Bronzers | 2021 Editor’s Favorites



I tested 64 different bronzers during 2021, and I narrowed down my list of favorites to a mere six, but there were some new and high-quality formulas released with–gasp!–more than two shades available.

While the shades below represent my personal favorites, the shade of bronzer is often dependent on one’s skin tone, not just a matter of preference, so be sure to check out the full ranges of these formulas, which were top performers this year: Anastasia Cream Bronzer, Dior Forever Natural Bronzer, Huda Beauty GloWish Bronzing Powder, LYS Beauty No Limits Matte Bronzer, and Makeup by Mario Soft Sculpt Bronzer.

If you’re unfamiliar with how I like to do my year-end favorites, here’s the low down: I pull from the products I reviewed in 2021, regardless of whether they were new, limited edition, or an established range I’ve only just gotten around to reviewing. These are personal favorites, so they may or may not be the highest rated products reviewed during the year (though they will tend to be better rated, naturally!). (You can check out the best of 2020 posts if you missed last year’s.)

Temptalia’s Favorite Bronzers | 2021

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Your Year in Review: Bronzer Edition

I thought it would be interesting to read through how readers used products throughout the year, what favorites emerged, what products fell by the wayside… so, if you want to join in, copy and paste the questions below and add your answers via a comment!

  • What was your most used bronzer? Least used?
  • Will you repurchase it or will you look for something new?
  • Was bronzer a big part of your routine in 2021?