New Bronzers To Get That Sunkissed Summer Glow

We’ve officially hit the mid-year mark and it’s somehow been getting hotter every day. Although things have been looking gloomy past couple of months, the Circuit Breaker is finally being phased out, and we now have something to look forward to. However, we have been stuck indoors, and while some of us may be attempting to get our summer tans back with self-tanner at home, many of us might also be looking for a less intimidating option — good old bronzer. If you’ve been looking to update your every day bronzer options, here are a few options to choose from.


Bronzing Powder
Bronzing Powder in Casino and Laguna

An update on an old favourite, the award-winning NARS Bronzing Powder ($65) is back with new packaging, and is sure to provide you with a long-lasting, sun-kissed glow. Infused with golden shimmer, every swipe of this on your skin is sure to subtly enhance your features.

Available at Sephora ($65).

Paradise Found Bronzing Powder

For those who prefer a little more shimmer, the Paradise Found Bronzing Powder ($65) is your best bet. Scented with NARS’ signature French Polynesian Monoi de Tahiti oils, this bronzer looks good and smells great too — you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a beach resort with a single whiff. The fine powder delivers an all-over glow, enhancing the look of beach-ready skin, while providing the complexion with a smooth, even finish.

Available at Sephora ($65).

Matte Bronzing Powder

For the most natural finish, go with the Matte Bronzing Powder ($65). The lightweight formula adds dimension to the face, and can be re-applied throughout the day without any caking. Blended with botanical oils including Rapeseed Seed Oil and Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, the powder also helps to protect and soften the skin for a long-lasting, comfortable wear all day.

Available at Sephora ($65).

M.A.C Cosmetics

Radiant Matte Bronzing Powder
Radiant Matte Bronzing Powder in Totally Taupeless and Beige-ing Beauty

Promising to provide long-lasting, high-comfort wear for at least 12 hours, the Radiant Matte Bronzing Powder ($54) is a great match for Singapore’s humid weather — the long-wearing product is non-streaking, non-settling and non-drying. The creamy powder refines skin texture and doesn’t oxidise — it’ll stay the same shade all day.

Available at Sephora ($54).

Fix+ (Shimmer) In Bronzelite (Limited Edition)

It’s MAC Cosmetics’ cult-favourite setting spray, but infused with bronze pearls for the ultimate, tropical glow. It’s still as hydrating, soothing and refreshing as the original formula, promising to keep your makeup in place for up to 12 hours, but the additional bronze shimmer is sure to add a radiant glow to any look.

Available at Sephora ($39).

Bronzer Foiled Shadow (Limited Edition)
Bronzer Foiled Shadow in Sand Tropez, Monaco-co and Sunphoria.

While not a bronzer per se, the Bronzer Foiled Shadow ($46) comes in 3 flattering shades that anyone would be able to pull off. The luminous eye shadow can be used both wet and dry, and remains highly pigmented either way. Use it dry for a shimmery, metallic finish, or wet for a more intense, metal-foil effect. We think they can be used to enhance the rest of the face if you’re in a rush — the darker shades seem promising as a bronze highlighter or even to contour, if used with a light hand, while Sunphoria looks like it could be used to highlight the cheekbones, inner corner of the eye and the cupids bow. Long-wearing and water resistant, this is the perfect shadow for any day by the pool.

Available at Sephora ($46).

Too Faced

Diamond Light Bronzer

This chocolate bronzer is infused with real crushed diamond powder, along with light reflecting pearls — suitable for any skin tone, while enhancing your features with a warm glow that can be used on the eyes, face and body. Pop this multi-purpose product in your purse for touch-ups throughout the day.

Available at Sephora ($55).


Sunkissed Nudes Makeup Set (Limited Edition)

This 3-piece kit features three iconic products capable of achieving an entire makeup look, all within a compact tin. Achieve a quick and easy bronzed look with this convenient package — start with the Nudies Matte All-Over Bronze Color in Sunkissed to contour and enhance your facial features, followed by the shimmery Magnetic Luminous Eye Color in Rustic Grotto on the lids. Finish off with the Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm in Pulse for a natural, shiny finish on the lips, and to add a pop of colour to the cheeks.

Available at Sephora ($39).