You will know by now that I am taking part on a series of reviews, with a bunch of other lovely bloggers – the project is all about tanning for women of colour – hence the TFWOC abbreviation!
The project was the idea of LaaLaa Monroe from Dolce Vanity and Annie from EpiphannieA and altogther there are 10 bloggers involved, all Aisan or Afro-Caribbean! Annie and LaaLaa have worked extremely hard on this and I cannot thank them enough and I am SO excited to be part of this project, as often tanning is focussed and targeted towards lighter women. You can read up more about this project here, but basically for 5 weeks we shall be testing out and reviewing different brands of tanning products to see which ones are the best and share our experiences!
Here is a list of the other bloggers (as well as Annie and LaaLaa mentioned above) that are taking part in this project:
Lola – Lola Star Hearts
Safiyah – FrootiBeauty
Tass – Une Tasse
Hafsa – Muslimah Beauty
Sophia – Tattoed Tea Lady
Yinka – Vex In The City
Stephanie – Nerd About Town
Dija – Dijas World
Last week the product I reviewed was the Xen Tan Dark Lotion which you can read up about here.
This week its the Make Believe - Enhance Sunbeam Bronzer & Brush that is up for review.
This is £15.00
Here is what Make Believe have to say about it:
“Delicate, matte bronzer for the face and décolletage. For a natural-looking flawless, tanned complexion.
Sweep lightly over the face and décolletage. Sculpt cheekbones. Highlight eyes”
I love the look of the packaging of this, its really pretty and it is nice for your dressing table. The downsides is that this is chunky to put in your handbag for touch ups, albeit they probably didn’t intend for you to cart this round. It has a little mirror in the lid and a brush. I love that the bronzer has “Make Believe” embossed on it – its really nice.
I do like the fact this bronzer is matte, sometimes a bronzer with too much shimmer means you look like a disco ball, not my cup of tea at all (especially considering I have oily skin). For me a matte bronzer is perfect and I can use a highlighter if I want to. The shade of this is quite light as far as bronzers are concerned, but it gave me a nice softly bronzed look. I would say this has medium pigmentation, its not too heavily brown or red which is always important.
I tried to apply this with the provided brush, and I have to admit, we didn’t get on too well (me and that brush), the cute little kabuki brush made me look dirty as I feel it picked up too much colour and distributed it badly. I got on much better with this brush using my NARS Bronzer brush instead. I think its important when trying out brushes to test them with different brushes, as the results can be very varied, as demonstrated with my experience of this bronzer and brush.
I think this wears well, it lasted for most of the day and faded a little bit after about 7 hours which is good enough for me. This did not break me out – always a plus and felt comfortable on the skin.
Overall, I think if you are a woman of colour but on the lighter side such as myself, Sophia and Safiyah then you will get on well with this, but if you are darker the bronzer may not be dark enough to show up on you well, however it could possibly be used as a good contour – which is great since its matte.
I think this makes a cute gift as the packaging is adorable. I like it now quite a lot and I would recommend giving it a try.
I am giving this 3.5/5
Here are the ingredients: Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Polyetheylene Terepthalate, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, Acrylates Copolymer, Disopropyl Dilinoleate, Petroleum, Silica Dimethyl, Silyate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben. May Contain: CI77491, CI77492, CI77499 and CI7789
Thanks for reading!
P.S – this post and related posts contains a PR sample, however my reviews are always honest and my thoughts are my own You can trust me on that, but you cant trust me not to steal your blusher if I like it!
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