Benefits Bella Bamba
Vivo Cosmetics Baked Bronzer
So I've mixed a blusher and bronzer. Applying the blusher first and the bronzer after with a angled blusher brush from Crown Brushes ('link').
Bella Bamba is a pink blusher with a little shimmer. It's described as a '3D pink' it's meant to bring life to your cheeks. It's not too overpowering, it goes on nice and natural looking, doesn't cake on like a lot of blushers.
This blusher goes on really well. Which is so important, being pale, blushes that apply like war paint aren't any good! I apply it over face powder and it blends well, and lasts a good length. However it does last much longer with the bronzer on top. I'd say this blusher is perfect for most skin tones, it can be built up to provide the amount of colour you desire, without any caking. The shimmer also helps to highlight the cheek bones.
Next I apply Vivo's Baked Bronze using the same brush I used for the blusher. One thing that I read in 'The Anti-Aging Beauty Bible' has stuck with me. You don't blush brown. So many people use bronzer instead of blusher, a streak of brown across the cheeks doesn't look at all natural. For us pale girls, finding a bronzer that doesn't make you look totally ridiculous is difficult!
Which is why I love this bronzer from Vivo so much. It's a really light colour, which highlights and looks totally natural. Vivo must have heard my cry! Being baked it also stays on ages, and seems to help hold my blusher on. It's the perfect finish for anyones glow.
I've been using this routine for a couple of weeks now, and I must say I love it! I keep the glow all day. I leave our flat at 7:30am and get back at around 6:30pm and it's still there :D.
Bella Bamba is available from all Benefit Cosmetics stockists and costs £23.50. Vivo Baked Blush is available from larger Tesco stores and costs £5.
What do you think to my glow method? What do you use to wake up your cheeks in the morning?
Becca :) x
Disclosure: Vivo Baked Bronze is a PR sample. Bella Bamba was given to me for creating Cover Cosmetics blog.