Four of the best bronzers
Whether it's a delicate glow for the cheeks or the full on all-over bronze, when it comes to finding the right shade things can get a bit tricky. We at Independent Woman have hit the beauty aisles this week in search of that perfect golden glow for sensational summer skin.
Best for body
Works for the face. Works for the body! Rimmel's Sunshimmer Maxi Bronzer's deep tones will work perfectly for darker skin tones and seasoned tan queens! Flecks of gold to highlight and a large compact for those all important top-ups. Perfect for busy brownies and girls on the glow!
Available from pharmacies nationwide, priced at €9.91.
Best for a natural glow
Ice queens in need of something to soften the skin will love M&S Perfection Illuminating Powder. Available in two hues of glorious gold and perfect peach, both tones give just the right amount of summer heat for those with paler cheeks. If you're the at the fairer end of the fair sex, this is just the right amount of bronze.
Available from M&S. Priced at €16
Best for creating a custom bronze
Recently launched by Estee Lauder, Bronze Goddess Soft Duo allows a more controlled bronze. With two shades to allow for deeper tones, it's perfect for contouring the cheekbones and will delight those who prefer products with less oil. Shine free, this is a great bronzer for skin tones that changes with the lengthening of summer days.
Available from Estee Lauder Counters nationwide, priced at €35
Best for tanned skin
If your maxim for summer is 'some tan good - more tan better' then frankly this might as well have your name written on the tube. St Tropez Bronzing Rocks are designed to add subtle highlights to anywhere you feel may suit you best. A new release from St Tropez, this pretty much has cult product written all over it.
Getting hold of some won't be easy, and then you will have to get over the fact that the contents look oddly unlike bronzer, but once you do you'll warm to the fact that it brings out all the best bits. Bronze where you need to accentuate glimmering skin, this adds a great summer shimmer on anywhere from the arms to the eyes.
Available from department stores and pharmacies nationwide, priced at €49.75