Three of the best: shimmer compacts for summer

It’s very nearly almost summer, and the time of year when we want nothing more than a bit of tan. The problem is, with the exception of a few beautiful days so far, there hasn’t been much sunshine to be had. But that doesn’t mean that a sunkissed glow is out of our reach – just reach for the bronzer.

A good bronzer applied well – choose a colour not too much darker than your natural skin tone and don’t cake it on – can give you the kind of summer glow that a relaxing beach holiday bestows, but without the holiday or the ageing effects of the sun. And the touch of shimmer in these three great buys will help give your complexion a naturally radiant finish.

Dior Diorskin Nude Shimmer

Dior Diorskin Nude Shimmer

Dior’s nude shimmer is great for those who want a subtle effect. Dust it lightly on your cheekbones, nose and forehead for a fresh, light and health summer glow.
Buy: £38,

Guerlain Terracotta Tropica Giant Bronzer

Guerlain Tropica Giant Bronzer

This pretty Guerlain compact gives you two shades in one for maximum sculpting and glow. There’s a bronzer and a blush with a touch of gold shimmer.
Buy: £45, John Lewis.

MAC Alluring Aquatic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Alluring Aquatic Bronzer

This liquid-powder bronzer from MAC glides on and will give you a golden bronze shimmer throughout the day. Choose from two different shades.
Buy: £24,

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