Bring Back The Glow: 5 Shimmery Bronzers You Need Now

Does your skin need an extra bit of glow before the summer rolls around? Bronzers are some of the easiest ways to sculpt, contour and refine any part of the body in need of a little bit of warmth. Shop some of our favourite shimmery bronzers below, or give them a swatch the next time you’re in store.

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Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer, $39

Not only is this creamy bronzer an absolute dream to apply, but it suits all skin tones! The cult favourite is dual toned, so it provides a medium-deep tan or shimmery highlight for the cheekbones, brow bone and even above the cupids bow.

Bring Back The Glow: 5 Shimmery Bronzers You Need Now

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer, $65

One of the newest products from Hourglass is their Ambient Lighting Bronzer which creates a soft subtle glow for all skin tones. The subtle shimmer is easily buildable for a subtle contour, or a deep bronze glow.

Bring Back The Glow: 5 Shimmery Bronzers You Need Now

Stila Set and Bronze Baked Powder, $46

Try this lightweight powder the next time you want a bit of glow to the cheeks without going completely OTT. Layer it over your highlight, illuminator and blush for a sun-kissed glow all year round.

Bring Back The Glow: 5 Shimmery Bronzers You Need Now

Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer, $74

Switching it up to a liquid bronzer for dry skin, this is the perfect formula to combat any dry patches. Mix it into your foundation and apply over the cheekbones, or use it to contour with a cosmetic sponge.

Bring Back The Glow: 5 Shimmery Bronzers You Need Now

RMS Beauty, $38

Build your own bespoke glow with this versatile bronzer, which can be used as an eyeshadow, blush, or even a highlight. Apply with the warmth of your fingers and pat it gently into the skin for best results.

Bring Back The Glow: 5 Shimmery Bronzers You Need Now

What are some of your favourite summer bronzers?

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Shimmery Skin in 5 Steps

Do you want flawless, shimmery skin this summer? Choose products which have natural light illuminators since they can easily create a warm glow without loading your face with too much makeup.

Use the 5 following tips and products to create shimmery skin in just minutes.

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Use a moisturise which is lightweight on the skin, and won’t block your pores. Rather than applying the product all over your face, concentrate it on areas which are dry and need extra attention. This could be the forehead, cheeks, t-zone, and chin which usually jeopardise a flawless base.

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Simple Kind to Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturiser, $9.99


After the moisturiser has completely settled into the skin, use a light-reflecting primer to create the illusion of light on your face. Something with a pearl-base is perfect for bringing out the cheekbones, contouring the nose, and even using over the eyelids for extra dimension.

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, $66


A tinted moisturiser is the perfect base for creating soft, silky skin without clogging the pores. It lets your natural oils slightly shine through, and is suitable for all skin types without causing additional irritation. If you want additional skin-protection use a BB cream which is just as good, and gives great coverage.

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Natio Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20, $18.95


If you’re too hesitant about using a powdered bronzer which can often look artificial on the skin, use an cream illuminator for a seamless glow. Apply it anywhere on the face and body to accentuate your features, and create a subtle pop of colour without going over-the-top.

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The Base by Lara Bingle Skin Illuminator Shimmer, $24


A cream blush is ideal for summer since it works with your natural oils to create a dewy look. Dab over the cheekbones for an instant summer glow, onto the eyelids for a quick and easy eyeshadow, and over the cupids bow for bigger lips.

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Nars The Multiple, $52

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