While we admit to wearing bronzer year-round in an effort to fend off any “Are you feeling OK today?” questions and to feign a healthy glow, spring is the perfect time of year to step up your bronzing game. While powders are often the weapon of choice for a bronzed complexion, the world of bronzers is a whole different ball game these days. From liquids, to “pops,” to pens, you wouldn’t believe what you can get your glow on with. Take a look at some of the coolest products out there now in the gallery above and let us know what you’ll be trying in the comment section!
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Pretty enough to eat, this dome-shaped "pop" glides seamlessly onto the face and blends in an instant for the perfect contour or just a hint of bronze.
(Ciaté Glow Pop Crème Bronzer, $19, sephora.com)
How genius is this: BB and sunless tanner in a clickable brush pen for hands-free application? Sign us up! Gradual face tanners can be tricky, especially if they're too orange-y or cake-y. This product, infused with CoQ10, cell-supporting red algae, and hyaluronic acid helps even skin tone and gives you a fresh glow from within. No orange streaks to see here!
(James Read BB Gradual Tan - Face, $25, sephora.com)
It Cosmetics' new limited edition CC and bronzing cream packs the punch of a high-quality CC cream and a cream bronzer all in one. Apply it all over for a moisturizing, bronzed experience that's actually restoring your skin while giving you that back-from-the-beach look.
(It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Bronzing Cream, $38, ulta.com)
This "elixir" is said to give you a calming spa experience while replenishing your skin and giving you a pretty glow. Like a sunless tanner, you'll gradually see an increase in color over time.
(Tarte Maracuja Bronzing Serum, $47, ulta.com)
Filed under the name "No Bronzer Bronzer," this serum comes in a one-shade-fits-all color to either blend into your current foundation or to apply as a contour. Just one to two drops is all you need to lightly pat onto the areas of the face that the sun naturally hits for a beautiful sun-kissed glow.
(Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer, $35, sephora.com)
Why didn't we think of this? A sunscreen that also gives you an instant bronze? Brilliant! Infused with white hyacinth, lily of the valley, jasmine, and gardenia, you'll smell and look like you just got off a tropical island.
(Hampton Sun Continuous Mist Sunscreen with Bronzer, $32, sephora.com)
Worried about primer giving your face a chalky look? This bronzing primer from Laura Mercier avoids just that by giving you beautiful color while hiding pores and imperfections.
(Laura Mercier Foundation Primer-Radiance Bronze, $34, sephora.com)
Get a shimmery bronze highlight all with the touch of a small brush. Lightly dab little beads of this product on the high points of your face for a bright glow in no time at all.
(Benefit Sun Beam, $26, sephora.com)