I confessed my love for Soap & Glory Stuff a number of times in my previous entries, and Ive had my Solar Powder for about a couple of years already and Its just recently that I rediscovered how great of a product it really is.
Bronzers are not just created to give a tan minus having to stay under the sun. There are a number of kinds of bronzers out there to serve different purposes, some may be used as blushes, some may be used to create a fake tan, while some can be used for contouring.
So here's me, sharing my HG Bronze & Highlight Duo. :)
This Bronze+Highlight Duo comes in an Earth-Friendly, 2-layer cardboard compact.
The first layer reveals the mirror and the bronze and highlight powder.
The 2nd layer reveals a compartment for the brush.
Yeah, I know, the cardboard packaging would turn some of you off but the compact is pretty sturdy even if you stash it in your makeup kit if youre always on-the-go. And before I forget, I also love the retro-ish, pin-up girl design all over. :)
One thing I hate about this product though, is the brush, its really scratchy.
Its ugly. 'Nuff said.
The powders are finely milled, perfectly pressed (just like Guerlain Meteorites -- they come from the same manufacturer, maybe thats why). Not shimmery, not too orange, doesnt oxidize, easy to blend, hard to overdo and really flattering for light to fair-skinned ladies.
Ive always been hesitant to use bronzers before since the first bronzer I tried looked really orange and one looked really muddy on me. Soap and Glory Solar Powder is just right, in fact, it is THE best bronzer and highlighter Ive ever tried.
The bronzing powder gives a really nice sheer mocha color that creates the most perfect shadow one can get from a bronzer, it never looked fake, the color is very subtle. I dunno if some people can relate to this, but have you seen people sporting bronzers/contour powders on their nose bridge/cheekbones and they look really fake and chiseled? Those that have really dark contours that would prolly look nice on photos only? This one's different, its good for everyday use. I just love it to bits.
The highlighter on the other hand is a sheer, neutral gold highlighter that gives a non-shimmery glow. Its a nice highlighter and it compliments the bronzer really well.
Silica, Talc, Mica, Peat Extract, Boron Nitride, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Methicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyisoprene, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Bis-Hydroxyethoxypropyl Dimethicone/Ipdi Copolymer Ethylcarbamate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Octyldodecanol, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Isostearyl Alcohol [+/- CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride)]
Its Paraben-Free. <3 <3 <3
Just like choosing the shade of foundation that perfectly matches your skintone, contouring & highlighting plays a significant role as well in making your make-up more flattering by emphasizing and creating shadows that gives your face more definition.
here's a basic guide on where to put contouring powder and highlighting powder :
Will make a separate entry for a more in-depth guide on how to apply contour and highlight for different face shapes.
Lasts just about a good 5-6 hours on me. 3-4 hours when its really hot and humid outside.
Skin absolutely loves it. :)
Definitely getting a back up for this... :)
18-24 months with proper makeup hygiene.
£12.26 for a 9-gram compact.
Geez I missed blogging, screw blogger for acting up for a few days, Ive had problems with the new post editor, reverted back to the old one but hated the Add Photo feature.
Anyhoo, do you have this duo? Love it? Hate it? Share your thoughts :)