Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Bigging Up the Bronze! How to Wear the Look


Some would say that bronze is the best of a bad lot but just ask any of the fourth place Olympian athletes of the past couple of weeks what they'd do to get their mitts on it and you might just see another side.

A look that transcends all seasons and a staple in many kits, bronze is one of the most wearable of the metallics when it comes to cosmetics. Lemme show you what I mean...


Estée Lauder Pure Color in Nouveau Riche: €20
One of the most stunning colours I now own and new from the brand is Nouveau Riche. A breathtakingly vibrant shade that almost catches fire in the sunlight. Subtle enough for office wear and luxe enough for an evening out. Lauder have really hit the mark with this. 

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sparkle Leopard - €5.40
Richly pigmented and soft to the touch, NYX's Sparkle Leopard Jumbo Eye Pencil is a multi purpose pencil for pretty cheap. Use it as an eyeliner, eye shadow or even a warm highlighter,  once dried this pencil won't budge. Bronzey gorgeousness. 

Ray from TopShop - €18
I've raved about Ray before, for use on cheeks, lips, eyes and your bod this bronzed highlighter will add a kiss of sunshine to wherever it's applied. Ridiculously long lasting, if you haven't checked out Cheeks by TopShop, I say go see them, now. 

Made to Stay Catrice Eyeshadow, Metall of Honour - €3.29
A beautifully soft golden bronze, Metall (totally not a typo) of Honour is soft, blendable and rock steady once set. Use this rich bronze as a base for other shadows or on it's own for a sweep of metallic loveliness. 

Clarins Bronzing Duo in Medium - €33.04
I couldn't possibly do a bronze round up without my favourite, go to bronzer. Clarins Bronzing Duo is part of their Enchanted range that I told you about earlier in the year. This is probably one of the most flattering bronzers I've used. An ideal contouring powder and bronzer, if you need a lift or a kiss of the sun, this is the one for you. 

Are you a lover of the copper alloy?


Psst, not that I'm enabling anyone
but Barlust from the new Smoked 
Palette is a GORGEOUS bronze! 
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