Recently rather than the heavy contour I favoured in the Winter months I’ve been reaching for bronzers and warm, glowy blushes to bring me in to the Summer we will supposedly have in the coming months. I thought I would share with you two of my favourite combinations from both the drugstore and the beauty hall..
The obsession began with two products I recently picked up, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Light/Medium Bronzer and MAC Stereo Rose (at last, it is mine!) They work so nicely together to give a subtle bronzed glow. The bronzer smells just like those cupcake dolls you used to get when I was a kid – very synthetic and sweet but very nostalgic for me. It’s not too deep which I find with SO many bronzers on my pale complexion, it builds nicely and looks really natural. Stereo Rose offers a little colour but is more sheen than anything, it’s super flattering and not as frosty when applied as it looks swatched.. very pleased to welcome it to my collection as many of you will know it’s a total b*tch to get your hands on as it’s limited edition and always sells out super fast. I have heard that this time it came back and people are saying it’s different but given that I never had the pleasure of it’s original formulation I can make my peace with that.
The second pairing is one I’ve reached for in the past and I decided to share as a lower cost alternative. The whole effect is a little deeper but it’s essentially the same finish for me. I do believe there is a lighter version of the Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzing Powder but I’m yet to find it – if so that would likely be more comparable to the Too Faced – which by the way is available in a darker shade for you deeper toned gals. Accessorize Baked Bronzer in Laguna is one of my absolute favourite finds from the drugstore although I can’t find a link for it anywhere online. I have this one which is similar from the range but there’s little to be had of Accessorize makeup on the superdrug site, I hope that doesn’t mean it’s been discontinued because this is awesome! If you see this in store BUY IT!! It’s not a bronzer at all but very similar to the mineral blushes from MAC and a more golden, less frosty version of Stereo Rose. A similar product I do have a link for that’s definitely not discontinued would be Soap & Glory’s Solar Power
L-R Too Faced, Bourjois, MAC, Accessorize
I’m wearing the ‘spend’ combination in the photo above but as you can see there’s very little colour so any bronzer/sheeny blush combination will give a similar look! What are your go to Glow Getters?