If your holiday plans are on hold for the foreseeable *sigh*, we've got your faux week-spent-lounging-in-the-sun glow covered. With an array of shades to suit your skin tone, this round-up of bronzers showcases a range of finishes — from matte to shimmer via luminously dewy —and formulas. Who says you need a real tan anyway?

PICTURE PERFECT

Going above and beyond our bronzing expectations, the {Airbrush Bronzer} from Charlotte Tilbury not only casts a silken, sun-soaked veil over your skin, but also diffuses the look of imperfections for a photo-ready, filtered effect. This weightless powder is infused with moisturising hyaluronic acid and fine-as-air pigments to blur the look of pores, so that skin looks beautifully soft and smooth. With a natural-looking matte finish that can be built from a wash of warm colour to contour-sharpening definition, choose from one of four shades to your skin-warming match!

ORANGE'NT YOU GLAD TO SEE ME?

If you've sworn off bronzing after one too many orange-toned finishes, Benefit have the ultimate companion for paler complexions. A lighter version of their legendary bronzing powder, {Hoola Lite} bestows a healthy, natural-looking tan on fairer skin types. All about the subtle approach, this beautiful pan leaves a pure matte finish, so you can forget about tell-tale sparkle and shine and fool everyone with your natural-looking sun-kissed glow. Plus, the compact includes a soft, natural-bristle brush that’s perfect for seamless, on-the-go application. What's not to love?

READY FOR THIS GEL-LY

With a true golden brown tone, Chantecaille's {Radiance Gel Bronzer} brings the dewy glow that comes from a sun-drenched week to any complexion. Weightless and seamlessly blended, the ultra-moisturising formula lends a believable, illuminating tan for a beautiful 'kiss' of sheer, holiday colour. The smooth liquid-gel hybrid melts into your skin for a diffused and flawless finish that lasts up to 12 hours and it can be worn alone or over foundation to alter the intensity. 

GOLDEN HOUR GLOW

There's nothing like a setting sun to show your skin in a good light and {The Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer} from KOSAS is like a ray of much-needed warmth in any make up bag. With zero shimmer, this beautifully buttery, blendable formula specialises in a faux glow at its most believable. Clean and void of any talc or silicones, this bronzing beauty is brimming with softening shea butter and moisturising meadowfoam oil – that come together to create the creamiest powder to ever grace your cheeks.

BUILD-A-BRONZER

Picture your dream bronzer. Then think about what would make it so dreamy. Chances are Huda Beauty's {Tantour} ticks those boxes. Easily building from a subtle glow to a chiselled-by-the-gods contour, the deeply pigmented formula banishes dullness in an instant for a long-lasting, sweat- and water-resistant finish. With five shades to choose between, there's a cream-to-powder pan to suit a plethora of skin tones: from ultra-fair to beautifully deep.

IT TAKES TWO TO TAN(GO)

Giving you double the glow in a pint-sized palette, Natasha Denona's {Mini Bronze + Glow} casts a sun-kissed, sparkling, soft-focus finish that’s bound to draw all eyes. Perfectly suited to medium, olive-toned skin, it unites the brand-favourite ‘Glow Extreme’ highlighter and a bronze blush shade. Universally flattering, the highlighter grants a multidimensional, dazzling finish while the velvety bronze ‘Blush’ imparts a natural glow. Thanks to its neat, perfectly portable size, you can take this everywhere and apply effortlessly on-the-glow. 

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