Sun-kissed: 11 best bronzers

Give skin a natural-looking boost this summer with our pick of the best bronzers on the market

Use an over-sized blusher brush to swirl powder bronzers onto cheekbones, forehead, nose, chin, collarbone, décolletée and shoulders – all the places where the sun naturally catches – and build colour gradually for an even natural finish.

Gel bronzers should be applied like a moisturiser and blended down over the jawline to avoid the tell-tale tide mark. And for stick bronzers, pat on to cheekbones with finger tips and sweep up to the temples.

We've tried a tested a range to bring you the best out there.

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Make-up artist Daniel Sandler has come up with another winner with his ultra-natural Instant Tan bronzer –  no chance of looking orange or muddy with this one. Bobbi Brown's Bronzing Gel is spectacularly sheer and so easy to apply for an all-over bronze. And you can't beat Bourjois' Maxi Delight Bronzer for affordability.

Buy now

1. Daniel Sandler Instant Tan, £22.50 for 9g

2. Revlon Highlighting Palette, £8.99 for 7.5g

3. Bobbi Brown All Over Bronzing Gel SPF 15, £22 for 50ml

4. Wild About Beauty Ultra Dewy Glow Stick, £17 for 4g

5. Too Faced Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer, £25 for 10g

6. By Terry Hyaluronic Summer Bronzing Hydra-Veil, £45 for 40ml

7. Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Water Resistant Bronzer, £20 for 13g

8. Laura Mercier Bronzing Gel, £26 for 50ml

9. Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer, £8.99 for £18g

10. Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Bronzing Veil, £38 for 9.6g

11. Michael Kors Bronze Powder, £34 for 21g