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Faking The Winter Glow


I don't know about you but I'm looking forward to summer already. The snow hasn't even hit the UK yet and I'm thinking about fake tanning. I tan fairly easily in the summer but as soon as it's dull outside, my skin tone turns dull too. I'm a big fan of bronzer, so this was bound to happen at some point.

I had been looking to buy This Works Perfect Skin Miracle since last summer, but I always put it off. Along with some Space NK incentives, I finally purchased it and I haven't looked back. Similar to a primer, you pop it on before your make up and it brightens the skin a little but adds the tan I'm lacking. I was very surprised at how moisturising it was, it's basically a tinted moisturiser but it adds no coverage. It contains Vitamin E, Vitamin C as well as Hyaluronic Acid, so it's not surprising that it's super hydrating. It preps the skin for make up on top and it helps refine the look of pores too.
Before this, I had been using Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning*, which is a self tanning primer. It's a lot thicker than the This Works hybrid and not as moisturising, but it does leave you with a hint of tan for a few days after. It's the sister to the famous Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch base, but that's a little too silicone based for my liking.

For the days I only have enough time for a sweep of powder, I've been reaching for the Clarins Bronzing Duo* or Radiant Light from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. Radiant Light gives a very light highlighting dusting of colour to the skin, whereas with the Bronzing Duo, you can really build up the colour. To apply both of these, I use the Real Techniques Blush Brush and brush on a 3 motion on the sides of my face, along the temples and cheekbones. 

What is your favourite bronzing product?

Luce x

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