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  • Writer's pictureAnjana Rajbhandary

The Best Bronzing Products To Use On Dark Skin Tones

Bronzing is adding warm colors to your skin to make it appear more glowy and sun-kissed (via Byrdie). No matter your skin tone, adding a bronzing product can make you look like you just came back from a tropical vacation with a J.Lo level glow. Now that we have cleared the whole misconception that bronzing products aren't made for those with dark skin, let's find some beauty products that can deliver a healthy-looking glow on dark skin (via Byrdie). The right product can not only give you that boost you want, but it also adds dimension to your face and accentuate your cheekbones if done correctly. 

 To find the right bronzing product for your skin tone, choose a color that is one or two shades darker than your natural skin tone. Dark brown or deep orange-brown shades are most flattering if you have darker skin (via Good Housekeeping). To fake that natural-looking glow on dark skin, it is crucial to find products that aren't too glittery or orange. Makeup artist Bob Scott told Byrdie, "The important thing to know when you're picking a bronzer is you want to find one that has a minimal shimmer to it if any."

The best bronzing products will add a natural, sun-kissed glow to dark skin tones

Of all the products out there, Byrdie loves the GUERLAIN Terracotta Sunkissed Natural Bronzer Powder ($56) in Deep Warm because it can also contour and sculpt perfectly. If you have brown skin and have been struggling to find the right bronzer, check out Allure’s recommendation of Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer ($32) in Teddy or Chocolate. We love how Rihanna prioritizes inclusivity when making a range of colors available in her beauty products, and this bronzer comes in many shades that compliment dark skin.

You could also try the Sol de Janeiro Glowmotions Glow Body Oil ($35) in Copacabana Bronze if you want a full-body glow. The body oil is hydrating and luminizing with just the right tint. Another great option is Cover FX Custom Bronzer Drops ($29) in Gilded Glow. Good Housekeeping chose this bronzer because you can easily mix it with your moisturizer, concealer, or even body lotion to customize your personal glow.

Glamour says one of the best bronzers for dark skin is the mented Cosmetic Bronzer ($22) in Yacht Life or Out of Office because they are richly pigmented and easily blendable. These vegan and cruelty-free bronzers also have vitamin A & E. A more affordable option, though, is the Makeup Revolution Splendor Matte Bronzer ($12), available in a range of deep shades to match dark skin with any skin undertone.

Basically, if you have dark skin tones, there are a number of great bronzers out there for you to try.


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