Yes, Dark Skin Tones Can Wear Bronzer—These Shades Are Proof

Praise hands: It's the official start of summer. So you know what that means: It's glow time. Let's clear something up first—there's a big misconception that bronzers aren't made for women with dark skin tones. This is because old-school bronzers from way back in the day would often look oddly orange or chalky on deep complexions. At the time, those bronzers were solely made for tanning purposes on lighter skin tones. Brown girls deserve a beachy glow, too.

Fortunately, that's not the case anymore thanks to innovative formulas that add warmth and definition to dark skin tones. There's also another thing we need to address: Bronzers and highlighters are not one in the same. Instead of the super-pigmented shimmer most highlighters have, bronzers gorgeously warm up the skin with a subtle radiance you can build upon. Whether it's a powder, cream, or velvety texture, there are hardworking bronzers out there that'll impart a striking sun-kissed glow on every shade of brown. Trust us on this one. Ahead are the 15 best bronzers for dark skin tones.