I absolutely LOVE to contour and feel it truely lifts and accentuates the shape of your face. So, I am always on the lookout for contour powders. Drugstores still need to catch on with the matte contour powder/bronzer concept as apart from Sleek Face Contour Kit all seem to have shimmer in them!
Shimmer does not contour as the glitter in it does anything but create a shadow. Marks & Spencer have a bronzer which is matte in their Limited Collection which I snapped up to try.
This bronzer is available in 2 shades, Light and Dark, I picked up the Dark. I check out the Light one at the store and it will be great for really pale skin tones to contour and bronze without looking muddy.
It is in a cardboard box, similar to Benefit makeup. I will not be travelling with this and will be in my kit at home so this is not a problem for me and I do not actually mind such packaging. The bronzer appears to have tiny specks of gold in it but when applied nothing actually translates onto the skin, which is a good thing! The powder is a bit similar to the blushes, flies away a little but it's not too bad.
The Marks & Spencer Limited Collection Bronzer is a medium brown. It is a bit orangier than I would normally prefer as a contour shade but still works.
It is best to apply a little at a time and build if more is needed to avoid the orangey base tone looking obvious on the face. I applied this on a powdered face, to matte out my moisturizer and it blended well. It had a good effect and gave the depth in my cheekbones I was looking for. Pictures below are with the bronzer only, no blush, highlighter or anything else.
Marks & Spencer Limited Collection Bronzer costs £5.00 from M&S stores for 7grams of product.
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Synthetic Wax, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Mica, Nylon-12, Silica, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aluminium Hydroxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI77891.
~ Shez ~