Best Bronzers for Summer


With all the new bronzers for face and body launching every summer it’s hard to know which to use depending on your skin tone and needs.

Thanks to Joanna Schlip for weeding through them all – testing them on her celebrity clientele – and cutting through the clutter to bring you the best.

She has something for everyone -- bronzer with SPF, a high-tech brush and perfec pressed powder bronzer. 

Category: Bronzer that gives both an instant and a lasting tan glow
Product: Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Powder
This 2-in-1 powder is formulated with advanced tan-boosting ingredients to deliver an instant and lasting tan glow. Bronzing micropearls brush on smoothly for an even sun-kissed buildable glow while Glow Activators create a customized tan boost that gradually builds with each application. Available in three versatile shades so no matter your skin tone you can get the perfect shade of bronze this summer.
Price: $14.95 Available at fine drug and mass-market stores nationwide and

Category: High-tech bronzing brush
Product: Darac TourQuam - 3-D Face Sculpting Brush
Make the most of the Bronze Booster Pressed Powder by applying it with this innovative Face Sculpting Brush. The brush uses an iron oxide, magnetic base inside so just the right amount of powder is captured on the brush and it’s ready for a perfect and smooth application. With this brush you’ll be set with the same bronzer ‘til the end of summer.
Price: $40.00

Category: Bronzer with SPF
Product: Stila Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 with 24 Karat Gold
This illuminating formula contains the perfect ratio of pigment to pearl, providing a beaming, flawless face in an instant. SPF 15 insures that the skin is protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Price: $32, Available at

Category: Good for your skin bronzer
Product: Prescriptives Mineral Bronzer
This good-for-skin mineral and vitamin-infused bronzer provides a natural sun-kissed glow. Mineral Bronzer features R.E.C. complex (Radiance Emitting Crystals—a unique combination of Amethyst, Rose Quartz and Calcite) for skin that seems to “glow from within.” Available in two glowing shades of Warm or Cool.  Oil Free and talc-free.
Price: $30.00 at Prescriptives counters nationwide, and

Category: Portable pen bronzer/blush hybrid
Product: BY TERRY VIP BRONZE-EXPERT Sheer Cream Blush
Knowing that women love to mix their bronzer with blush, this all-in-one portable product was created for a swift, foolproof application. The fluid and light textured liquid gives cheekbones definition with long-lasting smooth radiance. Sheer color generates a bronzed look and the self-adapting matte, creamy shades can be blended or layered on bare or powdered skin, and can even be applied over sunscreen.
Price: $50 available at Barneys and

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