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The 9 bestselling bronzers at MECCA right now

Between summer feeling like a distant memory and the fact we’ve been cooped up inside for the past few weeks, it’s safe to say we all need a little glow in our lives right now. Enter this lineup of bronzers to brighten our moods and our complexions—from matte formulas to contour with, to shimmers that provide a wash of colour all over, there’s a bronzer to suit everyone’s style and skin tone. Browse our best bronzers below.

Kosas The Sun Show

You know that golden hour skin glow you get in photos and in real life juuust as the sun is setting? Well, Kosas has captured that skin-flattering light and popped it into a compact—well, as close as you can get. This latest launch from the brand that brought you Tinted Face Oil and Wet Lip Oil Gloss is a buildable, lightweight baked bronzer that gives skin a wash of silky warmth all over. It’s created with shea butter and meadowfoam, both of which soothe, soften and moisturise skin while the subtle shades (three of them) create a dreamy glow. Apply this to all the points of the face that would normally catch the sunlight: the hairline, bridge of the nose, chin and the upper cheeks.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer

A fan favourite amongst MECCA staff and customers, this illuminating bronzer (available in four shades) effortlessly adds depth and dimension for a natural, sun-kissed glow. The sheer, airy formula sweeps on for a healthy-looking, radiant finish. The beauty of this bronzer from Hourglass is its photoluminescent technology, which means it never appears flat on the skin, instead it has an illuminating finish which blends seamlessly. Key ingredients include mica (which is super finely milled for a natural glow on the skin) and diamond powder (helps hid imperfections and brightens dull skin). If you prefer the type of bronzer that gives you radiance as well as some sun-kissed colour, then this is one to try.

NARS Bronzing Powder Laguna

Recently NARS took the iconic Laguna bronzing powder and gave it a little refresh. But don’t be alarmed if you’re a diehard fan because it’s still got the perfect hue for effortless contouring, bronzing or even eyeshadow—it’s just been reformulated to make it even better. There’s a reason this is one of the most popular bronzers globally: its diffused formula is so finely milled that the finish is always seamless. It’s buildable, suits just about every skin tone and is infused with tiny flecks of gold to deliver all over warmth or definition to the face, plus it enhances the look of a natural tan. It also recently launched in a matte finish and a mini so you can get your Laguna fix in more ways than one.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

The founder of Too Faced, Jerrod Blandino, started creating products with cocoa in them after he received a chocolate facial in Hawaii years ago. In skincare and makeup, the addition of cocoa powder helps to fight free radical damage thanks to its antioxidant-rich formula—plus it makes the product you’re applying smell delicious!

This bronzer from Too Faced is vegan and has a completely matte finish, making it perfect for contouring as well as a touch of all over glow if that’s how you like to wear your bronzer. The skin-flattering shade also works well through the crease of the eye as a transition colour or to give your eye shape some extra definition.

bareMinerals Endless Summer Bronzer

Let’s be honest, we’re all dreaming of an endless summer right now. The next best thing? bareMineral’s natural-looking bronzer for the sun-kissed glow we all need in our lives. This talc-free formula is brimming with mineral blurring microspheres that help conceal the appearance of imperfections for a soft finish. Like all of the brand’s products, this bronzer is mineral-based and a must for anyone that wants fuss-free colour in just a few swipes.

Westman Atelier Beauty Butter Powder Bronzer

This buttery bronzer melts into the skin like a dream and imparts the skin with a sunny glow. Pressed with little love hearts (cute!) and with a silky formula, this bronzer from cool and conscious brand Westman Atelier is a winning product in more ways than one. It’s infused with cupuacu butter to help support and encourage skin’s natural collagen production, while cocoa seed helps calm redness and boost circulation. It’s vegan and has been formulated without any questionable ingredients like parabens, synthetic fragrances and phthalates. Think of it like an island getaway in a compact.

Spray Aus Tan Mist

This skin-balancing tanning mist delivers a hit of hydration while developing a natural-looking glow. All you need to do is mist it onto skin before your skincare routine and the colour will fully develop over eight hours to a natural glow. This mist is great for matching the tan on your body to your face, plus it’s infused with ingredients like coconut oil, Kakadu plum and aloe vera to hydrate, soften and boost radiance as the colour develops.

Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops

Jules Von Hep, the founder of self-tanning brand Isle of Paradise, once told The Memo that: “Not everyone tans the same way. I believe in a wardrobe of tan choices—Isle of Paradise is for people who haven’t been comfortable tanning before.” Just like the brand’s entire range, the Self-Tanning Drops provide easy-to-use colour correcting tanning in the comfort of your own home – think of it as an all-over night-before bronzer. And if it’s been a while between tanning appointments, these drops are the perfect way to achieve a subtle glow while you’re laying low at home. The added hydration from avocado and coconut oil will keep your skin feeling supple while it glows, too. Simply add a few drops to you body or face moisturiser.

By Terry Tea To Tan Face Body

You might not have experienced a bronzer like this before, but its one-of-a-kind formula provides the skin with the perfect wash of sheer, transfer-proof colour. Designed for both the face and body, it’s quick drying and applies sans streaks—all you have to do is build up the coverage and buff it out for a holiday-worthy glow. Its key ingredients include red and black tea extracts which protect the skin against free radical damage whilst providing a longwearing subtle tan. Plus, cold pressed cherry extract helps to tone and protect skin from the signs of ageing. For the best effect, simply spray the tan directly onto a big fluffy brush and work in circular motions to evenly distribute over the skin. The Tea To Tan Face Body can be shaken up before application for a shimmery finish to the skin, or if you don’t shake it the micro-prisms stay at the bottom of the bottle for a more matte finish.

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