Clinique Bronze Glow Uplighting Illuminating Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder ($27.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Casino (PiP, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $68.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Lush Light Bronze (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Native Bronzer (-, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Penny4UThots (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer (-, ) is warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Bikini Contest (P, $4.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder is supposed to be a “sheer illuminating powder” that gives skin a “candle-lit, radiant glow” that can be used alone, as a finishing powder, or as a highlighter. Like Golden Glow, it is far from sheer–in fact, it is pretty opaque! If you like your highlighters/bronzers pigmented, that might be a happy “con.” The texture was soft, smooth, and easy to blend and work with on my cheeks. It didn’t emphasize pores and gave a soft sheen. I think this one could be used as a finishing powder on deeper skin tones as well. This shade lasted for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

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Clinique Bronze Glow $27.00/0.33 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Too Faced Totally Cute Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Amber Glow makes for a *perfect* bronzing blush for warmer skintones, I think. It looks fab on you, so it would likely be super flattering even on someone a little darker, like myself, too. Actually, anyone within the NC25-44 range, I’d imagine!

*Bronze Glow. Sometimes if I can’t recall the full name, I only scroll up to where the dupes in their packaging is shown, where the reviewed product name is shown directly above.

This is really pretty on you Christine! I like that it’s super similar to Tom Ford & Guerlain (both are already fav’s of mine). The price is so reasonable too. Thanks for the review Christine, as honestly I do bypass Clinique and I’m not sure why…will be purchasing this soon!

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