You may have noticed that, now it’s winter (well, technically, it’s still fall for a couple more days), I’m pretty damn pale. Unfortunately, though, I’m not the Dita Von Teese, beautiful type of pale. I’m more of the ‘Are you sure you’re feeling OK?’ type of pale – that is, sallow and sick-looking. VERY NICE, I know. Luckily, makeup is my best friend and comes to my rescue with its amazing concoctions, thus preventing any unnecessary worries concerning my perfectly good health (*touches wood*).
I find that a bit of bronzer works wonders at instantly making me look healthier and radiant. My favorite type are the sheerer ones, like my beloved Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder, Guerlain Joli Teint Powder Duo or Dior Nude Air Tan Powder. Being practically impossible to overdo, these powders are ideal for those with lighter complexions, who might worry about traditional, more pigmented bronzers looking too harsh and artificial.
The new Flawless Fusion Bronzer from KIKO is a very nice addition to the ‘healthy glow powder’ category. It is sheer enough to always look natural, but also buildable, so that it is actually visible on the skin. It comes in 6 shades and, as with all sheer bronzers, I recommend choosing a darker shade than you normally would, otherwise it probably won’t really show up on your skin. I got shade 03 Cinnamon, which is still quite light, as you can see in the swatches. It blends effortlessly and wear-time is pretty good: on my oily face it lasts about 6 hours, but if you have normal to dry skin it is most likely going to last way longer on you.
The Flawless Fusion Bronzer doesn’t disappoint in the packaging department, either. It is housed in a super pretty gunmetal case that, even though it’s plastic, feels sturdy enough to survive numerous trips inside my handbag and has that clever magnetic closure I always very much appreciate.
Do you guys use bronzer? Do you prefer the more pigmented type or the sheerer ones like KIKO Flawless Fusion?