The Make Up Edit | Winter Bronze


Im not one to give up my bronze summer glow easily but in the winter it is alot harder to maintain. So this isn’t a full blown tanning post, this is more about how to bronze up your face naturally.

A drugstore bronzer that I love is Bourjois Paris Bronzing Powder also know as the chocolate bronzer. This is the best matte bronzer n the drug store in my opinion. It is not too orange so makes it great for a faux bronze.

Next let’s go to MAC Harmony this is more of a contour shade than a bronzer. I like to put this under my bronzer to define by cheeks.

My favourite and most expensive bronzer is the Chanel Bronze Universal. This doubles up as a counter and bronzer shade. This is the only cream product. I actually have ease in applying. This bronzer is also not too orange so it perfect for a natural bronze.

What bronzer’s do you use to fake your bronze?

The Review St.Tropez Tanning Mouse

excuse the origins face mask!

For Christmas I was gifted the St.Tropez travel three step system. I also went out and bought the full size, three step system in the Boots Sale. Hello half price St.Tropez! (bargain)

So this gave me the perfect excuse to try it out. I have tried the St.Tropez everyday body lotion before and I lurve it. So I couldn’t wait to try the three step system. 

So off I trotted to the bathroom and gave these products a go. First of all you need to exfoliate your body. For this the system includes a Body polish. It is quite a grainy scrub with no real smell. But its does what it’s meant too and my skin was silky smooth. I do however think you can do this step much cheaper with some exfoliating gloves and body wash. A personal favourite is soap and glorys.  So I didn’t hate it but I wasn’t overly wowed either. 

Then I applied some body moisturiser. And yes I love it. It is hydrating and smells rather lovely without being fruity scented. I cant describe it but again I think you can purchase cheaper moisturiser’s that do the same thing. I leave this soak in for an hour or two. 

Now as you can see I haven’t been too impressed don’t get me wrong they are lovely products but they are also extremely expensive and I am a bit of a budget girl. 

After waiting two hours maybe less, maybe more. I headed back to the bathroom to apply the tan. I have been using the mouse formulation just because it’s open I also have the gel but I haven’t tried that out yet. I section my body in to parts left arm, right arm, left leg etc. And for each of these sections I use one to two pumps. I personally don’t like to look too tanned at first so I apply a light-ish layer. I use a tanning mitt to apply and use buffing motion (basically rub it all in until you see no streaks) 

I apply this at night and try not to wash it off until the more sometimes I leave it longer if I can. 

The results of this tan where amazing, my bed sheets did not thank me. Hint – Got to bed in a full body suit. But back to the colour I wasn’t orange and I wasn’t pale. I had a gorgeous glow and natural tan. I absolutely love this tan and don’t know how I functioned without it. Although it is expensive. It is soooo worth it.  And it will last if your only using a few pumps. 

So that’s my St.Tropez story. I do plan on repurchasing this but without the body polish or moisturiser. 

Have you ever tried St.Tropez?

Lauren xox