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The 50 Best Shimmer Bronzers Rated on MIRA BEAUTY

The rankings for these drugstore shimmer bronzers are updated weekly. Shop with confidence & get the best price guaranteed.
Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer by Tarte

A bestselling bronzer with long-wearing Amazonian clay in a remixed, rose gold collector’s-edition compact with a magnetic removable pan.

Bronzing Powder by NARS

A travel size of the award-winning Laguna Bronzer Powder.

True Match Lumi Bronze It Bronzer by L'Oreal

L'Oréal True Match Lumi Bronze It Bronzer has a silky soft powder formula, barely there shimmer for a lit-from-within glow. Multi-dimensional bronzed complexion and all over warmth. Use alone for a natural bronzed look, for added glow first apply True Match Lumi Glotion.

The Multiple by NARS

"I really enjoy this product. I have it in Orgasm and Portifino. The Orgasm color is definitely less pigmented then its blush counterpart, but that is perfect for me as I am extremely fair. I use it when I want a hint of natural looking color on my cheeks. Portifino is a color that I just recently purchased, after much debating, and I'm so glad I did. I'm a huge fan of corals, as the look fantastic on paler skin tones. The product is a bit pricey, but I think that it is worth it. I've had orgasm for about 9 months now and it is nowhere near to being used up. The product lasts a very long time and does not dry up. The texture is still very creamy. I find that the product stays on quite well all day, but usually isn't a problem for me. I also wear it on the eyes sometimes, and as long as I use a primer it doesn't crease or fade. I've tried it on the lips but it is a tad dry and just generally not comfortable, but again I don't mind because I purchased it to use it on my cheeks. On the cheeks it glides on effortlessly and blends smoothly. It does not irritate my sensitive skin or cause breakouts. Totally worth the price. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="3824576165154640349-full" data-show="3824576165154640349-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Star Bronzer Long Lasting Bronzing Powder by Lancôme

"This bronzing powder is probably the best one I've ever used! It goes on easy, with a silky texture, but does not leave my face looking shiny or oily, even hours later. The color is natural, and not too dark (I'm fair skinned), and has a slight shimmer to it. I apply it where the sun would hit my face for some extra color. Love it! " - Macy's user

All Aglow Bronzer & Highlighter Stick by Burt's Bees

Burt's Bees All Aglow Highlighter Stick hydrates as it enhances your skins natural glow and defines your face.

Bronzer Powder by Sephora Collection

"I've gotten this bronzer in Los Cabos (shade 3) and Aruba (1), and found both to be great quality for the price.I originally purchased the Los Cabos color last July, and the product lasted ages- I still have a little left, more than a year later! It's a pleasant subtle bronzer, the mid-tone brown color is natural looking and buildable. Because this shade is somewhat subdued for a bronzer, it's most suitable for light to medium skintones and more natural looks. The matte finish also makes it a good contour color for pale skin. I've found it's a perfect amount of pigmented- bold enough that you don't have to be heavy handed to get the full effect, but light enough that you don't get too much on the brush and need to spend ages blending it out. I love this bronzer so much that even after I accidentally shattered the pressed powder, I still kept coming back to it and using it as a loose powder.At the end of this summer I was finally low enough on my Los Cabos that I ended up in the market for a new bronzer. I tried a drug store brand which was terrible, and looked at high end bronzers which are SO pricey before coming back to the Sephora Collection ones. I got the Aruba color as part of the "Sunkissed Glow Essentials" kit, which is discounted AND also comes with a spray tanner. That whole kit was cheaper than my awful drugstore bronzer! That deal is still available at the time of this review, and I highly recommend it.I was worried Aruba would be too bold for my light skin tone. It looks intimidatingly dark and very glittery in the pan, but I found to my surprise I was just as happy (if not happier!) with this shade. On the skin, I'd characterize the amount of shimmer as being similar to what's in the NARS Orgasm blush - you'll notice it if you're looking for it, but it's not overly sparkly and it's still very wearable. Applied right, it gives a lovely glow to the skin without looking over the top. It is a bolder color than Los Cabos, but still has that great pigment level and consistency. I do a gentle dusting down the sides of my face, going over the contours of my cheeks and temples a few times to build it up to get that sculpted look. I'd definitely recommend it, especially for evening. Unlike Los Cabos, I would not recommend this color for full-face contouring. The shimmer is subtle, but it's not invisible; it'd look funny on the sides of the nose. I'd also be careful with it if you plan to be in direct, bright sunlight a lot, because that shimmer will catch the light- but it's perfect for fall/winter when you want that extra glow.All in all I'm floored by both the quality and affordability of these products. Next time I run out of bronzer I'm not going to bother shopping around, I'll just repurchase one of these. It's so nice to be bronzed on a budget! « less" - Sephora user

