Friday 20 July 2012

Clarins Bronzing Duo

I went to the Clarins counter the other day to look at their bronzing duo after hearing Anna say how lovely it was. I swatched it on my hand and knew straight away I wanted it! I couldn't believe how velvety and soft it felt in the compact and the colour is so lovely. I got shade 01 light because I am so fair. It comes in 3 colours, 01 light, 02 medium and 03 dark. 

The colour on the left is the lightest shade and is a matte colour only slightly darker then my skin. The colour on the right is a slightly shimmery, darker shade which adds a lovely warm glow to the face. There is only a small amount of shimmer in this which means it makes the skin look radiant and glowing. Having the two shades is lovely because I can use the matte shade to contour and the more shimmery shade to add a bronzed glow to my cheeks. I can also just mix both shades together which leaves a gorgeous sun kissed colour on the skin - this is what I tend to do and I love it.

I love the packaging of this product. It comes in a little velvet pouch and the compact is very sturdy and has a lovely big mirror. It doesn't come with a little brush - I like this because usually little brushes aren't very good anyway so this means there is room for more bronzer! I love using my Mac 187 brush with this as it doesn't pick up too much product and I can just dust it across my cheeks. When the sun comes out a bit more I think this will look lovely dusted all over the face to achieve more of a bronzed look. (Hopefully the sun will come out soon!) I love this bronzer - I don't tan easily in the summer so I always like using a bronzer and I think this will be my go to bronzer this summer!

This bronzer is available from Debenhams and other department stores for £26.

What is your favourite bronzer? Which products do you rely on in the summer?


  1. for some reason I have never seen a proper review of this, so thanks for doing such a great one! I was considering it before, but now I think it is on the definite list!

    I love your blog as well, will be subscribing :)
    I would love it if you would take the time to have a little look at mine too

    1. You're welcome! Thank you so much, that's very kind. I will do :)

  2. This looks really lovely, I'm a bit of a Bronzer-phobe, so if I'm going to purchase its got to be something really great, and this does look great! x

    1. I used to be quite worried about using bronzers as I'm so fair but I love this one - it's easy to blend and a lovely, natural colour! I would definitely recommend it :)


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