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5 of the best baked bronzers by Urban Decay, Laura Mercier, Milani, Laura Geller and Hard Candy


Every girl needs a baked bronzer in her life, no matter the season. When applied properly, it illuminates your skin, giving you a natural-looking glow and adds definition to applied areas. Baked bronzers are different than pressed bronzers because they are in fact, baked. According to, Urban Decay‘s Baked Bronzer is “… baked on a terra cotta disc for 24 hours and then hand-finished by a factory full of motherly Italian women who are concerned with the safety of your skin. Because it is cooked rather than pressed, it will even regain its micro-fine texture if you apply it wet for a more dramatically bronzed look.” Baked bronzers can be applied to your entire face and body. You can amp up your cleavage or add definition to your legs by brushing some on your calf muscles. You can also get more wear out of your baked bronzer by using a wet brush with the bronzer and apply it as eye shadow and to your lips for a pop of shimmer. Be careful though, not to apply too much.

Here are our top five fave baked bronzers with different price points featuring Urban Decay,  Laura Mercier, Milani, Laura Geller and Hard Candy.