The beautiful baked powders that give skin a subtle sun-kissed glow

Want a natural looking, sun-kissed glow? Step right this way.

We never really know if we'll get much of a summer here in Ireland, which is why we often seek out a helping hand to bronze up our complexion. Thankfully, the days of having to choose between two options (milk bottle or tangerine) are long gone. Now there are bronzers to suit everyone, and they're available from budget (remember this discovery?) to luxury.
It's luxe we're talking today, not only in price point but in feel, performance and quality. And this luxury comes in the form of the new Bareminerals Invisible Bronze and Invisible Glow Powders (€30) which landed on my desk recently. The bronzer I have is in the shade "Tan" which is the second lightest shade. There are three others available too though, Fair, Medium and Dark/Deep. The Invisible Glow powder comes in two shades, Light and Medium (which is the one below).

Both powders have the same light as air texture that blends seamlessly over skin giving it a soft focus finish. Like a good pair of tights, these flatter and smooth skin rather than showing up any bumps or lumps. While they create a glow, thankfully there are no glittery particles or excessive shimmer, both of which are enemies to uneven skin texture or the odd line or two.

L-R: Invisible Glow (Medium) // Invisible Bronze (Tan)

Here you can see the swatches of the two powder on my arm. The finish is subtle; my initial swatches almost didn't even show up on camera so I had to build up the colour a bit. In a round about way, though, that shows that even if you weren't the most confident or were afraid of looking like a giant mango, there's nothing to worry about. The colour is buildable, easily topped if you want more and conversely, easily blended away if you apply too much.

There's nothing more beautiful than a little sheen catching the light to make skin look healthy. And both of these powders offer that in a sophisticated way, whether you want to create sun-kissed finish or something more subtle.

Do you like the look of these too? Or do you have a favourite bronzer already?

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