By Claudina Hannon
We spoke with Bluemercury makeup artist Rachelle Dalton at the Alexandria location to get her recommendations on the most popular bronzers for this summer season. We also have added bonus staff picks to ensure that you have enough options to fulfill your product must-haves. If you haven’t yet shopped for a bronzer this season, try one of these at your local beauty store. The variety of shades available per brand give a great range of options that can suit your complexion and skin type.
When applying bronzer, remember to gently brush on with a foundation brush on each side of the face—as if you were drawing a big number 3—on the forehead, cheekbones and jawline.
Cream bronzers are especially great on dry and combination skin. If you have acne-prone skin, these types of bronzers might provide more breathability.
Staff pick: This cream-based bronzer goes on smoothly and provides good coverage throughout the day. Its organic formula has such a natural shimmer that you don’t even need highlighter for casual outings.
Powder bronzers can provide more coverage and durability. Apply a highlighter along with powder bronzer to achieve a glowing, sun-kissed complexion. Dalton recommends Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick Compact in Pink Quartz as a highlighter.
Staff pick: This ultra-glam bronzer is perfect for adding warmth and shimmer for all skin tones. A word to the wise, a little goes a long way with this gold-flecked powder.