I love a good bronzer, particularly in the summer months when everyone has been on holiday except you and you need to give that pasty skin of yours a bronzed boost.
What do I love more than a good bronzer? A bronzer that is affordable, easy to apply and doesn’t break leaving your handbag an orange mess.. There are many bronzers on the market at the moment that aren’t only ridiculously expensive, but they’re also so pigmented that you have to apply with the lightest hand to avoid looking like you’ve been rolling around in dirt for the afternoon.
So when I stumbled across the L’Oreal Glam Bronze Cushion de Soleil I was sold. A budget bronzer that is in liquid form, pressed into a cushion compact with a mirror and on-the-go buff applicator. Love. It.
This is by far the easiest to apply bronzer I’ve ever used. I like to use a Real Techniques Sculpting Brush, but any kind of buffing brush really will do. The puff that comes in the packaging isn’t the best, but definitely good for touching up on the go.
I like to apply this on the high points of my cheeks, rather than the hollows, as this is definitely a bronzing product as opposed to a contour. I tend to find generally that I get a more flattering result anyway by bronzing my cheekbones rather than contouring; in doing so you’re shaping your face and giving a much more flattering effect – I tend to look a bit gaunt when contouring properly, whereas using this technique just makes my cheekbones look higher and much more defined.
The finish is very dewey which I love, and isn’t too orange either. Wear time is pretty good, but I’d recommend adding a touch of powder on top if you want it to last all day. As a liquid bronzer you’re unfortunately never going to get that wear time of powder, however I much prefer the finish and would rather top this up throughout the day than use a powder that looks too dry.
As for the packaging, I think it’s very pretty and definitely keeps the product inside secure. you have a compartment on the top with the applicator, and then you have to lift this to reach the cushion beneath.
I used to think cushion products were a bit of a fad, but can definitely see the appeal now. My only concern is this product will run out fairly quickly, but at £14.99 from Boots you’ll hardly be breaking the bank to replace it, and with the amount of 3 for 2’s on these days you can usually snap up a bargain pretty easily.
A budget bronzer that’s easy to apply and leaves a dewey finish; what more could you want?