Clarins Summer Bronzing Compact*

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For their Summer 2013 collection, Clarins have really pushed the boat out.

The compacts are things of beauty, and if you need proof, look no further than their Bronzing Compact. A large bronzer, it comes in a thick plastic compact, beautifully decorated with an Aztec-inspired sun. Seriously, photographs don’t do this justice.

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The bronzer itself is decorated in Aztec patterns too! The main brick is composed of two matte shades of bronzer with an inner highlighter which provides a little sparkle. With my skin-tone (NW20) I can get to oompa-loompa or muddy super quick with bronzers – not so here. The soft powders give a healthy glow rather than a ‘tan.’ The texture is soft – the bronzer contains mineral rich pigments which mean as well as giving me a boost, my skin is evened out too. I love the size of the compact too – larger than examples from Nars, YSL or MAC, it’s almost the size of my hand, meaning that it is super easy to swirl a fluffy brush around. This is definitely a must-buy for the coming warmer weather!

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The Bronzing Compact is priced at £30

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