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Saturday 19 July 2014

Bronze Up!

Summer is here and I think bronzers are a staple in everyone's makeup bag during this season. Funnily enough, I didn't wear them until last summer, when I decided to buy the Bourjois Delice de Poudre (£7.99). I'm sure everyone in the blogosphere has already raved enough about this product, so I won't go too deep into it. It's essentially a matte finish powder bronzer that looks and smells chocolaty. I find it works best for me as a contour powder. I have the shade 52 and even though it was the darkest shade out of the two available at the time, I found it looked much more natural than shade 51, which I thought was a bit too orange for me. 

As I got more into cream products this year, my recent addiction has become the Bourjois Bronzing Primer (£9.99). I've been wearing it every single day in the past month and I can't say enough good things about it. It's supposed to be a primer and to be used as a base underneath foundation, to give a summer glow to the skin, but I wear it on top of the foundation, as an all over bronzer. It makes me feel like I've just come back from a holiday in the South of France. :) It's got a lovely mousse texture and although it may seem a bit scary in the pan, it's actually quite sheer and blendable, which means you can easily control how strong it looks. Not to mention that it's being considered a dupe for the Soleil Tan de Chanel (£32). I don't own the Chanel bronzer but for what I've seen both colour and texture are different. However, I've heard that once applied to the face, they look pretty much identical. So if you don't wanna splurge on Chanel, I think Bourjois is an amazing option.  

A new addition to my stash and another product I'm really enjoying at the moment is the Revlon Highlighting Palette in Bronze Glow (£8.99). Even though it's advertised as a highlighter, I think it's more like a bronzer, blush and highlighter all in one, when you mix the colours together. It adds a gorgeous sheen / glow to the cheeks and I think this is a very good dupe for the popular Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks (£32.50). I'd say that the Revlon version is a lot less shimmery, which I think is a big bonus, as I don't like to look like a disco ball. Another good thing about this type of bronzer/highlighter is that you can pick just one of the individual colours and wear it as an eyeshadow to add a quick pop of colour to the lids.

At last, I couldn't speak about bronzers without mentioning The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder (£13). If you're a bit scared of looking like an oompa loompa, look no further. This is such a subtle, natural looking bronzer. Very sheer and buildable. Perfect for girls with very fair skin. I got it on shade #1 and love it.

Do you wear bronzers? Which one(s) do you like? I'd love to hear your recommendations. 

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  1. You have some amazing products, i love the Bourjois bronzing primer too :)
    xprincessjas | ♥

    1. Thanks! That primer is really good, isn't it? I saw you had the bobbi brown shimmer brick in your wishlist last year. Did you buy it in the end? X

  2. need to try the body shop bronzer!

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  3. I really need to get a hang of bronzers. 'I'm just so scared I'm gonna look muddy or like an oompla loompa. I'm definitely gna try the body shop bronzer, it looks perfect for me.
    Kookii || The Beauty Diary♥

    1. Get shade 1 or 2 and you definitely won't regret it. It's very subtle. Perfect bronzer to start with. Report back if you try it. Be nice to know your thoughts on it. :)


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