In more recent times, I have pared back everything in the beauty department. Don’t get me wrong, when it comes to clothing – the louder the better, but my skincare and make-up routines have shifted towards a more minimal nature.

When I was 17, actually around the time I started Good Golly Miss Hollie, the more ‘tan’ *orange* my skin looked, the better. For a few years now I have ditched fake tan which has in turn made me reassess my make-up. The super dark bronzer that once matched my body no longer services me and I was interested in finding an alternative for pale skin.

The bronzer photographed with flash and without flash

Max Factor is a brand that I have never really dabbled with, my Mum swears by it but it was always marketed towards a more mature user and the price point is on the higher end of the drugstore price scale. Whilst perusing the stand in Superdrug one lunch time, I came across the Max Factor Creme Bronzerpretty satisfyingly packaged. I’ve also heard that this bronzer is a great drugstore dupe for the more premium Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer thanks to its creamy consistency and marbled-effect tones.

At £9.99 it isn’t the cheapest option but upon closer inspection I was blown away with the consistency of the formula which swings between a cream and a finely milled, baked mineral powder. It is made up of a number of pigments that are neither muddy or orange – the application outcome is sandy, which I like.

I have the shade ’05 Light Gold’ which creates a really natural, matte bronze look. It is also super blend-able and streak free meaning you can’t over-do the application. I apply it on an angled ECO Tools brush which I talked about in my: ‘Favourite cruelty free brushes for base‘ post.

What is your favourite bronzer?

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