MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

If you are a regular reader – you probably know how much I love Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base, I have mentioned it so many times, and here is a detailed review.

The brand brought out two new shades as a part of their summer collection – 04 Apricot and 05 Golden Bronze, and I was sent one of them for a review. So let’s take a look.

Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in 05 Golden Bronze review and swatches

Golden Bronze basically warms up the complexion and gives you a subtle healthy golden glow.

And you can pull it off, even if you have light skin, just mix a drop with your foundation, or apply where you’d apply bronzer.

If you are tanned – use it all over the face, and just

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My Current Favourite Cheek Products

Have you got colour in your cheeks? Yes, that is  Arctic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know?” (listen )

This song actually inspired me to write about my current favourite cheek products. But, and this will be a shock for regular readers, I have been neglecting blushes lately.  Yes, really.

And here are the two products that I have been using religiously lately…

My Current Favourite Cheek Products NYX taupe and Trish McEvoy bronzer

TrishMcEvoy Golden Bronzer and NYX Blush in Taupe.

Trish’s bronzer is probably my favourite out of all that I own. It is not too dark, too orange/muddy/shimmery/you name it. It warms up the complexion, and adds just the right amount of glow thanks to the delicate shimmer. Golden Bronzer looks amazing even on my light skin tone. Moreover, it is very finely milled, so blends beautifully and looks natural. Brilliant product. Maybe this will be the first ever bronzer that I use up?

You can buy Trish McEvoy from SelfridgesNordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

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You all know that I am a huge fan of cream products, and mentioned various cream blushers so many times. But what about bronzers?

Yes, cream bronzers! I have three variants to show you here:

Cream Bronzers Chanel, Laura Mercier and Sienna XThe most famous is definitely Soleil Tan de  Chanel  (review and swatches)

It is a cult classic for a reason, it is such a versatile product, it can be used as a base to warm up the complexion or as a regular bronzer to add some glow and definition to the face. The texture is light and the formula blends like a dream. I Highly recommend it, unless you very fair skin tone, this is the most orange-toned bronzer out of three.

You can buy this product from Selfridges  for £32 or Nordstrom for $48.

Sienna X Cream to Powder Bronzer with Illuminator (review and swatches)

This is an

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There are not that many cream bronzers on the market, not that I am the biggest bronzer fan/user, but I do like myself a cream product plus a lot of the readers are!

So I am excited to tell you about the Sienna X Cream To Powder Bronzer And Illuminator which was launched relatively recently.

There are two cream products, bronzer and highlighter.  So here are my thoughts about each.

Bronzer

It is much creamier than the highlighter and I really like the texture of it as it is so easy to blend it into the skin without it looking patchy or streaky, even on my dry skin. While it may look a bit orangey on fair and very light skin complexions, it looks amazing on more tanned/darker skin tones.

It works great for warming up the skin  and, I assume, you could mix it with the foundation to get a sun kissed look, like with Chanel’s Bronze Universel. I’ve just realized that I never tried it that way, although I’ve had this product for a long time already, but will give it a go!

 Illuminator

It has a

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Today I want to show you the cult beauty product that  is Chanel  Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronze Universel Bronzing Makeup Base. Actually I can’t believe that I never did that before.

Here is how it looks like, it is a classic Chanel design and you get a lot  of product for your money (£32/$48) actually.

So what is it?

Chanel describes it as light cream-gel bronzer with a  velvety finish.  You can basically wear it underneath the foundation, as the name suggests, to make your skin look healthier and, as it is popular to say,  ‘sun-kissed’. Because the texture is so blendable and light it won’t look as if you’ve caked  on tones of makeup. Plus it does not feel greasy or oily at all!

You can also use it for

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