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The Best Bronzers 2021, According to Makeup Artists

The 18 Best Bronzers, According to Top Makeup Artists

Cream: Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
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Bronzer is one of the easiest and quickest ways to add an instant glow and sun-kissed feel to any makeup look — with zero sun exposure (because we all know, when it comes to getting a tan, faking it is always the best way to go). With just a few swipes, the right bronzer can totally transform your makeup, making you look (and feel) like you just spent two weeks on the beach. With travel restrictions very much still in place, we're lapping up every bit of sun we can get — even if it's just courtesy of the contents of our makeup bags.

When it comes to finding the perfect bronzer for you, there are three key things to take into consideration: the shade, the formula, and the finish. First, you want to make sure you're choosing a shade that's right for your skin tone with the right undertones. Next is deciding whether you want a cream, liquid, or powder formula, which typically (though not always) depends on your skin type — creams work best for dry skin and powders for oily skin types. And lastly, it's whether you want a shimmery or matte finish, which generally comes down to personal preference.

To help make your quest for finding the perfect bronzer just in time for summer that bit easier, we've rounded up recommendations from some of the best global makeup artists, plus some editor recommendations, too.

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