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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Bourjois Bronzing Products | Contouring Powders & Gold Shimmer Compact


Although summer is most certainly on it's way out, bronzing products are something I tend to use all year round.  I always find that a subtle glow through the winter months really brightens up my face and keeps my complexion looking healthy and fresh - provided I take it down a notch from my summer bronzing regime! I've been a fan of Bourjois' 'chocolate' bronzer for quite some time now. For me, it was always my go-to winter bronzer because it's a little lighter than some of my darker summer favourites.  That's why I was rather excited to see 2 new versions of the much loved 'chocolate' bronzer released this year. 


Bronzing Powder and Highlighting Duo | £7.99* | Link
I do love a good contouring product -  especially when it's something I can use when I'm on the go.  This duo is perfect for subtle contouring and sculpting - the highlighter provides a gorgeous flash of shimmer to the cheekbones, whilst the matte finish of the bronzing powder creates a nice, natural appearance.  I like it because it adds a touch of warmth to the face and works well as a subtle contour as well as an all over bronzing product. I like these powders because they're pigmented but not so much so that its difficult to blend - its so easy to use and it's definitely something I'd recommend for somebody new to contouring.  It's not something that's going to give you a strong 'chiselled' appearance but it's perfect for everyday use and for adding a quick bit of definition. It's something I'll be throwing in my handbag from time to time - it's lightweight and compact, and the '2 in 1' bronzer and highlight feature is just perfect for travelling with.


Gold Bronzing Powder | £7.99* | Link
I was a little unsure about this product at first - I usually hate bronzers with too much shimmer and this one is most certainly packed with the stuff! However, the name is a little misleading - this isn't really intended for sweeping all across your face but more as a 'second step' in your bronzing routine.  Instead of a normal highlight, the gold shimmer in this product emphasises your tan and adds a healthy, natural looking bronzed glow to your face and body.  I've quite taken to using this on my 'decolletage' (i always feel so posh and well-spoken when I use this word...) and also very lightly on my face. However - it doesn't really work as a highlight! I swept this across the tops of my cheekbones and instantly regretted it as it's quite dark! I use if more for adding a glow to the cheeks - in a similar way you'd apply a shimmery blush.  I've found it works much better when I've got a bit of a natural tan or a touch of false tan on beforehand - I've continued to use this now my skin seems to be getting paler and it definitely doesn't look as flattering without a bronzed base to begin with.  It's well worth popping a subtle fake tanner on the night before, bronzing your face as usual in the morning and then using this to emphasise the colour you've achieved as it can look a little false if not.  This is definitely one of those 'summer' products to pack in your suitcase however, if you fake tan now and again, its subtle enough to be used any time of year provided you don't go overboard with it!


Overall, 2 fabulous releases from Bourjois.  I really wish I'd had the shimmery powder earlier on in the summer as it would have been perfect for my holiday! Both products have that lovely 'chocolate' scent that the original bronzers have - I personally really like the subtle fragrance and chocolate inspired packaging and appearance. 

Have you tried any of these bronzing products? What will you be using now that autumn/winter is coming around the corner?

31 comments:

  1. Both of these look lovely! I have the regular chocolate bronzer as well as a chocolate highlighter and love both :) I love bourjois products so much!

    - aly

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  2. Oooh the gold swatch is beautiful! These are such cute products, I'd love to try both :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  3. I've surprisingly never tried any of the Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing products before! The Gold Powder looks like it would make a gorgeous eyeshadow shade x
    www.talkingaboutm.com

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  4. wow, well that's a pigmented sparkly bronzer :)

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  5. These are gorgeous! I love the gold one, so pretty! x
    Ellie | eleanormaes.blogspot.com

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  6. I was going to pick up the Bronzing Powder and Highlighting Duo when I was in Boots the other day & I think your review has tempted me to try it out!
    x

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  7. these look and sound beautiful! x

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  8. These are so pretty, I love Bourjois bronzing powder.

    Jess x
    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I've never used Bourjois bronzing powder but I love the look of these! xo
    Jessie || All Things Beautiful - X

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  10. Ooh the highlighter does look lovely xx
    cherieedle.blogspot.com

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  11. oooh the highlighting and bronzer duo looks right up my street! Lets hope I don't end up looking like a wotsit or a lightbulb....or BOTH! ;)
    Great post, I'll definitely be checking this range out :)
    Phoebe - www.phoebetea.co.uk
    xx

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  12. ive been meaning to try their range. the gold bronzing powder looks a tad scary

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  13. Love the look of these, I tried the bronzing powder a while back and loved it. It was so natural looking and it lasted ages!

    Emma | The Fashion Six

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  14. These look lovely! Im a fan of the original bronzer so I'm excited to try these

    Home

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  15. I love the look of the bronzing powder if used really lightly as I am quite pale! I am useless at contouring :( I have tried a few products but just can't get it xxx



    Blonde of carbs

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  16. I haven’t used a Bourjois bronzer in forever! Used to be my go to when I was younger. I have just finished my Body Shop honey bronzer which I really liked and I’m now using one from Soap & Glory!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  17. i love the bourjouis original chocolate bronzer so will be trying this out for sure!

    This Girl Loves Chic 

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    xx

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  18. The bronzing and highlighting duo just looks AMAZING. <3

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo
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  19. Love the look of both of these, espeically the gold bronzing powder, so pretty!!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  20. I totally agree, this would've been great to take on holiday and over the summer when I had a bit more of a glow! Lovely product nonetheless, it is just so dang difficult to get Bourjois in the states, massive bummer, haha!

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  21. The bronzing and highlighting duo looks amazing! I'll have to try it out!

    http://www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Ohh they look like cute blocks of chocolate! ^ 3 ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  23. I love the way the duo looks. I can't wait to try it myself.


    http://mmemento-mmori.blogspot.com

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  24. I love the look of the bronzing and highlighter duo :) I never use bronzer as I'm so pale I'm always worried I'm going to look like an oompa loompa, but these sound quite easy to work with so I might have to give them a go!
    Love Holly xx

    www.thehollydays4.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. The duo bronzer reminds me a lot of the Sleek Contour Kit.. The chocolate smell probably makes this one much better though! Great post :)
    newgirl49.blogspot.co.uk

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