I know it's not really the right time of year for discussing bronzers, it should be berry lipsticks and liner right now but I've only now gotten round to actually trying out my W7 Make Up and Glow bronzing base. I bought it months ago and it sat in my cosmetics basket gathering dust until I had a 'play day' where I hauled everything out and swatched and applied till I looked like Aunt Sally.
The texture of this is super light and sheer, which I gather is down to it being a gel base rather than a heavier cream. It's perfect this time of year for adding a bit of healthy colour to my 'it's-dark-90%-of-the-day-now' ghostly sheen that I've currently been sporting. For a night out, it works great as a contour, just blend blend blend (which it does pretty well).
Fair skinned gals, beware. It's very warm and if you're pale I think it'll look too orange. If I tried to apply this directly to my skin without any foundation on, I could probably just about get away with it if I spent an hour buffing it in but colour wise, it works best when I'm a bit evened out with foundation. My preferred method is to apply where I want it with my fingers (heat from your hands keeps it a little more malleable) then blending with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush.
I love the packaging for this product. It's way better than a powered bronzer that cracks and spills everywhere and there's always something ever so slightly more decadent about a product in a pot, plus it makes it that little more like Chanel's bronzer... except this one is under £6. *Sound the Bargain Horn* Plus, this is well pigmented and a little goes a long way, I honestly only need to swipe across the top for a bit of colour. I've used this several times now and it still looks brand new. Yasssss. I love it when they stay looking brand new for longer, instead of old and hideous and then I have to go out and buy replacements... just 'cos.
W7, this one gets a thumbs up from me!