So at the end of the summer I finally gave it a try but I guess I’m still too white for the Individual Bronzer in Burnish. To be honest I never use bronzers anyway because my skin color is too pale and I prefer using a pink or peach blush from time to time.
I would definitely recommend this if you have at least a medium skin tone because otherwise the Burnish shade which is actually a golden bronze would look to dark on you.
Illamasqua Individual Bronzer it’s available on Illamasqua counters but also online @Illamasqua.com for the price of £ 20.00. I’ve used it two times on two of my makeup looks that I’ve posted previously so if you want you can check some of those photos here:
- Illamasqua Art of Darkness Fall- Winter 2010 Collection – Wanton Woman Makeup inspired look – dramatic makeup look
- Natural Day Makeup for Fall 2010 – natural, nude makeup look
Shape, define, tempt and tease. Illamasqua Bronzer contains crushed pearl powder, for a smooth, even finish that leaves skin begging to be caressed. Apply to face and body for a beautiful bronzed glow that will last until dawn.
If it wasn’t for the color incompatibility I would said this is a great bronzer. It’s long lasting, doesn’t have orange undertones and give a really nice touch to the cheeks. It really feels soft on the skin and give a nice healthy glow (to dark for me though).
I also love the packaging, black and elegant like we always see at Illamasqua’s product but inside the compact you will notice a mirror very useful if you want to reapply the Bronzer or retouch your makeup.
Here are the photos with swatches!
First swatch was taken after I’ve applied foundation and as you can see the color is darker and more pigmented.
Now the second photo was taken on my bare skin without using any primer or foundation. As you can see the color is very sheer.
For those of you interested in what ingredients have been used I’ve taken this photo:
Check out more photos!
I hope this review was fun and helpful for you. 🙂 Do you like to use bronzers? Which one is your favorite?