This was the season of bronzers and though this is a product that has been around for awhile, with the advent of sculpting and contouring, bronzers have come back with a vengeance ensuring that no cheekbone goes ?unaccentuated?. Bronzers have traditionally been something I was afraid of screwing up, but with the varying finishes and formulations currently available, it seems like contouring is a feat achievable by even the average Joe (or Jayne!). MAKE UP FOR EVER has made bronzing something to look forward to thanks to the relatively new Pro Bronze Fusion (11g/$42.00 CDN) coming in 6 shades of both matte and iridescent finishes. I received the shades 10M*, a natural matte honey, and 15I*, soft iridescent amber, both of which are for lighter skin tones. The other 4 shades are targeted for darker skin tones so anyone should be able to find a decent match. What makes these bronzers so different is the gel-powder formulation that seriously feels like I have put nothing on and yet, I have facial definition! First thing?s first, what is the BEST way to apply this bronzer" Those gorgeous waves may look pretty, but there is a purpose to them! The grooves are quite deep so when I first tried applying a brush to the pan, the grooves pretty much dictated where the brush was going which made it feel like I wasn?t picking up any product. The key is to use your brush to apply the bronzer in a figure 8 pattern which includes going AGAINST the grain of the grooves. It is also recommended to apply this bronzer with the new 136 Pro Bronze Kabuki Brush* ($38.00 CDN) or something with a similar flat top.
The two shades are very natural in finish and have a finely milled texture making it akin to a second skin. They blend out beautifully and while I could have probably gone for a darker shade, I felt confidant in building up the intensity to one that made me feel like I was naturally glowing.