Showing posts with label Bronzer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bronzer. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo in Coral Glow

Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo in Coral Glow
Natural Light
There have been some summer collections rolling out. Nothing really interested me except for this. For summer, I do like warmer bronzers. Also I don't really have a good coral blush in my stash at the moment! So this made sense for me to get. :) 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Bronzer/Contour Powder Comparison Swatches

There's no denying that I am a fan of contouring, so I ended up with more bronzer/contour powder than I should. Taking advantage of that I took a comparison pic. I left out my beloved Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel but I can assure you it's more orange than any of these. Lol

List of products:
Benefit Hoola
theBalm Bahama Mama
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil
Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium
Burberry Earthy
Nars Laguna

bronzer swatches
From left to right: Benefit Hoola, theBalm Bahama Mama, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil, KA Sculpting, Burberry Earthy, NARS Laguna

Out of these, I contour my cheeks with Burberry Earthy and KA Sculpting Powder the most. When I am using a "cute" blush color, KA doesn't fly. It's too gray. Burberry pretty much goes with every blush color but it won't give me strong contoured look though. Those two have the best quality in terms of how finely milled, blendibility, etc.

When it comes to contouring my forehead, I randomly use the other ones. That partly due to me trying to use stuff up and the fact that forehead contour colors are easier than hollows of the cheeks. 

I like to use Hakuhodo G5521BkSL for contouring my cheeks and it works beautifully. :)

Let me know if you have any questions and hope this helps. :)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base

Chanel Bronze Universel
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base

Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base (previously called Bronze Universel) is a cream bronzer with very fine shimmer. Shimmers are so fine that once applied, it gives to satin finish with no noticeable shimmer. The bronzer is not too dark with quite a bit of orange. It's dark enough to contour with on my skin but it will probably have more of a brightening effect on darker skin tones. Some people run away from orange bronzers but this looks quite natural to me. Especially during the summer, I like to go for bronzers with stronger orange undertone. It works well as both all over bronzer and a contour color. I used to love heavily contoured face but this converted me. This gives the most natural, polished contoured look.

Texture is so creamy and very easily blendable (with a right brush). It's not too each to pick up the product. I wouldn't recommend using a finger. I would recommend a small synthetic brush that doesn't have a lot of give and swirling it around few times. The brushes I like to use for this are Real Techniques Contour Brush, Expert Face Brush, and Sigma F82.

Staying power is fantastic. It stays on and doesn't move until I take it off. Staying power is on;e of the reasons I decided to try out a cream bronzer. I am not about to give up on contouring during summer :) but I sweat like no joke so any powder products will end up sliding off. This stays put when I sweat and blot. I LOVE!

It comes in a big jar, but as you can see in the picture, It's not wasteful packaging. It just comes with a lot of product!

Here are pic and swatches!