As I mentioned in my 'Pretty Pastels' post I have decided to curb my high end make up addiction and swap it with affordable good quality high street brands. I spend an absurd amount on cosmetics and toiletries a month, I can't help myself and it is getting me into trouble with hubby.
I was given a list of recommendations from one of my blogging besties Georgina, she really knows her stuff so I appreciate the advice she gives me. PS check her webpage out.
As you can see from the picture on the left, my first budget beauty review is on 'Natural Dazzle' by BarryM.
This is a Matt Bronzing Powder. I love a bit of bronzer especially in the winter months to keep a healthy glow to my face because I am so pale.
I normally use a bit of fake tan too but that can start to look like i've been tangoed so like more of a natural look.
This is a pretty compact and quite a generous size you get 10g of quite pigmented product for £5.99 which will last a long time.
I love the design on the front with the floral motif.
At first glance the colour of this looks pretty one dimensional block brown/plummy colour but when you stroke your finger over it to swatch it gives off a pretty browny gold colour with the tiniest hint of shimmer.
I am really into contouring at the moment, I have been watching a lot of Wayne Goss on YouTube and have been attempting to copy some of his contouring techniques.
This bronzer is not only perfect just as it is -a bronzer - but also makes a great colour for contouring before you apply your foundation. I have been putting quite a dark line of this down the cheekbones, down the sides of my nose and a little on the side of my temple. The effect once blended with highlighter, foundation and set with powder is really pretty. I recommend you give this a try and if you don't understand what i've just said google gossmakeupartist contouring.
3 words to sum this up - Perfect, Subtle, Quality
What do you think have you tried it?