June 3, 2011

Five perfect bronzers for porcelain princesses from Clinique, Borghese, Lise Watier, The Body Shop and Annabelle!

If you're pale I don't need to tell you how hard it is to find a bronzer that adds the perfect amount of sun-kissed glow!  When bronzers are too dark they make our skin look muddy so I am always on the lookout for the newest and greatest - here are 5 I'm loving right now:

Clinique Almost Bronzer SPF 15 - 9g - $34 - the duo shades makes the colour a lot more adjustable which is perfect when you're fair!  I have been using the lighter colour as my bronzer and the darker one to do a bit of contouring!  I'm also pleased to note that it's oil free!

Borghese Summer Glow SPF 20 - 35ml - $29 - oil-free, mineral based tinted moisturizer.  I like that it has full spectrum SPF and how light it feels while still adding moisture. If you are more "normal" toned go ahead and use it all over your face, it adds a really nice glow, but for the fairer amongst us, I recommend just using it in your usual bronzer spots, when I used it all over I just ended up looking kind of dirty!  Available online at www.borghese.com
Lise Watier Havana All Over Baked Bronzer - 20g - $35 - the multitude of shades marbled together in this bronzer make it very flattering to lighter skin tones - I especially like that it has pink in the mix which really helps with getting a nice healthy look!  If you are darker toned you will be happy to know it is still an option for you as the colour is very buildable.
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 11g - $18.50  - it comes in 4 colours and the lightest one - 01 light matte - is perfect for pale complexions! The lack of shimmer makes this very flattering if you are trying to draw attention away from lines, wrinkles or acne!
Annabelle Zebra Bronzing Powder - 10.7g - $11.95 - tried and true, this remains a favourite of mine - it has a bit of gold in the mix which is very flattering and just enough of the darker bronze to give some colour without adding too much.

Tell me my pale friends - do you even bother with bronzer and if so, what am I missing off my list?

- Lisamarie -


  1. The body shop honey bronzer looks really pretty!~ (: I like the color~ I am currently using physician's formula mosaic bronzer and I love it!~ ^^

  2. porcelain princess here! I love the annabelle zebra bronzer, although it's too frosty for everyday. The Body Shop bronzer definitely has me interested, I like that honey texture to it.

    One that I like that doesn't get enough love is the physicians formula bronze booster.

  3. Annabelle Zebra Bronzing Powder is my all time favorite bronzer!!

  4. This is the first year I've used bronzer. My skin is very fair and pink-toned, but with freckles, so I've been worried about looking orange with bronzer on. The Lise Watier one looks like something that would be suitable for me but for now I've been trying the Joe bronzer (not sure if I got the name right, it can be purchased in Loblaws Superstore for $8).

  5. Lise Watier Havana All Over Baked Bronzer looks awesome! I follow on facebook and twitter. I also subscribe. My email is: szawadzke@gmail.com, twitter is @szawadzke.


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