Bella Bronze's rich moisturizers with aloe vera improve the skin's condition while imparting an immediate tanned glow. Enriched with antioxidants, this water-based, lightweight formula protects the skin against dryness. It looks and feels radiant without greasiness - although it does look dewy. For those of you with nut allergies, it does contain peanut oil. Beware if you are one of the few. Bella is a shade that disappeared from the line quite some time ago. It had many fans, so it's back in this GWP for only a week. Make sure to get yours.
The Blushing Bronzed Duet in Traviata is a universally flattering powder bronzer and blush. Natural-looking tones and a hint of shimmer offer a beautifully balanced combination for every skin tone.
The set was applied to my face yesterday, and it worked beautifully, even for my pale skin, which can look fake if the color is "off." I left Neiman Marcus looking healthy and like I'd spent a week at the beach. Bella Bronze leaves my skin looking naturally tanned and glowing - definitely glowing. The Blushing Bronze Duet in Traviata is a great color combination for almost everyone, with its peach and bronze combination.
I swatched the shades for you, taking my photos in full, mid-day sun. I applied the duo on my arm with sponge-tipped applicators. Knowing the powder shades in the duo would wash out in strong sunshine, I applied them heavily. They are actually very sheer and buildable. The blush is shown at the top. The bronzer below, and both shades mixed are shown below the bronzer. Bella Bronze, the gleaming liquid bronze illuminator, is shown at the bottom of my arm.
I think these shades are gorgeous. I'm enormously pleased to have them. So many bronzers look muddy on me. Not these!
Le Métier de Beauté offers these tips for application.
- Exfoliate your skin - or make sure it's already exfoliated.
- Apply Bella Bronze Illuminator generously to exposed skin on the face (and body if you wish).
- Let it dry for one minute before you dress. I'm not going to waste this precious liquid on my body.
- Highlight the face using the Blushing Bronzed Duet on your cheeks, forehead, and bridge of thee nose (or chin) for a natural, sun-kissed look.
Photo at top courtesy of Le Métier de Beauté; other photos by Best Things in Beauty