I make no secret of the fact that I'm a big fan of Illamasqua, I am yet to try a product of theirs without falling head over heels in love with it, and this bronzer is one of the best.
This is the Bronzing Duo in Glint/Writhe, which has, to my huge disappointment been discontinued (though I have heard from a reliable source, the Glint/Ra duo is far from different).

Individually, these powders can be used as bronzers but together they work wonderfully to sculpt and contour the face, much like a much coveted face sculpt and highlight.
Lately I've been reaching for this on a daily basis as part of my usual makeup routine, and I'm loving the different looks I can create with it.

The darker shade is an almost matte, medium brown toned powder. I say 'almost', as on first impression, you would say it had no shimmer, however on closer inspection there is a very slight amount, which when applied is barely visible. This can be applied lightly and blended out for a very natural glow - a sweep around the jawline, cheeks and temples really warms up my complexion, or it can be applied heavily and built up for a deep, more intense contour.

The lighter shade is a beautiful golden shade with slightly shimmery particles in the very fine powder... alone on my pale skin, this shows up as a bronze shade, so day to day I often use this alone just to add a little colour to my cheeks, whereas for a night out or more of a dramatic makeup look I use this along my cheekbones as a highlight (with the deeper bronze as a contour) and sometimes pop a little on my brow bones, cupids bow and inner corners of my eyes.
Together with the deeper bronze shade, this combination can create the illusion of chiseled cheekbones, glowing skin and a fresh complexion.

What do you think about bronzing duos? Now that I've given this a go, I really can't imagine my daily routine without it!
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