Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light and Luminous Bronze Light Comparison

Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light and Luminous Bronze Light comparison, hourglass bronzers, hourglass bronzer difference
Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light and Luminous Bronze Light comparison

I’m down with the bronzer. You could even say I’m in love with bronzing up the skin, and I know I’m not the only one. If I purchase a bronzer, it must be finely milled, not overly glittery, and most definitely has to blend easily. There’s nothing worse than a patchy bronzer, hence why I love Hourglass products in general, but more specifically their bronzers.

I’ve already done a full review with swatches on Radiant Bronze Light, but wanted to do a comparison with Luminous Bronze Light since it is the bronzer included in the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit palette.

Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light and Luminous Bronze Light comparison, hourglass bronzers, hourglass bronzer difference

Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light and Luminous Bronze Light comparison

Radiant Bronze Light is specifically targeted for medium to dark skin tones. It is more orange in tone, and it looks more orange when it is swatched, but it doesn’t come off that way on the skin. I have a medium tan skin tone (MAC NC40) and this shade isn’t too light or too dark on my skin. As expected from an Hourglass product, it blends beautifully and adds that “lit from within” glow/warmth to the skin without being too heavy.

Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light and Luminous Bronze Light comparison, hourglass bronzers, hourglass bronzer difference

Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (bottom) and Luminous Bronze Light (top) comparison

Luminous Bronze Light is for fairer skin tones so it’s not as orange in tone. In fact, it is more like a nude peach shade. This bronzer must be the bronzer equivalent of the jeans from Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants because even though it’s for fair skin tones, it shows up on my skin, which I was not expecting! It’s more subtle than the Radiant Bronze Light, but is still enough to bronze up the skin and make it look sunkissed. Like Radiant Bronze Light, it blends like a dream and gives you that “lit from within” bronze to the skin.

Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light and Luminous Bronze Light comparison, hourglass bronzers, hourglass bronzer difference

Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light and Luminous Bronze Light comparison

If you have a NC40, and maybe even up to a NC42, skin tone then both of these bronzers would work for you as a bronzer; it just depends on whether you like a more subtle bronzer or something that is more intense. If you have a darker skin tone then Luminous Bronze Light would work more like a nude peach blush.

Do you own any of these bronzers? Which one do you prefer? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • I think the lighter shade is perfect for the winter months since I’m not as tanned. I think paler girls complained that the lighter shade was still too dark for them so hopefully they’ll come up with more shades.

  • Love the look of the Radiant Bronze Light, it looks like it’d be the perfect shade for my pale complexion!

    Cindy // http://www.cindyhyue.com

    • If you have pale skin then I would try the Luminous Bronze Light :). It’s supposed to be for lighter skin tones. Hopefully Hourglass comes out with more shades though because 2 bronzer shades isn’t enough to satisfy everyone!
      xx

  • Trang Do

    Lovely shades!! Love this comparisona and Radiant bronze light looks great!
    Xoxo,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Luminous Bronze Light is so pretty, it definitely looks like a bronzer I could work with ;)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

    • Haha, it’s a great bronzer! I love Hourglass products. They’re such good quality.
      xx

  • I have very fair skin, so I bet I would absolutely love the Luminous Bronze Light! Thanks so much for sharing the swatches!

    kaleywerebeauty.blogspot.com

    • Of course! I’d definitely check out Luminous Bronze Light if you have fair skin. The bronzers are really good quality :)

  • Ooh, I thought the lighter one might be too light for my but I’m sure it’ll show up on me if it shows up on you! That’s good to hear, I like that it’s not as orange! Both look gorgeous though :)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • They really are beautiful shades! I think you should definitely try out the lighter one first :)
      xx

  • A great comparison post – I’m always worried about how bronzers will transfer on my skintone when they come in a big palette like this! I’ve always wanted to try the hourglass formula ^_^
    Btw your blog is stunning! photography and layout!

    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

    • Thank you so much :)
      You should definitely try some Hourglass products if you haven’t before! I love their blushes, powders and bronzers the most :)
      xx

  • Great review. I own Luminous Bronze Light and I love it.

  • Great review. I own Luminous Bronze Light and I love it.

    http://facetocurls.com

    • It’s a wonderful bronzer. I hope Hourglass comes out with more shades.