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!