Last Updated on 30th March 2024 by Sarah Sarsby

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Disclaimer: Some products in this post were gifted for review purposes, but all thoughts are my own and unbiased

For the latest post in my battle of the brands series, I’m ranking my entire powder bronzer collection to tell you which is my all-time fave.

My battle of the brands series is where I rank my entire makeup collection by a specific product type. From foundations and bronzers to lip liners and brow products, battle of the brands is my ultimate makeup collection rating, so you can see my holy grail products.

Starting from my least favourite product and working my way up to my number 1 product in any given category, this is the fastest way to see my thoughts on my makeup collection. I’ve previously ranked my skin tints and tinted moisturisers, primerslip glosses, brow products, and more.

Find out which powder bronzers are my faves for ease of blending, shade, longevity, finish, and smoothing benefits.

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6. Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer

£27 for 6.23g + 15% off at Sephora with code SARAHSSPH

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The Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer is great. It’s soft, doesn’t emphasise skin texture, and blends easily. It’s not as buttery as some of the other bronzers on this list, but it’s still smooth.

The only reason I’ve not ranked this as highly as some of the others on this list is because of the shade. I own Inda Sun, which is the lightest shade in the range. It’s very fair and takes a bit of layering to show up on my skin. Even then, it’s not much deeper than my complexion, so it doesn’t provide a tonne of warmth. If I owned a deeper shade, I think it’d be more pigmented and complement my skin tone better.

5. benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer

£17 for 2.5g or £32.50 for 8g + 20% off at LookFantastic with the code LFTFBLOGSARAH

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The benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer is a classic. It’s silky, soft, doesn’t look flat despite being matte, blends easily, and isn’t orange. It layers effortlessly, without looking patchy or dry. I think this is a lovely everyday bronzer that is foolproof to use. There are other bronzers in this list that I prefer in terms of pigmentation, finish, and colour, but I really like this.

4. peripera Ink V Shading 

£12.23 for 9.5g + up to 5% off at YesStyle with the code CONFIDENCE10

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The peripera Ink V Shading is brilliant and an affordable dupe for the benefit Hoola bronzer. I’ve got the shade #01 Natural Brown, which is a beautiful light natural bronzer. It’s perfect for daily wear because it’s soft, buttery, silky, and easy to blend. While it’s not as pigmented as some of the other bronzers on this list, it has a weightless texture. My skin feels like it can breathe with this K-beauty bronzer. It’s also a neutral shade, which makes it versatile.

3. Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer

£14.29 for 11g + 15% off at Sephora with code SARAHSSPH

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The Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer is iconic. This affordable bronzer is lightweight, buttery, seamless to blend, and easy to build. Whether you want a warm sculpted look or a soft sweep of bronzer, this one is amazing. It’s matte but not flat with a lovely skin-like finish. I’ve got the shade Light Bronzer, which is quite light without being too cool-toned. It’s great for day-to-day wear, and I love how easy it is to apply. Oh, and it smells delicious.

2. Patrick Ta Major Sculpt Crème Contour & Powder Bronzer Duo

£37 for 15.8g

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The Patrick Ta Major Sculpt Crème Contour & Powder Bronzer Duo comes with a cream contour and a powder bronzer compact. To me, the powder bronzer side is an elevated version of the Physicians Formula bronzer. It’s more pigmented, I prefer the slightly deeper bronzey shade of She’s StatuesquE, it lasts longer, and layers even better. It’s a gorgeous foolproof formula that achieves a sunkissed glow in seconds. It provides a soft matte finish that’s flattering.

1. Victoria Beckham Beauty Matte Bronzing Brick

£56 for 9.6g

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The Victoria Beckham Beauty Matte Bronzing Brick in shade 02 is my all-time fave bronzer. It’s buttery and silky with minimal fallout. It layers and blends seamlessly into the skin with a satin matte finish. The bronzer doesn’t cling to dry patches or emphasise texture. This adds so much warmth and depth to the skin with a golden finish, without looking orange. The soft focus finish makes the skin look soft and smooth. It lasts for hours without budging and feels hydrating and comfortable. I just love the bronzer.