For the most realistic tan, strategically-placed cream bronzer is the safest bet due to its blendable texture and low commitment wash-off formulas. Skip the foundation during hot and humid days, and opt for a cream bronzer to help even out the complexion in a lightweight way.
These are my top favorite cream bronzers that are both easy to use and multitasking powerhouses.
Dr. Hauschka Translucent Bronzing Tint
This lightweight liquid bronzer is exactly what its name suggests: a sheer bronzing tint for the skin. Use with a stippling brush for a light bronze color on cheekbones, or mix in with a liquid foundation to give the complexion a JLo glow. Dr. Hauschka’s liquid bronzer as a beautiful sheen that isn’t shimmery or glittery for a radiant complexion.
Tata Harper So Bronze in Contour
This potted cream formula is a great cool-toned matte bronzer without shimmer, perfect for fair to light skin tones since there isn’t much warmth to the shade. Tata Harper’s bronzer works very well for a light sculpting of cheekbones and crease of the eyelid too, for soft face and eye definition.
Vapour Organics Solar Translucent Bronzer in Simmer
I love stick cream formulas because they feel like markers for the face. This Vapour Organics bronzer is such an easy swipe-and-go cream bronzer with a hint of shimmer. Simply apply directly to the face from the stick, and blend with fingertips.
RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer
Darker skin tones will really appreciate RMS Buriti Bronzer for its slightly reddish undertones that mimic a Hawaiian tan. This potted cream goes on smooth and layerable, starting off sheer with the ability to build color quickly. Top it off with a slight shimmer finish and it’s a great summertime bronzer.