For a lot of us here at Escentual, our makeup look isn’t complete until we’ve applied a touch of bronzer; nothing creates an instant sun-kissed glow quite like it. So naturally, the news of an all-new Clarins bronzer has created quite the stir at Escentual HQ. And I’ve been lucky enough to test it out (all in the name of research, of course…)
The Clarins Ever Bronze Powder pairs skin-loving active ingredients with long-lasting bronzed results – and I think it should be on the wishlist of any makeup lover this summer. Read on to find out why.
The Most Important Thing About The Clarins Ever Bronze Powder Is…
Available in three shades, the plant-enriched bronzing compact delivers made-to-measure results for a gorgeously warm radiance.
But what really sets this bronzer apart is that each compact includes two slightly different shades. The left-hand side of the palette offers a lighter shade that’s enriched with thin pearls to catch the light, while the right-hand side showcases a slightly darker shade to deliver long-lasting results.
But the bronzer doesn’t just look good – it’s also infused with skin-loving ingredients. It helps to nourish your complexion and protect it after sun exposure, while guarding against skin-damaging pollutants. Oh, and it even helps to prolong your tan. Win-win!
What Does It Look Like On?
The Ever Bronze Powder compact makes your skin look like it’s been kissed by warm Mediterranean sunshine, all without you having to fork out the money to get there (and without putting your skin in danger of sun damage either.)
I love that each compact features two shades as it means that the bronzer is incredibly versatile and very buildable. You can, of course, use both shades together by swirling a large fluffy makeup brush around the compact and dusting the powder all over to add a general warmth to your complexion; the lighter shade will help to catch the light, while the darker shade ensures long-lasting results.
Or, you can use both shades separately to sculpt and define your features. The lighter version can be used like a highlighter to make the high points of your face pop, while the darker shade can be applied like a contour. But the possibilities don’t end there; if you want more of a subtle look (perhaps during the winter months when your summer tan is a thing of the past), then there’s no harm in opting for just the lighter shade. Alternatively, you can create a more intense, long-lasting look by using the darker shade.
What Skin Type Is It For?
Clarins’ bronzing powder is suitable for all skin types – as long as you’re after that summer glow, this is bronzer is for you.
You Will Love This If…
If you’re a self-confessed beauty fan, then I don’t blame you for getting excited by the new-for-2022 Clarins Ever Bronze Powder. If you often worry about your bronzer looking too extreme and unnatural, you’ll love the sun-kissed look it creates. Thanks to its two shade format, the powder is very buildable and offers more flexibility than other bronzers you might be used to.
The 90% natural origin bronzing powder compact helps to smooth, hydrate and protect your complexion as you wear it. Organic coconut oil nourishes and softens your skin after sun exposure, while Clarins’ Anti-Pollution Complex protects the skin from daily aggressors. The powder even helps to prolong and intensify your tan, thanks to the addition of organic safflower.
What Does It Feel Like?
The Clarins Ever Bronze Powder has a pressed powder texture, but a makeup brush can pick it up really easily. It feels really lightweight on the skin; you’d forget you have it on if it weren’t for the visible results.
What Does It Smell Like?
If you lift the powder compact to your nose, you’ll notice that the Ever Bronze Powder has a delicately sweet, powdery aroma, but you can’t notice it once applied.
What’s Special About The Design?
The bronzing powder is housed in a sleek compact, which is great for popping into handbags or travel bags as you don’t have to worry about any of your precious powder escaping. The compact itself has a premium finish thanks to its touches of gold, while the lid is representative of the bronzing powder shade within. The compact also features a mirror inside the lid for easy application or top-ups when you’re on the go.
How Do You Use It?
You can dust the powder all over for a warm, bronzed look. Alternatively, you can use the bronzing powder to sculpt and define your features; run the deeper shade along the forehead, jawline and under the cheekbones and then use the lighter shade like you would a highlighter, adding touches to the high points of the cheekbones, the nose, etc.
The Clarins Ever Bronze Powder is housed in a cardboard carton that uses materials sourced from sustainably-managed forests.
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