Friday, January 28, 2011

My Bronzer Collection

Here's my collection of bronzers and a brief review on each one...

Top Row - L-R: Soleil Tan De Chanel (Bronze Universal); Korres Monoi Oil Bronzer - 02 Sunglow Warmth; Benefit Hoola
Middle Row - L-R: Sephora Blush Me Twice!; Benefit One Hot Minute; Pout Bronzer Duo - Sunkissed & Sun Blushed
Bottom Row - L-R: Guerlain Terracotta Blush & Sun - 01 Sun Light; Bare MineralsWarmth; Nyx Rouge Cream Blush - CB10 Golden; Orlane Bronzing Pressed Powder - Terre 07

Ok so let us begin with the famous..

Soleil Tan De Chanel - I hesitated a lot before throwing my money on this product. I went to sephora and asked them to scoop out a sample for me and they did! Which was awesome! And which is the reason why the product in the pot looks odd (I poured my sample in it).

So on to the review.. I'm not gonna go into the price and packaging..

Product: Sooooo smooth and blends soooo easily onto the skin.. It literally melts on your skin giving you that natural warmth.. It's also good for those who like soft contouring.. I use this with Illamasqua's blush brush which is amaaazing as it does not shed like MAC's brushes.. I've tried applying with MAC's 188 + 187 but felt that Illamasqua's blush brush worked best for this product..

Staying Power: Hmmm I'm not so sure.. It might slightly melt of but that could be coz of the humid weather I live and plus my combination skin..

Shade: It comes in one shade only which I think suits most skin tones except perhaps very dark ones.

Would I buy this again? Hell to the Yah! It's truely lovely. 

The next three bronzers are ones that I use often for each one has their purporse...

L-R:  Korres Monoi Oil Bronzer - 02 Sunglow Warmth; Benefit One Hot Minute; Benefit Hoola

Korres Monoi Oil Bronzer - This bronzer is one of the many reasons why I love Korres so much. It has bit of an orange undertone but it does not make you look like one.. Unlike my other bronzers, I feel that this gives me a brightening warmth if that makes sense.. Meaning it doesn't just add that I've-been-in-the-sun-all-day look but it also brightens my face making me look fresh.. I wear this on days when I wanna just look natural and effortless.

Another thing I love about this bronzer is the fact that it has natural ingredients which feed and hydrate your skin.

Would I buy this again? I would for sure.

Benefit One Hot Minute - This is a loose bronzing powder and it comes with a fan brush.. It's rose bronze so this is a good product for those who are too afraid to use bronzer.. It has tiny shimmers that don't show up on your face but still give you that lovely glow.. I use this when I don't want that overly bronzed look.. Just a nice rosey bronze. 

Would I buy this again? Hmmm probably not coz I'd like to try other bronzers out there.

Benefit Hoola - This is a matt bronzer with NO orange undertones which makes it a perfect product for contouring.. Also comes with a brush.. This bronzer is dangerous.. As it can look pretty muddy if not used with a light hand and the right amount.. It could be the reason why many people get turned off bronzers in general.. So although it's a really good product you gotta be reallly careful with it.

Would I buy this again? Also for the sake of trying something else.. I probably wouldn't repurchase straight away but I know I'll come back to it some day (hahaha that rhymes =P).

The list goes on...

L-R:  Guerlain Terracotta Blush & Sun - 01 Sun Light; Bare MineralsWarmth; Nyx Rouge Cream Blush - CB10 Golden

Guerlain Terracotta Blush & Sun - I have had this for such a long time and I love it but I use it in occasions as it is very shimmery. In the swatch above this looks very pinky but on your cheeks it gives that beautiful shimmery bronze so don't be fooled by the swatch.. It is the only guerlain product I own.. I tried their other bronzers in the store but felt that they had too much orange going on. 

Would I buy this again? I would. And I do reccomend everyone to check it out and try on their cheeks before walking away from it.. It's very flattering.

Bare MineralsWarmth - I literally panicked when I opened my BareMinerals starter kit and saw this product.. But once I put it on my face with the smallest amount and the lightest hand, I was so pleased with it. I keep forgetting about this product but every time I pull it out and dust it on my face, I'm must say, I'm impressed with it all over again.. And to my surprise, many very fair bloggers also use this and it looks wonderful on them.

Would I buy this again? Yes I would.

Nyx Golden Rouge Cream Blush - I'm really into cream blushes at the moment and when I came across Nyx cream blushes they were such a pleasant surprise. When I swatched this on my hand in the store I fell in love.. It is a beige pink blush with gold shimmer that is not so overpowering.. This goes on very sheer and I don't find that it gets too dark when I build it up.. I use this under my matt or not so shimmery bronzers to give them that  lasting power and that gorgeous shimmer.

Would I buy this again? As lovely as it is, I won't repurchase because as I said the colour doesn't really build up.

And finally.. My neglected unrepurchasable bronzers..

L-R: Pout Bronzer Duo - Sunkissed & Sun Blushed; Orlane Bronzing Pressed Powder - Terre 07; Sephora Blush Me Twice!

Pout Bronzer Duo - Sunkissed & Sun Blushed - I got  this as a gift and I really liked it at first but then found that it was just too goldy looking on my cheeks. It might work well as highlighter.

Orlane Bronzing Pressed Powder - I got this a veeery long time ago.. It's a nice product overall but too orangey.

Sephora Blush Me Twice - Now this isn't a bad product at all.. I only stopped using it coz I bought better bronzers. This is a good duo for those who like to travel light. The bronzer in this duo is actually pretty nice and gives a beautiful summery glow. Maybe this won't be so negleted after all.

And that is it for now my lovelies.. Hope this was helpful.. Do let me know what your favourite bronzers are..



Sydney H. said...

Hoola is my favourite
But this gave me ideas because I'm looking for more

-Sydney xo

Chris & Lies said...

wow, I love your bronzer collection, I'm also a bronzer addict! and thank you for commenting on our blog! we will follow your lovely blog too.
It's always nice to be in touch with fellow beauty addicts.



Chris & Lies said...

Oh and thank you very much for your award, it's our first award ever:D


r.alsharif said...

This post is just what i needed! i just bought a bronzer from sephora that makes me look really orange, im goint to go for the chanel! :D

truebeauty_inside_outside said...

Hi, I just wanna ask, this chanel bronzer thing, is this a limited edition? Cause I am keep asking all the sephoras douglas ext. They said me they don't have it anymore.

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