Best Cruelty Free Bronzer for Pale Skin
Where are my pale girls and guys? If you have very pale skin, you need a bronzer that can warm up your face and give you a glow without looking streaky, muddy or dirty. Today I’m going to share three of my favorite cruelty free bronzers for pale skin. Summer is gone and we’re heading in to Fall. I’m losing what’s left of my summer tan, so I need bronzers for fair skin.
Pigmentation and how dark (or light) the colors are is important, but undertone is very important too. If you have yellow undertones (like me), you’ll want a more golden bronzer. And if you have fair skin with pink undertones, a bronzer with more pink in it will look more natural on you. If you’re neutral (balanced between yellow and pink tones), you can experiment and see which you like best.
I’m neutral but leaning toward yellow, so I like to experiment with both types of bronzers. But if they are really red or really yellow, I tend to avoid them. And something to note – the more pink or red that is in the bronzer, the more it can bring out red spots on your face. Sometimes I feel like my concealer and foundation are perfect, and then I add a pink bronzer or blush, and those red spots come right back out! I notice this less with more yellow/gold-toned shades.
So here are three of my favorite cruelty free bronzers for pale skin. The first is Becca Sunlit Bronzer in Bali Sands. It’s a soft golden beige with a very small amount of shimmer. Out of the three featured here, it’s the darker of the golden shades. A perfect blush for pale skin with yellow undertones. If you need a darker or more pink shade, they have four other shades to choose from. It’s paraben and sulfate free. You can find it at Sephora.
The second is actually a brand new release from German skincare brand, Dr Hauschka’s new color line! Dr Hauschka Bronzing Powder 01 is more of a pink bronzer. It’s almost in blush territory. It’s a really pretty shade that is super flattering. It’s almost matte, but has a tiny bit of shimmer (not very noticeable). The mineral pigments are buildable, and the formula contains sage and witch hazel to soothe and protect your skin. This is the most natural or “green” choice – no mineral oils, silicones, PEGs, synthetic fragrances, preservatives, and it’s organic (NATRUE standards).
And lastly, the cult favorite, Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in the Light shade. This stuff smells SO GOOD (very beachy). On most days I love the scent, but if I’m having a migraine, I can’t do it. This is one of the palest bronzers I’ve tried. It’s definitely on the yellow/golden side. It is buildable, but if you need a slightly darker shade, try the regular one. The formula contains murumuru butter, cupuacu butter, and tucuma butter to condition and moisturize. This is also the budget-friendly option of the group – you can find it at Ulta and most drugstores.