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Bronzer for very pale skin

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macherie Sun 05-Jul-09 21:33:13

I have very pale skin, brown hair and green eyes. Must have looked at 20 bronzers today, and even the palest one which was Guerlain looked too orange.

I want a golden, lightly sunkissed glow smile

Any suggestions?

hester Sun 05-Jul-09 21:56:34

I use the Bobbi Brown bronzing brick thingy, also Laura Mercier do one that's a little pinker. I use them very sparingly, though - I think it's very hard to do the full bronzer thing if you're milky pale.

blondieminx Sun 05-Jul-09 23:12:47

I am a very pale blonde and swear by using the st tropez everyday tan a couple of times a week to take the edge off my naturally milkbottle tone, then using NARS laguna bronzing powder compact (not too dark and no sparkles in it) over the top. HTH! smile

AnotherFineMess Sun 05-Jul-09 23:18:57

I sound like your twin grin. For this reason, I have only ever gone for cheapy (No7, Rimmel etc) bronzers and can truthfully say that they have all been fine if I only use them sparingly and on the places where I would naturally tan if 'twas physically possible.

My newest trick is to use self-tanning facial moisturiser every few days, then a little sweep of bronzer on cheekbones/forehead/bridge of nose, then a pinky blusher on top on apples of cheeks - this seems to give a much more natural and warm effect than just bronzer on its own.

macherie Mon 06-Jul-09 09:11:46

Ooo, great ideas here, thanks smile

I am longing for a healthy glow - I swear I bleach in the sun rather than tan!

macherie Tue 07-Jul-09 10:38:46

Success smile

I went to the chemist and they had a way better selection of light bronzers, ended up with a No17 one for a fiver - a tenth of the price of some I was looking at and suits me so much better.

Anotherfinemess, the combination of bronzer and blusher is fab - I'm looking beautifully sunkissed, even though it is pouring rain.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

hester Tue 07-Jul-09 21:35:55

I bleach in the sun too, macherie! V pleased to hear you found a good bronzer - I'll have a look at that No17 one.

The key thing I try to do is summer is not to focus on looking tanned, but looking kind of gleamy. So I use a good quality light fake tan every couple of days, then a tinted moisturiser that is slightly (only slightly) more gold than my usual one (I use Becca in Sand - expensive but SO worth it). Then I use a bronzer with a very slight shimmer to it (NOT sparkly) and champagne/bronze eye cream. When I was younger I used a lip gloss to finish off, but now it's a tinted lip balm.

I'm going to try the bronzer/blush combo too.

macherie Tue 07-Jul-09 21:58:47

Gleamy sounds good smile

I'll have a look at the becca tinted moisturiser hester, with the money I've saved on the bronzer I might be able to justify it.

Btw, I had one of those bobbi brown shimmer bricks in gold, I LOVED it, but dd was 'trying on' my makeup and it smashed on the bathroom floor sad

Good opportunity to look for an alternative though!

hester Tue 07-Jul-09 22:22:51

Ah, dd mashed up a Chanel lipstick 'getting ready for nursery' yesterday. I feel your pain.

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