Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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Cheekbone Announcement

No, I don't have some news about my cheekbones, as the title of this post might suggest, but I am going to be talking about the cheekbones. Or more about what we use to make them more pronounced. Bronzers. Just get to the point Gemma. With some people, when it comes to make up, they have that one thing they really love and somehow end up with billions of them. That one thing for me, is bronzer. Now I don't have billions but my collection of (probably un-needed bronzers) is certainly starting to build up, and there's more on my list to purchase. I'm going to run you through a few bronzers I own. 

Let's get started....

Miss Sporty Oh Tan So Fine - 002 Sunny

This was the first ever bronzer I got and it's still going strong. I think I've had it like 3 years. Is it gross i'm still using it? Meh, it's doing the job. I tend to use the lighter side for under my cheekbones and a light dusting of a mix of the two to contour the rest of my face. Not my favourite anymore, but if you're just starting out with it all, this Miss Sporty one is great to get going with. And cheap as well. It's not sold anymore, but any Miss Sporty bronzer, I'm sure will do the job.

Max Factor Bronzing Powder - 01 Golden

After I bought this, I realised it might be too dark for me as I have a fairly pale complexion. However, I've recently been getting back into it. I use the Real Techniques Blush Brush with it so I don't get too much on the brush and it works a treat and gives a great colour on me. Quite a lot of product comes off on the brush if you aren't careful, so use sparingly.

Gosh Giant Sun Powder - Brown

You want me to be honest here? Well I had my eye on this for ages and in the end I only bought it for how big it was (that's what she said- inappropriate). Which then resulted in me barely using it. However, much like the Max Factor one, I have recently got back into using it. As an under the cheekbone bronzer it is actually too light so instead I use it as a golden highlight on top of the cheekbone and it's really working well for me. I'm starting to use it more and more everyday now. I'd say for darker skin it'd also be great as more of a highlight too.

Bourjois Délice de Poudre Bronzing Powder - 52

In the beauty world I think this bronzer is talked about a fair amount. Pros, it smells great. For me it isn't this amazing bronzer I've heard it to be. It's not awful, but definitely not my favourite. Now I've starting getting further into the product, it's starting getting those hard bits in the powder that prove nearly impossible to get product off of. Do you guys know what I mean? I feel like I'll have to somehow get this hard bits out to get more product on the brush. I'll definitely still be using it, but for me it wasn't all it was hyped up to be. But trial and error happens sometimes.

Barry M Natural Dazzle Solid Tan

This is a fairly new purchase and I featured it in a recent Beauty Haul on my Youtube channel here. The packaging states as follows 'lightweight, matt bronzer...will replace foundation to give a streak free natural looking finish to face and body'. I have yet to test the replacing foundation theory but it'd be a great alternative from time to time oif it followed through on this statement. This is one of two of my matt bronzers and I've been looking for matt ones for ages so am very pleased to have found this. It's also my first red undertoned one as well. I've only used it a couple of times but the pigmentation is right on point and it kind of gives that in between tanned and slightly burnt look which I think can look quite nice sometimes. So i'd say definitely a bronzer for the summer.

Topshop Bronzer - Mohawke

The final bronzer of today. I think this might be my favourite one. It's a fairly new purchase also featured in my Beauty Haul. It's a creamier sort of  powder (is that possible?) and something I've never had before. Quite a lot of product comes off onto the brush so use sparingly much like the Max Factor one. The colour is perfect for me though. It's such a soft, smooth bronzer and I'm so glad I bought it. Maybe more of a autumn/ winter bronzer as it is a little lighter in colour but an all round really great product. I definitely recommend it.

Just thought I'd show you what bronzer 'm wearing today. Under the cheekbone we have Max Factors Bronzing Powder and as a highlight is Gosh Giant Sun Powder. I really love the combo. at the moment and will definitely be making making more use out of these two bronzers. 
So there's your insight into my bronzers and how they've faired with me. Am I the only one that loves bronzers and just wants them all? Let me know what you think in the comments.
As per. the links are in red to take you to buy the product if you wish, or to check out prices.
Thanks for reading.

G x


  1. I use the Bourjois one too, I've heard of that happening to a few people! You can try scoring lines across it to get rid of those hard bits. I haven't seen that Topshop one before, it sounds quite interesting! Looks like the perfect shade too :) xx

  2. Ahhh thank you, i'll definitely try that :) Yea I'd never tried Topshop make up properly before but it's a really great bronzer, I definitely recommend it :) xx


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