Perfectly bronzed Spring is here and with the promise of sunny days ahead, what better excuse is there to perk up your winter pallor with a gorgeous glow.

But before you dash to book up that spray tan, why not check out some of the fabulous bronzers hitting the beauty counters this season.

Celebrity makeup artist Adam De Cruz says a powder bronzer is the perfect way to achieve a radiant summer glow.

But like with so many beauty products, application is key.

He told Cover Media: “I like to imagine the sun hitting your face from the top of the room.

“So if you feel the structure of your face, brush the bronzer onto the high points – your temples, your hairline, your cheeks and the bridge of your nose.

“Make sure you don’t apply too much, a light sweep is all you need for a natural looking glow.

“For an even application, dab your brush on the top of your hand first to get most of it off.

“And then use feather-light strokes onto the face. Remember it’s easier to put more makeup on than it is to take it off. So light layering is best,” he adds.

Here are Adam’s top tips for a gorgeous glow.

Shiseido Bronzer
This super-luxe bronzer comes in three shades and the powder is brilliantly fine and semi-matte. It gives a gorgeous glow without too much shimmer. Plus, it’s so easy to apply – a definite makeup bag must-have.

Guerlain Sheer Bronzing Powder
I love the entire Guerlain bronzing range. The collection is vast with powders, gels and liquids in a wide range of colours. Plus the bronzer brushes are incredible – really luxurious!

Nars Bronzing Powder Laguna
Both the Laguna and Casino shades give a fabulously flawless matte finish. I like to use these ones more like blush.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
Combining precious plant oils and vitamin E, this lightweight oil uses iridescent golden particles to illuminate skin. Apply all over your body to look like you’ve been lit from within. © Cover Media