Thursday, 24 July 2014

Bronze Things Up

Continuing our bronze-y talk from yesterday, I figured I’d also talk you through my favorite face bronze-getters for Summer 2014. If you were to ask me this time last year what my all time favorite beauty product was I would have definitely gone for blush or lipstick. This year, however, I am all over bronzers. High end, drugstore, shimmery, non-shimmery – I am not picky; I want them all haha. Having said that, I have had the chance to try quite a few for the past few months and here are my top four that made it to my most-loved:

Starting off with an old favorite here on RosyChicc and my one and true love - Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (here). This matte beauty has been keeping me the best company for the past year and I love it for two simple reasons. One – Milk Chocolate is the perfect shade for my oh-so-fair complexion and two – the creamy, buttery formula is such a pleasure to use. If you are a fellow pale lady one thing is for sure – you will love the shade of this baby. It is a lot lighter then most bronzers on the market and it does not have orange undertones; it just adds healthy natural-looking color to the skin. And as I said – no shimmer in sight, which makes Milk Chocolate perfect for both contouring and warming up the outskirts of the face. The formula couldn’t be any better with its long-lasting, moisturizing and cocoa-smelling benefits. Oh and I also just hit pan on it yesterday, which is always exciting eek. Review here.

Speaking of a fair complexioned gal’ best friends Soap & Glory Solar Powder Bronzer (here) has to be mentioned. This cutely packaged, multicolored gem is the best of both worlds. It comes with two shades – a darker, true bronze brown and a lighter, more nude-y color with some fine shimmers running through it. You can mix both colors together for a subtle all over golden glow or just use them individually for sculpting. Either way – the results are absolutely gorgeous. Its buttery soft, hydrating formula that hangs around for ages on the skin has everything on my bronzer checklist sorted and you won’t regret it either. Promise. Review here.

Bourjois are absolutely owning it at the minute and I’ve recently added another one of their fab products to my stash. Say hello to Bourjois Delice de Soleil Bronzing Powder (here), which has been helping me massively to incorporate some color and healthy glow to my face. You get the perfect blend of warm and cool tones and it instantly adds beautiful and natural-looking color to your cheekbones. I have the shade fair/medium and again – it is ideal for all of us not-so-tanned girls. The bronzer has some teeny tiny particles but they are very subtle and won’t make you look like a walking disco ball, so fear not. Delice de Soleil applies like a breeze, has amazing longevity and the sun-kissed look it gives is absolutely beautiful. There’s nothing you won’t love about this and I bet you’ll fall in love with its chocolate scent. Yum.

A bronzing powder cheap as chips that actually works wonders really do exist. Enter NYC Big Bold Bronzer in ManhaTan (here). This beauty and I bonded with the first application and let me tell ya – it rocks. Its gorgeous matte golden bronze shade leans more on the warmer spectrum of things but it still compliments and enhances my skin tone beautifully. Big Bold blends effortlessly and evenly and you don’t have to worry about it being chalky – it’s soft as butter and foolproof to apply. Pop it on to create the larger cheekbones and thinner nose that you never had or just dust it all over for beautiful radiant and healthy golden look. You can’t really go wrong with it. It’s love.

Last but not least on today’s beauty report comes the lovely Milani TanTastic Face & Body Baked Bronzer (here). Shimmery bronzing powders and I usually don’t get along but this highlighter-and-bronzer-in-one was a game changer. It gives a spot of bronze-y color and lots of sheen and I love to pop it on top of my regular bronzer on my cheekbones. It just adds some warmth and the beautiful glowy finish is absolutely stunning. Bronzed, radiant and healthy skin? Check! If you are not into slapping shimmer on your face then you could pop this beauty on your collarbone, the center of your legs (shinbone) or any other place you fancy illuminating. Make sure you apply it with very light hand and you will enjoy gorgeous dewy finish that isn’t too overboard. Simples.

Have you tried any of these products before? Which is your favorite bronzer for the summertime?

Lots of love,


  1. I am dying for that Milk Chocolate one from Too Faced!!

  2. I need to pick up that Soap and Glory one asap!

    Hannah Heartss x

  3. love it :)

  4. Want to try the too faced chocolate soleil so bad!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  5. This is such a handy post, thank you! I know someone who has the Bourjois bronzer and it smells delicious! And gives such a nice finish <3 x

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  6. I love the look of the Milani one, it sounds so nice! x
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  7. I'm still a newbie with bronzers, but I really love the Chocolate Soleil bronzer! I'm super fair yet I love the darker version. I have yet to try the lighter one.

  8. OK, that Milani one sounds intriguing..I might have to try it out!

  9. these all look fab haven't tried some of them but i am a bronzer kinda girl so will be trying some of the ones you mentioned for sure , i have been using the borjouis one for a while and love it

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  10. So many gorgeous bronzers! That milani one looks and sounds so good I may have to add it to my wishlist!

    The Sunday Chapter xxx

  11. love too faced!

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