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When blush is not enough

Treat yourself to a healthy dose of glow

‘Tis the season for your face to glow, but it can be a fine line between russet and Ronseal. Here are the bronzers that get it just right


Sun block

Sleek MakeUP is a skintone specialist, and this bronzing block is great for dark skin. Use a powder brush to blend the four colours then sweep it along your cheeks, forehead and anywhere else you want to glow. Plus, use the pink on its own and you’ve got yourself a lovely blush. £7.49, Sleek MakeUP


Illuminate state

Is it a bronzer? Is it a highlighter? No, it’s an illuminator. Tom Ford’s brilliant hybrid in Fire Lust works on all skintones and can be used on top of or under make-up. Especially great for olive skin, pop it on top of your cheekbones and shine away. £45.90, Tom Ford at John Lewis


Join the cult

Not sure if shimmering is your thing? Give Benefit’s Hoola bronzing powder a whirl; the block matte gives a subtle tan minus the glittery effects. But be warned, this is basically the doyenne of sun-kissed glows; one try and you’ll want to wear it all year round. £23.50, Benefit


Honey pie

Oh how we enjoy it when the high street gives us something new and affordable that works brilliantly. Newly launched in Boots, NYX make-up (it’s pronounced ‘Nix’, fact fans) is 100% cruelty free, certified by PETA and their matte bronzer comes in five different shades. Yes please. £7, NYX at Boots

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