Thursday, 6 August 2015

Mesauda Milano Desert Sand Bronzer Review

The number one product to easily warm up your look when the sun hasn't been coming out to play is most definitely bronzer. A few quick sweeps of a brush and suddenly you are a bronzed goddess who has just had a week in the sun. Not only that, but it has the handy bonus of doubling up as a useful contouring product. So needless to say, it's probably something you want to have around for those days when you want to dazzle. However, this type of product does have a dark side too which can make people pretty wary...I'm talking about the orangey streaks of teenage nightmare or possibly even worse, the I've been playing in a muddy field look (fine for Glastonbury, not so good for the office)! So when choosing a bronzer, it's always something that I like to fully check out before I spend my precious pennies.

The bronzer that I'm going to talk about in this post is the Mesauda Milano Desert Sand Bronzer in Sabbia Sahariana* (£14.95) that I was kindly sent by the lovely people at Beauty Crowd*.

As I'm sure I have mentioned before, I am completely drawn in by a good looking product and this is no exception. The packaging is sleek and has a reassuringly solid feel to it, you could definitely chuck this in your bag in a bit of a rush and not have to worry about finding a golden explosion the next time you open it. The top is also transparent which lets you see the gorgeous, marbled, shimmery bronzer inside which has got to be a bonus.

The bronzer itself is intensely pigmented, almost surprisingly so! Just a quick sweep of the brush and I easily had enough product for my whole face so it will certainly last well. The colour that I was sent was a warm toned bronzer that unfortunately was a touch too dark for my rather pale skin, but I think it would look wonderful on a medium or dark skin tone. Since it is so pigmented, I'd definitely advise to use the lightest touch when brushing on the product, always better to start light and build it up to avoid overdoing it. 

Considering that I'm usually more a fan of matte bronzers, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the shimmer in this one was so subtle that it wasn't overpowering at all. It simply results in a delicate luminescence and let's be honest, we are all in search of that magical glow!  It has a smooth, buttery consistency that blends out so well, it would definitely be perfect for contouring and creating a natural, summery look. By the time I had finished trying it out I was genuinely gutted that it was too dark for me because it was a pleasure to much so that I might keep playing with it to see if a feather light touch might make it usable!

I think this bronzer is the perfect option if you have a slightly darker complexion. Sadly us pale girls will probably have to keep searching but I for one have my fingers crossed that some lighter colours will be added to the collection very soon!

*This post features a PR sample and includes an affiliate link, however the post is entirely my own opinion. For more information, please read my full Disclaimer  here


  1. I've only just discovered bronzer recently and I have always had similar thoughts to you where I only like matte colours. As I always thinking that anything that shimmers isn't that great. But I should be a bit more adventurous with my make up, and give myself a glow!x

  2. Definitely embrace the glow!! I was really pleasantly surprised how natural this bronzer looks despite having a shimmer, i think you just have to find ones that only have the tiniest amounts of glitter :)


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