Alyssa's Picks for a Bronze Glow

Even though we’re in the midst of summer, the east coast is undergoing a seemingly never-ending rainy saga so I need all the bronze goddess-esque glow I can get. Here are some of my current “fake it ‘till you make it” favorites.

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DRUNK ELEPHANT D-BRONZI SUNSHINE SERUM

$36 USD

Sunshine serum, you say? The new D-Bronzi (a.k.a. bronzed glowy goodness in a tube) from Drunk Elephant will have people asking you if you just got back from vacation. Enriched with vitamins and antioxidants, this formula can be used on its own or mixed with other skincare products to replenish and enhance your skin’s healthy barrier, while delivering a radiant bronze finish without the sun damage.


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ISLE OF PARADISE SELF-TANNING DROPS

$29 USD

If you’ve never self-tanned before out of fear for the oompaloompa effect, listen close. No fear, fair-skinned folks: The Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops in Light are your solution if you’re looking to literally fake that vacay tan. You can custom-make your own tan by simply adding these color-correcting drops to your moisturizer and letting them work their magic—no streaks or orange tones. Thank me later.


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BECCA COSMETICS GRADIENT SUNLIT BRONZER

$38 USD

The new limited edition Gradient Sunlit Bronzers from Becca are glowy in the truest sense of the phrase. A hybrid of their Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighters and their original Sunlit Bronzers (also my favorite), the Gradient Bronzers illuminate the skin with a bronzey radiance. You can also customize your glow depending on which part of the gradient you dip into, or you can just go all in with a fluffy brush like I do for an overall golden warmth.


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SEPHORA COLLECTION BRONZER IN LOS CABOS

$17 USD

Sometimes you just want to embrace your fairness (especially if you’re adamant about your sun protection) and go for something more neutral and suitable for your complexion rather than packing on the warmth. The Sephora Collection Bronzer Powder in Los Cabos offers that ultra-natural tanned look, leaning more cool-toned so that it just adds non-overpowering dimension back into your face.