For those of us who don’t have the luxury of letting our limbs fry poolside at the Hamptons all summer long (or simply don’t want all that unnecessary sun exposure), bronzers are the next best thing. A generous dusting on the forehead, cheekbones, and bridge of nose can give you the fresh-off-the-beach glow of your dreams — even if you’re the person who always hides in the shade. (Props to you.) What’s more? You can do it on the cheap.
Ahead, our editors share their favorite drugstore bronzers. All under $20, they’re a lot cheaper than a summer share — and all those future dermatologist visits.
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Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Murumuru Butter Bronzer
“This bronzer — and its buttery texture — is the makeup equivalent to a stress ball. Even if the results weren’t as sunny and glowy as they are, I’d want this bronzer for the sheer joy it brings me to tap my brush or finger into …read more