Although makeup is something I apply most days, I rarely touch on beauty products here on the blog. However, when I decided I wanted to film a beauty video for my YouTube channel this week, I thought: ‘Why not create a blog post while I’m at it?’ I realise a lot of people prefer video and vice versa, so it makes sense to create something for everybody, beginning with a review of the new Tanya Burr Cosmetics collection. Chasing The Sun is exactly what the name might have you envisaging: think bronze, glow and gloss. Although it’s not a huge range, it offers a few key products which are perfect for creating the ultimate bronzed goddess look.
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THE CONTOUR STICK
Usually, I stick to powder products, so this was my first time trying a cream contour stick. However, I was seriously impressed. Not only is the Tanya Burr Contour Stick a perfect colour match for my skin, but the formula is creamy, blendable and long lasting even in the heat of summer. Made with beeswax alongside other waxy substances, it does look rather oily in its packaging, but I didn’t find this to be a problem. In fact, I felt like it contributed to an overall healthy glow. If the £6.99 price tag seems a little steep to you, then be reassured by the fact that it was impossible to tell I’d touched the product after first use, despite going heavier with my contour than usual. It’s a great on the go product that will be a trusty companion for a long time.
THE ILLUMINATING POWDER
Despite how much I love to create cheekbones that can be seen from outer space, I didn’t own a single bronze highlighter before I got my hands on this. Champagne shades are a little too cool for my summer skin, so I knew I wanted to try the bronze powder, but I had my doubts about its wow factor compared to my favourite Mary Lou Manizer. I needn’t have worried as the Tanya Burr Illuminating Powder is packed with pigment that makes for the most stunning glow. I couldn’t replicate it in photographs, but check out my first impressions video at the bottom of the post to see it in action. I adore this product, and I don’t expect to hit pan for a long time, so once again, the £7.49 price tag is more than worth it.
THE LIP BALM
In all honesty, lip balm in a tin isn’t something I’d ever usually purchase, but it wouldn’t be much of a review if I didn’t try the whole collection. The Tanya Burr Milkshake Lip Balm is easily my least favourite product in the collection, simply because its a lip balm. However, as well as applying some to the centre of my lips for a glossy finish, I used my fingers to dab the product onto my cheeks for a natural flush and added highlight. The effect was stunning, and I’ll probably get more use out of the product by using it this way. At £4.99, I wouldn’t repurchase, but I do think it would make a lovely stocking filler for birthdays etc.