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Bronzed babe: How to get your glow on

Get sun kissed cheeks all year round with some of our top bronzer picks
Gemma Arterton

From powders to creams and everything in between, bronzers are a must-have in every beauty bag.

Doubling as a sun kissed glow-giver and a contouring product in a pinch, this makeup staple is a versatile pick that can work across a variety of skin tones.

For the most natural bronzed look, apply to areas that would naturally darken in the sun – think the bridge of the nose, across the top of the forehead and cheeks.

One fool-proof application method is to trace the number ‘3’ on both sides of your face – begin at the top of your forehead, sweep downwards in a curving motion (following your hairline) along your cheeks and finally, finish with a light sweep across the jawline to mimic a natural tan.

A cool-toned bronzer can also be used to lightly contour your face, by placing it along the hollows of your cheeks.

You can even use your favourite bronzer as eye shadow, simply by applying with an eye shadow brush.

There’s plenty of options out there, but we’ve narrowed it down to some of our top bronzer picks of the moment.

Click through for the lowdown on our top bronzer picks

Gemma Arterton

We loved actress Gemma Arterton’s bronzed glow at the Venice Film Festival this month – read on for our tips on how to replicate her sun kissed look.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess powder, RRP$76

An oil-free powder bronzer that blends smoothly for an even finish and natural glow.

TOPSHOP Beauty Glow Stick in Heat, $25

This twist-up stick is perfect to pop into your bag for touch-ups on the go.

YSL Sahariennes Bronzing Stones, RRP$105

A creamy powder that applies smoothly and imparts a natural-looking glow.

Maybelline New York Fit Me Bronzer, RRP$19.99

A second-skin bronzer that is designed to wear evenly and still allow your natural glow to shine through.

Witchery Beauty Bronzer in Sahara, $21.90

Blend out across the cheekbones, top of the forehead and bridge of the nose for a subtly sun kissed glow.

Maybelline Master Hi-Light blush and bronzer

A light-boosting blush and bronzer combination that leaves a shimmering glow on the skin.

Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Highlighter in Modern Mercury, RRP$130

Perfect for replicating the designer’s chiselled cheekbones, dust along the cheek and brow bones for a sculpting effect.

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