The Bronzer That Will Keep You Glowing All Autumn Long

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I’ll admit until I started properly getting into makeup in the past two years I thought bronzer was the devil. I had seen too many bronzer gone wrong scenarios when the dirty streak look had appeared and was convinced that I, as a pale ginger, was the epitome of who bronzer was not made for. Not to mention the fact that I’d never been able to find one to fit my skin tone. But oh how wrong I was. With my Birchbox a few months ago I received this bronzer from Collection 2000 and I’ll admit although I am usually dubious of the cheaper makeup brands in terms of quality, but after experiencing the greatness of their lasting concealer, I had high hopes for the brand.
From the outlook, the mix of darker browns with peachy pinks, as well as the stereotypical warm tan colours of typical bronzers makes it look a lot less daunting to a bronzer virgin like myself. So I armed myself with my favourite MAC 168 brush I set about applying it to my cheekbones as well as around the corners of my face, chin and neck. And it was great. I mean really, really great. The mix of colours in the palette means that instead of one block colour swatch, it mixes together to create a more natural looking contour on the skin, not to mention the pigmentation is perfect to make it easy to build depending on how strong a sculpted look you want.                                                                                                                                         But the best part of the whole thing, is the fact that when I went back to buy another after having finished my first one, I headed to Boots to find it was £2.99. So whether you want to keep your tan looking fresh or whether you just want a little bit of a holiday glow, with a price tag like that what are you waiting for?!

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Once upon a Highlighter

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Every girl with a love of makeup knows that for every new product you obsess over one has to get pushed to the wayside. But that also means you get the amazing moment when you rediscover your old favourites, and this is exactly the case with my Mac Maleficent Beauty Powder in Natural.

This was originally purchased due to my complete Disney obsession, along with the Amplified Lipstick in True Loves Kiss (with a name like that who could resist) and boy am I glad I did. Its creamy peach colour means it works incredibly well both as a face powder but also as a highlighter. I love it for this as it gives the perfect subtle contour for cheekbones and is hands down one of the prettiest, most natural highlighters I’ve ever used.

It’s smooth silky feel means it works great for dry skin and its warm pink tones means it work great for both pale to medium toned skin. Not to mention it’s great for on the go travel as it’s multiple products in one. This means it’s become a firm favourite again in my make up back and has gotten me excited to rediscover all the other forgotten gems in my makeup bag just in time for autumn!