My Top 5 Bronzers Under £10

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 MUA Mosaic Bronzer – £2.50

Bourjois Delice de Poudre in 52 – £7.99

Bourjois Bronzing Primer – £9.99

L’oreal Glam Bronze in 06 – £7.99

Sleek Contour Kit in Light – £6.49

It’s no secret that I am completely addicted to bronzer and having bronzed skin, considering I’ve only had my blog for two months and this has been my second blog post all about bronzer skin. Bronzing is a step in my everyday makeup routine, I find that using bronzer really does sculpt and give a little more colour to my face especially those early mornings were I’m half zombie, half human, bronzer is then my best friend.

They are a lot of bronzers too choose from in the makeup industry but I’m going to share with you my top 5 favourite affordable ones. Let’s be honest affordable drugstore bronzers are just as good or sometimes better as high end bronzers.

MUA Mosaic bronzer is on the very cheap affordable end of the 5 as it comes in at £2.50 only, yet one of the most stunning bronzers! As it is more than a bronzer, it has a blush colour and quite a lot of shimmer for it to be a highlighter as well all in one. MUA did a very good job making this little cute product, as the colour pay off is insane and it compliments my cheek bones very well. Cheap and cheerful.

Bourjois Powder is no stranger to my makeup collection, this one in particular as I’ve had it for 3 years now and it has still not developed a proper dent in the product! AMAZING! The bronzer itself is very warm and rich which gives tanned skin a gorgeous glow, and at the price that it is for it to last that long is also pretty amazing, people say it smells like chocolate I would say more vanilla for me, I think it might just be my smelling sense.

The Bourjois bronzing primer is very similar to the powder but in a mouse consistency which is perfect then for contour under foundation as your skin then looks sun kissed, almost as if you just came back from holiday, and who would not want that sun kissed holiday look? It is quite expensive coming at £10 for a drugstore product but you really only need a tiny bit of this as it is very pigmented. Personally I think it is almost a dupe for the Chanel Soeil Tan De Chanel, I’ve even heard people say the Bourjois one is better but don’t tell Chanel that.

L’oreal Glam bronzer is a new one to grace my collection, and honestly I cannot say I regret buying this! I have seen so many reviews that I had to see what the hype was about. Now I understand. The bronzer has slight flexes of gold running through it which look gorgeous with a smokey eye. Also the bronzer it self is very pigmented! I looove it and would say it can be used for contouring with a really light hand that is because of how strong the colour is. The packaging is super sophisticated and sleek also it comes with a little compact mirror underneath and a contour brush for on the go touch ups. Perfect!

Last but not least the Sleep Contour Kit, this is a product I cannot live without, this has to be my third purchase of this product because how much I use it and then it ends up running out fast! But I use a lot of this product because it’s the perfect contour shade, completely matte no shimmer what so ever. It comes in 3 different shades to suit a variety of skin tones, and the rich warm pigmentation of the product also gives a bronzy sculpted glow to the face. The bronzer is a duo which comes with a highlighter which I’m honestly not a massive fan of because it is so shimmery but it works if you literally tap the brush into the highlighter, it will work perfect with the contour shade then.

I hope you liked this review and took something back from it or even learned something about any of these bronzers.

What’s your favourite bronzer? Desperate to know so I can build on my collection.

Meru x

Lip Product Addict TAG

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So I’ve seen this tag floating about Youtube for a while, and I’ve seen it now and then on different blog’s, which is the Lip Product Addict Tag which you can see by the title of course, this tag was created by the amazing Amelia Liana and Essie Button you can watch their video here.

This was quite a hard tag for me as I have accumulated many different lipsticks and lip balm’s and everything to do with lips over the past 3 years or so thereforeI have quite a lot to choose from, but I narrowed it down and here is my take on this tag.

LIP PRODUCT ADDICT TAG QUESTIONS:

1. Favorite balm/treatment?

Nivea vanilla and macadamia lip butter for sure! It leaves the lips moisturised for hours underneath lipstick or own its own, also it smells devine, I have tried other scented balms from this collection and they’re just not the same. This one stands out by far. You can buy it here.

2. Best eye-catching red?

Rimmel London Colour Sensation Lipstick in the shade Fatal Red is the most eye-catching as it is so dark but vibrant at the same time, also it last’s SOO long on the lips, the colour literally wouldn’t fade until you wanted it to. Plus it is stunning for AW time as its very vampy and suits that time of the month. You can buy it here.

