Bronzer is the easiest (and safest) way to get a gorgeous, sun-kissed look. For the most natural looking glow, it’s key to pick the right shade.
Here’s the secret: Go with a powder or cream bronzer that is actually lighter than you think you need. Anything too dark could make you look orange, dirty, or even stripy. You should also avoid overly shimmery bronzers, which end up looking fake, especially during the day.
The best type of bronzer to buy is a sheer, neutral light brown shade. Our new favorite? Benefit’s One Hot Minute-the luminous rosy gold shade looks great on every skin tone and the sheer formula guarantees your skin looks naturally gorgeous. Other awesome picks: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Sunny By Nature, Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder and Nars The Multiple Bronzer.