my favorite bronzers (and the one I use). It has no shimmer and just the perfect amount of color to give you a nice sun-kissed glow. 

    Available at Smashbox, $29

  • MAC Bronzing Powder 2 of 10
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    If you like a hint of shimmer in your bronzer, then this is the one for you. It comes in three shades, Bronze, Golden and Matte Bronze. A little goes a long way with this bronzer too. 

    Available at MAC, $25

  • Neutrogena Skin Custom Glow 3 of 10
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    Get a sun-kissed glow anytime of year with this bronzer. The sheer shades blend together to work on multiple skin tones.  It's also a budget friendly alternative for only $12.99.

    Available at, $12.99 

  • Nars Bronzing Powder 4 of 10
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    This bronzer is great for a variety of skin tones and lasts all day. It also adds a natural glow and goes on very smooth. Their "Laguna" shade is a favorite among many. It's worth the extra spend. 

    Available at Sephora, $36

  • Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer 5 of 10
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    This bronzer fuses earthly minerals for a finish that's pure perfection. It adds a subtle glow without the shine and shimmer. It also includes vitamins A and E. 

    Available at Sephora, $29

  • Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer 6 of 10
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    A dual-toned bronzer that has a silky combination and a hint of pink understones. It's great for those with pale skin and won't leave any of the organgey ick! 

    Available at Too Faced, $30

  • e.l.f. Studio Baked Bronzer 7 of 10
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    A drugstore favorite, this bronzer goes on very lightweight and will give you a gorgeous glow for a fraction of the cost of other bronzers. 

    Available at ELF, $3

  • Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder 8 of 10
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    This soft matte, silky-smooth bronzer  instantly gives your skin the look of a natural tan. It's also a favorite among celebs like Katie Holmes. 

    Available at Bobbi Brown, $38

  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder 9 of 10
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    This bronzer will have you looking like you just left St. Tropez. It has an ultra lightweight formula and won't look "caked-on" for a radiant healthy glow. 

    Available at Lord & Taylor, $36

  • Guerlain ‘Terracotta’ Bronzing Powder 10 of 10
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    The most expensive from the bunch, this bronzer is worth every penny. It comes in different shades specifically for a range of complexions from blonde to brunette. It also won't leave any lines or marks. 

    Available at Nordstrom, $51

Read more of Carmen’s writing on her fashion blog, Viva Fashion.

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