When I heard about the new launches from Bourjois I was extremely excited to see this bronzer and highlighter duo! I have loved the chocolate bronzer for a long long time and am so pleased to see more and more contouring and highlighting products hitting the high street.
The product holds a bronzer on the right hand side, which is the perfect shade for my light to medium skin tone and blends out beautifully to contour and sculpt the cheek bones. On the right side is a champagne illuminating/highlighting powder. In the palette the highlighter seems to have a pearly glow with a slight shimmer, however when transferred to the face the highlighter is not as strong as I had hoped and the shimmer seems to disappear. I love a shimmer on the tops of my cheek bones and this product just gives a slight glow, perfect if you like a subtle highlight, however not as prominent as I had hoped for. Therefore the bronzer is perfect for me but I've found that I prefer to use a second highlighter over the top of the one in this duo to add more shimmer.
I like to use my Illamasqua Highlighter Brush to apply both the bronzer and highlighter to my cheeks, blending the bronzer in circular motions under the cheekbones to give a slight sculpt and patting the highlighter onto my cheek bones. I found I had to get quite a lot of product onto the brush to create a strong contoured look, which I love, however taking a small amount of product would create a nice subtle contour, if thats what you prefer to go for.
The image below shows my base makeup before applying the duo, then after I had applied the bronzer and highlight, and finally after applying blusher to the apples of my cheeks. I love this product for day to day use, however I will be using a second/alternative highlighter just because of my preference to have super glowing cheeks.
You can pick this duo up from UK drugstores on the highstreet for £7.99 and Boots currently have a 3for2 offer across all Bourjois products (which I always find hard to resist!).
Have you tried any of the new Bourjois products? What are you favourite things to use for contouring?
Thanks for reading! Sam xx