As most of you will probably know I’m getting into my bronzer at the moment, so I’ve been routing through my stash and I cam across Lancôme’s Tropiques Minerale in 01 “ocre doree” & I realised I hadn’t reviewed this little beauty :)
I mentioned this in one of my products I’m loving right now kinda post(quite a while ago though!), and I just want to tell you my thoughts on properly =]
First off there are four different shades, all of which look pretty scary to me, but when applied and buffed in properly I think they’re all very wearable.
There’s no shimmer, glitter, flecks of gold or anything like that but it’s not matte either. When its on my skin the only way I can describe it is natural- prefect for getting a natural ‘glow’.
I’ve used this a few times without foundation and used it on and off for nearly a year with foundation, both with and without foundation it lasts about 4hours and then starts to rapidly disappear. So I’m not really sure I’d call it ‘long lasting’ like its advertised, it lasts a fair amount of time but I need to top it up during the day.
I’m always a little wary of mineral products – I’ve had a few nasty experiences with them breaking my out, but I can safely say this hasn’t broken me out or irritated my skin once : )
hopefully you can see the rosy undertones here – finally something that doesn’t oxidise to an orange blob :p
It is really pricey at £33 (mine was a gift!) especially as you don’t seem to get that but product, however I find a little goes a long way with this, and I’ve barely made a dent in it & I’ve been using it several times a week for about a year now so it really does last!
I probably will repurchase as for days when I want a very muted look – not shimmer or glow, this does a great job of making me sun kissed not orange : )
this is one of those products that grows on you over time – I was never really amazed with it… I just thought it was ok, but it’s one of my go to products :)
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It’s been over a week since I last posted, & those of you who follow me on twitter probably all ready know why but my cat was hit by a car a few days ago.. I’d had him for 6 years and it just left me REALLY not in the mood to blog… But don’t worry I’ll be getting right back into it…