Bronzers are the quickest way to liven up a sallow complexion or even fake a back-from-vacation glow, and you don’t need deep pockets to reap their sun-kissed benefits. Whether you’re seeking contoured cheekbones or an allover luminance, these six formulas from our favorite drugstore brands do the job of their luxury counterparts.
The Best Affordable Bronzers
NYX Matte Bronzer
Whether you want to sculpt or apply as an allover color, this matte compact is a versatile option, sans glitter or shine.
Sunshimmer Maxi Bronzer
If you're into bronzers with lustrous flecks, opt for this shimmery number from Rimmel for a little sparkle without looking like a disco ball.
Undetectable Crème Bronzer
This cream-to-powder formula easily blends into skin for a subtle yet noticeably gorgeous finish.
Face Studio Master Hi-Light Bronzer
With just one sweep, this hybrid delivers the result of a bronzer, highlighter and blush for the prettiest flush of shade and shimmer. Perfect for the girl on the go.
TruBlend Minerals Bronzer
For the most natural bronze, choose a mineral powder. Apply it with a fluffy Kabuki brush and swirl it along the cheeks, jawline and temples for a touch of sun-kissed hue.
Create supermodel cheeks with this precise applicator. Don't forget to blend thoroughly for a natural-looking result.