As far as I’m concerned, it’s always the right time to have a little sparkle in your makeup bag. More is more. Giving that we’re in the midst of summer I am gravitating more towards all things bronze… Glowing skin, plenty of bronzer and all the shimmer on the lids. The best. It’s all about the Molten Bronze Makeup for the rest of the summer – who’s with me?
Bronze is best
Molten Bronze Makeup – The Base
Hands up who has been personally victimised by facial tanning drops? I know I have… so many brands sell them now, but I remain dubious of most. That Instagram famous brand was terrible. Streaky, orange mess. So when I had these Tropic Sun Drops to try, I was still sceptical. Luckily they worked out perfectly. One, the formula doesn’t make your face smell like a biscuit. Two, you can see the colour formula so it’s not a guessing game. Three, instead of orange I woke up to sun-kissed skin that looked a little bit bronzed and a lot healthier. I just take 2-3 drops and mix it in with either day or night cream before washing hands. Subtle and impossible to mess up, the Sun Drops just make your skin look golden.
Makeup wise, it’s all about the Bobbi Brown bronzer. Bobbi Brown is just one of those brands who knows how to make good products, y’know? This bronzer is very pigmented, so I typically take a fan brush and dust it onto any areas that I want to look a little bit more bronzed. It’s also matte so it manages to look natural whilst on the skin; matte allows for more bronzed highlight to be added to the skin with reckless abandon. All about the balance, am I right.
Molten Bronze Makeup – The Eyeshadows
When I think bronze, I think eyeshadow. It’s one of those classic looks that suits absolutely everyone, regardless of eye colour. Of course I had to mention my absolute favourite Stila magnificent metals shadow, this time a fitting shade of Bronzed Bell. They give a wet look, incredibly sparkly look to the lid. I honestly love these, and rave about them all the time! If I had a penny for every time someone asked me what I was wearing… I could buy at least two more shades!
Newer to my shadow stash is this metal foil shadow from Kiko, in the shade Golden Pression. They’re little pots of gel eyeshadows, that can easily be smudged onto the lids using fingers tips. They’re beautifully shiny on the lid, and definitely leave a foiled finish behind. Kiko says they formula is enriched with diamond dust, which sounds a bit much, but they are nicely soft and sheeny on the lid. Equally pretty, but a lot messier are the Inika shadow pots. The shade Copper Crush is gorgeous – like a shiny penny on your lids. Loose mineral shadows are undeniably faffy and messy, but worth it for the finish. It’d just easier to apply pre-foundation and using a damp eyeshadow brush. One for nights out, for sure.
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