Best Bronzers for Medium to Tanned Skin


If you have medium to tanned skin tone then you must be having a tough time selecting makeup products. If not all the products, in this post we will clear your doubts about selecting bronzers for medium to tanned skin.


There are a few things that you need to keep in mind when you choose a bronzer for medium to tanned skin tone.

  • Color to choose:- If you have an olive skin tone then you must go for shades like soft copper, sheer amber, bronze, brownish-pink etc. For a yellow undertone, you may go for a tan, soft coral, shimmery peach or gold shade. If you want a brightening effect then you should choose a peachy or rosy toned bronzer. You can go for a bronzer duo if you want to custom blend the bronzer. Warm pinks as well as subtle golden flecks are always a flattering option.
  • Use less product: – Going overboard with a bronzer can make you look awful and unnatural.
  • Avoid:- It is better to avoid light pinks and too-soft peaches as they have an inclination to wash out medium skin tone.
  • To choose shimmer or not: – It is better to avoid overtly shimmer bronzers if you have fine lines, blemishes or wrinkles on your skin as the shimmer will only intensify them.

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As far as types of bronzer go, you have 3 types to choose from:-

  • Cream
  • Powder
  • Gel

You may choose the one that suits your skin type the most. Few of them are listed below:-

Colorbar – Just earth bronzer: – Colorbar’s – Just earth bronzer is a deep earthy peach shade. This gives a warm rustic peach color to the skin which is very flattering bronzer for a medium to tanned skin. It is very highly pigmented product. Staying power of this bronzer is not very good so reapplication will be required after a couple of hours.

Price: – INR 300/-


Colorbar – Just earth bronzer

Colorbar CheekIllusion Blush- Bronzing Glaze: – Colorbar CheekIllusion Blush- Bronzing Glaze is a lovely shade and looks good on medium to tanned skin tone. It has a lovely texture and the pigmentation is also good. It endows a healthy bronzy color to the skin. The bronzer has a bit of shimmer but not too over the top.

Price: – INR 650/-

Colorbar CheekIllusion Blush- Bronzing Glaze

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Lakme Face Sheer Blush- Sun Kissed: – Lakme Face Sheer Blush in the shade Sun Kissed is an ideal bronzer for medium to tanned skin tone. This bronzer from lakme is a very nice bronzer in terms of texture and color. It has nice and fine shimmer. It gives skin a natural pinkish glow which makes the skin glow naturally. This shade looks flattering on the Indian skin.

Price: – INR 375/-

Lakme Face Sheer Blush- Sun Kissed

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil: – Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil is basically a bronzer which is oil with shimmer mixed. The oil is light and blends well on the skin. It is a good product for winter specially. It is a very good bronzer for tanned skin as it endows a lovely natural glow on the skin.

Price: INR 1395/-

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

To get the best possible finish with bronzer make sure of following steps:-

Choose the perfect bronzer that suits your skin tone.

Apply bronzer with a wide bronzer brush.

Do apply foundation as a base to cover all imperfections.

Apply bronzer with light strokes first and then you may intensify the color.

Blend, blend and blend well.

Also Read – 10 ways to use besan for glowing skin

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