August 3, 2017

The Best Bronzers for Fair Skin

If you've got pale skin like me, you probably struggle with finding a good bronzer that doesn't make you look like a Jersey Shore cast member or a muddy mess. Darker bronzers, even if they are a good formula, can be hard to blend and can end up looking very unnatural on my lighter skin tone. Therefore, lately I've been going for softer, more neutral-toned powders that can give me a natural glow!

Here are four of my favorite bronzers, both drugstore and high-end, that are perfect for fair skin and are also cruelty-free!

No. 7 Match Made in Caramel
I haven't heard much about No. 7 since the brand came to Ulta, but a YouTuber I really like recommended this bronzer and the moment I tried it out I could see why! I've never felt a softer bronzer, drugstore or high-end. It comes in three shades so a variety of people can try this out. Caramel is the middle shade, though it still works for my skin tone. If you are lighter than me you may want to go with Maple, the lightest shade. Though this powder is soft, it isn't very powdery and it still blends incredibly well. It is matte and has a neutral tone to it. This is definitely the one I recommend the most, it's my favorite bronzer of the year and is rivaling my favorites of all time, especially because it's cruelty-free!

Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer
Who hasn't heard of this tropical scented, wave-like drugstore bronzer? It lives up to the name with a buttery-soft, almost creamy texture. It has the slightest sheen to it that is really flattering on the skin and is the perfect tone for people with lighter skin. Unfortunately Physician's Formula is not the greatest on the shade diversity front, which is a shame because if they expanded this range into the darer shades I think it would do really well!

Ciate Bamboo Bronzer in Palm Island
I got this little sample from Ipsy and I cannot get enough of it! This is the lightest shade of the two Ciate has available and it's an easy to blend, slightly warm-toned matte powder. Palm Island has a bit more pigment to it than the Butter Bronzer and the No. 7 bronzer, so a little goes a long way to make you look more tan. When I finish this up I will absolutely be purchasing the full size.

Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil
As you may be able to tell I like my scented makes putting on make up that much more enjoyable! I prefer this cocoa scent to the tropical Butter Bronzer, which is why I own so much from the Too Faced chocolate range. Anyway, Milk Chocolate is the lightest shade out of three. Though not as soft as the other powders I included, this one is the most pigmented. You get a ton of product in this compact and it is so easy to throw this on and blend it into the skin.

From left to right: Caramel, Butter Bronzer, Palm Island, Milk Chocolate 

Do lighter bronzers work well for you? Have you found any that I should try?

Xx Katie

15 comments on "The Best Bronzers for Fair Skin"
  1. I understand this struggle so well! Ive been wanting to buy the Too Faced bronzer for such a long time.

  2. I have issues as well. I want to try the Butter Bronzer and the Milk Chocolate. I've been using the Estee Edit bronzer and it's been working for me.

  3. I don't tend to use bronzers a lot because they make my look orange. I have been eyeing the butter bronzers for ages.
    A Sparkle Of Grace

  4. Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil is my fave!!
    Need to try the Butter Bronzer too :)

  5. I really want to try the Physicians Formula Bronzer but they don't sell them here in the UK, to get them we need to ship them across and it is so annoying! :(

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  6. Beautiful post! In a busy life women should not forget to pamper themselves to look good and beautiful. Designer Scarves Online should be a part of woman's shopping list.

  7. I have a medium skintone but I don't like to go for overly dark bronzers either as they come up too warm on me. The No7 option sounds really good x

    Velvet Blush

  8. I have medium toned skin and I use bronzers that give me a natural glow. I can imagine the struggle to find one that works for your pale skin, glad to see you are loving these! x


  9. Those all look great. I have fair skin & you're right...the struggle is real. ;)

  10. I'm going to the US next year so I'll have to buy the Physicians Formula one as I've heard great things x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

  11. I really love the look of the Too Faced bronzers, great post!
    Grace xx

  12. Too bad we don't have any of these brands and products here, but I know the struggle.
    And also, you didn't like Jersey Shore fake tan thing? Weirdo. hahah

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram


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