Seventeen Instant Glow Cream Bronzer Review

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There I was, casually browsing through Boots with my mum (who is a bad influence I may add) and we ended up in the Seventeen aisle, with the offer of 3 for 2 under our noses. My mum decided to pick up two foundations and to make it to a third product, I quickly spotted this bronzer. I was attracted to the sophisticated packaging and was also intrigued by the fact it was a cream bronzer - I have only ever used a matte bronzer before so I was interested in giving this a go. It didn't break the bank at just £4.99, so without the 3 for 2 offer, I still think I would have picked this up to try anyway. I have really been loving Seventeen as a brand these past couple of months, especially after discovering their amazing Stay Time foundation. Also, that pesky little 'new' sticker caught my eye too - the power of marketing!

As I mentioned, it is a cream bronzer and I was curious as to how I would get on with this product, what with being so used to a matte powder. The bronzer can be used to contour cheekbones and is also aimed at using on your collarbones and neck area (décolletage to others). I was a bit confused at first as to how was best to apply the bronzer - do I need to use a brush or shall I just use my fingers? I started off by using my fingers and then decided to use my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to blend in - this may not be the best option but I had no idea what else to use - bad beauty blogger alert! What I love about the cream bronzer is how easy it is to blend. It blends in perfectly and whilst it may look a slightly daunting shade when you first open the compact, it certainly matches my skin tone perfectly and doesn't leave me with any 'muddy' lines or patches.
 
A good tester of this bronzer was the day I applied my makeup around 7am and didn't touch up my makeup until 6pm - and I'm afraid it isn't good news here. I had applied the bronzer on my cheekbones and a small amount on the corners of my forehead - and these areas were then completely white. Somehow, it had completely disappeared, leaving me with noticeable marks showing my bare natural skin compared to my foundation. Other than this problem, I am enjoying using the bronzer. It's a buildable shade, meaning I think it would be perfect if you are new to the world of bronzing and want to give a lighter bronzer a try. Overall, it's a perfect subtle bronzer which doesn't have the lasting power that Benefit's Hoola does. I will continue to use this bronzer as I do like it, but I'm not sure whether I would repurchase. It's great for the price at just £4.99 for a cream bronzer - you cant really complain can you?!
Have you tried Seventeen's Cream Bronzer? x

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  1. Seventeen have some really amazing products, I love this and their 3 in 1 highlighter :)
    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I love Seventeen :) I want to try that product x

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  2. I've never used anything cream before, but I think I might look into it :)

    Jamie-Lee|Glitter Infatuation Beauty Blog!

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    1. It was my first cream 'anything' too ha! x

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  3. I dont use bronzers but this looks interesting :D

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  4. I bought an eyeliner the other day which I have yet to try out. This looks pretty cute though, I have the problem of products melting off my face all the time anyway xx

    lookslikelara.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Great review - I'm pretty curious about trying a cream bronzer too! Wish you'd have posted some pics of you wearing the bronzer so it'd be easier to judge how it looks on :)
    xoxo
    Serainie

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