Lots of brides want a touch of just-back-from-Ibiza radiance. But while a spray tan can be fraught with peril (streaks! spots! pumpkin-colored palms!), liquid and powder bronzers put you firmly in control of your beauty destiny.
Sisley Tinted Body Sun Glow Gel
Pricey? A bit. But Sisley addicts will appreciate the moisturizing sunflower oil and shea butter—not to mention the soothing lavender scent and gorge color.
SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $115
Sonia Kashuk Illuminating Bronzer in Goddess
The faux-croc stamping is very Summer 2012. But the healthy glow this pressed powder delivers is utterly timeless.
SHOP NOW: Sonia Kashuk, $13
Givenchy Mister Radiant Body Glow
The body version of the French fashion house's popular Mr. Radiant face bronzer, this high-tech number features "microspheres" that burst open as you massage the product into skin, making it fun to use as well as beautifying.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $49
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil
Oils are the beauty obsession du jour, and this one—laced with fair trade honey and beeswax—dries down to a lovely, oh-so-slightly-sparkly finish.
SHOP NOW: The Body Shop, $22
Scott Barnes Body Bling Moisturizing Shimmering Body Lotion in Platinum
A bronzing expert if ever there was one, celebrity makeup artist Scott Barnes knows how to make A-list bodies (JLo) glow. This "platinum" formula is perfect for all you fair-skinned types.
SHOP NOW: Scott Barnes, $42
Chanel Luminous Bronzing Powder in Sable Beige
Talk about bang for your buck: This all-purpose palette includes seven chic stripes of color, allowing you to spot-highlight and bronze. Or swirl them all together for a perfect South of France radiance.
SHOP NOW: Chanel, $60
Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF20 in Bronze Enhancer
Sarah McNamara, the whiz behind the Miracle Skin Transformer, has outdone herself with this multi-function body beautifier, which rejuvenates the skin, repairs sun damage, and makes you look like you just parked it pool-side for days on end.
SHOP NOW: Miracle Skin Transformer, $34