7 silky cream bronzers for a seamless sun-kissed glow
Less harsh lines, more all-over radiance
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / September 24 2020
If your glow goals require flooding the face with natural-looking warmth, sharp powder lines can sometimes be a little much.
Your choice of bronzer texture depends on the result you’re after – powders may offer more control and longer-lasting colour, but nothing melts into skin and creates a believable just-back-from-the-beach radiance like a dreamy cream.
Don’t think they’re not as versatile as powder formulas, either – by no means are you confined to a single finish within the cream arena; in fact, it offers everything from subtly shimmer-spiked options to chic, clean mattes.
Cream bronzers come in an array of clever forms too; from sticks you can swipe on anywhere to pots to pat in with fingers and compacts that allow for a little extra precision when paired with a brush.
So if you’re down to add dewy depth and definition to your face, here are our seven favourite cream contour colours, bound to make bronzing a breeze.
Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer
After a hydrating matte? Look no further than this waterproof, buildable bronzing cream. Powered by coconut and marine plant extracts, it leaves skin smooth, soft and sun-kissed – the dream trio.
Westman Atelier Face Trace Contour Stick
Don't let an oily skin type keep you from living out your cream dreams – this luxurious contour stick contains balancing China clay to help absorb excess oil, while imparting subtle yet sculpting colour.
RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer
Sitting somewhere between a highlighter and a bronzer, this creamy colour pot delivers a shimmery (yet surprisingly subtle) sun-kissed glow, with a hydrating buriti and coconut oil combo built in for added gloss.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream
Love a lightweight finish? This heavenly cream-gel hybrid is so delicate you’ll feel like you’re wearing nothing at all; until you catch a glimpse of your slightly sheeny bronze radiance in the mirror that is.
Mecca Max Off Duty Contour Stick
Meet the silky stick that’ll change your bronzing game forever – it promises to make your angles work overtime while still keeping your natural vibe in tact thanks to the practically undetectable velvety texture.
Huda Beauty Tantour Contour & Bronzer Cream
After a cream colour that packs a little more pigment? This buildable, blendable cream-to-powder formula offers the perfect mix of warmth and shadow, and allows you to create every kind of contour from subtle to striking.
Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Dewy but non-greasy, these sheer shades all feature a specific undertone (either neutral, warm or cool) to allow you to pick your perfect contour colour instead of relying on a one-size-fits-all bronze hue.