Sunday, 1 February 2015

Bronze and Glow


Is anyone else dreaming of summer time already? Fed up of the cold and the snow and most definitely not looking forward to the rain I've been endlessly picturing summer 2015 in my head, imagining all the cute outfits I'll be wearing, the things I'll be doing and most importantly that gorgeous summer glow I'll be sporting (hopefully anyways). Obviously I have a long way to go until then so instead I've been raiding my stash for products to give me that perfect winter glow!

If you're a regular reader up in here then you'll likely know that Benefit Hoola is my all time favourite bronzer. It's cool toned meaning it gives me a gentle tan without looking orange, and is just spot on for contouring. This is just so super pigmented that only the lightest hand is required to blend this into cheeks and temples and get a gorgeous natural bronzed look! The cool tones in this also makes it perfectly suited to those of us with paler skin tones, and I have to say I wear this all year round its just the perfect bronzing powder!

Another one of my all time favourites is The Body Shop Honey Bronze which is another matte bronzer although with slightly warmer tones to it. This one is also big on pigmentation and so buttery that it just blends into the skin so well and leaves a nice subtle amount of colour to the skin. It comes in a few different shades so I'm pretty sure that no matter what skin tone you are you will be able to find yours! Another thing I love about this is that the packaging is beautiful to look at, robust and perfect for travelling!

Next is a new addition to my collection which is the L'Oreal Glam Bronze and this is probably one of the best drugstore bronzers I have ever tried. In fact, it's just one of the best bronzers I have ever tried full stop. This is a very subtle bronze so it just adds enough colour to really bring my face to life but looks super natural and because it is also matte its perfect for every day wear. I honestly haven't stopped wearing this since I picked it up about a month ago, and I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good bronzer on a budget. You won't get much better than this stuff!

Lastly is the Bourjois chocolate Bronzing Powder and Illuminator, which unlike the other three has a shimmer highlighter along with the bronzer making this one suited to the apples of your cheeks where I really like to add a bit of definition and a gorgeous glow! This is long lasting and smells delicious (like chocolate) so its a complete no brainer for anyone like me who is obsessed with products that smell good! I love that you can use the highlighter and bronzer either separately or swirl the brush around to use them both together which makes it a multifunctional product...and we all know how obsessed I am with those.

What are your favourite products for getting that winter glow? Do you use any of the products mentioned here on a regular basis?
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16 comments

  1. I am in love with bronzers! The bourjois bronzing powder is really great and as you said it smells like chocolate yumm! I am currently about to buy the body shop honey bronze, since I heard so many good things about it! Nice post!
    kisses xx
    www.classystyler.com

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    1. Yes definitely give it a try I recommend :) xxxx

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  2. Body Shop Honey Bronzer is one of my all time favourites,guaranteed the only bronzer I'll hit the pan on! xo

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  3. I got The Body Shop Honey Bronzer for Xmas and I love it :)

    Alice x
    alzgalz.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's just amazing for the relatively low price xxxx

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  4. I love the Bourjois one, I haven't tried any of the others yet. My favourite has to be the Nars Laguna blush x

    Through New Eyes | Beauty Blog

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    1. Haven't tried the nars Laguna but it's very well known! May give in to temptation at some point haha x

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  5. These all look lovely! I've been hearing some really good things about the Body Shop one, so I may have to try it ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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    1. Yes! Let me now how you get on with it ! Xxxx

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  6. to get that glowy look, I use my Makeup Revolution Sugar Palette, which contains stunning, shimmery blushes and bronzers, I reckon you should give them a go! great post, definitely need to try the Bourjois Bronzer xx

    Rose
    http://www.lepetitrianon.co.uk/

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    1. I've seen that palette it looks amazing ! I will definitely be getting it at some point :) xxxx

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  7. I really love Hoola, I don't have one myself but my sister lets me use hers now and then! :)

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love the Body Shop bronzer, I think its amazing. I have try out the Loreal one it sounds really good.
    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

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    1. The loreal one is literally amazing! I was so pleasantly surprised when I tried it :) xxxx

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