Hello all and welcome back to #PaleGirs: a series where we try to find the best products to suit the fairer-skinned beauties out there. Today we're talking bronzers - a product that can be particularly tricky to get right for anyone with a skintone at either end of the skin tone scale. A lot of the time bronzers, especially the cheaper ones, are made to suit a 'medium' skin tone (however you want to define it) and often end up looking either tango orange or muddy brown on us paler girls. But, no more! The bronzers I've going to talk about today are the best of the bunch (that I've managed to try, anyway) and range from £7.99 to £49, so are suitable for any budget. Let's get started, shall we?

Starting off cheap and cheerful we've got the Bourjois Bronzing Powder in the lightest shade, Medium 51 (£7.99) With a duo fibre brush and a light hand (the best way to apply any of these) this bronzer can look perfect on even the lightest of skin tones and its quality is certainly not reflected in its reasonable price. Moving up a price notch, we've got a MAC Bronzing Powder (£22) in Golden, which has a buttery yet sheer finish which makes it perfect for avoiding oompa-loompa syndrome. 

Then, we have the famous NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna (£28) which has been a cult favourite for many years. This runs a tiny bit darker than the previous two but that hasn't stopped me for rocking it for years (I'm usually the lightest shade in any foundation!) Again, as long as you use a light hand, Laguna should work for anyone with a lighter skin tone. Finally, we've got the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Fair/Medium (£49) which is by far the most expensive, as well as the darkest, of the bunch. This would probably be my last suggestion, due to the reasons just mentioned, but as I had it and it worked fairly well on my lighter skin, I though I'd include it. This is a terracotta shade like Laguna but is nocibly darker, heading into the 'medium' skin tone range, but can definitely be worked with if you've got the right tools. 

As discussed, both the Bourjois and MAC bronzers have a slightly more yellow undertone, which make them perhaps more suited to warmer skin tones, whilst the two from NARS and Charlotte Tilbury have a more terracotta tint to them making them slightly more flattering on those with a pink undertone. To be fair, there isn't a huge difference, so go ahead and try whichever one tickles your fancy, or more importantly, works with your budget.

Which bronzers have you found work well on lighter skin? Let me know!


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