Wednesday, 13 August 2014
SMASHBOX BRONZE LIGHTS SKIN PERFECTING BRONZER REVIEW
Hi lovelies! I was going through my camera recently and found a whole bunch of product photos like these that I took back in April and May and completely forgot to blog about! So, expect a lot of product reviews coming up on Chloe's Way in the next few weeks or so! When I came across these photos of the Smashbox 'Bronze Lights' bronzer, I knew I had to blog about it right away, as I've been using it for a few months now and think I can definitely give a 100% honest review on it!
I bought this because I was looking for a matte bronzer that was light, but not too light and not too orange toned. So, after a quick swatch in store, I decided this, in the shade sunkissed matte was the one for me and it's been in my daily makeup routine ever since! It's simple, sleek packaging makes it perfect for your every day makeup bag and a travel makeup bag as you get a lot of product in a fairly small package.
The formulation of this is just lovely, it's super soft and isn't too powdery on the skin and blends really easily without looking muddy or cakey. What I love about this is that as it's a fairly light bronzer, it can be built up, or used with a light hand for a more subtle look. When I first bought this, it was early May, so I didn't have even a hint of a real summer tan and this worked perfectly on my paler skin when used more lightly. However, now, as I have a tan from being away, this is perfect, as my face is generally paler than the res tof my body, due to regular exfoliation, face masks etc. As its a gorgeous natural looking bronzer, it blends my paler face into my neck perfectly, without looking like I have an orange face and tanned body!
Overall, I'd say this bronzer is fab for light to medium skin tones, as even with a tan, this is buildable and can be used for contouring, however they do have darker shades if you feel you need something a bit deeper. This seems to set really well on the skin and last all day, particularly if applied over a good setting powder. Fab for both all over bronzing or contouring, I think this is going to be a staple in my makeup bag from now on.
What do you think? What's your favourite bronzer?