Tuesday, 17 June 2014

L'Oreal Paris Glam Bronze Monos

Today I have something I was not sure would ever happen on my blog, a fully positive review of a drug store bronzing powder. I have always been looking for a great one, but have never managed to find a drugstore matte bronzer that is the same quality as high end ones. Is it really so much to ask for something matte that I don't have to work a whole day to pay for? Well L'Oreal don't seem to think so, so here is why it is the perfect addition to your makeup collection...
Shade: This really is a perfect colour, I have 00 Blond Sun which is the lightest shade, and it is ideal for pale skin. There is no overpowering orange or red undertone. Just a perfect shade to either sculpt or create a naturally tanned look. This also comes in shade 06 Golden Bronze which I do find a little orange for my skin, but I think this would look lovely on darker more golden skin tones such as Indian, or even warmer olive skin tones that some Latin girls have.

Texture: Ok so this may not be as velvet or silk like as my favourite Lancôme powder (read review) but this is not far off. It makes your skin feel smooth and it allows for buildable and blend-able application. When applying as a bronzer I like to use the Ecotools Blush Brush which is nice and big so is great for creating a natural looking tan all over.

Packaging: I am always a fan of a compact mirror and this has a really large one perfect for your travel make up bag. The applicator however I am not a fan of, it looks cheep, the bristles fall out, they feel very scratchy and I highly doubt any one would use this. I think L'Oreal would  do better to put the mirror in the flip up lid and scrap the brush all together, but this is the only negative I have about the product.
Price: £7.99 You can find this in most Boots and Superdrug stores but I could only find this online at Superdrug here. This is such a great price! Re-package this into a high end brand and you wouldn't think twice about paying £20-30, it is high quality value for money.

Aside from the applicator this product is an amazing drug store addition, and the perfect product for cheating a lovely summer tan.