Review: Get a Glow with SolarPowder

Bronzer holds such a nostalgia for me when I think back to my horrific makeup as a teen. When I first got into the ideal of being tanned and glowey I began using Rimmel’s then cult SunShimmer bronzer which left me looking more like a giant tangerine. God knows why I thought this was a good look but none the less I continued this JerseyShore-esque makeup for a good few years.

When I finally realised this orange glow was just not for me, I went on the hunt for a bronzer which was cool toned enough for my pale skin. Finding a good bronzer in the drugstore which fitted this bill a few years ago proved extremely tricky, but thankfully that’s where Solar Powder came in.

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L: Old packaging R: New packaging

 

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Left: New packaging, Right: previous (and clearly well loved!) packaging

The packaging has had a definite revamp from its old carboard exterior which I’m extremely glad of. Sturdy plastic packaging just holds up better in a jam-packed makeup bag and is so much less likely to break or get really grubby.

Regardless of the packaging, the bronzer is such a cult favourite for me. It’s only available in one shade however within the new sleek packaging there is two different tones of bronzer. The left side is a warmer bronze shade and the right is a cooler, lighter bronze tone. The colours can be used together or seperately which makes it such a fantastic bronzer for holidays or travelling.

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I tend to use my Real Techniques powder brush and sweep over both colours for a lovely glow to my sun shy skin. I also have used the cooler tone to contour with when I’m at my palest as it gives more of a shadow affect to the skin rather than a harsh orange line. I particuarly love doing this on holiday and during the warmer months when I’m tan free. The colours are also great transition colours in the crease of the eye too!

The “S&G” logo does come with a subtle shimmer to it but I found mines has worn away after just a few uses, which I actually prefer. This then allows me to get a nice sunkissed natural glow from the bronzer rather than a more shimmery offering.

I highly recommend SolarPowder to anyone, especially those fair skinned, looking for a new bronzer which wont break the bank this summer!

What’s your favourite bronzer?

C x

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16 thoughts on “Review: Get a Glow with SolarPowder

  1. beautyblitzblog says:

    This looks like a really great bronzer for me, too. I struggle to find bronzers that aren’t too warm or orange toned as I’m quite pale, and this looks like a perfect shade match. I’ll have to take a look next time I pass the S&G stand! BeautyBlitzBlog.com

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  2. Ellie says:

    I’m fair skinned & I find it so hard to find bronzers that work well for me. It’s coming up to summer now so getting myself a nice bronzer to give me that summery glow has been something thats been at the front of my mind lately – I’ll certainly be looking into giving this one a go :).

    Ellie Xx | http://www.make-it-up.co.uk

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  3. Jade A says:

    Away to Cape Verde next week and Ibiza with the girls next month, will definitely need to try this to keep my face matching my skin! Thanks Chels!

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