Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer

Bobbi Brown, Illuminating BronzerThe Illuminating Bronze Collection is one of those shorter, in-between, summer collections from Bobbi Brown. It includes six limited edition (which, with Bobbi, means they may or may not become permanent) bronzing powders.

There are two pink shades, but Mr. X (the sales associate at the BB counter and my informant) says he feels that even those have a sort of bronzey, summery hue.

I don’t see it myself, but these powders all come in large, round compacts (much bigger than the blush pans), which I guess is why they needed a different name.
Bobbi Brown, swatches, Illuminating Bronzer, Aruba, Maui, Bali Brown, Barbados Tan, Antigua, BahamaAll of these have some level of shimmer (I guess that’s where “illuminating” comes in), and all the sparkles are gold.

Aruba is the blingiest; heavily swatched, it’s a solid wall of sparkly, shimmery gold tan. Maui is the next most sparkly, an almost-frosty pink with dense gold sparkle. Bali Brown is next, a terracotta (red-brown) with lots of gold sparkle. Barbados Tan is coral with fewer gold sparkles. Antigua and Bahama are the lowest-sparkle, Antigua a shy pink and Bahama a nearly matte brown.

These bronzers are $33 for .31 oz., and the bronzer used in the promotional photo is Maui.

Oh, and through Thursday, June 11, you can get 25% off your entire purchase at (no code needed).

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9 Responses to “Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer”

  • Amina says:

    >thank you for the swatches!
    Maui is soo beautiful!

  • Meilily says:

    >Great and timely swatches! Thanks!

  • Sarah says:

    >I think I like Antigua, but it's got to be like something I already have….

  • Inês says:

    >Love 04, 05 and 06 :) can't even decide witch one i like more! Thanks karla :D

  • yummy411 says:

    >you are so awesome.. these are uber helpful!!1

  • em says:

    >thanks for the awesome swatches. I love the look of antigua. :)

  • Monica says:

    >oohh! I'm loving these. I love bronzers so I think these might be the next purchase.

  • tania says:

    are these well pigmented?

  • Miss_M says:

    I bought Antiqua last week and don’t regret buying it since it’s absolutely gorgeous. In the pan in looks like a shimmery light pink blush, but ones you swipe it on (I’m MAC NW15) the color transforms into this beautiful pink/beige glow.

    It’s great for fair skinned girls who have a difficult time finding a decent bronzer.

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