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Illamasqua Bronzer in Glint & Writhe



I have so wanted to get this duo after seeing Pixiewoo use it on her YouTube makeup channel and she is right, its awesome guys!! So since my Estee Lauder Bronzer ran out I was on the hunt for a new bronzer this time.

The one's I had shortilisted included one of Mac's Blushes/Bronzers from the Style Warrior collection, Nars's Laguna and Illamasqua Bronzer. The Nars one I heard was a bit muddy on many people so I counted that out. I tried the Style Warrior ones and they seemed too orange on me :S They might probably suit darker skin tones though!

However this baby seemed perfect! The only and main reason being that it does not contain any sort of orange tones to it. This duo is called Glynt and Writhe. The lighter beige color can be used as a highligher or even for overall glow. Use it all over the face or just on the cheekbones for a gorgeous sunkissed glow, plus it looks so natural. I absolutely adore this lighter shade!

The darker shade on the other hand is the actual bronzer and as you can see in the swatch above, its LITERALLY BRONZE!! Now thats freaking awesome :D The texture of this bronzer is very fine, super easy to blend and has a pearly sheen to it. They are uber pigmented and last long and thus make a very natural and amazing contour color for our cheek bones this summer :)

The only cons to this would be that the packaging is humongous :O It would be highly impractical to carry this in one's bag. However, the packaging is of very high quality (similar to bobbi brown) unlike Mac's flimsy blush containers :S. So overall, If you ladies are looking for a new bronzer this summer, definately give this a try.

They retail for £18 and get out of stock very quick, so hurry!
happy1234 said...

I have this and its amazing isnt it, the other one was too dark for me but this is perfect!!

lipstickrules123 said...

wish we had this line in Canada! looks amazing.

mizzworthy said...

Wholeheartedly agree - I LOVE this bronzing duo - just the right amount of sheen to it, and the lighter shade is so pretty. Personally I love the style of the packaging though - its tres glam, and like the glam when I apply it lol xxx

Shifa said...

@lipstickrules123 - they do post internationally you know :) but the postage will be about £7.50 which is kinda pricey :S

Shifa said...

@mizzworthy - yes you are soo right! I am a sucker for packaging too and this one although chunky, just feels soo glam hehe

Shifa said...

@happy1234 - it is amazing indeed :) I never thought I would be so happy with a bronzer lol. The other one was tooo dark for me 2 :S But I have to say I got this one on instinct as the MA's at Illamasqua here are so naive

resham said...

This duo is so pretty...i saw both the shades during my visit to NY, but just couldn't decide what would work on my NC40 skintone...

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