The right shade is key though as it can easily look muddy or dirty if it’s not the correct one.
As a general rule, the right shade is only one shade darker than your natural skin tone.
Celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge (who has worked with Sandra Bullock, Cindy Crawford, Vanessa Redgrave, lisaeldridge.com ) says the key to making bronzer look natural is to apply a bit of powder to your face before you start with bronzer.
“Use a tiny bit of powder first - very lightly - which will stop your powder bronzer sticking to skin and going patchy.”
Lisa recommends a pressed powder bronzer over a liquid style as it’s easier to apply if you are not good at blending and a novice to the world of bronzers.
“When it comes to the texture of a bronzer I prefer matt or low level shimmer. I don’t like really glittery bronzers. I think they look great at night or on a summer’s evening but during the day a glittery bronzer can look a bit silly really.”
The 3 bronzers we love - from luxe to less!
1. Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, $69, in 5 shades and perfect for all skin types, bobbibrown.com.au
2.Benefit Hoola, $51, this award-winner is super matt - with no hint of shimmer - for a very natural look, benefitcosmetics.com/au
3. Rimmel London Natural Bronzer, $15.95, Choose either Sun Glow or Sun Bronze for natural looking colour at a purse-friendly price, au.rimmellondon.com