“ Brand: Boots 17 / Type: Bronzer / What it does: Bronzes, „
Well......I wouldn't rave about this product.
It doesn't give you a great bronzing glow, it's literally just a slight bit of colour that I now use for my cheeks on the odd occassion.
I am (unfortunately) naturally pale and tend to use a bronzer on top of a liquid based foundation, but this does not do anything to make me look any less pale. I've used many other bronzers which have been much better.
This product is fairly cheaper than the many other bronzers available and it isn't exactly a big pot, and I think unfortunately on this occassion you get what you pay for. There are different coloured pearls in this tub - mainly browns & pinks and it does just give me rossier checks onnly very lightly though.
Also......I woulnd't be too fooled by the size of the tub because it isn't full of pearls - there's a bit of foam padding underneath the lid.
Quite honeslty I wouldn't recommend it as bronzing powder if you want a nice brown complexion.
I have fairly pale skin naturally so, especially in winter, I like to give my complexion a lift with make-up products. Along with foundation, I find a bronzer to be essential for this task. I have tried quite a few products from Boot's 17 range as this is quite an affordable range, yet the products seem to be of good quality.
I bought a pot of bronzing pearls from 17 for £4.99 and they are available in two shades - light and medium. I opted for light as my skin tone is light and I didn't want the bronzer to be too obvious. Looking at the balls in the pots, the two shades are quite similar but one of the shades of the balls (there are 3 different shades in each pot) is a lighter colour in the light pot. The balls are quite small and the pot well filled, so the bronzer is pretty good value for money.
I use a bronzer brush to apply and found this could be quite messy. The balls are so small they get caught up in the bristles quite easily and can lead to a streaking effect on your face if you do not remove these all before application. They can also be scattered from the pot easily as the pot is quite small in comparison to the bronzing brush so this tends to flick them over the sides.
The actual colour of the bronzer is good, slightly darker than I had expected but still fairly natural. I do feel cautious when applying though as I have found if I apply any more than a dusting, it can get quite dark and obvious very quickly. One application lasts all day and it can easily be layered for more dramatic evening wear.
Overall, this is an ok bronzer - pretty good value for the price paid. I probably find powder rather than pearls suits me better and gives a more natural effect, but this is personal taste. When the pearls become crushed up a little with use and a powder residue appears, this becomes easier to use. I probably will not purchase again because I found them difficult to apply to give a natural effect.
17 is a make up range by Boots that I love because the products are affordable and of an excellent quality. I actually had no plans to buy this product; I wanted to purchase the 17 Instant Glow Shimmer Dust but I couldn't find it at any of the stores nearby so I bought this product instead. I didn't really have high hopes for it, but I was pleasantly surprised.
What Boots Says
17 Instant Glow Bronzing Pearls for sun-kissed skin all year round. 17 Glow Bronzing Pearls is quick and easy to apply, giving a fresh, healthy glow in an instant.
What I think
These bronzing pearls are available in two shades-light and medium. I bought them in light as I am fair skinned. The pearls come in a small clear tub with a black screw on lid, and there was actually a little piece of white foam on top of the pearls which blew away when I first opened the tub.
I like to sweep my blush brush over the pearls and then brush onto my cheeks, temples and anywhere else that I want a bit of a glow. I feel that while these pearls give me a gorgeous natural glow, they don't really bronze. I find that this is more of a highlighter than a bronzer. Maybe the medium would have been better for a bronze glow, but that's not what I really wanted, so I am happy with this product. It looks gorgeous when applied and lasts for a good 5-6 hours. The shimmer is very fine (no chunky glitter here) and doesn't give an over the top, in your face, glittery look.
Some people have complained that the bronzing pearls fall out of the tub when they sweep their brush over them. I have not had this problem, but to avoid this, you could crush the pearls to make a bronzing powder. You could even crush a pearl and use it as eyeshadow!
This product is available at Boots for £4.99 but I bought it on offer for £3.99.
I don't regret buying this product at all. It is my favourite highlighter at the moment and I love the natural glow that this gives me. I would definitely repurchase this as I think it's a great product available at a great price. You can use it all year round as it doesn't give you that summery bronze look.
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