The Best Bronzers for Brides

Dab on, wash off. New bronzers for the face and body are the ultimate in no-commitment color

Updated 07/23/12

Spencer Higgins

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Spencer Higgins

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.

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Sisley Tinted Body Sun Glow Gel

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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

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Sonia Kashuk Illuminating Bronzer in Goddess

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The faux-croc stamping is very Summer 2012. But the healthy glow this pressed powder delivers is utterly timeless.

SHOP NOW: Sonia Kashuk, $13

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Givenchy Mister Radiant Body Glow

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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

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The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

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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

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Scott Barnes Body Bling Moisturizing Shimmering Body Lotion in Platinum

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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

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Chanel Luminous Bronzing Powder in Sable Beige

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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

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Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF20 in Bronze Enhancer

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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

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