Thursday, 26 October 2017

My Top Six Bronzers and Blushers For All Year Round

When it comes to make up I really love trying different products and seeing what works best for me and my skin but as soon as I find those 'comfortable' products, I tend to stick to what I know. These Six Bronzers and Blushers are what I reach for the most as I know they work wonders for my skin and they may do for you too! 

I'm going to start with a newer purchase but I haven't been able to find the EXACT product online but I do know you can buy this in drugstores such as Boots but I have linked a similar product to the shimmer brick.

Seventeen Instant Glow Summerbrick I was intrigued with this product when I was looking in Boots as it looked very similar to the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, which is priced at £32.50. There are usually 4-5 shimmary shades lined up together in a Shimmer Brick and the shades can be used individually or swirled together as a highligher, bronzer or even an eyeshadow. I see the lightest shade as a highlighter which works so well to define your cheekbones and then the other three darker shades of bronze as contouring and defining colours. They all feature shimmered pigments which give you that all important glow that really wakes up your face and gives it radiance! Honestly, what more could you want?! This product is priced at just £4.99 and I think it works so well to give your face that extra warm glow especially in the Autumn/Winter season!

Benefit Hoola Bronzer is one of those products which lived in my wishlist for such a long time and I feel as if it's one of those classic beauty products which everybody needs to have in their collection. I only added this product to my collection at Christmas and I cannot believe I didn't have it sooner! The packaging is too cute and I thought that the cardboard packaging would bother me, but I think it is that whole aethetic of the Benefit Hoola range that the bamboo edging just suits the product so well. It's priced at £24.50 which is what I would say is high end but it is so worth it. I've had mine for over a year and it's not still not hit pan! I also want to touch on how amazing it blends and you never have to worry about putting on too much and looking like a bit of mud as it just blends away like a dream.

Maybelline Master Sculpt was in fact one of my first purchases when the contour phase came about. I must admit I was quite fooled when I saw the product as I thought it was a deeper pan but then I was surprised again when I saw that you get a mirror and a brush with it which I think it's pretty quirky. The Master Scuplt is priced at £7.99 so you definitely do pay for what you get. The product can be purchased in two different shades, Light/Medium which is warm toned and Medium/Dark which is cool toned. I do prefer to use the Light/Medium shade as a bronzer as it doesn't look dirty on my skin but I would use the Medium/Dark shade if I was to contour. They recommend to use the powder along the base of your cheekbones, your temples, jawbone and your nose to add definition and to help sculpt the face.

Sleek Contour Kit Living on the Isle of Wight we're always quite limited with what we have so we only recently got a Sleek stand in our local Boots. I actually went over to the 'mainland' (what we call it) to buy this product and I'm so glad I did. It's so creamy and blend-able which again is great as you know you won't look like a muddy mess! It's a great product to use when you're too confident with contouring and the medium shade matches my skin well. Sleek's Face Contour Kit comes in a sleek black box which I really like and its very compact and classy looking. This product is priced at £6.99 and it comes in three different shades, Light, Medium and Dark. They provide an information sheet with how to use it when contouring and I think this is handy for beginners with contouring. 

No7 Match Made Powder Blush - Soft Damson I'm actually quite gutted that I've only just realised that they've discontinued this shade but nonetheless they still have some other fantastic shades! I find this product is so pigmented that you have to be so careful when dunking your brush in to your product so you don't end up looking like a clown. I wouldn't say this is my favourite blusher as it can leave quite a pink tone on my cheeks which isn't what I go for but if I use the right amount it can give off a nice finish to my make up look. This product is priced at £9 from Boots and other local drugstores which have a NO7 counter. I think the packaging of this product is quite basic which is want I like as it does look quite classy.

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Nude Mauve I picked up this little gem when I was watching a YouTube video and I'm so glad I went out and picked this up! Although this is technically a powder blusher, this baked powder feels very creamy when you touch the surface and also when you apply this to your cheeks as it blends and doesn't leave you looking like a bright pink flower. Priced at only £8.99, this blusher is a really nice little bargain and arguably a budget dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush. Max Factor's Creme Puff Blush powder have the same multi-tonal idea; Nude Mauve combines swirls of flattering bronze and gives off a very healthy glow. For me, Nude Muave is just one of those shades that you can't go far wrong with. The hint of mauve stops it from being too flat and adds the tiniest bit of outdoorsy flush, but if you want to use the powder strictly to scuplt (in a low-key way) then the warmth doesn't interfere.

Thank you so much for reading and hope you enjoyed it as much as I did creating it. Let me know in the comments if you've tried any of these products!

Lots of love, Sami x



  1. I love this post! Look's like you have just found an amazing bobbi brown dupe huh?! Will definitely need to be purchasing that when I next get paid haha!xx

    1. It’s a must have in your make up collection! Thank you hun xx


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