Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Top 5 Series: Blush and Bronzer!

Time for part 3 of my Top 5 Series and this week I am talking brush and bronzers. I am not a huge fan of bronzers but I have a couple that if I am to wear them I pick every time, mostly this will just be about blushes. 

Vivo 'peaches & cream' baked blush
This is my holy grail of blushes. It has warm peachy tones which are perfect for adding a pinch of colour for the autumn/winter months. For £4 its a bargain plus its a reasonable sized product so it will last a really long time. Who said supermarket cosmetics brands are lame? 

Vivo 'Cinnamon Glow' Baked blush 
Technically this is a blush but I prefer to use this as a light bronzer. I really like the warm tones in the blush which make it darker. The powder is really light which allows the colour to be built up from a light bronze to a darker bronze dependent on your skin tone. Again, its £4 for a good sized product. 
ELF Natural Radiance Blush in 'Innocence'
This is my go to summer blush, on those days that I decide wearing make up is a good idea I like to swap out the warmer shades for some lighter shades. As you can see from the picture there is a slight dent in this one as I used it so much last summer which will become bigger when spring/summer gets here. Another light powder good for building colour without looking cakey. It's also £1.50, it gets better!
Topshop Cheeks in 'Prism'
This is such a pretty highlight/light bronze colour. It gives off a light gold colour which blends so easily due to its creamy consistency. You only need a small amount as it blends out a lot and you don't want really shiny cheeks. Another way to use this is to dot it on your cheek bones to create a nice highlight and definition. I'm not sure if its still available but if it is, go get it. 
ELF 'Blushed & Bronzed' Duo
I have heard a lot of people comparing the bronzer to the Nars 'Laguna' bronzer but for a fraction of the price (being £3.50 for the duo) I used this so much when I first got it, and probably wore a little too much, but if I am in a bronzer mood this is one of the ones I reach for to create a summer glow. Makes me realise that I need a tan! 

I am in the process of writing a selection of posts so that I have some prepared to avoid those awkward 'I have no time to write a post' stages. Not sure what Top 5 I will do next week so let me know if there are any particular ones you want to see. 


  1. Those VIVO ones look gorgeous!

  2. the vivo blushes look really nice, i really want to try them.

  3. I wish I could find ELF in canada. I Never am able to find them anywhere?
    the blushes look beautiful!

    -Hayley xx

  4. I also have the elf blush/bronzer duo. I love it.

  5. I think I definitely want to get my hands on that Topshop highlighter! xx

  6. Totally agree - I absolutely love VIVO, I have both of those baked blushes and was so so impressed considering how cheap they are. I think it's so good for a supermarket brand, and the packaging is ultra cute too :)

    xo Samantha Grace


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