Friday, 12 September 2014

Bring on the bronzers

Sadly the time has come to wave goodbye to the summer and welcome the autumn season. Not saying I dislike autumn, its actually one of my favourite times of the year. Now we all know how everyone loves a good tan in the summer and that beautiful natural summer glow, but times when the weather is not looking so great, its up to our good old bronzers to inject some colour and life into our complexion. So here are three drugstore/highstreet bronzers that we have tried and tested, which have very much impressed us so far.

Maybelline triple bronzing powder
I love how this product has two bronzing shades, a darker and lighter shade which I like to mix together sometimes to give a nice even glow. Also at times I like to use the darker shade as a contour, which i find works perfectly! The highlighter is very subtle and whilst not being one of my favourite highlighters, I find it very wearable for everyday. All-in-all I find this product to be very easy to pickup and just swirl around to give a lovely hint of colour with a little bit of added glow all in one go (that rhymed!) Very good for those days where you have just minutes to get out the door and need to complete bronzer and highlighter in one step.

The body shop honey bronzer
Now you may have seen this product before in our recent haul which you can read about here. Having used this product multiple times now, I can firmly say this is my favourite bronzer at the moment. I find it is the perfect shade for me and and it isn't too orangey or red toned. Also it is completely matt which is a bonus as we are both not a huge fan of shimmer. Packaging wise, I am completely won over by the beehive pattern and the sleek brown exterior as it feels so luxurious for a drugstore product. It also has a mirror which is very handy for travelling. There is literally nothing negative I can say about this bronzer. 

Bourjois delice de poudre bronzing powder
This bronzer is pretty popular amongst the beauty community and now with their new releases of the highlighter and shimmery bronzer, it is no doubt that more and more people will be drawn in to this product. One thing that will draw you in for sure, is the smell, which is just genius. It actually smells of chocolate! Put aside the fact that it smells almost good enough to eat, the bronzer itself looks great on the skin and again not being too orange toned, I find it works really well with my complexion. Although the body shop honey bronzer is slightly more pigmented, I still find this very subtle for everyday wear. 

Let us know any other drugstore bronzers which are your favourites as we would love to try them out for ourselves! 

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  1. what a lovely blog post you have here :D
    i love your blog design :)

    had a great read :)

    would mean so much to see you over on my blog

    have a nice day :)


  2. That Body Shop bronzer looks really nice. Coming into summer here so I might give it a go!

  3. I use the "Bourjois" one and am quite happy with it. Even if it's quite cheap, its quality is alright.