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Best Bronzers for a Summer Glow

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Dec 11, 2020
Best Bronzers for a Summer Glow

Glow up this summer with the best bronzers

When one thinks of summer beauty, bronzer is one of the first products that come to mind. It’s a seasonal classic... creating a sun-kissed, summer glow that makes you look beautiful at the beach, the park, or even inside while watching Netflix during your break from school.

But, not all bronzers are created equal, and it can be difficult to find the best bronzer for your skin tone or type. From formulas and finish to undertones and packaging, you need to find the best bronzer to make you look cool for the summer, rather than muddy or streaky. And MIRA BEAUTY has them all!

We’ve compiled the best bronzers for every skin type to achieve their most gorgeous summer glow this season, and we can’t wait to make a splash with you.

Fair Skin

Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer by Make Up For Ever, $36

Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer Make Up For Ever
Source: Make Up For Ever

When you’re naturally fair, you need to to apply your bronzer just right. If you use too much, pick the wrong shade, or don’t blend in correctly, it can end up looking streaky rather than sun-kissed on your face… and there’s no greater horror than looking at a summer selfie and seeing muddy, unblended product. The best bronzer for a fair complexion is only one or two shades darker than your natural skin tone, with golden undertones that aren’t too orange or red. The Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer by Make Up for Ever has a gel texture that’s easily buildable, with a light luminosity that makes it the best bronzer for fair skin.

Medium Skin

Hoola Matte Bronzer by Benefit, $30

Hoola Matte Bronzer Benefit
Source: Benefit

As one of the most common skin tones, your medium skin is likely more fair in the winter and a bit more tan during the warmer days. Or sometimes it will just decide to look deeper at certain points in the summer, and you need a bronzer that can keep up with your ever-changing skin tone. Why not go with a cult classic? Benefit’s Hoola Matte Bronzer is already known as one of the best bronzers ever, but it’s especially ideal for those with medium skin tones. The lightweight texture lets you create either subtle daytime looks or a dramatic evening contour, and you can build and blend the product until it perfectly matches your skin tone. Hoola is always here for a summer glow that you’ll never forget.

Olive Skin

Terracotta Bronzing Powder by Guerlain, $54

Terracotta Bronzing Powder Guerlain
Source: Guerlain

The Terracotta Bronzing Powder may look super deep on the outside, but never judge a beauty product by its packaging. This is the best bronzer to give olive skin a warm, natural summer glow that lasts all throughout the warmer days - with a smooth application that won’t streak or smear, even at the pool or on a hike. As your skin already has a natural bronzed look, this bronzer will add a subtle yet significant effect to amplify your natural beauty for a summer glow.

Deep Skin

Sunlit Bronzer in Maui Night by BECCA, $38

Sunlit Bronzer in Maui Night, BECCA
Source: BECCA

A summer glow is basically guaranteed with the Sunlit Bronzer in Maui Night. This sienna-bronze hue adds warmth and depth to deeper skin tones, with a silky (rather than sparkly) finish for a new type of seasonal radiance. Use it for a subdued pop of color during the day, or blend beautifully for a dramatic effect that’s perfect for the Maui Night this bronzer is named for. It’s the best bronzer to throw in your bag for a beach day or well-deserved summer vacation!

Your glow up is just beginning with cult favorite and newly released bronzers for summer, all on MIRA.