Hola my beauties, guess who’s finally done with exams?! I’m not going to lie, it feels kind of bitter-sweet because I really don’t want to leave sixth form but no more revision means more blogging!
Actually more like blogging instead of revising without feeling guilty
Even though England is cloudy 90% of the time, I am so excited for summer and to be able to play around with makeup to give me that sun-kissed look which will make me look so glowy you’ll be able to see me from outer space 😉 I’ve decided to start this new segment of Summer Must Have makeup products and I’ll be starting with contouring and bronzing so enough jibber jabber, let’s get into it!
I was very kindly sent a couple of products from Seventeen which I’ve been so excited to share with you guys just because of how much I’ve fallen in love with them. I would have written a review straight away however i wanted to use them for a while and form my opinions on how well they actually perform. I’ve been using both of these products with a few Makeup Revolution and Sleek products every morning for the past few weeks and I honestly don’t know how i did my makeup before i had them!
Seventeen’s Define & Conquer Contour Kit (can we please talk about how badass that name is?! I love it) reminded me of an Elf one I’ve seen floating around on Twitter and was excited to see how well the shades played on my medium skin tone. The packaging is perfect for if you want to take this on the go with you as it’s sturdy, light and comes with a mirror inside. It also comes with a guide on how to contour and highlight which I think is really smart of Seventeen as it’s really helpful, not to mention the name makes me feel like I can take over the world when i see it every morning!
Both of the shades are matte powders – one is a highlighter which in my opinion is the perfect highlighting shade for a range of skin tones due to its undertones as it isn’t too white and the second is a contouring powder. I was pleasantly surprised at the warmth of the contouring shade when I applied it and use it as a bronzer too as it’s the perfect shade for giving you that sun-kissed warmed up looked in the summer as well as giving you chiseled cheekbones. The contouring shade isn’t too grey nor too orange and I think Seventeen got this one spot on because I am honestly so obsessed with it
Both powders are fairly pigmented however on my olive-toned skin, the contouring shade I am in love with shows up a lot more compared to the highlighting shade. This product retails for £5.99 which i think is an amazing price as i see this palette lasting me for quite a while yet.
The second product I cannot rave enough about right now is the Seventeen Instant Glow Cream Bronzer – you guys I am in looove with this! I swear, I now understand why people love bronzers so much and if you know me by now, you know i love a good glow. (There’s no such thing as glowing too much!) It “contours cheekbones and décolletage for definition and colour” and i use this product for exactly both those things.
I was really confused as to how this would make me glow though as it seemed quite matte however there are tiny shimmer particles in it if you look really closely so that when you blend it onto your skin, it all blends in so nicely to give you that natural bronzey glow instead of just looking like a glitter ball
since that’s what highlighters are for eyyy.
This product is so creamy and soft compared to other cream drugstore products I own which can be quite stiff and I just adore how it blends and feels when i apply it, i swear it’s a dream. I use my contour brush to apply this to my cheekbones and temples before blending it in with my sponge. It definitely gives me the bronzey colour I need considering the lack of sun right now and although the pigmentation isn’t extreme with one touch, you can definitely build this up until you’re happy with it! It retails for £4.99.
So that’s it from me, I hope you guys loved this post and thank you so much to Seventeen and Louise for these products. All opinions stated are my own and this post is not sponsored in any way.
Let me know what your favourite contouring and bronzer products for summer or just in general are down below or on Twitter. I’m thinking my next post on this segment should be highlighters? Or blushes… Maybe i’ll make a poll on Twitter so you guys can let me know what you want to see next, your wish is my command lovelies!