Top Bronzers for Pale Skin

I’m a natural redhead so I have the extremely pale skin to go along with it. I also have cooler undertones, so I was worried bronzers would make my skin look orange. But when contouring became more popular in the past years, I wanted to give it a try. I went to the drugstore and purchased a bronzer and started experimenting with it. Long story short that bronzer did have an orangey undertone and my mission to find the perfect bronzer for my skin tone began. I haven’t tried a lot of bronzers, but I these 3 bronzers that are my go to. So here are my top bronzers for pale skin, in order of my favourite.


Too Faced Bronzer

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I LOVE this bronzer. I got a sample size of it in a Too Faced package awhile ago. I was a little hesitant because I thought it was too dark on my face (see the swatch photo at the bottom), but it looks amazing! It blends extremely well; plus the chocolate smell is a great bonus. This is the first bronzer I recommend when people ask. But be warn this is the medium to dark shade of the bronzer (there’s a lighter shade called Milk Chocolate) so I always use a little and make sure I really blend it out.

too faced Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer – Chocolate

NARS Bronzer

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I’m sure you’ve heard of this bronzer before. It’s hyped about all the time, and trust me it’s totally worth the hype! I got this bronzer as a duo with a blush forever ago. Once I got fed up with the drugstore bronzers turning my face orange I decided to give this one a try. I hit pan with the duo and purchased the full size one. It’s a little expensive but totally worth the money.


NARS Bronzing Powder 

Urban Decay Naked Flushed

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This was the first high end bronzer I tried out. I was obsessed with it and thought it was the most magically thing ever. I still really like, but after I tried the NARS and Too Faced ones I don’t reach for this one anymore. It definitely has more of an orange undertone than I would prefer (you can see that in the swatch picture below). So I wouldn’t recommend this shade for people with cool toned skin, but I would definitely recommend it for people with warmer toned skin (like my sisters, both pale but have warmer undertones than myself).

urban decay Urban Decay Naked Flushed – Native 


flash swatches

Left to Right: Too Faced, NARS, Urban Decay

no flash swatches Left to Right: Too Faced, NARS, Urban Decay

What are your favourite bronzers?

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