Getting My Summer Bronze On!

Saturday, May 30, 2015


As someone who's naturally not very bronze (pretty much the opposite of bronze in fact) when it comes to achieving a healthy summer glow, I need all of the help I can get. I'm not really one for sunbeds or baking myself in the sun and so rely almost solely on products to make my corpse like skin tone look a little bit summery. Seeing as I don't tend to opt for shimmery products at all throughout the rest of the year I do quite enjoy switching it up a bit for the summer and going for something a bit more glowy too. Here are a few of the products I'm currently enjoying using, and are perfect for achieving that bronzed summery look.

Sleek used to be one of my favourite beauty brands a year or so ago, but it's been a while since I've used anything from them. Not because I stopped liking their products I just found myself gradually moving onto other things, however I love this little highlighting palette that was released this year. It comes in a really nice metallic case which gives it quite a luxe finish, and contains three cream illuminators and one powder. I'm not in love with the white shade in this, you can probably see from the swatch it's a bit stark even on my pale face and the consistency is a little patchy and hard to work with. The other three shades are beautiful and so three out of four isn't bad, it's still well worth the £10 price tag and is one I'll be getting my use out of over the summer. 

Model Co Glow Summer Bronze.
This is an old favourite that I always pull out during the summer. I don't tend to use it at all throughout the rest of the year because it's really quite shimmery and illuminating, but a nice one for when you're after that kind of look. After I've been fake tanning I apply a small amount to the tops of my cheekbones, the swatch hasn't picked it up well but there's a lot of gold in there. I've had a look online and it seems as though you can't even buy this any more which is a shame because it's gorgeous and I highly recommend it for any illuminating bronzer lovers. Luckily for me the pan is huge and so I have no worries about needing a replacement any time soon.

Sienna X Cream to Powder Contour Kit*
I've heard a lot of good things about Sienna X on blogs, but this is first of their products that I've tried. They specialise in sunless tanning products, including a range of fake tans and bronzing makeup including this beautiful cream to powder contour kit. This has been a very welcome addition to my makeup routine this spring/summer, the consistency is just beautiful and I don't own anything else quite like it. It's incredibly lightweight on the skin (ideal for this time of year) smooth to apply with great pigmentation. The rose gold packaging is really pretty too and as a bonus even contains a nice big rotating mirror in the lid. I wish the illuminating cream would have been a couple of shades lighter, although if you're using it over their false tan I imagine it would give a gorgeous subtle highlight. At just over a tenner it's bargain and definitely one to add to your summer routine if you're a fan of the summer bronze.

Kiko Essential Bronzer
Another brand that was new to me up until recently is Kiko, but I'm completely converted after trying out some of their products. I love the huge size and beautiful wooden packaging of this bronzer but the product itself is lovely too; it does still give you a glow it's a lot less shimmery that the Model Co bronzer making it a great 'everyday' choice. I apply this with a big fluffy brush to the perimeter of my face and I find it warms up my skin tone and gives me colour without looking unnatural. Unfortunately this is limited edition, but if you're able to get your hands on it I highly recommend it!

What products do you use for a summer bronzed look?


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9 comments

  1. I love the look of the Kiko bronzer. Could only get my hands on them when my sis goes back to her husband's hometown in Italy... managed to get some of their older collection (the white card-like design packaging) but this one is definitely waay prettier and unique.

    On the contrary, I've been meaning to get brighter, more radiant skin... tanned all year round.. haha

    ashchroniclesletsfly.blogspot.com

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    1. I highly recommend this Kiko bronzer if you can get your hands on it, the packaging is on a different level to anything else I've ever seen on a cosmetic product! x

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    1. It's gorgeous, I really like the powder shade in the corner it looks like a bronzer but is so illuminating! x

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  3. I never use the bronzer, but they seem worth it to try

    bjorkiagadzotica.blogspot.com

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    1. I couldnt be without bronzer especially in the summer :) x

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  4. I'm not really a bronzer person, I only have two in my stash but the KIKO looks promising and the packaging is so gorgeous!

    www.thethinkerbelle.com

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    1. I never used to be either but I can't live without it now haha, and always feel like I look too pale without one! x

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    2. I just got the Kiko bronzer and i love it! xx

      Paige

      www.starzhideyourfires.blogspot.co.uk

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