Bronzers and self-tanners provide the best way to rock a healthy summer glow without all of the harmful UV radiation that comes with an actual tan. Finding a bronzer that won’t fade, streak or melt away on a steamy, summer’s day, though, can be a challenge. Check out our top five melt-resistant products.
DuWop Sun Drops
This bronzer could also be considered a miracle serum. Described by DuWop as a universally flattering bronzing serum, it imparts a healthy glow while also conditioning and hydrating the skin. If that’s not enough, then you’ll be happy to find out that it also contains collagen-based ingredients that aid in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Pick up a bottle for $28.
A new product from one of our favorite drugstore brands, this is a waterproof bronzer. It’s made to prevent excess shine and melting makeup issues that can occur from too much sweat, heat, humidity or oil. Priced at $6, this is an essential and super accessible summer beauty buy.
Tarte’s clay matte waterproof mineral powder bronzer gives a sun-kissed look while also helping to improve skin’s texture, tone and clarity. Each $29 compact comes packed with ingredients that promote healthy skin. Amazonian clay helps to provide skin balance, mineral pigments soothe and soften skin and vitamins A, C and E help to prevent premature signs of aging and skin damage.
Bliss makes many amazing skin care products and this is one of them. This self-tanning mist is formulated with aloe vera, antioxidants and a instantly-visible bronzer that gives you a beach-ready glow right away and helps you to avoid streaks. This bronzer is also transfer resistant, so it won’t stain clothing. Botanical extracts leave a sweet citrus scent and the tanner may even help to make cellulite less noticeable. Good for your skin and your look, the $36 price tag is well worth the easy-to-achieve, natural looking tan.
Totally splurge-worthy, this waterproof product is made to get you through the hot and humid summer months with a flawless face. It’s an extended-wear bronzer that blends, smooths and contours, on top of withstanding extreme moisture — swimming pool moisture! It’s free of oil, parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and synthetic dyes. And it’s available at Sephora for $45.
A multi-functioning bronzer that will leave you looking and feeling fabulous, this is a firming body bronzing mousse that contains caffeine and anti-cellulite ingredients to help smooth the skin as it firms and tones. It applies easily and evenly and provides a transfer-resistant glow. Perfect for skin-baring special events, you can reap the benefits of this bronzer for $32 per 2.5-ounce container.
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