The bronzers I prefer are matte and come in the form of a pressed powder. I like the way they give you a soft, subtle and natural-looking tan without the distraction of shimmer all over your face. Also, they can double as a contour colour when you're looking to define your jaw or sculpt your cheekbones. When I talk about matte bronzers to my friends, I often hear them complain about the muddy effect they can evoke. However, I say hogwash to that! If you've exfoliated and you blend well using a fluffy brush on the areas of your face that would brown naturally (temples, cheeks, nose, and chin), then you're golden — pun intended!
Three of my favourites right now are Bobbi Brown's Bronzing Powder (£21.53) because the powder is soft and blends easily. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (£13.50) contains real cocoa powder. Not only does it smell good, but it also helps neutralize any red undertones. Last not least is one I thought I'd remind you about again — my old buddy Bourjois Bronzing Powder (£7.75). For even more magnificent matte bronzers, browse through the selection below. What's your bronzer of choice?