Friday, 20 February 2015

My New Contour Loves


I haven't tried out any new blushers or bronzers for a long time, so I decided to take the plunge and have bought myself a couple of new items to add to my make up bag! I'm probably the last one to finish the race when it comes to trying these products but nonetheless I am here, and I am excited to see if they compare with the reviews I've read.

The first one is a Soap and Glory bronzer: Solar Powder.
solar powder
solar powder

The first thing to note with this product is the packaging. It's different to what you would expect, usually compacts come in plastic containers which reassure you slightly that the powder is safe. This product however comes in a cardboard like packaging. Immediately, I thought that this product will be prone to damage, cardboard isn't sturdy after all. However the more I thought about it, the more my science head switched on (ha). I thought that if you were to drop a plastic compact on a hard floor, the plastic itself is what is most likely to break and then causing the powder to shatter. If you were to drop this solar powder on the floor, then the most harm it can do is a slight dent in the container...surely? I don't know, it's not a tested method but if it ever happens (by accident!) I'll let you know.

The product itself is great. I was too impatient and I'd already dived into it before photographing! But a fresh compact would show that there is a lot of shimmer on the S&G letters, which I swirled together with the bronzer but sadly the sparkle has mainly disappeared now. It is a nice light and subtle bronze shade which I think is ideal right now as I'm a little pale, anything too dark would not work well this time of year. I love to build this up in the hollows of my cheeks and work to blend the light and the dark shade together. I also just sweep this over any areas of my face where the sun naturally hits. It definitely adds a great deal of definition to your face. 

The second is a Sleek blush by 3 palette in Lace.
Sleek Blush by 3 Lace
Sleek Blush by 3 Lace swatches
♥ Chantilly ♥ Guipure ♥ Crochet 
First impressions were 'omg the mirror is so big, I need this' basically. I then went and swatched the products and realised everybody is right about the insane amount of pigmentation this product gives. I really love Guipure, it is a great shade to gradually add to the tops of the cheek bones due to its shimmer, making it a great highlighter. Crochet and Chantily are perfect for the apples of your cheeks, making you look flushed by a cold breeze. Overall I'm really pleased with this product, it is a great little trio and I'm very keen to invest in a couple of others...maybe pink lemonade!

Both of these products were used in yesterdays Face of the Day post, so check out the products in action if you haven't already. 

Let me know of any contouring products you love in the comments :)

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