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The best bronzers for dark skin (that actually work)


By Aisling Keenan
11th Sep 2019
The best bronzers for dark skin (that actually work)

Finding the best bronzers for your skin tone can be quite a challenge. First up, bronzers for dark skin – these are great and reasonably priced too. Win, win!


Something that was seriously lacking in the beauty industry until recently was a selection of bronzers with innovative formulas that add warmth and definition to dark skin tones. Thankfully, there are now some decent ones out there – and they don’t cost the earth either.

Some tips to remember when applying bronzer: do not use it to contour – it’s not for that purpose. Use it only where the sun naturally kisses your skin. Apply in sweeping motions with a large Kabuki-style brush. Buff in circular motions for a realistic finish.

best bronzers

Sleek Makeup Contour Kit in Dark, €8.45 

This duo has a seriously deep, dark brown for contouring dark-toned skins, and comes complete with a little highlighter alongside it. It’s great for giving shape to the face, and for less than ten euro you get a double jobbing product that lasts.

best bronzers

ELF Cosmetics Bronzer Palette in Deep Bronze €9 

This one has a nice mix of shimmers and mattes, meaning a dynamic and multi-dimensional finish. It has a great sized mirror too, however, I probably wouldn’t bring a palette this size with me on the go.best bronzers

Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze, €7.99 

This one I would happily and easily throw in my bag. It’s sweat-proof, moisture-proof and so appropriate for a heavier night on the dancefloor, this one is so reasonably priced and gives a really natural, warm finish to the skin.

Photography by Jason Lloyd Evans.


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