I had high hopes for this product as I love Clinique makeup and usually find their colours incredibly flattering and well formulated. I bought this after reading the positive reviews on here, but unfortunately this bronzer looks too orange and extreme on my admittedly very pale skin. I have tried applying this with an extremely light hand, but the result is still an obvious orange-glittery look that you can spot from a mile away. I urge all pale ladies to test this before you buy and make sure to check your complexion in daylight, away from the deceptive neon glow of the department store...
I gave this 2 lippies nevertheless because on the right complexion I imagine this would be very flattering. It's relatively sheer compared to a lot of other bronzers out there and the sparle is not gritty.
This is my go to bronzer for the winter time. Its not over the top- it just gives you a buildable golden hint of color which is exactly what I want in the wintertime when Im super pale and I really dont want my face to scream "Im wearing bronzer!!" It comes in a biiig round compact. This will last you a very long time! For the summer time when my skin tone is a bit more on the tan side, I use NARS Laguna!
Wow, I'm surprised. Not a fan of Clinique, but RIS this in my eternal search for the greatest bronzer. It's very subtle (I'm NC30) but quite natural; less orange/gold than it looks in the pan, more of a natural tan with gold undertones. Like I really tan!
Try it. I just wish the packaging didn't look so cheap.
I Love this bronzer! I have tried many a bronzer, but none have delivered such a natural, fresh appearance. It does have a slight shimmer, but I don't dislike shimmer products. I usually follow up with a loose powder so really any shimmer is either muted or disappears altogether. The color is perfect for my PPP complection. The application is smooth and long lasting. I have never had to reapply this throughout the day. The color is not ruddy or dirty looking. Just like I have a slight "Sunkissed" look.
I really like this bronzer, it's the first one I've tried that doesn't turn a funny color (usually orange) after a while and I find it gives a subtle yet noticeable healthy look. I bought it to get a GWP but I like it more and more. The MA used it on my face when I commented that the foundation she'd just applied made me look ghostly (NC25-30 for ref so I'm not that pale to begin with!) and I loved the effect it had on my cheekbones and in making me look healthy. The packaging is sleek and modern too, it has a copper colored top in a frosted clear base. Since then I've worn it many times and I apply lightly because the shimmer can get a bit obvious if I use too much so it should last me forever even though I said I'd repurchase. The brush that comes with it is useless and scratchy and feels really cheap. The bronzer tends to move around on my face and fade by the end of the day but I think it's more a problem of me not setting it properly? In any case the compact can be carried around for touch-ups although I can't be bothered. Great product overall.
I've used this bronzer for years, and it's wonderful. It was the first bronzer I tried, and since then, it remains the best of all I've tried. It looks natural, isn't orange or too sparkly, it goes on easily and I don't have to worry that I might have applied a touch too much and look like a carrot. The price is reasonable since it's a good product and lasts a long time. Love it and it's a staple in my makeup kit.
I have tried many different bronzers and after reading all the good reviews about the clinique true bronze pressed powder I purchased it. So far it is the best bronzer I have used, I does not make give me an orangy tan but rather leaves a natural looking tan. It's also oil free and it doesn not cause my skin to break out like other bronzers that I have used. Definitely will purchase again
I recieved this product in a promotional package that I recieved because I spent more than the amount needed. I was not sure if I was going to like it because all of the other bronzers I have tried were really shimmery and make my skin orange. I had given up on bronzers by that point. So I used it as a blush and could not believe how amazing it was. The shimmer is subtle and did not turn me orange. My new favorite bronzer/blush product!
Finally! This is the BEST bronzer if you are very pale and want something in the dead of winter to warm you up a bit. It doesn't turn me orange, and it doesn't scream "She's wearing bronzer" from a mile away. It just looks natural, especially when applied with a good bronzing brush (ditch the one it comes with). I use the Laura Mercier Bronzing Brush. The shimmer looks scary in the pan, but when you apply it is barely there, which is how I like it. Almost imperceptible.
RIS, was hoping this would replace my MAC golden bronzer which I have a love/hate relationship with. Well, this was another flop from Clinque. I was not a fan of the huge sparkle chunks OR the orangiest colour to ever touch my face. For an NC35, this was not my friend.