Bronzers are great at enhancing medium and olive skin tones. In fact, to make the most of your complexion, a bronzer should be an essential step in your glowy makeup routine.
But choosing the right shade of bronzer or contour is often difficult. A product that's too light can wash you out, and something too dark will look muddy.
Once you’ve found the perfect shade using our tips, you can enjoy all the benefits a bronzer can bring, including a sun-kissed glow and a healthier appearance.
Choosing your bronzer based on your skin’s undertone
Choosing your bronzing shade isn’t all about your outright skin tone. Making the best colour choice really comes down to your skin’s natural undertone.
Your undertones can be warm, cool, or neutral, and it’s important to know which you have in order to pick the perfect bronzing shade.
Your undertone determines how natural the bronzer looks on your own complexion. If you pick a bronzer with the wrong undertones, it will be immediately obvious and unnatural-looking.
If you have cool undertones you will suit silver jewellery better, have visible blue veins, burn easily in the sun.
If you have warm undertones, your will look better in gold jewellery, have greenish-looking veins, tan easily
Neutral undertones can be more difficult to determine, as you may suit both metal types and either tan or burn. Olive skin is nearly always warm or neutral.
The best bronzers for warm undertones
Those with warm undertones will have the most choice out of everyone, as golden bronzers are the most popular on the market. Here are some of our favourites.