MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

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 (£30/$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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Since we were talking about Clarins earlier today, I thought I would show you the bronzers from their summer 2012 makeup collection.

There are three variations: light, medium and dark. And here they are in all their glory.

All three bronzers are divided into two parts: a lighter matte shade and a darker shade with shimmer. I think it’s a great idea as you can use them individually or mix together.

Bronzing Duo Powders contain white tea extract and 100% mineral sunscreen which ‘offer protection against the three main causes of ageing-pollution, free radicals and UV rays’. They also smell absolutely amazing.

I have been using these bronzers to add some warmth to my face and to do some contouring. I also love using them as eye shadows, especially in the crease.

The product blends nicely into the skin and stays on for several hours. I am

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I’ve noticed that a lot of readers love the photos with just a random selection of products. So, as I was organizing my makeup today, I thought I’d take the photo of some of my bronzers.

Unfortunately, most of them were Limited Edition so there is no point to link to the reviews. The only two which you can still get are those bronzers from Too Faced. And Hoola from Benefit, of course.

I still have to write about the Clarins bronzer, which is from this summer edition and about the Chanel one which I had for ages but never mentioned for some reason.

And do you use bronzers? Which one is your favourite?

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I was given  some products from Trish McEvoy’s Fall makeup collection to try out.

Here is what I have: Medium Refillable Double–Decker Compact  £12/$18 with Soft Grey Eye Shadow £12/$16, Deluxe Eye Shadow in French Vanilla,  Golden Bronzer, £22/$32, and Brush 62 Fan £28/$36.

I really like the Double-Decker Compact as I have already said. It is very convenient for storing your makeup. In the medium size you can have one blush and one bronzer, or four deluxe eye shadows, or eight eye shadows.

As for the eye shadows,

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