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Tried and tested: matte bronzers

Tried and tested: matte bronzers

The weather may be unpredictable, but having a golden glow all year round is easy when you find the perfect bronzer. We check out the matte beauties out at the moment.

Lily Lolo Miami Beach Matte Pressed Bronzer - 4/5

I'm a sucker for good packaging and I love the look of this chic monochrome compact with a handy mirror. It's also really slim, meaning it won't bulk up your make-up bag. The colour of this matte bronzer is very subtle, adding a nice glow to a daytime look. It's also brilliant for anyone with a fair complexion, as it doesn't look too brash against pale skin. However, you might need to go a bit deeper in shade if you have darker skin and want to make a real impact.

Bourjois Mat Illusion Bronzing powder Hale Clair - 4/5

This is a fuss free bronzer that does what it say on the tin, which gave me a non-pearlescent sun kissed glow in the sweep of a brush. It also has blur technology, which is something I've never had before in a bronzer. This means it gives an almost soft finish to the face. I love the French-themed packaging too. I've got fair skin so went for the lighter shade in the range to avoid looking like an Oompa Loompa, but for darker tones the Hale Fonce is more suited.

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in 01 - 4/5

With a pale complexion, I need a bronzer that looks natural. Luckily this product is just that and gives me the right amount of warmth without appearing too harsh. The matte finish softens things up and makes it a great option to be worn in the day, especially when the sun is out. It comes in a cute brown compact too that is easy to find when dipping into your handbag - always a plus!

Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer - 5/5

This brand has been massive in the States for ages and is now gradually breaking into other countries. It offers natural make-up with added anti-ageing and skincare benefits, so this bronzer also brightens skin. What's more interesting is that there's only one shade because it adapts to your skin tone. It sounds like a gimmick but it works! You just take a drop or two of the product and rub it into your skin, building it up depending on how dark you want it. This gives a natural look, it lasts, and it's blendable. I'm impressed.

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