Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stila Custom Colour Self Adjusting Bronze

When I first saw Stila's Summer Illuminating Collection there were two things that I definitely wanted, one of which was the Passion Fruit Lip and Cheek Stain (read about it here) and the other was the Self Adjusting Bronze.

I know I spoke about Stila's Set and Bronze last week (read it here) and it's going to look like I am addicted to bronzer - which mmmm might be a little true but could you blame me when Stila produce such amazing products.  When I got a sneak preview of this a couple of months ago I swatched it and then promptly forgot and moved onto swatching the other products.   I thought it was just another bronzer.  It wasn't until I got home that I couldn't take my eyes off my hand.  It was bronzed to perfection.

The powder is a natural bronze with a hint of shimmer (so little shimmer I thought it was matte). As the product says, it's self adjusting. I thought this was a bit of a gimmick but the powder reacts to each person's skin PH to give a custom bronze. 

To be honest I am not sure if it looks different on everybody and I don't really mind if that is a gimmick because the result of the powder on me is beautiful luminous bronze skin.  The packaging is an adorable little black case with stars on the outside and a handy mirror inside. 

Although there is a slight shimmer in the product it doesn't really transfer onto the face and as you can see from the swatch below it warms the skin without leaving a ruddy or mucky look on the skin.

Ok so I might be wearing a little too much make up but I was going to pretend Oxegen, so trust me, I looked very pared down towards most of the others there.

Stila Custom Colour Bronze costs £13.00 which is amazing value for a quality bronzer.  I bought mine from ASOS (here) but it's also available from Stila.co.uk (here) where they have free Ireland and UK shipping and they also have a range of Custom Colour Blush (a pink and a coral).
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