Shine Off: Six Matte Bronzing Powders

Not a fan of shimmer face products? Looking for a natural sunkissed finish? Six no-shine bronzers to think about.
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Not a fan of shimmer face products? Looking for a natural sunkissed finish? Six no-shine bronzers to think about.
six matte bronzers for a natural glow

Summertime and the living is greasy -- or it can look that way. Not on this model, though.

Got oily skin? Having issues with shimmer -- as in how it amps your natural glow up to greasy? And how it can emphasize skin texture you'd rather not spotlight? Maybe you're on the hunt for a new matte bronzer?

Here, like the post headline says, six matte bronzer options to consider:

six matte bronzers to get into for summer

Six matte bronzers for a natural, no shimmer glow.

Left to right: Cargo Matte Medium Bronzer ($28), a staple in my kit for years. I do wonder sometimes why there isn't a light and dark Matte to accompany it, though.

Dior Dior Bronze Matte Sunshine SPF 20 ($45), water-resistant and available in tan and dark tan shades.

Laura Mercier Bronzed Pressed Powder in Matte Bronze ($32 USd), available only in this shade. I haven't had a chance to try it; just love that it's matte, and Laura Mercier.

The Body Shop Honey Bronzing Powder ($18.50), a silky marula oil-enriched powder available in Light, Fair, Medium and Deep. (Confession: didn't expect a matte bronzer from The Body Shop -- nice surprise!).

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder ($36), another one-shade-only but super sheer and lightly scented.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer ($40), which has a rosy undertone to stop it from looking too orange.

Do you prefer matte bronzer over shimmery? What brand do you use?

Cargo Cosmetics was originally developed by Canadian makeup artist Barbara Alexander; co-founder Hana Zalzal (who was born in Egypt) is still at the Canadian brand's helm.