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Saturday, 4 May 2013

summer bronze makeup look

Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer*, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel for Face*, Revlon Photoready BB Cream*, By Terry Touche Veloutte, Bourjois Maxi Bronzer, Bobbi Brown Cream Blush in Fresh Melon, Nars Albatross <b>Eyes:</b> Estee Lauder Pure Colour Shadow Paint in Chained*, Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, My Face Slinky Matte Eyeliner*, Clinique High Impact Mascara <b>Lips:</b> GOSH Mandarina Lipstick* summer bronze makeup look
Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer*, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel for Face*, Revlon Photoready BB Cream*, By Terry Touche Veloutte, Bourjois Maxi Bronzer, Bobbi Brown Cream Blush in Fresh Melon, Nars Albatross <b>Eyes:</b> Estee Lauder Pure Colour Shadow Paint in Chained*, Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, My Face Slinky Matte Eyeliner*, Clinique High Impact Mascara <b>Lips:</b> GOSH Mandarina Lipstick* summer bronze makeup look
Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer*, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel for Face*, Revlon Photoready BB Cream*, By Terry Touche Veloutte, Bourjois Maxi Bronzer, Bobbi Brown Cream Blush in Fresh Melon, Nars Albatross <b>Eyes:</b> Estee Lauder Pure Colour Shadow Paint in Chained*, Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, My Face Slinky Matte Eyeliner*, Clinique High Impact Mascara <b>Lips:</b> GOSH Mandarina Lipstick* summer bronze makeup look
Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer*, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel for Face*, Revlon Photoready BB Cream*, By Terry Touche Veloutte, Bourjois Maxi Bronzer, Bobbi Brown Cream Blush in Fresh Melon, Nars Albatross <b>Eyes:</b> Estee Lauder Pure Colour Shadow Paint in Chained*, Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, My Face Slinky Matte Eyeliner*, Clinique High Impact Mascara <b>Lips:</b> GOSH Mandarina Lipstick* summer bronze makeup look
Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer*, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel for Face*, Revlon Photoready BB Cream*, By Terry Touche Veloutte, Bourjois Maxi Bronzer, Bobbi Brown Cream Blush in Fresh Melon, Nars Albatross <b>Eyes:</b> Estee Lauder Pure Colour Shadow Paint in Chained*, Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, My Face Slinky Matte Eyeliner*, Clinique High Impact Mascara <b>Lips:</b> GOSH Mandarina Lipstick* summer bronze makeup look
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!

31 comments

  1. Really want to try the body shop honey bronze gel, looks so nice xx

    LongHairDontCare

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  2. The Too Faced palette is so beautiful, I'm tempted to add it to my collection! You look gorgeous, Lily! x

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  3. gorgeous! x

    beautyblahblahblah.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. You look gorgeous! I really want to get my hand on that two faced eye palette, the colours are perfect for everyday! :) ♥

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  5. The bronze gel looks fabulous! Your skin is absolutely flawless. Jeal to the ous. :)

    Megan x

    www.littlerenault.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Your eyes look amazing!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. This is gorgeous!
    would love a tutorial
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  8. Love this!

    www.georginaclare.com
    .Georgina Clare.

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  9. Look this look! Just wondering, does the honey bronze gel have a really overpowering smell?


    Tiny Alis.

    x

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  10. Gorgeous make-up, Lily x

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  11. i still need to jump on the BB cream bandwagon!

    Love this :)
    lisatakespictures xo

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  12. Simple yet extremely beautiful! Love it!

    http://www.whenshadowsremain.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. You look gorgeous! I love bronze shades for Spring & Summer!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  14. The Too-Faced Palette is gorgeous, I really want to try it! xxx

    Maddy from http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Love this look! I love the sound of that Honey Bronze gel from The Body Shop! x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Wow it looks so gorgeous!

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    xx

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  17. I really need the two faced eyeshadow palette. I have seen them in Boots and I keep telling myself NO, but the colours look so damn pretty! I am a sucker for neutrals. The Estee Lauder eyeshadow paint also looks stunning. I must admit I do disagree with the fact you don't like wearing them alone. I love shoving them on, mainly because of convenience. I do agree with the fact they make extremely good bases for other eyeshadows though.
    Great post

    Rachel x

    http://www.rachelelizabethwhite.com/

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  18. Your so flawless! I'm loving the eye palette, it's gorgeous :)

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    Jamie ♥

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  19. You look so pretty!!! I love the look of that bronzer... it needs to be in my collection.

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  20. Love this look! so natural and pretty.

    jess xx
    dotofdaisy.blogspot.com

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  21. wanna try the body shop products!
    <3

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  22. this is a very gorgeous look and i think i'll definitely have to recreate it next time i head out into the sunshine! :) X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Lovely post <3

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