Budget Beauty: Bourjois 'Chocolate' Bronzer in 52

Wednesday 25 April 2012

I remember when the famed Bourjois 'Chocolate' bronzer first came out because virtually every woman I knew rushed out to buy it.  I missed the hype big time on this though, because at the same time of its release, I had purchased Benefit's Hoola Bronzer and that was me sorted on the bronzer front!  I haven't tried out many other bronzers, since I love Hoola so much, but I saw this chocolate bronzer on offer at Boots at the weekend (£4.99 instead of £6.99) and thought I'd give it a go.  Firstly, other than it looking like a bar of chocolate, I didn't pick up on the scent of chocolate that a lot of people seem to love this product for.  To my nose, it smells a little like some kind of sweet perfume?  It's not strong enough to bother me, but it doesn't smell like chocolate to me!  

Anyway, this bronzer is finely milled, not chalky at all, and application is a breeze.  Looks great with a light hand to add a bit of a glow/definition to the face, and also looks equally good if you want to build it up and use it as a contour.   It has little flecks of gold in it which look quite glittery in the pan, but once it's applied to the face, it looks pretty much matte. 

I swatched both of the two shades that it's available in and decided to get 52 so that I could use it as a contour.  The paler shade 51 seemed much too orangey on the back of my hand for some reason, so I'd certainly recommend swatching it in store first if you're pale and think that 52 might be too dark.  Wear time is another plus that this bronzer has.  On my oily/combination skin, it lasted all day and I didn't need to reapply once. 

Bourjois 'Chocolate' Bronzer in 52, applied with a light hand as a subtle contour.

Do you have the Bourjois chocolate bronzer in your make-up bag? 
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  1. This looks PERFECT on you Evelyn!! Just lovely!

  2. Looks gorgeous!
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  3. I've heard really positive things about this bronzer (and Hoola as well). I've hopeless with contouring but it looks so pretty on you :)

    1. It's a great budget buy, I do love Hoola too but it's a bit pricey! Thanks :)

  4. Really suits you,
    love it

  5. I really want to try this bronzer out, I always forget to when the offers come around. It looks great on you! I always love the design of the product, pretty much why I want to :P


    1. Thanks! I think it's still on offer in Boots for £4.99, if not, they usually have Bourjois stuff in the 3 for 2 deals :) x


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