5 bronzers that will make you look like you were kissed by the sun

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Finding a good bronzer can sometimes pose a problem, especially if you’ve never used bronzer before. On the one hand, you know it’s supposed to make you look sunkissed and bronzy; on the other hand, you don’t want it to look muddy or be an improper shade match. And when you’re brown or melanated, finding bronzers that actually accentuate your skin (if you can even find your right shade) poses an entirely different set of challenges.

Thankfully, there are more brands emerging today that are focused on creating quality bronzers and contours for all shades. Now, is a bronzer an absolute non-negotiable? Totally not. But if you’re looking to add some warmth to your face, or even just some dimension, then incorporating a bronzer may be the easiest way to do so.

So what is a good bronzer to purchase? Below are a few suggestions to get you started. Remember, you only want to go a shade or two darker than your summer tan shade, unless you want a more exaggerated contour (which we are totally here for).

1. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer, $30

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Of course, Fenty Beauty’s amazing bronzers are on the list! Fenty Beauty is known for its inclusive shade range, and honestly, it’s great for many skin tones.

2. Milk Makeup Matte Cream Bronzer, $30

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This bronzer comes in a natural finish and is vegan (and clean) at Sephora! It dries down matte but is applied as a cream bronzer.

3. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer, $32

This bronzer is long-wearing but also comes in a pressed powder formula, making it a great option for those with oily or combination skin.

4. LYS Beauty No Limits Matte Bronzer, $18

Available in five different colors, this bronzer comes in a pressed powder formula, is vegan and clean and offers a matte finish.

5. Patrick Ta Major Sculpt Creme Contour & Powder Bronzer Duo, $38

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This is definitely a fan favorite, especially if you like more cool-toned bronzers that add dimension and not warmth.

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