We all know the struggle of trying to use bronzer for contouring, only to find it’s too orange, and using contour powder to bronze, only to find we look a bit lacklustre.
Well, Rodial have solved this particular problem, creating a powder that is just golden enough to act as bronzer, while giving us kick-ass contour at the same time.
Bronze-Tour Powder, £52, Rodial
Matte Bronzer, £20.50, Milk Makeup
Ever since Milk Makeup launched into the UK, we’ve been obsessed with the on-the-go stick products. But perhaps our all time favourite is this creamy but matte bronzer. It blends in effortlessly for a believable tan while the swipe-on format also means it’s great as contour.
Match Stix Matte Skinstick, £21, Fenty
Super convenient for contouring and blendable for an all-over glow, the Fenty Matte Skin Stick is our latest bronzing BFF. Our Deputy Beauty Editor likes to use it to chisel her cheekbones and temples, applying directly to the skin and then using a beauty blender to blend it in. As per Fenty, it’s available in five different shades to suit various skin tones.
O!mega Bronze Perfect Tan, £35, Marc Jacobs
This silky-matte bronzer is a favourite for those who like radiance, but not shimmer.
Terracotta Bronzing Powder, £37, Guerlain
Guerlain’s Terracotta bronzing products always receive lots of praise, and for good reason. With eight shades to choose from, you’re bound to find the right level of bronze for you.
Beach Stick Ibiza, £30, Charlotte Tilbury
If you’re a fan of strobing, this one is for you. It applies a gorgeous sun-kissed complexion with a glossy finish.
Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer, £25, Tarte
The colour is rich enough to use it for contour and to fake a tan.
Invisible Bronze Powder Bronzer, £25, BareMinerals
This one should be your go-to when doing a no-makeup-makeup look. The colour blends perfectly with any foundation for a healthy-looking complexion.
3-in-1 Bronzing Powder, £15, St. Tropez
Leave it to St. Tropez to nail our makeup for summer. This trio bronzer is matte and ideal for those looking for some warmth, without the dewy end.
Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, £25, Too Faced
Too Faced’s gorgeous bronzer not only smells faintly of chocolate (careful not to eat it!), but it also ensures a perfect tanned glow. It’s also perfect for contouring due to its matte finish.
Soleil Tan de Chanel, £40, Chanel
This is an incredible bronzer if you’re after a dewy look. With a cream base that turns into a moisture-pack powder, the formula glides onto the face and leaves a super glowy finish.
Ambient lighting bronzer, £45, Hourglass
The beautiful marbled effect of this Hourglass bronzer makes it tempting enough. But when you take into consideration the fact that it gives a gorgeous glow and has a light, airy texture, it’s extremely hard to resist.
Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder, £7.99, Bourjois
This high-street classic is an affordable alternative option to many of the pricier bronzers on offer. This is a great all-rounder, and it smells like chocolate. Yes, we’re serious.
Bronzing powder in Laguna, £29, NARS
Bloggers and celebrities alike love this bronzer, and for good reason. It’s not orange-toned and is matte, which makes it perfect for contouring, as well as adding a holiday glow.
Matte Bronzer in Salute, £9, Topshop
This new Topshop Beauty bronzer is matte, a great shade and has a silky smooth texture, making it a lovely affordable option. Pick it up on your way to the checkout in Topshop!
Hoola Bronzer, £25.50, Benefit
Another classic, Benefit’s Hoola is a bronzer in a compact little box, making it perfect for travel. It has a warm tone and a lovely silky feel, and is an iconic product we will always love.
Bronzing powder, £52, Tom Ford
There’s nothing like a Tom Ford bronzer when it comes to luxury. This lovely compact comes in two sizes (the larger at £68) and is packaged beautifully. The product in the pan is also stunning, and you only need to lightly run your brush over it in order to get the perfect amount.
Pro Bronze Fusion, £30, Makeup Forever
We were very excited when we heard that Makeup Forever was coming to Debenhams in the UK. The brand, which was previously hard to source here, offers an amazing range of beauty products, and this lovely shimmering bronzer is one of our ultimate favourites.