Beach Bunny Bronzer by Too Faced

"I received this the small version of this bronzer as a points perk a while back and I am so happy I did because IT IS THE BEST! I don't know what it is about this Bronzer that makes the shade work for me no matter what - whether I'm totally pale and have had no sun or whether I'm very bronzed thanks to self-tanner - it doesn't matter it always looks beautiful and warms up my complexion perfectly. It's very easy to work with - buttery, natural looking, blends out perfectly and in fact I really like using it to contour with. I love that it has a yummy real chocolate smell and that the packaging is so cute but there's more to this product than these nice touches - it is a seriously good/high quality product. So far I've found that this powder is more finely milled and more buttery/blendable than any other bronzer I have tried. My skni is dry and a lot of powders look cakey or flaker or they don't mesh well with my foundation of face cream but this always works PERFECTLY. It is nice and sheer while still being matte and pigmented which means it bronzes but still looks like nice skin - not skin covered in hearvy powder. I use this bronzer every day and there I still have a little bit left in the little version I got as a points perk last year (the size I have is like the mini version now being sold and it's still about half full). I'm now buying the full size and I'll carry the mini in my purse. I also want the full size so I can use more of it and use it to bronze my decolletage and shoulders. I really Love this product - it has more than earned its five star rating! : ) <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="5382889270783391986-full" data-show="5382889270783391986-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Gradient Sunlit Bronzer by BECCA

A new, limited-edition bronzer that combines BECCA's Sunlit Bronzer with bestselling Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter for a warm, year-round summer glow.

Monochromatic Bronzer Duo by Cover FX

Consciously formulated without talc for a weightless texture and seamless application, these silky pressed powder duos deliver a natural, sun-soaked glow.

Chocolate Gold Soleil Bronzer by Too Faced

A gilded bronzer made with real gold and cocoa powder.

SOL Tone-Enhancing Body Bronzer by jergens

Reveal a subtle, luminous glow without the commitment. Designed for all skin tones, the SOL by Jergens Tone Enhancing Body Bronzer will instantly enhance your natural tone with a touch of sun-kissed color, or accentuate your existing tan for a beautiful finish.

Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee by Estée Lauder

Turn up the heat. Give yourself a heavenly glow with this super-luxurious bronzer. Estée Lauder's seductive all-over bronzer, Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée, is endless summer. Smooths on as a soft sheen. Builds to a luminous pearl highlight.

Hoola Bronzed 'N' Sculpted Contour & Highlight Kit by Benefit

A mini trio with award-winning and bestselling Hoola Matte Bronzer, Hoola Cream-to-Powder Quickie Contour Stick, and Watt’s Up! Cream-to-powder Highlighter.

Baked Bronzer by Milani

Crafted on italian terracotta tiles, milani baked bronzer is all about a warm, beautiful glow with a delicate shimmer finish. Choose from soft gold to tantalizingly tan and dust it lightly on face and body.

Contour Bronze by rms beauty

"This is the best cream contour I’ve tried, and I think applying it more sheerly makes the bronzier-red tones more prevalent to change it from cool taupey contour to a warmer bronzer. I love this color, it’s a true bronze with a taupe base with a kind of champagne reflect/ shimmer (you don’t see the shimmer when applied on the face), but if you really blend the color out to more of a stain the color gets a bit warmer and more reddish. I think this is a great product; it lasts, it creates dimension, it makes it really easy to contour your nose, and I think it would work for everyone from fair to medium tones. I will say when I received the product it seemed to have gotten warm in the delivery truck and there were some sweat marks on top, so I put it in the fridge and it cooled down but kept a darker smudge (from the sweat/ condensation process I imagine, which extracted and separated a small amount of the pigment from the oils) and I had to wait for it to come to room temp to use (no color payout at all if cool). The product was perfect after this process, so if yours comes too warm this summer I recommend cooling it and the product doesn’t loose its quality. Less" - Sephora user

