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I’ve got an olive/medium deep complexion aswell. Generally I’ve found that more expensive bronzers are better as they’re not just orange - Bobbi Brown actually do my favourites and the other one I like is by Hourglass.
The NYX ones are pretty good though, although the one I had was matte so if you’re after a shimmer no good obvs, and also the ones at Kiko are nice if they go dark enough for you.
Sometimes it is worth the money just getting the one you found you like rather than three not so good ones.....
Ooh I did use Hula by benefit but it’s very cool toned so can lo9k really muddy on warmer skin, but it does come in a travel size for about £10 which lasts (as PP said).
What I’d do Is go back to Bobbi Brown, look at the one you liked, swatch it and photograph it in daylight and make a note of exactly what you like about it - the shimmer? The colour? The tone? Then go shopping for the cheaper ones with that in mind. The wrong colour bronzer can make you look really odd!
Hi. I’m medium dark skin with golden undertones and like the darker Houglass bronzer (if you want a more glowing/sheeny bronzer) or for matt bronzer the Body Shop Honey Bronzing powder in the compact in the golden bronze shade ? is lovely
Thanks. Maybe I should just buy the one I like and pretend it didn’t cost £30. I will check out the body shop one though. I do want shimmery rather than matt. I do have benefit but I don’t think it lasts very well.
Wizzy-I’m Asian too, and was a bit as to why I would need it, but it does add a bit of dimension and glow to our complexion (rather than making us look more ‘bronzed’) especially in the middle of winter (when my skin looks pale and dull) or when using a fuller coverage foundation
The Hourglass one is lovely. Was pricey but will last ages. Gives a golden/bronze sheen to the skin rather than looking glittery like the BB one. I little pop of pink/peach blush on top really helps to perk up my face!
I am half Indian so can have a great tan in the summer but can also look sallow in winter so a bronzer really does help lift my face. I use it on top on cream blusher. Currently loving my coral Fenty one from Harvey Nicks I treated myself to in winter.