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L'Oréal Glam Bronze Mineral Pearls
Member Name: jeffjen
L'Oréal Glam Bronze Mineral Pearls
Advantages: Natural looking, quality product.
My first bronzing powder I bought was from the Collection 2000 range. Budget-priced and a fairly good product, as are many in the Collection 2000 range and I thought why pay more and continued to use it, fairly happy with the results.
It was my daughter who first began singing the praises of 'mineral' powders and she gave me some to try. I particularly liked the light feel on my skin and their bronzing effect and so I purchased a cheaper alternative from a friend's Avon catalogue but wasn't impressed with my purchase at all and went back to using a bronzing powder.
Then not long afterwards I had some birthday vouchers to use and I found myself purchasing these L'Oreal Glam Bronze Pearls from Boots. At £13 they were cheaper than some other brands, but there were also certainly cheaper alternatives and at the time I wasn't sure I would have paid this amount had I not had a voucher to use.
That's what I like most about receiving vouchers, I tend to treat myself to things that I may not have bought with my money.
One of the reasons I chose L'Oreal Glam Bronze Mineral Pearls was that I noticed there were different bronzing pearls for blondes and brunettes specifically designed to enhance your colouring. As I have naturally dark hair, I chose L'Oreal Glam Bronze Mineral Pearls - Brunette.
Another factor which influenced my purchasing decision here was that these mineral pearls come with a suitable brush for application. Whilst I do have make-up brushes, I was told by my daughter that these mineral pearls are best applied with a special brush, known as a Kabuki brush. This style of cosmetic brush is soft, yet has dense bristles and a tapered brush head ideal for creating a flawless finish with mineral pearls and foundation.
In the summer months after applying moisturiser, I sweep the brush over the pearls and then over my face and love the slightly bronzed look I achieve. This really does make your skin look naturally sun kissed and you need not worry about looking like you've been tango-ed as the end result is definitely not orange or fake-looking.
In the winter months when I am going out, I tend to use a foundation instead of a bronzer, but for normal day to day wear I mostly stick with my bronzing pearls.
The first couple of times I used this product I had the tendency to apply too much to my face as I thought it wasn't having any effect, but I quickly found it is best to wait a little while after applying as the bronzing effect seems to develop gradually.
I had to have a few tries with the brush to get the hang of application as I also struggled a little at first with getting the bronzer distributed evenly across my face and neck line. I find that light strokes with the brush across the pearls and then sweeping the brush lightly across my face works best to achieve an even streak-free coverage.
I have also been impressed by the staying power of these bronzing pearls. One application on a morning before going to work usually lasts me through the day. In warmer weather however, my skin can sometimes appear shiny and a quick sweep with the brush across my face when this occurs is enough to rectify this.
I really like the natural look using these mineral pearls gives me too. A bronzed glow which looks and feels natural. Indeed the light feel of this on my skin is a big plus.
L'Oreal Glam Bronze Mineral Pearls aren't messy to use either and the product clings to the bristles of the brush so I don't have any of the bronzer falling off the brush prior to application. One of the things I disliked about using a powder bronzer was that I did find it was fairly messy to use, so these pearls are so much better.
I can recommend these mineral pearls and also think they are ideal for those who don't like wearing a foundation but want to enhance their skin with a natural looking glow.
Summary: A decent mineral pearls bronzer which I am happy to recommend.