Pressed Powder Bronzer by Colourpop

"I haven't been able to put this bronzer down since I got it!! It was out of stock for a while in stores and online and when I finally got it I was about to leave for vacation in Mexico for 2 weeks. I only wanted to take makeup that I knew worked well for me, but after using this for 2 days this bronzer made the cut! Haha. On most days, I would just apply sunscreen, swipe on some of this bronzer, a light bit of mascara and lip balm or a bold lip for dinner and it was perfect! I am VERY pale (MAC doesn't make a shade light enough for me) and I loved this bronzer! It's super easy to blend out and not so pigmented that I look like I have brown stripes on my skin. Some fair/pale reviewers complained that this was very orange - I think this is on the warm side of bronzers (compared to some that are practically contour shades), but on my warm toned/ fair skin and red hair this shade looked great. Many people at the resort commented that my skin was beautiful and I had gotten such a nice tan. That's how I know that this shade works for me!! HahaThis also stayed on REALLY well! I went snorkeling and surfing and when I came to shore and wiped my face with a white towel this bronzer finally came off lol! I definitely recommend this bronzer for summer especially! If you're worried about the shade try seeing it in store first! :) Less" - Sephora user

Bye Bye Pores Bronzer by IT Cosmetics

A bestselling, award-winning Bye Bye Pores Pressed powder - now in a bronzer.

Hot Escapes Bronzer by Buxom

"As with any makeup - especially bronzers, you have to swatch and test to see what color will pull on your skin. To those who say it is 'orangey' that is not true overall. In most instances, I've seen this on so many different skin colors and it is NOT orangey. You don't need much product. It SMELLS divine. The staying power is like any other product, depends on your skin, what other products you use. But I'd say it's above average. Without primer it stayed on for about 8 hours, with primer it stayed on until I removed it at night. I've used a ton of brushes to apply it, from fan brushes, to buki brushes, to even my fingers - all work fine. Goes on smoothly, and the 'shimmer' is just that - shimmer, it is not a sparkle. Apply appropriately and choose the right color for your skin. I am really very pale and Maldives (the darker) works well when I am pale and when I tan. Never orange for me. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="4723295626749261342-full" data-show="4723295626749261342-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer by Make Up For Ever

"I own three shades I love this that much I own the warmest shade, a cool toned fair shade and a medium the shade. the names are all rubbed off now and I don't like how they label them with numbers and a letter. I also wish it had less micro shimmer, I believe all of them have shimmer but it is very subtle that I'm not even sure if it translates on the face. I really buy this product for its texture, the consistency is so unique no powder no kick up but it's not a soft gel either its firm it's just it's own category. the color is buildable its thin it's not pigmented from the get go you add as you need which I think is better you're less likely to make mistakes. Because it's not powdery this is the one and only compact bronzer I can use this on dewy foundations! Usually you do cream bronzer/contour with ur liquid foundation or powder bronzer/contour with powder foundation or you must set your liquid foundation with a powder to use a powder bronzer so it's color doesn't skip but not with this! this breaks the rules I add this on top of my dewy foundations with ease no skipping. it's so natural looking too it doesn't add another layer to your face! like some powdery bronzer can do. That means it also doesn't add coverage if you want to cover your face further and bronze I recomend a deeper shade of your foundation and apply it as though you would a bronzer. This Blends so easily too and it's very forgiving it's doesn't get muddy. For example Sometimes il set my liquid with a translucent for my powder bronzer to go on top so it glides easy, il be applying it and it still skips for me to realize I missed a spot while setting. i try and fix it it gets muddy and patchy because most powder bronzers get caught on the tackier liquid but with this it doesn't matter if I missed a spot it's smooth regardless please try! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Lil Bronze Duo Mini Bronzer Set by Fenty Beauty

A must-have set of on-the-fly bronzing essentials, featuring a mini Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer and a mini Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick.

Color Icon Bronzer by Wet n Wild Beauty

Indulge yourself with Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer, a gel-infused, long-wearing formula that leaves skin looking luminous and with a sun-kissed glow.

