The must-have bronzers you need right now

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  • Don't rely on British summertime – get your glow on with these instant bronzers

    Perfectly packaged instant bronzers are your summer holiday warm-up act. Enjoying a staycation this year? Fear not, these super-chic beautifiers will create that ‘just back from the Riviera’ glow you’ve always dreamed of. Time to turn up the tan…

    Bronzers pictured clockwise from top, far left:

    Guerlain Limited Edition Terracotta Sun Tonic Bronzing Powder, £36.50
    Avoid the midday melt with this sweat-proof powder, which contains carob extract – a botanical that stimulates skin’s production of melanin to prolong your well-earned tan.

    Tom Ford The Ultimate Bronzer, £72
    This compact is almost too chic to use – that is until you see how convincingly it brings the beach to your cheeks.

    Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour in Medium Light, £42
    A swoosh of this pink-hued bronzer with gold flecks will leave you looking like you’ve been for a dip, then dried off in the afternoon sun.

    Givenchy Healthy Glow Powder Floral Impression, £44
    Was there ever a prettier bronzer? We think not. Lightly dust from your temples, around your cheekbones and then along your jawline, creating a number three shape.

    Dior Diorskin Nude Air Care & Dare in Amber Tan, £40
    Some bronzers can make skin look more mucky than glowy – but not this one. It lifts sallow complexions with the kind of pearly finish that glints in sunlight.

    Estée Lauder Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée, £34
    Revive tired skin with a dab of this luminiser under the brow bone and on the inner corners of eyes for an instant pick-me-up.

    Elizabeth Arden FourEver Bronzing Powder in Medium, £29
    This sebum-absorbing quad sculpts, highlights and imparts a model-esque sheen, so you can completely skip on foundation.

    Clarins Limited Edition Summer Bronzing & Blush Compact, £30
    Three matte shades to add definition and warmth, plus a coral blush that is infused with pollution-shielding antioxidants. #win.

    Words by Elle Sixsmith. Photograph by Jody Todd

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