Do you remember that not too long ago, No. 17 became SEVENTEEN? I have to be honest, like an old person, I disregarded it and kept calling the brand, No. 17 because it had been that for so long, like how my mum called Cif Jif, or Mr C calls Snickers, Marathons.
Anyway, names aside, SEVENTEEN seems to have moved away from that dark blue packaging into sleeker black one although the feel is still very similar. I have the Instant Glow Cream Bronzer (£4.99) as I do have a soft spot for all cream textured make up.
This lightweight cream bronzer creates contours and definition (apparently). It does look rather appealing like a chocolate bar.
I am all for cream bronzers, I almost always go a bit OTT with powder bronzer plus I don’t like any ‘dustiness’ so to speak! I do find cream textures give the skin more life but I do have DRY skin.
This cream bronzer is indeed very light textured, not quite oily feeling but like a solidified balm that only lets you take a little at a time. You would swipe for this product, not scoop.
My first thoughts move to Chanel’s Bronze Universel which is the cream bronzer everyone seems to love. I have it, I never even made a dent in it, I thought it was ok, but a bit orange.
Chanel’s has a thicker texture than this one, is that is a lipstick then this is a lip balm yet I can’t criticise the amount of pigment in the SEVENTEEN product – it’s pretty good, and shows up on my olive skin well, where many disappear. It blends well, it sets – it doesn’t last so well though, like most cream products on me, but no worse than anything else that I can think of.
There’s definitely a touch of orange in there – this is not a dead brown but it’s not bad at all, it looks quite glow-y.
On my cheeks and forehead – can you see it?
I like this product actually I am surprised and would continue to pick it. My only concern is, I wonder if it will block my pores..it does really remind me of balm and other cream cheek products (such as NARS Multiple) have caused pore blockage around my cheek area where I use it.
All in all though, I’m not saying it’s the best cream bronzer but I’d rate it a 6.5/10 – it’s not durable though, bear that in mind, but good value for what it is if you can’t afford the Chanel.
Buy it here for £4.99.