Is liquid or powder bronzer better?

As we all know, using bronzer is a fantastic way of giving your face the sun-kissed look without having to go out the sun. This means that you can have the glowing look all year round.

Bronzer comes in a variety of forms, including liquid and powder, but which one is better? Well, let’s find out!

Liquid Bronzer

Liquid bronzer is best used on normal and dry skin types. Liquid bronzers tend to have a pearly and shimmery undertone, so it’s best used if you’re looking to create a look with a shiny and dewy finish.

If you want to recreate your own formula, you can add liquid bronzer to your regular foundation or concealer and mixed it in. Then you can apply and blend all over the face.

Our top picks for liquid bronzer include the Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer, the Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer and the Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer.

Powder Bronzer

If you’ve got oily skin, then powder bronzer is a better option for you over liquid bronzer. In fact, powder bronzer is suitable for all skin types.

Even though all types of bronzer have shimmer in them, the level of shimmer in a powder bronzer tends to be a lot less and it tends to be a lot more refined, meaning that you can add a naturally bronzed and glowing look without overdoing it and going over the top. Also, with a powder bronzer, you can create a bronzed matte finish, which is ideal if you don’t want the shiny look, or if you want to create a daytime makeup look.

Our top picks of powder bronzer includes Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna, Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder, Nars Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer and the Laura Mercier Viva Cuba Matte Bronzing Powder.

All in all, liquid bronzer and powder bronzer both work to give you a bronzed look, and they each have their own benefits. Overall, liquid bronzer is perfect for those who want a shiny bronzed look, and powder bronzer is wonderful if you want a matte bronzed look.