Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Latest Kit Acquisition: Sensai Bronzing Gel: Bronzed Goddess!

I've recently returned from a week shooting in Sicily and although sunny, it was still fairly cool in the wind and especially the rain! Even though it feels summery on some days, our gorgeous model has to be bronzed up for the shoot to look all bronzed! 

Which brings me to this next product! Caroline Pugh who works at Dowal Walker introduced me to this wonderful genius of a gel/tint when I visited her recently for a catch up. Here a picture!
It comes in 3 shades and I had both Soft Bronze and Copper Bronze. Boasting 70% water content, the gorgeously comfortable gel goes on like a dream and blends seamlessly. It comes with a brush but I found the best way to apply if to use your fingers and blend it only skin and then finish by buffing in with the brush. Obviously like all bronzing products, you can apply how you like but I always blend it into areas where the sun would naturally hit the face. So that's the temples, forehead, cheekbones, bridge of nose, chin and even the decolletage. 

Enough with the chat, best way to show it would be to see it on a person. Here's my lovely model Sarah and how she looked when we shot in the Sicilian sun!
Foundation: Givenchy Teint Couture, Estee Lauder Maximum Cover Foundation, Sensai Bronzing Gel in Soft Bronze.
Eyes: Sensai Bronzing Gel in Soft Bronze, MAC Blush in Taupe, RMS Living Luminizer, Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara in Black Onyx.
Eyebrows: Shu Uemura Hard Pencil in Seal Brown, Estee Lauder Double Wear Brow Lift Duo in Black Brown, Eyeko Brow Gel.
Cheeks: Sensai Bronzing Gel in Soft Bronze, MAC Cream Colour Base in Virgin Isle.
Lips: La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Levres, L'Oreal Paris Colour Sensational in Honey Beige.
Powder: Givenchy Poudre PremiƩre Universal.

Here's a close up to really see the subtle but gorgeous glow this gel gives you.
Gorgeous huh? No filters, no retouching just beautiful light and clever makeup! I'd love to hear your thoughts, would you try this bronzing gel? Or have you already used it and I'm just behind, again! :-)

4 comments:

  1. That's exaxtly the kind of look I love, contoured glowy lids and the base is just amazing. Also, I've put the L'oreal lipstick on my wish list. ;) I have not tried the Sensai bronzing gel but it looks gorgeous because it's seemless and really mimicks a real tan. In the same line, I have tried Sanoflore "Sublimes baies rouges" which give a healthy glow to the complexion. It has the most unique brick color I have seen. And the smell of it... Mmmm, delicious! You should give it a go and try it when you are in a french pharmacy. :)

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    1. Thanks Gaya, next time I'm in Paris I'm checking that out! X

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