Monday, 9 May 2016

The Bronzer That Does It All | The Balm Desert Bronzer & Swatches






I think we all have those days where we wake up and lack the effort or energy to put a full face of makeup on. I love wearing simple, everyday makeup when I do not have anywhere  important to be so today I thought I would share with you one of the most quick and easy ways to achieve warmth and glow on the skin. Today I am going to review a product from theBalm.

The Balm Desert Bronzer is marketed as an all in one, bronzer and blusher. This is a soft red toned bronzer which doubles up as a blush when lightly applied over the cheeks. As you can see from the swatches pictured above, the harsh swatch appears very matte and harsh on the skin which is great for adding more depth on the temples and cheeks. However, the blended swatch appears more luminous and dewy with a slight gold sheen to it which is great for lightly dusting on the apples of the cheeks to add a slight glow to the skin without having to apply blusher or highlighter. 

Shade  

Unlike most bronzers, this product only comes in one universal shade. It is very red toned in comparison to a lot of other bronzers which I love because it appears more natural on the skin rather than looking orange. The bronzer when applied is very pigmented so I found that lightly tapping my brush into the powder and then tapping off the excess ensured the application was smooth. I personally think this shade is very universal and will suit the majority of skin tones, however I feel that if you are exceptionally pale this may look slightly muddy however if you have a tanned complexion or around the same skin tone as myself then I think you will love the way this looks on the skin. 

Texture

I personally tend to opt for matte bronzers because I find them to apply and sit better on the skin. However, whilst this bronzer has a slight shimmery sheen running through the powder, I do not find it to feel gritty or chunky. The consistency of this powder is very finely milled which makes application a dream. 


Overall, I think this bronzer is amazing for anyone with light-medium skin tones who likes to apply makeup quickly. This product can be purchased from the BeautySpin website for £12.90!






Share:

28 comments

  1. Never have I ever heard of this bronzer! I've heard of the balm's blushes but bronzers? Nah! The packaging looks just as lovely in the product inside. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us! xxx

    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's so pretty! Thanks for commenting lovely x

      Delete
  2. I didn't realise how affordable this bronzer was, I'm going to stick it on my wishlist!
    Lucie xo | lucieleannexo.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm not a massive fan of bronzer but I'd love to try this out! The packaging is so lovely & vintage! This is such a great informative review :)

    www.leahrachelgoth.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gorgous review

    ReplyDelete
  5. This bronzer is right up my alley! Great post lovely xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've never looked in the Balm bronzers and have only tried their highlighters (which I love btw!)
    Great post - definitely thinking of trying this out! It looks like it'll be great for a sun-kissed Summer look. :)

    Xo, Meliza Joyce | melizajoyce.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for commenting lovely:)) xx

      Delete
  7. This is a really pretty bronzer. I'm warm toned, so I think it will be perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Really love the lay out and the content of your blog, you're doing a really good job.
    Thanks

    www.beautybugg.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, that's so lovely!

      Delete
  9. Really love the lay out and the content of your blog, you're doing a really good job.
    Thanks

    www.beautybugg.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I got and tried this bronzer from Birchbox but ended using it mostly as an eyeshadow but it didn't complimented my carmel/medium skin like other brands did! But I am glad this bronzer shade worked out for you! :)

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's great to know how it works for other skin tones! Thanks for letting me know your thought! X

      Delete
  11. Bronzer is for all year long! This is gawjess

    ReplyDelete
  12. Bronzer is for all year long! This is gawjess

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love theBalm but this bronzer is new to me. I think I need it now...

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for commenting on this post, I really appreciate all the comments I get. I will reply to all the comments left on my blog where possible!

I will check out the blog links left after genuine comments so please refrain from spam.

© KIRSTY JENNIFER | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Developed by pipdig