Dressing table: Best bronzers

1 Tropiques Minerale: All Over Magic Bronzing Brush, Shade 05

This modern, practical applicator can be taken anywhere. Press the button to release the fine bronzing powder.

£31, Lancôme, stores nationwide

2 Shimmer Bloc: Golden Mosaic

Blend the four light-reflecting shades to build up a light glow all over – perfect for fairer skin tones.

£30, Laura Mercier, selfridges.com

3 Illumine Oil

Infused with pearlised particles, passionflower seed oil and vitamin E, this luxurious dry oil is quickly absorbed, leaving a sultry shimmer with an after-dark edge.

£32, Illamasqua, illamasqua.com

4 Self Sun: Face Bronzing Gel Tint

Worship your skin the sun-free way. This sheer tinted gel glides on to give an instant sun-kissed glow.

£15.50, Clinique, 0870 0342566

5 Zea Mays Blush, 47 Orange Brown

The "Zea Mays" micro-particles – corn starch to you and me – create a luminous effect on skin. Perfect for cheeks, brow bone, nose and chin.

£16.50, Korres, 0870 850 3868

6 Wash off Instant Shimmer Stick

This blend of indulgent ingredients simply melts into moisturised skin to give a beautifully bronzed shimmer. The stick is ideal for use on legs, décolletage and arms.

£15, St Tropez, st-tropez.com

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