Healthy Skin

10 best bronzers for mature skin

Get ready to glow with our pick of the best bronzers for mature skin. A swoosh of bronzer is an easy way to fake a sun-kissed glow, without exposing our faces to too much sunshine.

As we age, declining oestrogen levels can often cause our skin to become drier than we’ve previously been used to. Cream bronzers can be a good option for mature skin. Look for hydrating ingredients in powder formulas too.

Used strategically, bronzing powders can also be used to gently contour and shape the face.

Top bronzing tips:

  • Apply bronzer where the sun naturally hits: the temples, forehead, cheekbones, nose, and chin. You can apply along the jawline for a more chiselled look.
  • If using a bronzing powder, make sure all of the brush bristles are covered with the product by following Liz’s technique in this tutorial.
  • Make sure to blend it out any bronzer for seamless coverage and to avoid a muddy-looking, streaky finish.

Our picks of the best bronzers for mature skin

delilah Sunset Matte Bronzer – £38.50 (20% discount with LIZLOVES code)

This totally matte bronzer gives a gorgeous sunkissed glow, and contains vitamin E to help protect skin.

Its ingredients also includes jojoba oil, which helps to offer natural hydration to your complexion.

The ultra-light, silky texture blends perfectly over the skin, while soft-focus pigments help to veil any imperfections, leaving a beautiful, even and healthy-looking skin.

ICONIC London Sheer Bronzer – £21

This bronzer gives an ultra-sheer wash of subtle warmth to your base, helping you to look like you’ve just stepped off the plane after a sunny break.

ICONIC London’s Sheer Bronzer is both buildable and blendable, and comes in multiple shades to suit your skin tone.

Apply alone on bare skin or mix in with your foundation for a radiant glow.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Putty Bronzer – £6

e.l.f.’s putty cream-to-powder formula offers a buildable, glowing and bronzed finish.

It’s an ideal option if you like to use bronzer to sculpt and contour your face, or if want to try the technique for the first time.

The lightweight, smooth bronzer is enriched with nourishing argan oil and vitamin E, making it perfect for drier, more mature skin types.

Studio10 Perfect Bronzer Glow-Plexion – £26 (20% discount with LIZLOVES code)

If you’d like an all-over glow, Studio 10’s Perfect Bronzer Glow-Plexion gives a skin-boosting flush of healthy colour, and is formulated specifically with mature skin in mind.

The product has perfectly balanced red-brown pigments, which create an ultra-natural tan, while warm gold undertones leave skin radiant and glowing.

Apply on freshly moisturised skin or over foundation.

Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops – £21.95

Isle of Paradise’s Self-Tanning Drops aren’t technically a bronzer, but are a super convenient way to add an all-over bronzed glow to your complexion.

The tanning drops work with your skin tone to help brighten and reduce redness.

Isle of Paradise has infused the tanning product with hydrating ingredients like grapefruit, chia seed and avocado oils.

Simply mix a few drops in with your favourite moisturiser and off you glow.

Trinny London Golden Glow – £25

Trinny London’s Golden Glow is a cream-based bronzer that brings ‘sun-kissed warmth to skin in need of a holiday.’

The formula blends flawlessly into skin, providing instant depth and dimension.

Simply apply and blend the creamy product where the rays would naturally fall on your face.

Revolution Pro Sculpting Bronzer – £9

Revolution Pro’s Sculpting Bronzer is perfect for bronzing on a budget, without compromising on quality.

This silky smooth formula glides across skin for a seamless finish, with no cracking or caking.

It also includes cocoa extract, which helps to moisturise and condition your skin for a flawless, bronze finish.

Morphe Bronze Show Velvet Matte Pressed Powder – £13

Morphe’s velvety-textured bronzer adds warmth and dimension to your cheekbones, temples, jawline and forehead.

The skin-loving formula is enriched with soothing coconut oil and shea butter, nourishing the skin as you apply, while leaving a gorgeous bronzed glow. It’s a great option to pop in your holiday handbag.

Chanel Les Beiges Bronzing Cream – £46

A cult classic for a reason. This cream-gel bronzer from Chanel gives a healthy, sun-kissed glow and is perfect for mature skin types, which are on the drier side.

The lightweight and easy-blend bronzer has a delicate and velvety finish. Simply swirl into the skin with a kabuki brush for bronzed, glowiness.


Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer – £25

Stick bronzes are an easy way to add warmth to mature skin and are perfect for popping in your handbag when on-the-go.

This cream bronzer from Rare Beauty has  a liquid-like consistency that blends easily without cake, creasing or clogging pores. Use a brush or your fingers to blend into the skin.

Gliding onto the smoothly, this option is also water-resistant (making it ideal if you struggle with hot flushes!).

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