Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Illamasqua Writhe Bronzer

Going Bronze with Illamasqua

Illamasqua Writhe Bronzing Powder (£20.00 for 0.32 oz.) is part of Illamasqua’s Body Electrics Collection, but it’s only available overseas as just Writhe.  In the U.S., Sephora carries Illamasqua Glint & Writhe Bronzing Duo ($27.00), which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, to be honest.  The idea of ever using a single product so much that I’d need an entire compact of it seems unlikely, so sometimes a duo let’s you play with two shades for the price of one.  (By the by, Glint is a peachy highlighter kind of shade.)

Writhe has a very pretty, burnished copper-bronze look to it.  It has a slight metallic gold shimmer-sheen, but it can be applied very subtly for a softer look.  It’s nice as a bronzer or as a blush.  I didn’t find it too orange or red, though I think this definitely suits warmer skin tones best.  You can also layer it for a more intense, obvious bronzed cheek, too.  It is particularly shimmery, though, so those looking to use this all over the face may find it a bit much for day time.

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you love that burnished, sun-bronzed cheek, Writhe will achieve all that and more.  Very pretty when paired with golds on the eyes!

Availability: Sephora

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Illamasqua Writhe Bronzer

Illamasqua Writhe Bronzer

Illamasqua Writhe Bronzer

Illamasqua Writhe Bronzer

Illamasqua Writhe Bronzer

Illamasqua Writhe Bronzer
Illamasqua Writhe Bronzer

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10 thoughts on “Illamasqua Writhe Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. lauraaaaa

    too orangey-goldy

  2. Allison H.

    Semi-off-topic… Can anyone explain the Illamasqua logo for me (that is printed in this bronzer)? Is it a T with a Q around it? There’s no T in Illamasqua, though… I don’t get it, I feel silly. :/

  3. aradhana

    the duo is stunning used in combination with very pigmented cream blushers…like illamasqua’s laid, or dixie etc…

  4. lulee

    christine are you going to be reviewing anything else from body electrics (namely the 4 colour liquid metal palette)?

  5. i would just like to tell you that you are very gorgeous and inspiring

  6. Chelsea Forma

    Would this product look good on cool skin tones?