Bronzers for fair skin

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When I started using bronzers on a daily basis I struggled a bit with applying the right amount of product. Not that the shades would be off but they were just so pigmented I could easily end up looking ridiculous. So after I found out which colours suit my complexion I started trying out different brands and types. And now I’m going to share with you my top three bronzers for fair skin that you can use heavy handed and still look like you.

I’m gonna start with the palest and most neutral looking of the three. Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil is a matte, light beige bronzer without any strong red or yellow undertones so I think it should suit almost everybody. It also gives a very natural tanned look with evened out skin tone.
Many fair skinned girls claim they use it also for light contouring and it works for them but I can’t voucher for that. I don’t know if it’s too light or because of its lack of stronger pigment but it just doesn’t work for me as a contour and bronzer in one. That’s why I love using it on lazy days for pure bronzing (everywhere the sun hits most) or as an extra step to connect the proper contour and blush.
Oh, and it smells delicious!

The next up is the famous Nars Laguna. Despite not being completely matte and having a bit of golden sheen after you swatch it, it looks perfectly natural and seamless on the skin. I also use it quite regularly as a quick and light contour.
Laguna has the richest pigmentation and the most prominent yellowy, golden tones of the three. That’s why I wouldn’t recommend Laguna for those of you with strong cool/pink undertones.

The last bronzer excellent for fair skin is The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in the shade ’01’. It seems I’ve been raving about it forever now but it’s still my go to bronzer. Even though it’s quite pink toned (the only one of the three) it never seems to look orange. Not even when used as a contour.
On the other hand, I don’t think the shade ’01’ would suit olive or very warm skinned girls. But I saw the next shade, ’02’, is more yellow if you still like the idea of this mildly pigmented pale bronzer.

Have you tried any of these bronzers? Can you recommend any other bronzing products that aren’t overly pigmented?

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