3 new bronzing launches to get that sun-kissed glow

Summer is coming (yay!), which means, of course, that the ol’ bronze goddess look is back in vogue. So, today I thought I’d look at a few new additions to the beauty scene which promise to help us achieve that sun-kissed glow, because, this is still Ireland after all.

While we can’t be guaranteed an Indian summer, there’s no reason not to fake it til we make it, right?
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  • Clinique Bronze Geleé €23 (launching 10th June)

I’ll admit that this scared me a little when I first squeezed it out of the tube as it looks a bit like tar. Yes, it is really, really dark but the good news is that it blends like a dream to leave a subtle hint of colour that looks natural, even on very pale skin.

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I’m a fan of gel formulas for summer as they tend to have a fresher look and feel when compared to a lot of liquid products, and don’t go as shiny during the day either. This gel bronzer works well if mixed in with foundation for a hint of colour, but can also be tapped/blended on top of foundation using either fingers, a sponge or, if you prefer, a duo fibre brush.

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  • YSL Full Metal Eye Shadow €29 (launching 1st June)

Not everyone likes to switch to a dewy or light base for summer time, (I know the battle with shine all too well and it can be a nightmare!) so a great way to add a little sheen and texture to your makeup is with a creamy, light-reflective eye shadow.

The Full Metal Eye shadow in Bonnie Copper is part of YSL’s Savage Escape collection for SS16. Liquid/cream shadows can be a little tricky to work with if you aren’t used to them, but this one is worth the effort, giving a beautiful sheen to lids and staying put all day (or night) once applied.

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  • Clarins Summer Bronzing & Blush Palette €45

At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking this is just a bronzer and nothing else, but there is a bit more to it. The limited edition palette actually has four shades, including two matte bronzers for sculpting (or to give a light dusting of colour as you prefer), a golden highlighter to illuminate and then an apricot blusher for a healthy glow.


What I like about palettes like this is that they’re handy for touch ups and traveling as you’ve got a few products in one, but you also know the tones work in harmony with each other too – so you could just throw this in your make-up bag along with some concealer, mascara and a lip oil and be good to go!

Are you feeling the bronze goddess vibes yet? Or do you prefer pale and interesting all year round?

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