Bronzers are my unsung heroes for a glowing makeup look. You know that radiant, sun-kissed, luminous look? Most of the time, bronzers are responsible for it. For a long time, bronzers were created for fairer tones but the industry is finally catching up to reality. I've compiled a list of some of my black girl friendly bronzers to suit all budgets. Let's get into it!
1. MORPHE GLAMABRONZE FACE & BODY BRONZER -
This is my favourite bronzer of all time. It leaves you looking so warm and tan. It is highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way. It comes in 10 shades and I use the shade Supreme. It is pretty inexpensive and retails for $19 at MORPHE.
2. MAKEUP REVOLUTION GLOW BRONZER
The formula of this bronzer is amazing and it is really pigmented. It's a black girl favourite. It is very affordable and lasts a long time. It has 6 shade ranges and goes pretty dark. It is very inexpensive and retails for under $12. You can shop this bronzer HERE.
3. FENTY SUN STALK'R INSTANT WARMTH BRONZER
You know Rihanna always comes through for her girls. The formula of this bronzer is fantastic. It's advertised to be transfer-resistant and comes in 9 shades. It gives you a soft matte finish and retails for $34 at FENTY. They also ship directly to Nigeria!
4. CHARLOTTE TILBURY AIRBRONZE BRONZER
Now this is a bit on the expensive side but honestly, it's worth every penny. It is so smooth and gives you a perfect sun-kissed glow. It is infused with hyaluronic acid and has a pore-blending effect. It has 4 shades and retails for $56 at CHARLOTTE TILBURY. The medium shade designed for medium to tanned skin tones is quite light, so you may need to go for the deep shade.
5. COVERGIRL FULL SPECTRUM BRONZER
This bronzer provided both warmth and depth. It is not completely matte and contains some shimmer. it provides a mineral enriched shimmer, without the shine. If this isn't smoothing that bothers you, then she's your girl. It only has 3 available shades but it is very inexpensive and retails for under $10 at COVERGIRL.
6. BENEFIT COSMETICS MATTE BRONZER
This bronzer wasn't an initial favourite for dark-skin tones as it had a very limited shade range. However, in 2019, benefit extended their range to include the Hoola Toasted for darker skin tones. It retails for about $37 at BENEFIT
7. JUVIAS PLACE BRONZED DUO BRONZER
This bronzer was made by a Nigerian woman so i find this rather exciting. This bronzer is a go-to for darker skin tones. It has a matte finish and is buildable. It gives the perfect sun kissed glow and comes in 5 shades. It for $18 at JUVIAS PLACE