Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Get The Glow This Summer (Especially If You're Fair/Pale Skinned)

Bronzers for pale skin

Even though most of us have been struggling through this heatwave style weather here in the UK this week, it has meant that we've been enjoying some sunshine and warmth, something which is rather rare, particularly here in Scotland. The Summer sandals are out, I've had at least one ice lolly a day (Fab's limited edition birthday cake flavour is incredible btw! I've already went through an entire pack myself) and I've been spending much more time in the sun. And nothing makes my makeup routine feel more Summery than the kind of products that promise to give me that 'just back from holiday' glow. However, saying that, over the years I've found it pretty difficult to find a shade that works for me and my fair, freckly skin. It's either far too dark, making me look like I've just rubbed dirt on my face or it's sparkly and shimmery and I end up looking like an extra from Twilight.

Well, I'm happy to report that some of my favourite beauty brands have obviously heard our outcries for lighter bronzers and universal highlighters and that's exactly what I'll be talking about today. So let's see how to get that Summer glow;

Benefit Hoola Lite Stick Dandelion Twinkle Review

When it comes to achieving that Summer glow this year, Benefit have got you covered no matter what your skin tone or colour is. They've released three new products for Summer 2017 and you seriously need to get yourself along to a Benefit counter to try them out as soon as you can!

First up we have Hoola Lite. Fans of Benefit's original Hoola bronzer will know just how good this product is and why it's one of Benefit's bestsellers but now it's available in a significantly lighter shade, perfect for the likes of us with paler complexions. Team it with Dandelion Twinkle, like I have been since they first arrived on my doorstep and I honestly glow, something I've never been able to achieve before. Normally bronzers are too dark or orange-y, which definitely isn't a good look paired with my auburn hair and even most highlighters that I've tried in the past, just did nothing for me and my pale skin. Thanks to Benefit, I've now got a face duo that I know will work for me and my fair complexion and I couldn't be more thankful that they have released these two new products.

Talking of new products, contouring doesn't get any easier than with the Hoola Quickie Contour Stick*! I can't get over how easy it is to get defined cheekbones and to do a spot of sculpting with this product! It's also a lovely shade for what I can imagine will be the large majority of skin tones and it's incredibly creamy and comfortable on the skin. I also love just how pigmented it is and the fact that it's really blendable means that it doesn't look like you've just drawn two big brown lines across your cheeks in a hurry. If you're looking for glow on the go, this is the product for you!

Best Bronzer and Highlighter

When it comes to achieving a subtle and natural glow, BareMinerals have got you covered. I absolutely adore their Invisible Powder Bronzer* in the shade fair to light and as someone who never wore bronzer up until a few weeks ago, I notice such a big difference in how healthy I look when I wear this product. As someone who essentially resembles Casper the Friendly Ghost all year round, I'm almost used to looking that pale that I look a little bit under the weather but now I feel so much more confident with just a little bit of colour to my face. It's also available in shades to cater to all skin colours and tones and provides a real glow to the skin.

The second of the highlighters to be included in today's blog post, totally won me over when I saw the packaging. I mean who can resist a shiny and adorable heart compact? The answer; not me, of course. The Too Faced Love Light Highlighter really is a must try and I opted for something that I don't already own, a gold highlighter. The gold shade, named Light Up My Life, screams Summer glow. But if gold's not your thing, there's also a beautiful rose gold shade (aka. the dream product) and a silver shade, both of which I'm really tempted to treat myself to after trying the one.

KIKO always come out with exceptional bronzers, particularly when it comes to their limited edition collections and this one is no different. Part of the Summer 2.0 collection, this baked bronzer is such a warm and beautiful tone. It's also a really generous size, making it ideal for bronzing the decolletage and other areas of the body. And I can't go without mentioning how good it smells! KIKO always get it right when it comes to their scents and fragrances and this one is no different. It also seems to be in the sale so get it checked out if you fancy buying it, as once the limited edition products sell out they are so difficult to find (hello eBay!)

Best Bronzer For Pale Skin

So there you have it, my picks when it comes to the latest bronzers and highlighters to hit the market for Summer 2017.

Are you someone who also struggles to find bronzers and highlighters that work for them and their skin tone/colour? If so, what do you think of the sound of the products featured in today's post? Which one would you love to try first?


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