3. Best luxury & best drugstore?

One of my best luxury products has to be a new one to my collection that I got sent, it is from New Cid Cosmetics and its a lip and cheek tint crayon in the shade 9055 Rose Tint. I personally am amazed as I have never seen a lip crayon which can also be used as a blush colour! and honestly its so worth the price! its a beautiful dusky pink colour looks shimmery on the stick but I would say it is almost glossy. You can purchase is here.

Best drugstore would have to be the MUA lipsticks as they are only £1!!! You can’t really go wrong there, plus their colour range is amazing! Definitely would recommend to anybody, they’re available to buy in superdrug.

4. Best MAC lipstick?

My all time favourite MAC lipstick would have to be Captive which is a lightish purplel colour with browny pink under tones. I love how it suits my skin tone perfectly and looks flawless with any makeup, also the colour is not very dark and daunting therefore it is suitable for all seasons in my opinion. You can buy it here.

5. The most disappointing?

This was hard as I haven’t found a lip product that is very disappointing but if I had to say I would say is the Maybelline Baby Lips. I’m specifically talking about the first collection of Baby Lips they brought out in the UK, they’re very disappointing for me because they just don’t do anything but smell nice, the hype around I think was for nothing.

6. Liner – yes or no?

Depends sometimes if I’m feeling it that day I will wear it, sometimes I won’t. I really have been loving wearing liner with a strong bold lipstick as lining your lips makes the lips look more defined and put together, but I wouldn’t line my lips if I was to wear a nude lipstick as it really doesn’t make a different on my lips.

7. Best gloss?

I’ve said this in another blog post but my best lipgloss is Barry M’s Toffee lipgloss, as I am one to wear a nude lip on a daily basis I usually like a gloss on top and this one literally matches every nude lipstick plus it smells amazing and it is no sticky at all. 10 points for you Barry M. You can buy it here.

8. Something extra!

For this question I had no idea what to put here! but with some hard thinking I realised I might as well give some credit to the product that keeps my lips fresh and smooth, which is the Lush lip scrub in Bubblegum, they also do different scents but this one has to be my favourite! The only thing I would say that I dries out like the oil in the product dries out after 6 months as I went through a stage of not using it and it just turned into little grains of sugar with no moisture 😦 you can buy it here.

Hope you enjoy reading.

Much love

Meru x

 

*These are my views only.

The BEST Highlighters

There is a tone of makeup in this world that is a given. With a lot of makeup comes a lot of different highlighters e.g cream highlighters, powders, msg by MAC, cheap ones and dear ones, you get what I’m what I mean:) but personally I can easily narrow my choice down to just TWO of the best ones available in my opinion anyways 🙂 I’ll start with the cheaper end of things… My first DRUGSTORE choice would have to be Seventeen Skin Wow Primer 3 Way Highlighter, yeah thats a handful.

£5.99 in boots.

http://www.boots.com/en/SEVENTEEN-Skin-Wow-Primer_1377987/

Basically what it says on the bottle it does!! Glow and Prime. This highlighter is perfect for everywhere on the face where you want your features to be more prominent. I personally think it works best on me on my cupids bow with a red lip it is the most perfect combo! and you would never believe this little baby is on £5.99!!!! YES that is correct how bloody cheap! Honestly a tiny little pump of this would go a long way. Its worth the 6 quid.

And yes you guessed it my next all time fav highlighter has to be a dearer one but worth it the MAC Soft an Gentle Highlighter. This product is raved about for a reason. Im not gonna lie I literally just bought this 3 weeks ago and have used it every day since. It adds the most perfect glow ever and so worth the money which is gone up £1 in the last month, darn you MAC! I think the only reason there products go up in price like every month is because they always come out with new packaging, I actually preferred the old packaging but hey ho I’m not complaining the new one is still very sleek and gorgeous! 

£23 in shops / £22 online.

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/159/782/Products/Face/Powder/Mineralize-Skinfinish/index.tmpl

Yeah told you it was like basically the all time best highlighter in the world! I suggest wearing this with a smokey neutral eye! it looks beautiful that way 🙂

*SWATCHES*

Top one is the Seventeen Highighter

Bottom one is Soft ad Gentle

 

Hope you liked my little review:) leave a comment suggesting what next you would like to see reviewed and comment telling me your favourite highlighter:) I would love to know.

xoxo

 

These are my views, all these products were bought with my own money.

 

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