I’m definitely someone who loves a faux glow pretty much all year round. As I probably only tan my face once or twice a week (I’m a lot lazier when it comes to tanning my body although I’m always conscious of white hands against a bronzed face) I will use bronzer in my every day makeup routine. Considering I use it all the time, I haven’t actually tried many different brands, especially since discovering Benefit’s Hoola bronzer way back which I love and tend to stick to. A few weeks ago, however, I was placing an order online from Fashionista as they had some amazing discounts and I thought I’d try their bronzers. I chose the shades LA & Paris but as I prefer a matte bronzer for contouring, Paris is my favourite out of the two (LA has some gold shimmer running through which is not overly noticeable on the skin but does show a little).
Paris is definitely more of a terracotta shade with red tones rather than cooler ones. As I have quite a red complexion I usually try to avoid these but in this case it just adds the right amount of warmth and definition to my face without being too orangey. I even find that I don’t always have to wear a blusher with this if I apply it more central to the face. The pigmentation is fantastic; you only need a touch of product for a strong colour payoff and it blends really nicely as well. I’m really impressed with this product and it’s quickly made its way into my favourites. I can’t believe how much of a bargain it is currently at just £1.65 from the MUA website- I would definitely recommend checking them out especially if you’re after great makeup on a budget!