I haven't bought makeup since coming back from HK in April, which might not seem a long while, but for me it is!
I read online that Lauren Conrad suggested using a mineral bronzer to achieve a nice glowy effect, on top of your favourite foundation. I would have gone straight for my HG Prescriptives All Skins Mineral foundation in a darker shade - but oh yeah, the line's discontinued : (
So I picked up the UNE Healthy Glow Mineral Powder from Boots - which is a pressed powder. I got it in H07 which was the darkest shade at the counter. There were other lighter shades which were very nice, but I did want something that would show up. H07 is more on the orange side of bronzers (think the Kardashians) but blended out it works well on me I think. UNE is from the creators behind Bourjois, and this is the first product I have tried from their line.
PS. Am due an eyebrow threading session this week - hence the overgrown brows!
But I am also loving this FOTD I did on the weekend using:
Becca LSC in Camel mixed with Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid
Becca Duo Concealer in Tahini
Shu Uemura brow gel in Forest Black
MAC Tan pigment blended all over lids
Maybelline Full&Soft mascara in black
MAC Virgin Isle CCB on high points of cheek
UNE Healthy-Glow Mineral Powder applied and blended liberally on cheeks
Smashbox Photo finish lipstick in Flirty mixed with Carmex lipbalm
I'm impressed with the UNE bronzer. It's pigmented, very smooth and easily blended. There is a mirror ontop of the casing which is great. I've compared it in pics below to my other loved bronzer - Bobbi Brown's matte Bronzer in Natural below.
BB on the left, UNE on the right.
As you can see the UNE has more reddish orange undertones to it. The BB is that tad finer and smoother on touch. The BB is also truly matte, whereas the UNE has a tiny bit of shimmer to it and the more blending it into the skin - the more glow you will have.
The UNE is not overly shimmery at all - it wouldn't act as a highlighter. But it has that glowy effect mineral powder products have - but it's not too OTT which is what I like.
The BB bronzer retails at £24 for 8g
The UNE bronzer retails at £14.99 for 7.5g
The UNE bronzer is by no means an inexpensive product (compared to other drugstore items) but as a mineral pressed powder offering, if you can't afford the BB, it's a good one to try.
Have you tried UNE products? What are your thoughts?