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Could someone very pale look as sunkissed as this?

(23 Posts)
AnnabelleDarling Wed 26-Feb-14 16:20:48

Ok, I know no cosmetics are going to make me look like Giselle, but I have this magazine on my kitchen table and I keep looking longingly at her golden complexion. It inspired me to root around for my Guerlain bronzer which even though it's the palest shade did make an improvement to my milk bottle pallor

What are your favourite products to make you look as if you've just come back from the Bahamas?

AnnabelleDarling Wed 26-Feb-14 20:20:10

Oh come on, someone help me look like Giselle!

AnaisB Wed 26-Feb-14 20:27:23

Maybe its my crappy phone, but to me she looks like her bronzer/make-up is too dark. She looks a bit dirty.
I struggle with bronzers cos I'm so pale. The guerlain one is ok, but I think my favourite is rimmel sun. It's pale with no sparkles.

buttercrumble Wed 26-Feb-14 20:27:51

I have fair skin and this stuff is Devine the colour is beautiful

AnaisB Wed 26-Feb-14 20:28:16

Probably not what your aiming for.

kaumana Wed 26-Feb-14 20:38:10

I second the Clarins cream. I'm fair too and it's the only product that gives me the perfect sun kissed glow.

TheRaniOfYawn Wed 26-Feb-14 20:42:20

Clarins for me, too. It turns me the colour that my skin actually tans to.

AnaisB Wed 26-Feb-14 20:45:44

Sorry - my last comment was ejected at my first post - not butter's

AnaisB Wed 26-Feb-14 20:46:40

Directed - I give up now.

AnnabelleDarling Wed 26-Feb-14 21:14:20

Oh that Clarins cream is EXACTLY what I need. I will be at the chemist at opening time tomorrow grin

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 27-Feb-14 14:36:29

I think that someone very pale is always going to look like they've worn self-tan - it's never going to look natural.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 27-Feb-14 14:39:38

I'm very pale, lots of freckles and dark hair.

I never, ever use bronzer or anything because it looks so obvious and awful. Peaches and cream all the way here wink

Handyshandy Thu 27-Feb-14 15:39:33

I am very pale and use Lancome Flash bronzer. It gives me a really healthy glow and you can use as little or as much as you feel you need. I feel naked without it.

SofaCanary Thu 27-Feb-14 15:48:18

I can get that kind of look colour with Decleor self tanning milk (it's actually a pretty thick, moisturising cream) and a generous swipe or three of Nars Laguna.

kaumana Thu 27-Feb-14 22:28:52

I do get what previous posters have meant re some products giving an unnatural look. God knows, I've had a more than a few oompa loompa moments in the past.

So, take it from me the Clarin mousse is the dog bollocks for those that are fair of face.

Salonskincare is the cheapest I've found online £19.99 with free delivery and as I put my money where my mouth is I ordered some today.

I do favour the porcelain look over winter but I feel spring is around the corner so will be ready for when the sun comes out.
I always wear a high factor on my face so hence the need for a bit of a faked glow comr summer.

sunshinemmum Fri 28-Feb-14 11:05:26

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squoosh Fri 28-Feb-14 11:13:36

Nope. Unless you tan like that naturally you will never achieve a similar look with cosmetics.

yegodsandlittlefishes Fri 28-Feb-14 11:14:56

Ferrous Fumarate is all that works for me!

kaumana Fri 28-Feb-14 11:58:56

It doesn't go anywhere near as dark as Fake Bake etc. I would use the fantastically cheap as chips St Moritz on my body at this time of year. It doesn't go dark, just gives a subtle glow. I only use the Clarins on my face and neck as it is expensive.

I've never tried mixing it with moisturizer tbh. Why not put it on for a couple of hours and see what you think of the colour then?

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 28-Feb-14 12:00:19

Will the clarins make me look silly? I'm ginger but would quite like the 'glowy' effect.

sunshinemmum Fri 28-Feb-14 12:12:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

kaumana Fri 28-Feb-14 12:30:54

puds There a few reviews by fellow redheads on Boots/Makeupalley etc and they have all given it 5 stars.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 28-Feb-14 12:32:30

Ooh fab, thanks Kaumana I'll have a look smile

Although I enjoy the pale and interesting look, sometimes I would like to look a bit sun kissed and shimmery.

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