L’oreal Back to Bronze Review

Bronzers are such a touchy subject for me, I often struggle to find ones I love and have pretty much been repurchasing Hoola by benefit for the past 4 years! Like every makeup addict I don’t feel happy with just the one product! I need more! So when I saw the 3 for 2 offer in superdrug I decided to try out the L’oreal Back to Bronze. It appealed to me immediately due to it being warm toned but not too orange and also because it was a matte bronzer so there are no glittery specs! All about the natural bronze!

The Back to Bronze is from L’oreals Glow range which I am kicking myself for not getting the rest of the products in the deal! I am trying really hard to not buy anymore makeup because I am off to Spain next week and will be hitting up sephora so watch out for that haul! Anyway should I probably review the actual product?

The product itself applies beautifully and is so buildable. Like I said the colour is a gorgeous warm tone and it doesn’t go ashy grey like sooo many other drug store bronzers can. Again, the matte finish has no shimmer to it but still provides a beautiful glow! I contour with the Anastasia Beverly Hills cream contour palette and with this bronzer they make a perfect combination! If I am going for a more natural look I just apply the bronzer where the sun naturally hits my face such as the cheeks, forehead and chin. If you like a sun-kissed or even a deeper bronzed look I think this product is great to achieve both.

The packaging is nice, appropriate for the price point if you catch my drift. I didn’t even realise that it had a brush compartment on the underside of it until a few days into using it! Talk about dense! I can’t review the brush for you because I tend to stick to my own as I’ve had bad experiences with the free brushes in makeup! However for 8.99 that is a nice touch!

The only issue I would say is that this is the only shade available, so although it is buildable it isn’t massively inclusive which is bad form from L’oreal. Saying that, I really do think I will be repurchasing this product again. I like it just as much as my hoola and at pretty much half of the price I may be converted! Thanks for reading my loves! Also a little mention that I am almost at 1k on instagram! Which is insane to me, in about 7 months of blogging I have achieved way more than I ever thought I would and I am beyond grateful! Thanks you so much to all you I appreciate each and every one of you so much!

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L’Oréal true match foundation & concealer review

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I am a bit of a foundation and concealer hoarder, having started at the orange dream matte mousse as I believe every women should, I have slowly but surely built up a strong addiction to the face base. I feel like 2017 was the year of the drug store, a few years back I would have never used drug store foundations, they were either ashy as hell or would oxidise and turn me into an orange blob. So when I first tried the maybelline fit me I was like YAS, I don’t have to fork out 35 quid for some damn coverage. Ever since I became a student I was on a bit of a mission to find more affordable make up because when I tell you I had boujee tastes with a full time wage I now have boujee tastes on a lemonade budget.

So I picked up the L’Oréal true match foundation and concealer last week and I wanted to try and get some wear out of it before I reviewed it, I’ll stop blabbering now and get on with the review.

Concealer

Packaging

The packaging for this is pretty nice, it reminds me of the nars radiant creamy concealer which is my fave of all time, so my first thoughts were oh this must be a dupe I bet it’s FULL coverage. You get 6.8ml which is pretty average for a concealer so no complaints there.

Testing

Concealer rules supreme in the makeup bag, any skin sins and it is concealer that saves the day, a fact of wisdom from me to you. So when I swatched it when I got home my face literally dropped. It was like a beige water but I was like hey maybe it’s buildable, think positive.

ITS NOT BUILDABLE AND DO NOT FUCKING TRY IT. IT BURNS. Literally! I tried carving my brows out but it was so feeble and watery I was like Jesus Christ hand me my Anastasia. Then I tried to prime my lids with it. Straight away my skin started to burn and my eyes were stinging and there was still no coverage, it was a hot mess. Even worse because I am a dunce I continued to try use it to high light my under eye and my eyes were streaming! I don’t have sensitive skin or eyes or anything that would make it have that effect so I’m thinking I got a dodgy pack? Surely that can’t have passed NB tests? Anyway it’s a pile of shite and save your money. The maybelline fit me and the age rewind are way better.

Foundation

Packaging

The packaging for the foundation is pretty basic, plain glass bottle with a pump, I like the pump a lot actually I hate squeezing foundation as I always do it too much and waste loads. You get 30ml which is again pretty bang average.

Testing

I was pretty sure I saw someone say it was a dupe for the ELD double wear which I used to wear all the time so I was pretty excited. I got it in the shade vanilla which is a bit pale for me when I’m tan but I tend to mix foundations all the time, so the shades never bother me that much. It says on the bottle “super blendable foundation” and I did find that it blended really well and it’s like medium coverage but deffo buildable. But it was just a bit meh?! You know when a foundation really dulls your skin and just makes it look lifeless and dull? I mean I don’t HATE it but I don’t really like it. I did try it out a few times because I wanted to apply it in different ways to see what the best way was, which is for sure a beauty blender. I used an illuminating primer to try and get some glow but it was just not happening.

I’ve thrown my concealer in the bin and the foundation I will probably give to my mam like all my other unwanted items! Her make up bag is full to the brim for someone that only ever wears bb cream and mascara!

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope to god you don’t go out and buy that concealer! Let me know your fave drug store foundation I’m always ready to spend money!

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