Face: Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer*, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel for Face*, Revlon Photoready BB Cream*, By Terry Touche Veloutte, Bourjois Delight Maxi Bronzer, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Fresh Melon, Nars Albatross Eyes: Estee Lauder Pure Colour Shadow Paint in Chained*, Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, My Face Slinky Matte Eyeliner*, Clinique High Impact Mascara Lips: GOSH Mandarina Lipstick*Today I thought I'd give a bronzey summer look a quick whirl using some nice summer ready products. It looks like it's just about to rain so probably not the most weather appropriate makeup look but I thought I'd give you a quick talk through of the products and how I got on with them.
For a base I decided to use the Clarin's Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer, very similar to my favourite Clarins primer but with a added tanning boost. I personally dont think it gives a whole lot of colour but does give a nice smoothed out base. I then decided to pop on a layer of a product that I only received yesterdays The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel for Face. It's a moisturising, honey-enriched gel gives skin an instant bronze glow. The formula is very light and it blends effortlessly into the skin. It gave quite a bit of colour so make sure to use it sparingly and add more as you need it. I've never actually used a BB Cream that I like but I always try and give them a go, so I popped on the Revlon Photoready BB Cream I found the formula to be less greasy and tacky compared to other BB creams. It was quite thick but didn't feel too heavy. I don't know to be honest, I'm still undecided on if I like it or not! I touched up my under eye areas with the By Terry Touche Veloutte.
I then went over my face with a large duo fibre brush and the Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer, a beautiful bronzer perfect for olive skintones. This adds a really nice warm glow to my skin and I simply adore the finish. I popped the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Fresh Melon on my apples to add a touch of colour but not too much as I wanted it to be a very bronzer focused look. I ran my favourite highlighter over the tops of my cheeks- Nars Albatross.
For the eyes I went with a base of the Estee Lauder Stay On Shadow Paint in Chained. I'll have to admit I'm not a huge fan of these Shadow paints worn alone but they do make great bases for shadows. To make it even more shimmery and enhance the colour, I popped Push Up and Nude Beach from the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette. I then added a slick of eyeliner which was the My Face Cosmetics Slinky Matte Eyeliner. I've been really enjoying testing this out recently, it's a pigmented super black matte eyeliner which gives a really retro styled flick. Full review coming soon! I then finished my eyes with a few coats of my favourite mascara Clinique High Impact and then slicked on GOSH Lipstick in Mandarina to finish it all off!