starting off: blusher/bronzer

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
I'm a bigger fan of nail polish and lipstick rather than blusher and bronzer. It's typical of me to say "how can bronzers possibly different?" and the same goes to blush. All they are is shades of brown and pink/coral, and I find that one of each can do me for every occasion. Therefore, I've combined the two together, meaning there won't be a 'starting off' post on blusher next week. In this genre, I'm neither use nor ornament as I know very little about either!

George at Asda Bronzer
Possibly one of the most underrated and less talked about make-up/cosmetics line ever. I really don't see the problem with buying cosmetics from Asda, especially if you're on a budget. I've been using this for years and still haven't hit the pan. You have to tap the excess off as it's quite orangey and cakey if you pile it up, but it's easy to blend and give a nice, natural finish for an inexpensive product.

MUA Blush in Shade 02
Another cheap, inexpensive product that it's amazing is the MUA Blushes. They give a nice colour in a small package, also with a quite large shade range (if you like collecting blushers!). They cost around £1 from Boots and Superdrug and I really can't fault them. This shade I've got is an incredibly versatile pink, and can literally compliment any make-up look.

Sleek face form palette in Light
I wrote this post back in June about how much I loved Sleek products. The kit itself includes a bronzer, (quite naff) highlighter and a pink blush with golden highlights. The bronzer is pigmented, yet is easily blendable so doesn't look like a mud stain. The blush is very pigmented too, and gives nice highlights when caught in certain angles. The highlighter however provides patience and precision as you do have to work with it for it to show! This is perfect for only £9.99 if you'd prefer a compact, all-in-one combination rather than singles all over the place.

Real Techniques Powder Brush
My love for Real Techniques brushes is never-ending. I can't fault them, and they're great for beginners. Although I also love MAC, I personally think that £22 is ridiculous for one plastic handle with a few bristles. I can't justify more than £10 on a single brush because I know I can get the same quality from cheaper brands like Real Techniques and Crownbrushes! This brush covers a large area - perfect for an overall bronzy-ness.


  1. That palette looks lovely and perfect for me it is definitely a want now!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin'

    1. It is perfect for paler skin too :) xx

  2. I agree with 'George' being underrated, I own a few good nail polishes from Asda

    1. I think the nail polishes are one of their best products x

  3. Did not know Asda did make-up!! Although I do often sneak bit into my trolley at telcos. naughty.

    I've got to say sleek and MUA are amazing brands, MUA especially as they are just SO cheap and have such an amazing range of products, I swear by there blushes and eye shadow primer.

    Also got to agree with the real techniques brushes, I actually think of my make-up life as pre and post real-techniques. (how sad?) I like to use the powder brush to just blend everything over when I'm done so that I don't look too clown faced lol

    Great post really enjoyed reading :)


    1. Yep! I love MUA's blushes, and all of Sleek's products are so pigmented you can literally put a tiny bit of an eyeshadow on and it's like full coverage!
      I do too sometimes :)
      Thank you! Xx

  4. Great reviews, and you have such a lovely blog!! :D
    I found your blog on a blog hop, and am now following! :D

  5. i never thought about george makeup i will have to have a look when i go next : )



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