Because Canadian winters are long, blustery and frigid, during the summer I spend a lot of time outdoors sipping cold sangria and enjoying the cloudless blue sky and warm sun. My favorite summer makeup look is: soft eye shadow with a winged liner for a touch of drama, a bright pop of color on the lips and glowing skin. Today’s review is dedicated to one of the most gorgeous bronzers on the market, Lancôme’s Star Bronzer in Golden Riviera.
First let’s talk about packaging; this bronzer is very large with a beautiful etched rose in the center embellished in shimmering gold. This is a great product for those looking for a light, sun kissed glow and for lighter skin tones it provides a sheer tan for both the face and body. I like to use it for soft contouring and subtle highlight, the texture is luxuriously smooth and easy to blend. On my skin tone the color seems to melt right in for seamless, natural looking illumination.
When I first saw the beautiful gold shimmer I initially thought it was embedded into the bronzer but the concentrated gold center is actually more of an overspray which can be wiped away to reveal less abundant, more dispersed glitter underneath. Although I would have loved the center to remain ultra shimmery there is still adequate amount of shimmer throughout the bronzer to create a beautiful highlight effect.
Swept into the hollows of the cheeks the light-weight formula works well to subtly define. It also creates brilliant shine for healthy looking luminous skin! If you are in the market for a velvety smooth, iridescent bronzer this one is fabulous but you may have to act fast as it is limited edition! It retails for $52.00 at The Bay (you can find it HERE). You can also check local department stores and Sephora where Lancôme products are sold.
**Disclaimer: This product was provided for review. All opinions stated in this review are my own and based on my experience with the products. Results may vary based on individual use.**