Yes, Dark Skin Tones Can Wear Bronzer—These Shades Are Proof
Let's clear something up first—there's a big misconception that bronzers aren't made for women with dark skin tones. This is because old-school bronzers from way back in the day would often look oddly orange or chalky on deep complexions. At the time, those bronzers were solely made for tanning purposes on lighter skin tones. Brown girls deserve a beachy glow, too.
Fortunately, that's not the case anymore thanks to innovative formulas that add warmth and definition to dark skin tones. There's also another thing we need to address: Bronzers and highlighters are not one in the same. Instead of the super-pigmented shimmer most highlighters have, bronzers gorgeously warm up the skin with a subtle radiance you can build upon. Whether it's a powder, cream, or velvety texture, there are hardworking bronzers out there that will impart a striking sun-kissed glow on every shade of brown. Trust us on this one. Ahead are the best bronzers for dark skin tones.
This finely milled, gel-based texture allows you to dust this onto your skin for a lit-from-within glow. This caramel tone looks especially gorgeous against dark skin tones. Your skin will look warm and radiant without the residue that's often left behind from heavy powder formulas.
If you're a fan of velvety formulas, this bronzing powder will deliver a healthy-looking glow on dark skin tones. It feels weightless and is full of sheer pigments that won't leave an ashy cast on your skin.
Becca is a brown girl's dream. In fact, the brand is at the top of the running with the largest shade range of highlighters out right now. This extension of its cult Shimmering Skin Perfector will give your skin a showstopping glow. Its creamy formula allows you to amp it up to your liking.
Rose-Marie Swift, the founder of RMS Beauty, created this bronzer specially for dark skin tones. You can trust that it's made with all-natural ingredients and it'll glide right on like second skin. It imparts a starry glow that'll also deliver definition for contouring purposes.
Customise your glow-up with a combination of matte and shimmery textures in this palette. Whether you want to sculpt, highlight, or shade, these multitasking hues beautifully complement deep complexions.
Calling all my brown beauties with red and brown undertones: You'll look like you just stepped off the beach with this bronzer. Apply it all over to enhance overall radiance or pile it up for a summery glow.
Oftentimes, bronzers double as highlighters, which is the case for this champagne shade. If you like a little extra, swirl this sparkly texture on your skin and watch the luminous glow go up a notch.
For just $13, opt for a rich radiance from this Rimmel classic. If you truly want to look sunlit, layer it up on your cheekbones.
For that subtle "I've been laying out all day" glow, this gem should be your go-to. It's made of finely milled reflective pearls that are great for naturally enhancing your skin's luminosity.