As the sun continues to tease us with intermittent periods of warmth, it’s time to break out the fake tan – powder style! Or in this case, Liz Earle Natural Glow Bronzer.
It takes a lot to entice me away from my beloved Guerlain Terracotta Moisturising Bronzing Powder, but with Liz’s bronzer at £19.50 for 10g of product compared to Guerlain’s £34 per 10g, price isn’t a bad place to start.
It’s true that there’s only the one shade on offer and that honestly, it is probably better suited to light to medium skin tones, but if one shade fits (nearly) all, then that’s all you need. Guerlain however, does offer an impressive array of hues for all skin shades.
The first thing to note is that this product has only the merest hint of shimmer, hardly any really. It’s a finely milled, matt powder in a natural looking shade. In fact, this pressed powder is so smooth and soft, my brush actually leaves tiny indentations in it. I’m sure this soft texture is because of the borage and avocado oils included in the ingredients. The ‘glow’ part is whisper subtle, there’s no obvious shine.
It’s sheer, therefore blendable and doesn’t settle into pores, great for mature skin – remember, matt is too flat. You’re able to build the intensity of colour to the depth you require, but you never venture into clown territory. I’m sure there’s a hint of red in it though, because it really did look as if I’d caught some sun on my chest, which makes it rather handy for patchy tan top ups. The pretty navy compact is definitely something to keep in your handbag.
Best when used as directed:
Sweep across your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, temples and chin for that ‘sun-kissed’ look.
golden bronze rule is, as always, apply with a light hand – it’s a lot easier to add than take away, especially if you’re in a rush to get ready in the morning.
It’s yet another Liz Earle product I’m very happy to have discovered. I’m not seeing anything on their website to suggest that the Liz Earle make up range is targeted to older women, but certain products I’ve cherry picked and tested out, see below, do seem to work particularly well on mature skin.
I’m very loyal to products that have always worked for me, but as you get older and your skin changes (grr!), you need to adapt and explore new products to compliment those changes.
Hopefully, this website will give you fresh options and new ideas. I wouldn’t have tried the amazing ‘I-can’t-live-without-it-now’ Healthy Glow Cream Blush if it wasn’t for a recommendation posted on here.
Comments, feedback and suggestions are always welcome.
*FUMING* It’s been discontinued, in favour of a shimmery bronzer!