Great Bronzer for the Pale Girls: Illamasqua Bronzing Duo

Illamasqua Bronzing Duo, Bronzer
I admit that while I have embraced my pale skin, I do sometimes want a hint of summer on my face! Unfortunately, most bronzers make me look dirty. Not so with this great bronzer from Illamasqua. It is more sheer than other bronzers I've tried, which makes it much more forgiving on my pale skin. It doesn't come off as dirty, and there is just a small hint of shimmer- enough to make me glow but not so much that I look greasy!

I also love that there are 2 shades in the same compact. I used the lighter as a bronzer, and the darker as my blush, but alternatively it would be great to be able to change your look depending on how tan you are that week.

Illamasqua Bronzing Duo
I borrowed a sample from the company for this review.


  1. Are you using Glint & Burnish or Glint & Writhe?

  2. Have you found any other good bronzers for pale girls in more store friendly brands like Covergirl, L'Oreal, etc.? I can't afford to pay $40 +however much shipping for something like this. But I am on the lookout for a good bronzer since my face is so pale (I'm also hoping some bronzer will help to disguise the darker hairs under my nose that I've recently become self-concious about. They're not much, and would probably disapear if I had a tan, but I obviously don't want to bake in the sun to do this).

  3. I haven't really been looking at bronzers much truthfully, simply because I have had the same problems you have- I'm so pale most of them look dirty or orange on me. I've heard good things about the ones from Physician's Formula and Wet N Wild if you're looking for one from a mass market brand, and I've had good luck with the ones from Clinique that come out each summer, they're usually in the $20 range and last quite a while.


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