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 Firebrush (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $68.00) is warmer (95% similar). rms beauty Madeira Bronzer (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lush Light Bronze (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Bikini Contest (P, $4.99) is less shimmery, darker, 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). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is lighter (80% 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). Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer (-, ) is warmer (85% 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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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

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review 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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