What the brand says: The Glam Bronze Duo from L’Oreal Paris offers the perfect combination of glamour and colour, leaving your skin glowing with an iridescent shimmer. Incredibly soft, glittering powder that glides easily over the skin to form a delicate veil of colour. Does not block pores and does not cause breakouts.
Packaging: The bronzer-highlighter duo comes in a click-open/close lid case similar to compact powders but is not circular. It is dual sectioned- the upper section contains the pressed bronzer and highlighter while the lower section holds a brush. The brush is very soft and is of great quality! The case is really easy to carry and use on-the-go because of the compact size and applicator brush provided.
Texture: The pressed duo bronzer-highlighter is very soft and applies really smoothly. It does not get cakey and can be layered.
Shade: The shade 102-harmonie brunette is a very neutral shade. Although the bronzer is very light and needs to be layered for a visible contoured look. The highlighter contains visible shimmer particles which don’t actually show up if blended properly.
How I use and staying power: After foundation and setting powder, I apply the bronzer under my cheekbones, on both the sides of nose and on the topmost area of my forehead using the brush provided. I layer it in order to get a darker colour. Next step is to apply a blush on your cheekbones and highlighter on the highlighting points like upper portion of cheek bones, in the centre of your nose, centre of the forehead and on the cupids bow. Once you are done with this, take a blending brush and blend everything well. Make sure there are no visible bronzer lines, just mix everything up using a blending brush or a beauty blender if you know the skills. You are done!
I again repeat the step using just the bronzer in order to darken it and then blend it properly. The contouring done stays put all day and fades just a bit which doesn’t matter since I apply it dark at the first place. If you want a very natural look, you may apply just a single layer of this duo and you are good to go.
It does not make skin oily or greasy which is the best part. Since it’s a powder bronzer and highlighter, it will suit all skin types. Very dark skinned girls cannot use this shade as it is very light and won’t show up on the face.