Monday, 5 January 2015

REVIEW: L'Oreal Paris Glam Bronze Eau De Soleil

First of all, welcome back and happy 2015! I hope you all had a wonderful break and are ready to start the new year afresh!

One of my beauty resolutions for this year is to experiment a little more with complexion makeup. I'm all over eye makeup and lip colours, but I rarely switch up my blushers, bronzers and highlighters. But this year that's going to change!

To start off, I've decided to delve into bronzers. While my trusty NARS Laguna Bronzer has been doing a stellar job, I feel like getting out of the bronzer box, so to speak, especially as it's summer and powder products aren't really cutting it for me in the heat. And that's where this little baby comes in!

If your skin tone leans a little more to the lighter side of the spectrum, finding a bronzer during the summer time to match your tan can be a little tricky. I'm hesitant to use facial tanners, so I stick to bronzers to get that warm glow. And one of the best ones I have found so far is the L'Oreal Paris Glam Bronze Eau De Soleil

And no, this isn't just a dark foundation! This liquid bronzer (yes, you read that right), can be:

1. Applied before your base makeup to create a soft tan.
2. Mixed into your current foundation to warm up the colour.
3. Applied as a contour product using your fingertips.

Pretty multi-useful, huh? To use, all you have to do is give the bottle a good shake to blend the pigments, and drop the liquid onto your fingertips before applying in any of the three ways above. 

The best part in my opinion is that the Eau De Soleil is very similar to the L'Oreal Paris' Eau De Teint Foundation, in that once blended out, the liquid product dries with a soft, natural velvet finish on the skin. As you can see below, the swatch once blended becomes a soft wash of warm colour, that dries smoothly and evenly on the skin. 

Personally, I prefer to use this product as a liquid contour, applying it to the hollows of my cheeks, jawline and temples after having completed the rest of my makeup routine. All I do is apply one drop onto my fingertips and swipe the product along any areas I wish to contour, then use a gentle sweeping motion to blend it out.

The result is a super natural, sun-kissed glow that isn't orange, sparkly, or too obvious like other bronzers. Plus, like the Eau De Teint Foundation, the Glam Bronze is long lasting even in the summer heat, which is great!

The Glam Bronze Eau De Soleil is a limited edition product that retails for $19.95 at Priceline, which as far as bronzers go, is very reasonable. It's easily a hero product of the summer for me because in warm weather, I'll always opt to use liquid products over powder ones as they're less heavy, plus it gives me a lovely soft, warm glow that looks natural.

What's your favourite bronzer? Have you tried this product? Let me know in the comments below!



  1. This sounds super lovely! I haven't tried any liquid, or even cream bronzers. This would be amazing for darkening lighter foundations too!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. I am in LOVE with this bronzer! It's the first time I've tried a liquid bronzer and I'm converted. It gives such a nice finish, like you said not too orange and not too sparkly, just right! Shame it's LE though.

    Dani | KaBOOM! Cosmetics


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