Sunday, 10 July 2016

5 Drugstore Bronzers That I Swear By

Even though the Welsh skies are a grim grey tone rn, and the rain hasn't stopped pouring, I have been all over the fake-it trend this summer. I have never really been into self tanning or bronzers, but this year has seen a change in this lil kitty and I've been delving into the world of bronzers more than ever before. Due to the fact that I've never before been a bronzer fanatic, I haven't managed to part with a considerable amount of dosh over a pan of shimmery glow. So here are my top 5 fave drugstore (affordable) bronzers that have totally stolen my heart.


You guys know that I'm all about this bronzer. It's the first bronzer that I genuinely fell in love with, and I'm still completely infatuated with it. It smells like pina coladas, and girl, that's never a bad thing. I also love the fact that it has some delicate shimmer to it, that isn't chunky at all, and glides on for an effortless sun-kissed glow. This also lasts all day for me, even with my dead difficult oily skin, ahem winner much?

I did buy this in Los Angeles, but if you're from the UK you can pick it up on Amazon or Ebay!

CIATE X OLIVIA PALERMO DUO in Bluff Point (£25.00 - SALE for £9.99)

I picked this up in TK Maxx purely because I loved the packaging, little did I know that I was picking up a real gem. The bronze shade is a perfect warm toned matte, which blends in like butter and warms the face in an instant. It's definitely more of a sophisticated glow, so I enjoy wearing this for nights out. Plus, the blush included in this duo is a perfect evening blush to accompany any bronzed look.


This palette has 3 illuminating shades, and the shade Glow is perfect to layer over foundation or even on top of a bronzer for added radiance and glow. The coverage is very delicate and sheer, so it's perfect for someone who's a little bronzer shy. It's also great to add a quick pick me up to a tinted moisturiser or BB/CC cream, for a natural glow.


As soon as I saw these bronzing rocks, I was won over instantly. I love the whole idea of swirling your brush over rocks of bronzy-goodness to warm up your complexion, and thats exactly what this baby does. I love that there's some rosey rocks in there too, to get that "just caught the sun" look with only one quick application.


This is supposed to be a dupe of the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow and you can definitely tell from the similar name, and similar pan designs. However, I can't speak for the CT original as I don't have the good fortune to own one m'self. However, for around £6.00, you really can't go wrong with this. For me, this shade is way too shimmery to contour my cheekbones etc, however it's the perfect in between warm-cool shade that adds a very attractive warmth to the face. It is a tiny bit on the chalky side, but with a good bronzer brush and a little blending it's certainly no problem.

Which bronzers are you loving for SS16?



  1. I need to get myself a good bronzer for the summer, those bronzing rocks look interesting! x

    Just Little Things

  2. I don't own that many bronzers, but I love the sound of the Hollywood bronze and glow!

  3. I've never tried any of these bronzers before but the W7 one looks lovely! My personal favourites from the drugstore are the Rimmel natural bronze and the Maybelline master sculpt!

    Toni x

  4. I still regret not grabbing the Ciate bronzer in TK Maxx, it's so so pretty! I really like the look of the Seventeen Rocks too, they look so easy to use without getting too much on your brush! I do love the MUR highlighting one though xx

    Tamz |

  5. I definitely want to try the rocks from Seventeen, such a lovely post. Thanks for sharing! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  6. I've heard so much about the butter bronzers, I'm kind of glad you mentioned it as I was 99% sure I can't buy it but now you've said it's on amazon I need to check it out!!
    Charlotte //

  7. I really need that Charlotte Tilbury palette. It's been on my wishlist for the longest time!!

    Nicole | In The Life of NM // Enter My Giveaway!

  8. I love the look of the bronzing rocks, I've never seen anything like them before!
    xx Dany

  9. The butter bronzer is top of my list! I love the cream bronzer from Bourjois, never fails me!

    1. I'm definitely going to have to check that out, thank you! <3

  10. I love the bronze shade out the MUR palette, i literally use it everyday! Its amazing! The physicians formula one sounds brilliant and looks so pretty. I've good things about the W7 one I must order it :) xx

    LPage Beauty


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