Wednesday 18 May 2016

Luxury Bronzers || My Top Picks

I've always said that one product I'm prepared to splash out the cash and go high end with is Bronzer - its a product I rely on a lot in my daily routine, and I've found that the formulas and shades I prefer tend to be on the luxury end of the scale. I thought I'd share with you guys my top three favourite picks that I would rush to buy again, because these products are definitely some that you need to add to your collection.
Okay so anyone that's been reading for a while will know that my literal holy grail product is NARS Laguna. Its a cult classic and its obviously that for a reason; its amazing. This for me is the perfect bronze shade, a balance between warm and cool toned (a neutral if you will), with a slight shimmer to give that glow effect. I will admit that £27.50 is a lot to pay for a product, but I find this one, which was actually my first ever high end purchase, it completely worth the money. It works well when I'm tanned or when I'm pale, and has such a beautiful formula that makes it simple to blend out with a fluffy brush. As you can see, I've sadly hit pan on this bronzer (which is why I've bought others to be getting on with) so currently I'm only cracking out this bad boy when its a special occasion.  
A bronzing product I've been using non stop this month is the MAC Powder Blush in 'Harmony', despite the fact that I'm using it for contour instead of a blush (I actually think this is way too brown toned to be a blush) - its much more matte than Laguna so lacks that shimmer, but is the ideal cool toned bronze for when my skin is at its palest. I've been skipping the foundation every day for the last few months and I've found that this bronzer goes on perfectly despite the lack of base, and has a natural look and that be built up or dressed down. For a quality, long lasting product, I don't think the price of this (£18.50) is bad at all - if you have dark hair I think this looks especially lovely, although to be honest this looks good on all the tutorials I've watched that include it.

The final bronze I would recommend is my least used, but that's mainly because its a very new addition. I wanted a warm bronzer for Summer, and this one is ideal. First of all, Holy Moly the smell - the TooFaced Chocolate Soleil has the best chocolate scent I've ever experienced with make up. My Mum literally walked into the room when I was taking these photos and asked what chocolate I'd been eating. This one is £25, has a slight shimmer (but less than Laguna) and is a gorgeous warm bronzer that looks particularly pretty around the hairline to give a healthy glow. The gold packaging on this is what drew me in, TooFaced win every time with packaging! What I will say with warning is that a little goes a long way with this, Harmony is a product that needs building up, but I find that with this I use a tiny bit and make sure to tap the excess off my brush. All in all though, this is a great summer bronze (if you want an everyday bronze for paler skin then they do a 'milk' chocolate bronze with is more on the cool end of the spectrum) and is from a cruelty free brand, which I do value and is something I'm beginning to consider more when I purchase.
What's your favourite bronze, and have you tried any of these?


  1. I would love to try the Two Faced brozer just for the smell!

  2. I feel like I'm always on the look out for the perfect bronzer. I tend to like more cool tones and I find Laguna just doesn't look good on me. I love the look of the MAC blusher though. I'm really wanting to try the new Urban Decay bronzers. I'm kinda keeping my fingers crossed that they make their way over to the UAE so I can swatch them and see them first-hand.

    Kirsty - Life in Excess

  3. These three look great! I haven't tried any but I think I need to purchase the mac one!!
    Kathy x

  4. I personally love Laguna by Nars as well, it's such a cult favourite shade but for good reason in my opinion. I also love the bronzer shade that comes in the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette :)


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