Monoi Body Glow by NARS

"I wish there had been more space in the title, because there's so much more I would have written. This is so good.I've really enjoyed NARS Monoi Body Glow II so much and I'm so pale that I wanted to try the original Monoi Body Glow which adds a bit of subtle bronze glow to skin. I originally used the Monoi Body Glow II from the NARS Mini Monoi Body Glow II and South Beach Multiple Set (reviewed in March) when we were on vacation at the beach. I was so impressed with it because it's so hydrating and the fragrance was similar to the tropical scents carried on the night breezes during our vacation.Since my skin is so pale, the Monoi Body Glow looks like it's finally going to be the solution to my pale skin. I've been searching for a solution for a long time and because of the chemicals in self-tanners, and in the self-tanning sprays, I didn't want to go that route. The Monoi Body Glow, on the other hand, is all natural, created from tiare flowers (which are the Tahitian gardenia) and coconut oil. The bud of the tiare flower is soaked in coconut oil and then blended to create the perfect bronzy shimmer. This is all natural and there's none of the harmful chemicals one gets from exposure to self-tanners.Both this Monoi Body Glow and Monoi Body Glow II leave my skin feeling silky smooth and well hydrated.This is the perfect way to fully moisturize my skin, add some color and enjoy the beautiful fragrance. This applies easily (I use an applicator pad that can be used for foundation, etc), and rub it lightly over my legs in the shower. I little of the Body Glow goes a long way, and it just about slides on, being absorbed easily. At the advice of an consultant, I dry my body with a fluffy towel, which picks up any excess and, in essence, dries me off from my shower at the same time. The Monoi Body Glow acts as my moisturizer, while adding subtle shimmery color. Since any excess product I might have applied is wiped away in the shower with the towel, I don't need to wait for anything to dry. I'm good to get dressed immediately, my skin feels great, it has the most delicious fragrance which doesn't overpower, and best of all, I don't look so pale. I highly recommend this natural way to get some great looking color. « less" - Sephora user

Jelly Bronzer by Rimmel

"I applied this product without foundation. It was easy to apply with my fingers. It lasted the entire day. The color is very natural which I really loved. No shimmering at all with a matte finish. I didnt like the fact that when you open it up for the first time it comes with foil. Its hard and messy to remove. Other than that I would recommend it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]" - walgreens user

Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Bronzer by Physicians Formula

Escape to morocco! Exotic physicians formula argan wear bronzer treats skin with ultra-nourishing ingredients and delivers a sunlit glow as if you've escaped to morocco. Mirror and brush included.

Tango With Bronzing Powder by NYX Professional Makeup

"I have been searching for a cream bronzer with an affordable price and this is it! I started with "Cha Cha with Sun God" and just loved it. Applied to cheek bones and easily blended out for a natural, glowy bronze look. I picked up the other three colors during the "buy 2 get 1 free" sale and was pleased with them as well. "Bronzy Lombada" is a lighter and different tone (more gold then bronze) from the "Cha Cha with Sun God" but gives a beautiful color. "Tango and Highlight" is a golden highlight for a glow but not a bronzer. "Merengue Flush" is a slightly peachy/pink/coral color with a glow. Very pretty as a blush or added to the apples of the cheek with the bronzer color." - ulta.com user

Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer Cocoa Gem by 100% pure

"I really like this bronzer. I use it to even out my skin tone on days when I'm just wearing a little concealer and find it does this nicely while providing a nice glow. It does have shimmer so not necessarily the best bronzer for contouring for everyone. Also makes a create eyeshadow colour for a bronzed look. I am quite fair skinned and find it suitable. Still used it when I have fake tanned and just build it up a little doesn't feel heavy or create an orange look. " - nourishedlife.com.au user

Coconut Fusion Shimmering Herbal Body Souffle by hempz

"I bought this because it was on special bogo 50% off. I've used Hempz lotions before but they don't seem too moisturize more than a few hours. Usually by the afternoon my legs are dry and flaky. But this buttery cream is so smooth and creamy! It lasts all day andThe bonus that I didn't notice when buying, it has sparkles in it! I have a shimmering look where I've applied it that actually last all day too. The only down side is that the shimmers do "spread" to anything I may rest my arm on or my purse. But this isn't really a problem for me:) " - ulta.com user

Feria Multi Faceted Shimmering by L'Oreal

Multi-faceted shimmering color with 3x highlights delivers intensified, brilliant results. Inspired by fashion, feria's prismatic color spectrum is custom-blended for bold, head-turning shades. The power shimmer conditioner hydrates and conditions so hair is never wrecked or ravaged.