Sunday, 25 August 2013

Sunshine in a Bottle: Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning


Hey, hey! Happy Bank Holiday Weekend to you all. I hope you're all enjoying the moderate sunshine that we've been gifted with today, and that you all have some fab plans for the long weekend. It's my boyfriend's birthday today so I've been spending most of my time with him, but have taken a little bit of time out to put together a post on a skincare wonder I've been loving recently: Clarins Liquid Bronze*.

Clarins Liquid Bronze is a lightweight moisturising lotion specifically designed to gradually fake tan the face. I have quite sensitive skin and it is prone to breakouts very easily, so fake tanning on my face is one thing I often steer clear of due to the fear of a breakout erruption, and my fave tan (St Moriz mousse) just doesn't seem to have the same effect on the face. Liquid Bronze makes everything 10x simpler and easier though and just solves everything. I've not once had a breakout from using this lotion on my face, it adds a lovely subtle tan that can easily be controlled to be made more intense with regular use, and it also makes the skin refreshed and perked up after use too. 

It is a calming and cooling, light lotion that contains Aloe Vera to soften and moisturise the skin. I have been using this self tanner as an alternative to my night cream on alternate evenings to keep up the colour that this gives. There is quite a noticeable difference after one use, but nothing ridiculous and nothing to be wary of - it simply looked like I had spent an afternoon reading in the garden instead of slaving away at work indoors! Being impressed with my sunkissed complexion I started to apply the lotion nightly but ended up looking a bit Oompa Loompa and over the top, so toned it down to once every 3 evenings to maintain a basic layer, and then amped it back up to alternate evenings when an occasion was looming. 

The tan couldn't be simpler to apply: I have always used a cotton pad to apply and it is so easy to just sweep around the whole face quickly and easily, totally fuss free and I have never had a streaky, patchy or uneven result the next morning. It also fades away gently, naturally and evenly too. It fades so gradually that it is barely even noticable and thankfully there's no scaliness effect or patches.

Wearing this tan on the face not only adds a bronzed boost underneath foundation, but it also makes no make up days so much more comfortable as it balances out the redness and dark circles ever so slightly so that the skintone looks more even and perfected - as well as being a few shades deeper! One extra bonus point for Liquid Bronze is that it smells lovely too, not like your typical biscuity fake tan as it has violet and jasmine added in for fragrance. 


So I've basically just sung the praises of this little bottle of sunshine all the way to the high heavens because there's not a single fault that I can pick out with this one! Usually there's at least one thing I could nit pick at to balance things; such as a packaging flaw or the pricing is a little unreasonable, but even those are spot on too! I know that Summer in the UK is more or less drawing to a close now, but there's no reason why your face shouldn't still be beaming and glowing with a healthy dose of sunkissed beauty.

Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning | £18.00 / 125ml - Link

Thanks for reading!
Have you ever tried Clarins Liquid Bronze?
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* (c/o) Clarins


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21 comments:

  1. Does it look different to the rest of your body skintone? Love the nail polish what is it? Great post xx

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    1. Most people's faces tend to be slightly paler anyway, at least I know mine definitely is! So it actually helps to create a better match :) The nail varnish is OPI - Cajun Shrimp! Thank you lovely :) xxx

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  2. Yes! I seriously love this product, like you said you literally can't fault it! Have stopped using it recently, think i need to whack it out again!

    Rosie xo
    rosiemickhaiel.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. This sounds amazing, I'm useless with self-tanning but this sounds like quite the product!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. I'm pretty useless too - often prone to patches and streaks but this one really is foolproof! Phew! xx

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  4. I love this stuff! Has featured in a monthly favourites post! A little goes such a long way!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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  5. I've been using this for a couple of weeks now and it really is amazing:)

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  6. this looks great!

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    xx

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  7. This sounds great, especially evening out the complexion!
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  8. I like the sound of this but I think my student budget will only allow me to stay with St Moriz haha! xx

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    1. Aw, St Moriz is a trusty one! ..I just wish it worked better on the face for me :( xx

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  9. I've looked at buying this before but always abandoned in in favour of bigger tanning brands (st tropez/fake bake). Next time I might have to invest! x

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  10. reeeally need to try this! It has been everywhere X

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  11. Great post, thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

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  12. wow this got good praises from you so it must really be good! :) thanks for sharing!

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    1. It had been on my wishlist for ages too, I can say it's worth it! :) xx

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  14. A good face tanner is essential! St Moriz can look a little dirty on the face I find x

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    1. Yeah I've always struggled to get a good result with St Moriz on my face, I find it really emphasises pores! This is great for balancing everything out! xx

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