“ Brand: Chit Chat / Type: Bronzing Powder / What it does: Bronzes, „
Chit Chat Bronzing Pearls
Makeup can be quite expensive, and we as a society tend to believe (even if we do not want to) that the more expensive the item, the better the item is. Therefore, when I came across the Chit Chat range of makeup at the Poundland store for the obvious £1.00 each I was wary, though at such a low price I considered it well worth the risk!
As well as bronzing pearls, the Chit Chat range includes mascara, lipstick, eye shadow and more. I have also written a review on the mascara from this range (see previous review).
What struck me first of all is how small the container is compared to other bronzing pearl containers I have had before. It states that it contains approximately 40 pearls within it, though I do admit that I did not sit and count them all! It looked about right, though the number is a little misleading as you have some large pearls and some very tiny ones!
The pearls themselves are of a light, chestnut brown colour with some slightly lighter than others. I did not notice if there were different shades, though at the time I seem to remember there being only this one same shade in the shop. That is not to say that there is not other shades, though as it is a cheap range, do not expect a huge variety of shades.
The pearls do not come with a brush, though I already had a large bronzer brush which worked well. I did tip the pearls into a larger bronzer container I had as it seemed much easier to insert the brush and move it around in a larger one opposed to this thin one.
I do admit that I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of these pearls. Having had an average outcome with the mascara from this range, I fully expected an average outcome with the bronzing pearls, though I was astonished to find that the pearls were beautifully dusted allowing just enough to come off at a time and when they were on the face, they gave a warm glow which I would say is similar to a warm tan. I applied these pearls over a foundation and found that it also helped cover further blemishes which the foundation had not.
I would say that these pearls were suitable for most skin colours from pale to tanned, though I am not sure as to their suitability for darker skin colours. I do not really have sensitive skin as such and have had no problems with these pearls, though I can not guarantee that they will not set off a reaction for sensitive skin or those with other skin conditions.
The bronzing pearls last for a reasonable amount of time, though in a time range of a day I did have to reapply once, though as not much is needed at a time, these pearls do last a long time.
Cleaning your face at the end of the day with wipes and/or warm water takes all of the bronze off of your skin easily and I feel that it even leaves your skin feeling a little softer!
At £1.00, you really can not go wrong with this product! The mascara may have been a let down though I would certainly recommend these bronzing pearls. I will be purchasing them again for sure!
During the summer months, many people like their skin to have a 'healthy glow',but unfortunatley,for many of us it is not achievable naturally. With the constant press surrounding the rise in skin cancer due to the increase of the amount of people using sunbeds and spending too much time in the sun, we are constantly searching for ways to fake a sunkissed look by use of fake self tanner and bronzing products. But, unfortunatley with so many different brands on the market, it takes some trial and error, and in many cases, alot of money to find a product which suits you,actually works and is cost effective.
Costing just a mere pound, Chit Chat bronzing pearls are a fantastic, inexpensive alternative to some other bronzing pearls which are available, and surprisingly, do the intended job very well.
As I have sensitive skin,I tend to shy away from cheaper make-up products as they contain ingredients which can be irritant,pushing me towards the more expensive products,but with this budget make I have had no irritation.
The packaging does look inexpensive and like it is aimed towards teenage girls who like to experiment with make-up, but don't let that put you off! Each pot contains about 40 of the bronzing pearls, in varying neautral brown shades, whereas some others I have tried have been quite orange.
The pearls themselves do smell quite like talc, which isnt unpleasant in my opinion,but this may be offputting to some and it is a dead giveaway that this is a cheap make-up item.
When applied with a large blusher brush, the product is very light, which is good in terms of product build up and enables you to acheive a more natural look to the face and/or body. More of the product can be applied if you are looking for a darker look.
For me personally,when I have used this product, it has lasted all day.
I would recommend that anyone on a budget or looking to save a few pennies but still looking for a good bronzing product try these bronzing pearls as for a pound you can not really go wrong.