Nothing say ‘Hello to Summer’ and the gorgeous weather we’ve been having of late than a beautiful healthy glow. I wear bronzer daily and have a slightly obsessive collection. Different bronzers create different effects; from a mixture of matts, shimmery shades and something in-between you can create numerous looks, both subtle and dramatic.
After seeing a press release recently on one of my favourite brands, Living Nature and their Summer Bronze Pressed Powder I just had to try it and share my thoughts with you about it.
(For previous reviews on Living Nature products, please click here).
Here is a little information straight from Living Nature New Zealand about their Summer Bronze Pressed Powder…
Summer Bronze Pressed Powder adds a soft touch of natural mineral colour to your face and body for a healthy glow and radiant look and is designed for use on areas that would be naturally touched by the sun, for example the cheeks, temples or décolleté. This gentle complexion enhancer can either be worn alone or over foundation or tinted moisturiser. Also, as an added benefit, using Summer Bronze Pressed Powder helps to nourish and care for your skin as Living Nature has included natural oils that ensure your skin is as healthy as it looks.
*source – press release *
Living Nature products always have really sturdy packaging. The solid black casing of the Summer Bronze Pressed Powder is no exception. This cute compact is perfect for the handbag and fits neatly into most makeup bags too. Its a good size product containing 4g of product. It has a good ‘clasp’ like closing too which is fairly stiff so unlikely to come open and leak into your bag!
Inside the compact you also have a mirror which I feel is essential while out and about and a nice soft brush. I usually don’t use the brushes that come with products and stick to my own makeup brushes, but will say this brush is a good size, very soft and makes applying and blending the bronzer an easy job.
Many people want to know whether the bronzer is a matt or shimmery finish. With the Summer Bronze Pressed Powder you are getting both but not in a sparkly way! On inspection of the bronzer I noticed extremely fine particles of ‘light’ within it. However, on application there’s not a glittery shimmer. Instead I found the product not only gave my skin a healthy glow but also made it look illuminated too. My skin looked incredibly healthy and sun kissed without sparkle, but more illuminated- I was extremely impressed as I’ve never used a bronzer like this before.
The colour is a nice warm bronze which mimics a healthy sun kissed glow. I often find some bronzers are too brown/dark, but this is a beautiful warm bronze colour which will benefit many skin tones. I have used this on my medium toned skin and also on fair skin and found it a suitable colour on both.
This bronzer has really great lasting power too! Even in this hot weather when I find my makeup can often shift or (As horrible as it is to say or admit) sweat off of me, but I found that it lasted all day and looked just as good after 6 hours from when I first applied it. I have tried applying the bronzer over foundation, BB cream, tinted moisturiser and moisturiser and found it works well in all cases.
As with all Living Nature products I find them to be of an exceptional quality. They are a little more than some high street brands but you are paying for a product that is of a high-end quality with a better price tag. Something I haven’t mentioned before about Living Nature is their approach to 100% natural ingredients. This day and age I sometimes don’t feel we are knowledgable enough to know exactly what things we are putting on our skin. Here is a statement from Living Nature about their approach which I feel is very important…
For 25 years Living Nature has led the world in natural, safe and effective skincare.
When we say our products are 100% safe and natural, we mean it. Not probably safe, or mostly natural.
We use some of the world’s most remarkable ingredients, but what we leave out is just as important. We have a very simple mantra: if there’s any question about an ingredient’s safety, we simply will not use it.
In Living Nature products you’ll find no:
- Endocrine disrupting synthetic preservatives such as:Neurotoxic preservatives like phenoxyethanol
- Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate
- Harsh surfactants like sodium, ammonium and lauryl/laurethsulphates
- Petrochemicals, including PEGs, paraffin and other glycols
- Silicones, Mineral oils, artificial fragrances, grain alcohols
- Bisphenol-A (BPA)
- Genetically modified or irradiated ingredients
But saying ‘all natural’ is one thing. Backing it up is another. Living Nature is certified natural by BDIH Germany – a world-leading independent auditor of natural skincare and cosmetics.
Living Nature will remain one of my favourite brands due to their ethics, ingredients and the way their products work for my skin. If you would like more information on Living Nature, please check them out at their Website, Facebook or Twitter.
The Summer Bronze Pressed Powder can be purchased here directly through Living Nature and costs £20.00 for 4g of product. This will last you a VERY long while as I find a little goes quite a long way and will leave you (In my opinion) with a gorgeous Summer glow.
Have you tried any of the Living Nature range yet?
Lots of Love,