Beauty Review – Barry M Strobe Cream & The Body Shop Baked to Last Bronzing Powder 

Wow, does this post have the longest ever blog title or what?! Basically, rather than doing two separate reviews I figured I would do both at once mainly because since I bought these two products, I’ve been using them together and I love the results.

I’ve had my eye on the baked to last bronzer for ages, ever since me and my sister were window shopping and both loved it and wished we actually had enough money to buy it. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when I came across a 40% off code on vouchercodes and thought to hell with it.

Ever since then, when I’m going out in the evening (OK, so it’s happened like once) or filming a YouTube video (much more often),  I’ve used my new face and body brush and swept some of this shimmery powder onto my cheeks and across my forehead. I don’t pretend to be a makeup expert and I know there’s probably a much more technical way of explaining that, or a better way I should be using it, but oh well, it does the trick.

After I apply the bronzer I then take my Barry M Illuminating Strobe cream and draw a line on either cheek, above my eyes (below the eyebrow) and down the bridge of my nose. Using the same brush I buff the cream in and voila – instant sun kissed goddess (or pregnant whale who looks ever so slightly better than before).

I am really happy with both products. With the strobe cream I had seen a lot of hype about it on other blogs and I magazines and I wasn’t sure what to expect as I don’t usually use a highlighter as part of my makeup. Therefore I don’t have anything to compare it to but I will say that for £4.50 it’s worth the money and gives a lovely glow to my skin. The packaging looks pretty nice on my makeup shelf and I love how easy to apply it is.

The Baked to Last powder has a beautiful mixture of shades to it that come together to form a ‘just been on holiday’ glow, which, let’s face it, as I’m not going on holiday any time soon, I totally was lacking!

At £16.00 it’s fairly pricey compared to other bronzers, but what I like is that it sweeps on so easily and doesn’t leave my complexion looking dirty, as I’ve found with other bronzing powders in the past.

I would definitely recommend the face and body brush as well, if you’re looking for a new all rounder makeup brush. Again, at £16.00 it’s not cheap, but it has lovely soft bristles and feels like it will last.

The Body Shop 40% code has now expired, but I have seen a 30% voucher available so it’s definitely worth picking these items up whilst you can get a discount!

Have you tried either of these products? What did you think? 

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