Back in the early days of Glossier, those of us will fair enough skin used the Haloscope highlighter in Topaz as a bronzer. Now, five years later, the brand has rolled out Glossier Solar Paint, a real, actual bronzer for all skin tones. Glossier saw the emails and the tweets and read the Reddit Threads and created its most-requested item to date. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

There are four shades of Solar Paint: Flare (for fair-light skin tones), Ray (for light-medium skin tones), Heat (for tan-deep skin tones) and Volt (for deep-rich skin tones). It’s a lightweight, gel-cream formula featuring ultrafine, light-reflecting pearls that complement each skin tone. Don’t worry—it’s not glittery. Instead, it’s that lit-from-within summer glow that’s so coveted.

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In the early 2000s, bronzer was heavy and chalky for that snatched contour face. Now, we’re wearing makeup totally differently. Blush is back and bronzer is being worn more as a dewy glow on the high points of the face where the sun would hit naturally. (If you weren’t wearing SPF!) I love that Solar Paint has a doe foot applicator to dot around your face and easily blend with your fingers or a sponge.

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Of course, there are skincare benefits, too. Solar Paint is infused with what the brand calls “Desert Milk,” a micro-emulsion of plant oils and extracts like jojoba and aloe to condition and nourish skin. There’s also Ayursense, a botanical shown to enhance glow. All makeup should make your skin even better while you’re wearing it.

Solar Paint is available now on the Glossier website.

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