Obsessed much: How those in-the-know faux their glow

We rounded up a bunch of  always in-the-know fashion and beauty peeps, shined a bright light in their eyes and shone a magnifying glass over their glowing golden skin to find out the exact bronzing products they are swearing by this summer. From gradual tanning lotions to deep, dark tanning creams, here’s what they (and I) had to say about the bronzers we can’t live without.

Have we missed any? How do you get your bronze on?

Kristina Ioannou, Beauty Editor for dropdeadgorgeousdaily.com – The Bronzer Streak Free Instant Tan with Shimmer
“It develops automatically so is perfect for last minute occasions when you’re in dire need of a quick, glowing tan minus the streaking and pungent scent!”SHOP IT: The Bronzer Instant Streak Free Tan with Shimmer, $19.69, chemistwarehouse.com.au
 Angela Bauer, Designer/Owner of Jorge – Dior Bronze Matte Sunshine Powder
“The great shades suit my skin tone, and I only need to use the tiniest amount brushed over my face to give a great summer glow.”SHOP IT: Dior Bronze Matt Sunshine Powder, $45, thebeautyclub.com.au
Bec Elms, Founder/Head Designer of ArlingtonMILNE – Body Shop Bronzing Balls
“They give you a very natural glow, in both summer & winter! You can also use as a blush, if you want to highlight your cheek bones.”SHOP IT: Body Shop Bronzing Balls, thebodyshop.com.au
Belynda Macpherson, Designer/Owner of Banjo & Matilda -St Tropez Bronzing Mousse
“When I am feeling a bit unhealthy and tired, this spray-tan makes me feel instantly sexy.”SHOP IT: St Tropez Bronzing Mousse, $39.95, adorebeauty.com.au
Brad Ngata, Owner/Creative Director of Brad Ngata Hair Direction Salons – Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser
“It’s a great, really light product that just gives you a nice healthily bronzed glow and doesn’t feel or look like you’re wearing anything at all.”SHOP IT: Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser, $78, adorebeauty.com.au
Brooke Eves, Reality TV Star/Model – Le Tan in a Can in Deep Bronze
“I need to be tanned all the time in my industry and this product is easy to apply and lasts up to seven days.”SHOP IT: Le Tan in a Can in Deep Bronze, $11.69, shop.letan.com.au
 Debbie Selikman, Beauty Editor for beautyheaven.com.au – MAC Bronzing Powder in Golden
“It imparts a beautiful radiant glow without leaving remnants of glitter on your face (never a good look!).”SHOP IT: MAC Bronzing Powder in Golden, $39, maccosmetics.com.au
Jasmin Lo, Beauty Editor at Yen Magazine – Clinique Up Lighting Liquid Illuminator (in peach)
“This is Snow White’s version of a bronzer!”SHOP IT: Clinique Up Lighting Liquid Illuminator (in peach), $48, clinique.com.au
Jessica Sutta, Singer/Dancer (former Pussycat Dolls star) – Nude by Nature Mineral Bronzer
“The bronzer is easy to wear during the day and for my performances at night, which makes me look and feel glamorous”SHOP IT: Nude by Nature Mineral Bronzer, $39.95, nudebynature.com.au
Lisa Maree, Swimwear Designer – Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze Body Lotion (Gradual Tanning Moisturiser) With Vitamin E
“It smells and feels beautiful on my skin as well as creating a natural looking tan all year round.” SHOP IT:Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze Body Lotion (Gradual Tanning Moisturiser) With Vitamin E, $7.99, 123chemist.com.au
  Maz Coote, Sweaty Betty PR – Face of Austraila Bronzer Spray
“Hands down the best spray-tan in a can I have come across. Perfect for on the go touch ups!” SHOP IT: Face Of Austraila Bronzer Spray, $9.95, fashionaddict.com.au
Rae Morris, Makeup Artist to the stars – L’Oreal Paris Glam Bronze
“It gives it a radiant look, and healthy youthful skin without being too shimmery like others on the market”SHOP IT:LÓreal Paris Glam Bronze, $24.31, feelunique.com
Tracey Lauretta, Bio Ionic Hair – Chic Australia Contour Powder in Banksia Bloom
“This mineral based product is the ideal ‘6am till who knows when’ handbag essential.”SHOP IT: Chic Australia Contour Powder Banksia Bloom, $49.95, chicaustralia.com.au
Victoria Cheatham, Designer/Owner of Lotus Mendes Jewellery – Napoleon Perdis After Sun Body Oil
“It is the perfect way to keep looking tanned, healthy and fresh throughout the year”SHOP IT: Napoleon Perdis After Sun Body Oil, $30, napoleonperdis.com.

Have we missed any? How do you get your bronze on?

Kristina Ioannou (Beauty Editor)

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I use Dove Summer Glow for my body which is excellent and lasts a couple days, also you can apply it daily and it will build up for a deeper tan. For my legs if they're looking a bit pasty, I swear by Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs - this stuff is amazing and you can see the results instantly.


The new Garnier BB cream is great for a quick glow top up. I use it every morning with a bit of bronzer for a quick, fresh look.


I can't believe nobody has mentioned Nars Laguna bronzer! Fabulous colour that suits almost everyone (including me, and I'm very pale!). I use it every morning to contour, or if I need a hint of all-over face colour. Blends beautifully for no harsh lines. I love it!


I love the Ella Bache tanning foam it looks absolutely gorgeous and healthy! Without the streaks smell or orange colour, definitely give it a try!