The 17 Best Drugstore Bronzers for All Skin Tones

Vacation in a bottle (or pan).

The 17 Best Drugstore Bronzers That Cost Under $25
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There's something so satisfying about faking that fresh-from-vacation glow for less than the price of a sad desk lunch. We've said it once and we'll say it a thousand times more: Bless bronzer for making all our glowy skin dreams come true. If your skin is looking a little sad because your time in the sunlight has been scarce, a healthy glow is no longer out of reach. A quick swirl of warm, buttery formula on your cheekbones, lids, cupid's bow, or forehead will make a world of difference on your skin. Or, layer a liquid bronzer under your foundation for an all-over glow. 

The Marie Claire beauty team scoured the shelves of drugstores to bring your attention to the best formulas for all skin tones—and none of our picks will set you back more than $25. Drugstore bronzers give luxury counterparts a run for their money, imparting a long-lasting glow that won't fade throughout the day. From creamy glow sticks to powder highlighters, there's an assortment of affordable options that will be sure to brighten up even the most lackluster skin into a sun-kissed, beaming dream.

Julia Marzovilla
Julia Marzovilla

Julia Marzovilla is an E-Commerce Writer at Marie Claire covering all things fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Offline, she’s most likely browsing the web for another pair of black boots or listening to music too loudly—often at the same time.