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After 18 hours of research evaluating 105 products, we picked Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer as the Best Overall Bronzer.

Want that sun-kissed glow without the harmful effects of actually tanning? Let's be real, who doesn't. Unfortunately, sun tanning can cause some serious skin problems.

According to the CDC, exposure to UV rays while tanning can cause skin cancers including melanoma. Pretty scary, right? But that doesn't mean we have to be pale and pasty forever. Thanks to bronzers, you can get that faux-glow all year long. 

You might be wondering: What is bronzer? 

Bronzer is a powder or liquid makeup applied to the face to give your skin a naturally sun-kissed glow. Bronzers vary from matte to shimmer finishes, light to dark tones, and more afforable options to designer brands.

The secret to getting that perfect glow is not just about having the right bronzer, it's knowing how to appy it as well. We love the tutorial by beauty vlogger, Leigh Ann. She demonstrates exactly how to apply it, flawlessly. To take it off, all you need is a good makeup remover.

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We wanted to make things easier for you. We spent hours testing and researching hundreds of bronzers for your skin. The result? A list of the 6 most flattering bronzers for every skin tone. And, if you need something for those dark circles, be sure to check out our list of the best concealers, too. 

Now, lets get glowing.