This month I'm comparing bronzers - I know it seems like a silly month to compare bronzers with them being so associated with summer, but I'm so pale I really need bronzer all year round to prevent me from blending into white walls.
High Street: Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzing Powder - RRP £7.99
So I'm not going to lie - I totally bought this for the smell. If you don't already know, this bronzer smells like chocolate - oooh yeah. Aside from that bonus, I really like this bronzer because it's not shimmery and it's fairly low key (which is pretty much how I like everything!). It gives me a nice wash of colour without standing out too much against my pale skin and it's really easy to blend out if I use it to contour. The only downside to this product is that it is quite orange toned, meaning that I do have to be quite careful how much I apply for fear of looking tangoed (does anyone still use that expression?!) The packaging is fine, although it gets a bit battered quite quickly with it being cardboard.
High End: Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer - RRP £33
This is actually a pretty similar bronzer to the Bourjois offering, the main difference being that this one is much more pigmented - literally one sweep and you're good to go. It also has the bonus of just feeling so much nicer to use because of the packaging and the fact it's a proper compact with a mirror. You do get a little more product in this, but in terms of colour and finish there's not actually that much difference. I also have to admit that I got this product for £23 rather than £33 from an outlet shop and although I was happy to pay £23 (and actually Nick paid for it anyway) I'm not sure I would stretch to £33 (but then I am pretty stingy!).
Winner: Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzing Powder. I love the Estée Lauder one because it feels so luxurious, but realistically I'd rather pay the Bourjois price for a product that's almost the same!
Have you tried either of these bronzers? What did you think?