Cream Bronzer Is The Key To Faking A Sun-Kissed Glow

Traditionally, when spring starts to turn into summer, makeup brands launch vacation collections packed with summery hues, oil-inhibiting primers, and, of course, bronzer. In light of the current global pandemic, this year's seasonal shift looks a little different, but we're taking comfort in the fact that compacts that mimic a kiss from the sun are still dropping into quarantine makeup reports. Plus, in this self-isolation climate — when you're spending most of the day inside wishing you had a tan — they feel more pertinent than ever.

The newest bronzers to hit the market for pre-summer 2020 have texture in common: Instead of dry, matte powders, the newest innovations are silky, blendable creams, like a highlighter-meets-bronzer hybrid that leaves the most natural glow on your cheeks, nose, hairline, and eyelids. From Kosas to Fenty Beauty, all the trendiest beauty brands have a take on the cream bronzer, ahead.

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Kosas The Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer


You don't usually read 'moisturizing' and 'baked' in the same product description, but Kosas recently innovated in the bronzer category with just that. Its new shea butter-infused cream bronzer is loaded into a compact that gives skin a subtle, golden hour-like filter that stays fresh and dewy all day long.
Kosas Kosas The Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer in Deep$34.00 Buy

Tower 28 Bronzino Illuminating Cream Bronzer


Formulated with mango butter, this new Tower 28 bronzer feels almost like a bronzing balm. Swirl your finger in the compact and dab the payoff onto your cheeks, across the bridge of your nose, and over your eyelids — basically anywhere you want an extra glow before your next Zoom happy hour.

Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer


Rihanna's Fenty Freestyle Cream comes in seven shades — from Amber to Toffee Tease — ensuring a perfect undertone match for all skin tones.
Fenty Beauty CHEEKS OUT FREESTYLE CREAM BRONZER$32.00 Buy

Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer


Tarte's new cream bronzer dries down to a soft matte finish, so you get a tan that glides on like butter and stays in place.
Tarte Cosmetics breezy cream bronzer$29.00 Buy
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Kaja Beachy Stamp Blendable Liquid Bronzer


The stamp applicator on this new Kaja cream bronzer is adorable, albeit not really necessary, as the sheer bronzing cream can be easily applied with your favorite brush, too.
Kaja Beachy Stamp Blendable Liquid Bronzer$24.00 Buy
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