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Monday, 9 December 2013

winter bronzers

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NYX Matte Bronzer*, The Body Shop Honey Bronzer*, Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium

So... introducing, The Winter Bronzer. To me bronzer is an all year round product, not just something you exclusively use in the summer. It's all about how you use it You want something with minimal to no shimmer in quite a neutral tone. Nothing too glowy but still adds depth and shape to the face. I've been skipping the blush recently and been opting for slightly contoured cheeks. Here are my picks of matte bronzers for that Winter Sun look!

I've chosen the NYX Matte Bronzer while this us a little bit on the warm side (better suited for medium and olive tones), but it's completely matte and has a really lovely formula. It's butter soft and very pigmented, so you need a light hand. It gives a cheeky winter sun glow which really brightens up the face. Then we have The Body Shop Honey Bronzer, which is one is my personal favourite bronzer at the moment. Although it's a lot paler than the other bronzers I've picked, It's still very warming. Again it's completely matte but has a slight sheen on the face is really complimentary. If you're quite pale, this might be a good one to start with. Finally, I have the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium. This is a very neutral brown with a lot of cool tones going through it. Initially I thought this wouldn't work for me as it pulls very cool in the pan. However blended into the face with a contouring brush it gives the best structured cheek look I've ever seen. More of a subtle shadow than a glow or a line but it looks stunning and really adds shape to the face.

Do you wear Bronzer in the Winter?

26 comments

  1. Bronzer from The Body Shop is always amazing :-) Love these items! xxx

    www.stylapetite.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I've never managed to find NYX products apart from in the US, where's your recommended online retailer for them? Town is way too busy right now and I think I need to treat myself, hahaha.

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  3. Ahhh gadddd I still need the Kevyn Aucoin powder! Wish there was a cheaper dupe xx hausofamy.co.uk

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  4. I need that Body Shop Bronzer! Everytime I walk passed the Body Shop I ALWAYS forget. x

    http://dimpledluv.blogspot.com

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  5. Ooh I've only just tried NYX this bronzer looks great. I am currently loving HD brows bronzer!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  6. I want to try The Body Shop bronzer so badly, it looks like the perfect bronzer colour xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

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  7. I've been wanting to try the Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder for ages now, I've been loving using the Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow sculpting duo this winter :) x

    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  8. I've seen that Body Shop bronzer everywhere recently and I really need to get my hands on it! I'm a total bronzer fiend and at the moment I am unfortunately incredibly pale, the bronzer sounds like exactly the thing I need to perk up my appearance!
    xx
    Stephanie | Love, August

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  9. I've heard so many good things about that Body Shop bronzer, I am really pale so it might be a good thing for me to own *justifies purchase in head*

    Tiny Alis.

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  10. The amount of good things I've heard about the Body Shop bronzer is huge, I'll definitely be checking it out once Christmas is out of the way! It sounds lovely! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. The Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder looks like absolute perfection for contouring! I've been using Benefit's Hoola Bronzer as it's matte as well and it has a lovely formula (super finely milled so it's very soft). Not that you're in the need for another one, but the Hoola bronzer is great! :)
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  12. The Body Shop bronzing powder in 01 is the only bronzer I can wear in winter. It looks so natural on my fair skin. I really love it. :)

    Blu Button Box

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  13. Kevyn Aucoin has totally got the right idea by steering away from the terracotta browns and going more for a shadow-y grey toned brown. Perfect for pale skintones xxxx

    StudentBeauty

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  14. The body shop one looks really great for a natural contour.

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

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  15. ive been wanting to try the body shop one!

    yukluistyle

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  16. I really want to try the KA one, it looks so amazing! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  17. Absolutely love bronzer for contouring! definitely not just a summer product

    Leeannelle | Fashion and Beauty

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  18. the nyx one sounds amazing, may have to get my hands on this one!
    abi from a little dust

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  19. I would love to get the Kevyn Aucoin one for christmas :D

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  20. I swear by Benefit Hoola in the winter, I always go for a matte option when the sun isn't out.

    lillies and lipbalm

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  21. Savvy do a good bronzer alternative in the winter for anyone in Australia! It's their pressed powder in 06 tan and work amazingly as a bronzer x x

    zoetrope2468.com

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  22. Tillie TeaCakeMake9 - you can now buy NYX make up in Next! I couldn't believe it when I saw they stocked it. So happy! x

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  23. great post!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  24. The body shop bronzer is amazing ive also wrote a review on it on my blog
    http://paisley-pondering.blogspot.co.uk/
    Really liked this post, I really want to try out the sculpting powder!

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