The sun has been teasing us with its hat recently, so while its not quite sunny enough for a full blown fake tan, we can definitely start flirting with bronzers. This summer anything goes, whether you prefer a sophisticated matte look; a pretty, Ive-been-for-a-facial, dewy glow or a fun shimmer, there's a bronzer out there to suit your skin tone and preference. Here are ELLE's top picks, expert tips from Jemma Kidd and some celebrity inspiration tooMore
Best for: Normal or combination skin typesMatte complexions were big news on the s/s 10 catwalks (Givenchy, Chloe and Todd Lynn) and make a nice sophisticated change to the usual high-shine summer skin. If you need to visualise this effect, look no further than Ginnifer Goodwin who gets her sheenless bronzer right every time. This is the perfect look for summer days in the office or for anyone who wants to appear chic and pulled together regardless of the heat. When looking for a matte bronzer, match it to the shade you go in the sun. If you turn a golden colour, find a ma
This is a great, dark matte shade so apply it lightly with a brush and layer gradually. Not ideal for pale skin tones, it is more suited to sun worshippers. This has a true brown hue so will suit most skin types.
Bahama Mama, £15 by The Balm at Harvey Nichols