Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base, Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder, Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact

With summer literally round the bend, you’re no doubt scoping out the best bronzers for contouring,  and that all important sculpted warm and healthy glow. These are not only suitable for dusting on the face but can be used on the body too, providing coverage whilst looking natural. Your go-to summer glow is here in a small handbag friendly compact and the ultimate solution for this season.

Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base, Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder, Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact Review



I sneaked in a liquid exception as I believe you have more control over a powder bronzer than liquid, but Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base literally gives you a warm and subtle glow in one pump. It can be used on its own as a sheer complexion clearing foundation or underneath makeup as a base. It’s light weight, great at colour correcting and brings out natural highlight in your skin to make you look radiant. Overall Clarins provide a fast solution to a 2 minute makeup routine and certainly the most natural.


Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base



Next is the Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder, what better way to celebrate the Hoola Days (sorry not sorry!) with this personalised bronzer. It’s a lot more smaller than the others and comes with a small applicator which is the right shape for contouring the cheekbones, jawline and down the nose. For me it’s the perfect consistency, but I use sparingly as it can show up very noticeable on my pale complexion. Other than that I seriously recommend giving this a go!


Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder Review


The bronzer I use most days is Clinique True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer it has a slight soft shimmer and I find the most buildable, and can be applied all over the body, this shade is Sunkissed, which pretty much sums up my thoughts on how I look when applied. Once again another bronzer that’s incredibly quick and easy to apply even by none expert contourers.

Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact Review


Last and certainly not least. Is the Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact. The most expensive of the bunch, but a must have if you intend to invest in a summer glow. The palette is custom so you have four shades together to vary colour and different skintones, tested on pale skin they all come up warming but not too dark. I’ve used this on my body and creates an amazing ‘I’ve just stepped out the sun’ glow around my shoulders and chest whilst it being a completely matte formula. The palette itself is stunning to look at, the design is so incredibly intricate. You don’t wanna miss out on this as it’s investing in the art of beauty!


What do you guys use as a bronzing solution?






  1. Amy
    May 10, 2015 / 10:11 am

    Wow look at that last one!!!!

  2. Polly
    May 11, 2015 / 7:36 am

    I've tried out the Clinique bronzer and found it worked really well on skin thats pale as hell, I'm a ghost and its great to gradually build up for even the colder months so I know this one works, the clarins one looks sooooooo good, must try that now!

    Polly xoxox

  3. May 12, 2015 / 10:16 am

    Can you tell just how excited I am for summer now 😉 x

  4. May 12, 2015 / 10:16 am

    I'm really happy to hear that, I'm pale too and found it works well when applied layer by layer, some days heavier than others! Definitely check it out when you can! x

  5. May 12, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    Oooh these all sound lovely! Loving the yellow background, too. ;P I use NYC's Sunny bronzer, which I've read is similar to Hoola. It works pretty well for me. 🙂

    xx Alyssa — fragments of memories

  6. Anonymous
    May 12, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    very summery!

  7. May 13, 2015 / 7:36 am

    I've always wanted to buy Hoola but (it may just be me) I don't really like benefit packaging of blushers/bronzers, they just seem a bit flimsy – how does it hold up? x


  8. Anonymous
    May 17, 2015 / 2:37 pm


  9. Sandy Greere
    May 19, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    your posts look so colourful, the powders look too cool to wear I'd be scared to use them!

  10. June 2, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    awh thank you and oooooh have to give it a go! x

  11. June 2, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    I've found it holds well, good for travelling too, I like the idea its in a box too so it can't spill everywhere or go on my clothes like shallow palettes! x

  12. June 2, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    awh thank you and indeed I use it all the time but hate that its not as pretty cos its been used! x

  13. June 5, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    I think I need to get myself a clarins bronzer, the last one is gorgeous x
    han // em&han xo

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