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Drugstore Bronzer's Best and Worst

Monday, February 16, 2015
Bronzer is something i use everyday but i dont actually own alot of them. I usually tend to stick to one that i like and keep buying it. I have different bronzers for different techniques. I have my all over face bronzers and ones i use to contour with. One thing i hate when it comes to a bronzer is ones that have shimmer in them! I cannot stand them and how they look. I dont want to look like a glitter ball every time i turn. I dont see many posts about bronzers so i decided i would do my best and worst.

Drugstore Bronzer's Best & Worst

Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzer Duo in "Fiji" | £3.95
Elf is one of my favourite brands, the quality is amazing and the price is even better. I do love the bronzer in this kit as it isn't too dark and it is matte. Perfect for contouring!

KIKO Bronzer Powder "honey beige" | £9.90
Kiko is a brand everyone needs to try. Its kind of between drugstore and high end. There are only 5 stores in the uk but you can also buy online which is a uk based website. I picked up this bronzer not knowing what to expect but i love it. It feels lovely on my skin and it is so easy to blend. It is great to use all over my face to give me a slight glow.

Over the last 6 months this bronzer has been raved about so many times. I honestly dont understand what the hype is all about. I have tried using this a few times and it just isn't for me. I hate the way it goes onto my skin and i find the shade itself is pretty poor and takes alot to get any colour from it. 

Iv had this one quite a while but for the past few months its been sitting in my draw. I decided to bring it back out a few weeks ago. I love this one, i use it all over for a nice subtle glow and it looks lovely. It works perfectly if i have fake tanned. When first using it i didnt use it all over as it had a slight shimmer but once it has been used a few times that disappears and it becomes more matte.

This was another bronzer i bought after reading good reviews and i also loved the packaging. I am really disappointed with this product. I find it takes forever to get any of it to come onto my bronzer brush and is really hard to apply well. I have tried different brushes but still no luck. Not worth a buy at all.

What is your favourite bronzer?


29 comments on "Drugstore Bronzer's Best and Worst"
  1. I agree that the Bourjous bronzer is not the best, just like you, I can hardly pick up any product on the brush and the shade I have doesn't show up on my skin. I'm still looking for my perfect bronzer :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. It was just a nightmare to use! Glad it wasnt just me :) x

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  2. Elf seems like the one to go for! It's a shame that here ones being raved about really aren't worth the hype, glad I didn't pick any of them up!

    www.emilyroseperrin.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. My favourite bronzer has to be Benefit's Hoola bronzer! It is absolutely amazing and I have a sample size that I've been using for nearly a year and I have even hit pan yet! I've tried the Soap and Glory bronzer and I do like that too :)

    elwillmer.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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    1. I have the full size one of hoola, i only got it a few weeks ago and i love to use it for contouring x

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    2. I have re-bought the HOOLA and love it!!!! Nice and matte without being muddy.

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  4. I love the Bourjois bronzer, it's my all time favourite! It's a shame that it didn't work for you :( also I've read such good reviews on the bronzer from The Body Shop, it's always good to read different point of views! Thank you for the honest review, I loved this post x

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed it x

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  5. I'd be interested in trying the ELF bronzer, I haven't tried much from ELF really but their products look great. I love the Body Shop bronzer, however after a while it kind of "glazed" over, so I scratched the surface and it works amazingly now. I agree with the Bourjois bronzer though, I have the duo version and the highlighter is great but the bronzer.. not so much! x
    ELEANORMAES

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    1. Elf is an amazing brand, i have so many of their products. I really did expect more from the Bourjois one x

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  6. i love the bourjour bronzer, because of my dark skin tone i use it as a powder :)

    NEW POST Jennos Health.

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    1. Thats a good idea using it for something different! It was just too light for my skintone x

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  7. I have to agree that I don't like shimmery bronzers at all, I much prefer matte shades. Though I think my favorite so far has been the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder - super matte and really blendable [=

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    1. I keep hearing good things about that one! I should give it a go x

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  8. I'm now stuck to Kiko bronzer, it's so easy to apply and blend, looks very natural. Nice review:)

    http://oksiblueberry.blogspot.gr

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    1. Its lovely at how natural it looks x

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  9. Good to know that you didn't rate the body shop bronzer, was considering purchasing it but it is actually quite pricey for a more "drugstore-esque" brand. The Elf one sounds icnredible, I definitely need to haul some ELF :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
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    1. For £13 i thought it would have been amazing but it was awful. The elf one is amazing! I also have it in the shade St Lucia which is lovely x

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  10. I think I need to just bite the bullet and add the Honey bronzer to my next Body Shop order ;) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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    1. I think its one of those love it or hate it ones and i hated it haha! Cant wait to see what you think of it x

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  11. Loving the look of the KIKO one! x

    http://lauratalksout.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Love the kiko bronzer! Love all their products infact, especially nail polish!

    www.milimanicure.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I havent tried any of the nail polish, i will next time x

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  13. I wish I had access to Kiko. I can't stand shimmer in bronzers either x

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    1. I have got some of mine online as there isnt a store anywhere near me x

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  14. Cant believe how cheap the elf duo is!! Going to have to purchase one! :) x

    http://bloglovin.com/ariannachatz

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  15. And finding a bronzer to contour, a cool one? As hard as finding a good warm one without shimmer. I know your pain.

    Lovely post!

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