12 of the best cream bronzers, according to celebs

The celeb lot reveal their go-to cream bronzer for a sunkissed glow...

Best cream bronzers

by Ashleigh Poole |
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No make-up look is finished without a healthy bronze glow and what better way is there to achieve this than a good creamy bronzer? Powder bronzers are always a staple in anyone’s beauty bag, but these celebs have shown us that cream bronzers are truly underrated.

You just can’t go wrong with a cream bronzer - they’re easy to apply and even easier to blend than your regular powder formula. You’ll be left with a natural, sunkissed finish which is, of course, the ultimate goal.

We’ve rounded up the cream bronzers that celebs swear by...


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Tasha Ghouri - REFY Cream Bronzer

During her time on Love Island, Tasha was seen using this cream-based formula to complement her holiday tan. The bronzer comes in four shades: Dune, Sand, Tan and Onyx so you can be sure to find the perfect finish. Tasha’s a big fan of the brand, admitting in a YouTube video that most of her makeup is from REFY.

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Kim Kardashian - Rare Beauty Bronzer Stick

Kim Kardashian’s very own makeup artist Ariel Tajeda revealed the products he uses to create her red-carpet-ready glow. Kim sports the Rare Beauty cream bronzer in Always Sunny as both an eyeshadow and for contour - proving that this one is perfect for a multi-purpose look.

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Demi Jones - Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand

Speaking to heat, Demi shared that she loves Charlotte Tilbury’s contour stick. It has a cushion applicator, which makes it really easy to use, and it’s also super buildable. It is slightly on the pricey side, however. Demi actually revealed that the Maybelline Eraser Concealer (you know, the one everyone has) is a great dupe! “It’s like a concealer, but I was a darker shade as a contour. It’s honestly just as good.”

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Faye Winter - Doll Beauty Gimme Sun Cream Bronzer

Faye told heat that she’s a big fan of liquid makeup, from highlighter to bronzer and blush. And her favourite? Doll Beauty. “They’re affordable and they’ve always got great offers, but they blend into your skin nicely.” The bronzer comes in five different tones: Light, Medium, Medium Deep, Dark and Deep Dark, so they have something for everyone.

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Saffron Barker - Fenty Beauty Match Stix

In a TikTok hack, Saf revealed that her favourite bronzing product is the Fenty Beauty contour stick, branding it a “game changer.” She added, “It just blends so nice, it gives you the most flawless finish.” The contour stick has a light, long-wear formulation that can be layered to give you the perfect glowy bronze, and it comes in ten different shades.

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Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu - bPerfect Bronze & Define Shape Stick

Celeb MUA Krystal Dawn revealed how she creates Ekin’s red carpet look following her appearance at the NTA awards. Her killer contour is thanks to bPerfect’s creamy bronzing stick, which comes in six shades. The contour stick is perfect for a sculpted, defined look.

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Gemma Owen - Sleek Makeup Cream Contour Kit

Gemma is known for her gorgeous contoured looks and back in her villa days, she was often seen sporting Sleek Makeup’s contour kit. The palette comes with a number of shades ranging from light to extra dark and is super affordable at £11.99. If you’re not sure what shade you suit, a palette’s always a safe bet.

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Ella Rae Wise - Huda Beauty Contour Stick

The TOWIE star uses the Huda beauty cream contour stick for her everyday filming look. She told heat, “I’ll put it on my cheekbones as a sort of bronzer.” The product comes in 32 different shades, so it’s great for finding the one that suits you best. The formula is also waterproof and comes in a diamond shape so it’s ideal for precision.

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India Reynolds - Chanel Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream

India told heat that she uses Chanel’s creamy bronzer for a summery glowy look. The formula is lightweight and super blendable, so it’s perfect for creating a sunkissed bronze. The infamous Chanel bronzer comes in three different shades: Bronze, Medium Bronze and Deep Bronze. This one’s a beauty bag investment, but it’s so worth it.

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Hailey Bieber - Milk Matt Bronzer Stick

Hailey revealed in a Valentine’s Day date night video that she uses Milk’s bronzer stick in shaked baked to create a chiselled look. Milk’s creamy bronzing formula doubles up as both a bronzer and a contouring stick and can be used to define or it can be used all over the face for a golden glow. The product comes in four different shades for you to choose from.

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Zoë Kravitz - Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze

Zoë revealed that she uses the Nudestix bronzing stick in shade Sunkissed during a YouTube video. The Nudestix cream bronzer is perfect for a healthy glow, being a product that melts right into the skin. It’s blendable and even comes dual-ended with a removable blending brush.

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Madison Beer - Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Sculptor

If you’re looking to invest in a slightly more high-end cream bronzer, look no further. Madison featured this gorgeous glowy palette in a ten minute beauty routine on YouTube. Pairing both a highlighter and a classic contour shade together, the darker shade can be used to both warm up the skin and to create a sculpted finish.

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