Best Bronzers In India For Medium & Indian Skin Tones
Foundation is meant to provide an even skin-tone, covering up blemishes and scars. However, many times it tends to make the face appear flat with no dimension and definition. Wide forehead or round cheeks with invisible check-bones need contouring and bronzing to appear slimmer. Bronzers take away the paleness and give a warm sun kissed look to the skin. Even though Indian & olive skin tones are naturally warm, we still need bronzers to perk up our complexion. Sadly, there are very few brands with good bronzing products in their kitty. So we at HBM, decided to decode the 10 best bronzers in India for fair, medium & Indian skin tone to bring out that warmth and sun kissed look to the skin.
Best Bronzers for Fair, Medium & Indian Skintone Available in India
1) Faces Ultime Pro Bronzing Powder – Price Rs. 650 for 9 gm
The Faces Bronzing Powder is the newest launch from the brand. It comes in a compact packaging without any brush or mirror. The texture of the powder is soft and finely milled. The product blends on the skin beautifully and gives a satin finish. It has a good balance of warm tones and brown to prevent the muddy or orange-y look. However, it is only available in one shade which is best suited for fair to medium skin tones and will hardly show up on dusky and darker complexions. The bronzer stays on the skin for 5-6 hours and it is the best bronzer in India for fair to medium skin tones
2) Lakme Absolute Sun Kissed Bronzer – Price Rs. 600 for 9 gm
Lakme has a great variety of makeup products. Their Absolute Sun Kissed Bronzer is an amazing budget friendly bronzer in India. It comes in a compact packaging with two different shades – one a lighter bronze and the other is a dark brown. Both the colors have very finely milled shimmer but it doesn’t look chunky on the face. It is formulated with Vitamin E and micro fine velvet pearls which gives a natural luminous glow to the skin. The texture is soft and powdery and blends very easily. The only con of this product is its average staying power.
3) L.A. Girl Velvet Contour Bronzer Stick – Price Rs. 750 for 5.6 gm
L.A. Girl is is an amazing drugstore brand which is now available online in India at Nykaa. They have a wide variety of products and their Velvet Contour Bronzer Stick is one of the best bronzers for fair to medium skintones. It comes in three shades – a matte and two shimmery. The bronzer is in the form of a retractable crayon stick and you can apply it directly on the cheeks. It is easy to use and feels extremely smooth on the skin. The product is highly pigmented but blends into the skin like magic without making the skin look muddy or greasy. The staying power is around 4-5 hours and is an amazing cream bronzer.
4) Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Blushing Hearts – Bronzer Hot Summer of Love – Price Rs. 1050 for 15 gm
The Makeup Revolution Bronzer is believed to be a dupe of the Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer. It is a baked bronzer with tons of shimmer. It is available in only one shade which has 3 strips of different bronzing colors to suit all skin tones. It works well as an illuminating bronzer and the pigmentation is quite good. However, the staying power ranges from 3-4 hours which is slightly disappointing. Nonetheless, it is a top affordable baked bronzer for Indian skin tones.
Top 10 Bronzers In India For Contouring – Fair & Medium Skin
5) NYX Matte Bronzer – Price Rs. 850 for 9.5 gm
Well, now that NYX is officially in India, we cannot stop raving about their products. The NYX Matte Bronzer comes in a black compact casing and is available in 3 different shades. The texture is soft and smooth and applies easily. The pigmentation of the product is extremely good so make sure you use it sparingly. The NYX bronzer gives a natural healthy color to the cheeks and does not contain shimmer. Being matte, it can be used for contouring as well. The product is formulated with chamomile, green tea and ginseng root extract. The NYX Bronzer stays on for 5-6 hours before it starts fading. It is the best affordable bronzer for contouring in India.
6) MAC Bronzing Powder Matte Bronze – Price Rs. 2100 for 10 g
MAC describes the shade Matte Bronze as a ‘bare shouldered bronze’. It is a medium brown with a matte finish devoid of shimmer. It comes in a compact and sturdy packaging. The color is such that one can also use it for bronzing as well as for contouring. The texture is very finely milled and is extremely smooth. Easy to blend, it doesn’t cling onto the dry patches. The color is best suited for fair to medium skin tones and has a great staying power. Definitely one of the best matte bronzers in India.
7) The Body Shop Blush on Bronze – Price Rs. 1295 for 28 gm
TBS Blush on Bronze is a great illuminator cum bronzer. It comes in a sturdy plastic tub with the beads coated with luminous bronzer. All you have to do is swirl the brush on the beads and apply on the areas where you want a sun kissed look. The tub will last you a very-very long time and the formula blends into the skin like a dream! It is dermatologically tested and is one of the best high-end bronzers in India.
8) Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder – Price $42.00 for 8 gm
The Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder is available in 8 different shades and would surely cater to various skin tones. The powder comes in a round casing and has a soft texture which blends seamlessly. The finish is matte and well pigmented. The Bobbi Brown Bronzer not only enhances the skin but also the facial features. It has a great wear time and despite the high price tag , it is surely worth buying. A top matte bronzer for Indian skin tones.
9) Benefit Hoola Bronzer – Price $29.00 for 8 gm
The Benefit Hoola Bronzer is one of the most raved about bronzers in the market. It is cult favorite of various makeup artists, celebrities and YouTube beauty gurus. The color is universally flattering and doesn’t look muddy or orangey. It comes in a square compact packaging with a flat edge fluffy brush. The formula is completely matte and contains no shimmer. The color is highly pigmented and the product has a soft texture which is very easy to blend. The Hoola Bronzer can also be used for contouring and lasts on the skin for a long time. In India, it is available across Sephora stores.
10) The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer – Price 1250 for 7 gm
Well, we saved the best for the last. This is a cult favorite amongst every YouTuber and makeup artist and we all know why. It comes in an exotic, beachy and rectangular packaging. The powder is finely milled and blends like a dream. It is also pigmented and gives a great color pay off. It can be used as a bronzer or even for contouring. The bronzing powder gives a very natural look and the staying power is really great! Overall, if you want to invest in a good bronzer for contouring dark skin, this is the one for you.
Tell us in the comments below which of the bronzers from our list of 10 Best Bronzers In India are you excited to try.