Cream, Liquid or Powder Bronzer: Which Should You Use?
Gone are the days when bronzer just came in powder form. Today there are cream and liquid bronzers too, which makes shopping for the right product that bit more complicated. But, find the right bronzer for you and you'll look so perfectly sunkissed that people will think you've been on vacation.
Think about skin type
You might think that you only need to consider skin type when shopping for skincare, but think again. If you have dry or dehydrated skin then a powder bronzer is likely to be uncomfortable on the skin and highlight any dry patches further. Whereas, if you have an oily complexion a cream or liquid bronzer is likely to slide faster than you can say "blotting powder".
Dry or dehydrated complexions = Liquid or cream bronzer
Oily or combination complexions = Powder bronzer
Find out what the difference is between dry and dehydrated skin types here.
Think about your foundation
Makeup formulas are pretty sophisticated, so it's easier to mix textures than it used to be. However, generally speaking if you use a powder foundation then it will be easier to follow with a powder bronzer. Same goes for a cream or liquid foundation and a cream or liquid bronzer. With a full face of liquid and cream-based products you can do a final dusting of translucent powder to lock everything in.
Of course, there are exceptions to every rule - with makeup it's a case of finding what works for you and what you feel comfortable with. Below shop our favourite powder, cream and liquid bronzers.
The Powder Bronzer
Iconic London Ultimate Bronzer
This is a totally matte bronzer that gives a realistic bronzed look.
The Cream Bronzer
A bronzer-contour hybrid this cream-based product does it all.
The Liquid Bronzer
Iconic London Radiance Booster
Available in a range of shades you can use a hue that matches your skin as an all-over radiance-booster or opt for a darker shade to create a tanned effect. For darker skin tones, use the lighter shades for a beautiful highlight.