I have always been a little scared of bronzer. I have very fair skin, and having accumulated the ‘heavy-handed’ gene I couldn’t help but look slightly tangoed whenever I experimented with warming up my complexion.
I have several different bronzers in my collection though and in light of this I decided to start actually trying to USE them! My current absolute favourite is the Solar Powder from Soap & Glory which I mentioned in my recent haul post (cheeky plug, you can see that here). I hope you enjoy it!
One of the main attractions to Soap & Glory for me anyway is definitely the packaging. I mean, what’s not to like?! It’s quirky and fun with a classy vintage air about it, and you’ve got to love those adorable names.
The packaging of the compact is plastic in itself with a large mirror inside – always handy, always handy. The company actually decided to repackage it a little while ago from cardboard to plastic which is so much more convenient and substantial; although I do want to point out that it is quite chunky and bulky. It’d definitely take up a fair bit of room in your makeup bag, although I suppose it’s a compact mirror and bronzer in one.
The price is £11, which is rather high but Soap & Glory is ‘higher end’ of the drugstore. That price is for 9g of product.
I think the main reason that this bronzer is so popular is due to the fact that it’s so great for people with fair skin. If you have a darker complexion, finding a bronzer probably won’t be quite as intense as if you have pale skin.
Within the compact there are two separate sides; the left is a darker, matte colour and the right side is paler and has a slight shimmer to it. I love the fact that you can choose to swirl the colours for an all over bronze or use the darker matte side to contour as you please. It’s a great multitasker for on the go!
Here are the shades separately and swirled together.
The formula is really lovely; creamy and blendable and it’s quite hard to overdo really, which I like lots because as I said bronzer can be tricky for me to deal with! It’s also not overly pigmented which makes it excellent for those of us with paler skin tones, because it gives a natural healthy glow without looking orange or like makeup has obviously been loaded onto the skin.
Overall I would definitely recommend giving this bronzer a go if you have paler skin. It’s a lovely blendable formula that gives a gorgeous naturally sunkissed finish and I like how there are two shades with slightly different finishes. I purchased mine from Boots.
What’s your favourite bronzer?