The Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops is a bit of a question mark product. What is it? What does it do? How do I use it? Do I even need it? Let's tackle each questions one at a time...

What is it? 
It's a clean beauty skincare that doesn't contain any of the "Suspicious Six" -  (Essential Oils, Drying Alcohols, Silicones, Chemical Sunscreens, Fragrances/Dyes, SLS). It claims to replenish the skin and give a sunkissed glow but without the damage whilst also protecting the skin from free radical damage which an be caused by air pollution, UV light and smoke.

Ingredients
Water/Aqua/Eau, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Oleate Citrate, Mica, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycerin, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Lecithin, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-17, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Sorbitan Isostearate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Maltodextrin, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Glutamylamidoethyl Imidazole, Colloidal Platinum [nano], Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Boron Nitride, Hexylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexylglycerin, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate.

What does it do?
This is a bronze tinted skincare item which uses formulas such as chronopeptides which work to mimic the antioxidant benefits of vitamin D in the skin, but without the UV damage. It includes omega fatty oils from Black Currant Seed Oil and Vitamin F to nourish the skin and provide further antioxidant protection from free radicals which can damage skin cells and accelerate the effects of ageing.



How Do I Use It?
This is a concentrated skincare formula and is therefore designed, and strongly recommended, to be mixed in with other skincare products. Depending on what you use, you can really mix it with any product. Personally, I think this is excellent mixed in with an SPF as the deep bronze tint counteracts any white cast from the sun screen. However it can be applied with serums, creams, spf or primer.

It states to use one "drop" however it is housed in a pump packaging so I would only recommend using up to one whole pump on the entire face, you do not need more and if you are looking for more 'bronze' I suggest using a liquid bronzer rather than this skincare item.

 For the photos below, I have used the one whole pump applied on top of freshly moisturised skin (so not mixed). This is to show the colour effect of one whole pump so you can see how dark it is.


Do I Even Need It?
When I first tried this product, I just thought it was a bronze tint with some skincare benefits, I didn't really see where it fit into my routine. However, now that the heat wave has well and truly hit the UK I have found this to be a wonderful product (she says, sweating at a keyboard). As I am trying to keep my face protected from the sun, my body is starting to turn a few shades darker. I use this item mixed in with my SPF to help balance any white cast but also to add more colour to my face, mimicking a sun kissed glow. This also means that my new SPF mixture is not only working to protect my skin from further damage, but is also fighting against current damage. 

For £30, I think it is a well priced product if you are in the sun, in polluted city air and want to add a bronze glow to the skin. The 30ml will also last you a long time as this is designed to be mixed with other products. Finally, Drunk Elephant is an amazing clean beauty brand whose products I adore, and this one definitely hasn't disappointed. However, I don't see myself getting much use out of this in the winter months, so it might be a product that only really gets use for half the year - but I'm ok with that.

So, if you want to fight against free radicals and combat any cellular damage AND want to add a tanned, sun kissed glow to your face this really is worth the purchase. It  is a beautiful texture that will protect your skin whilst giving the appearance of a summer tan.

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops Available at Cult Beauty.
So, I picked up the Coloured Raine Vivid Pigments palette and I was... overwhelmed.

YouTube tutorials, Instagram, Twitter, they're all feeds of intricately placed, delicately applied and fastidiously blended eyeshadows. Now, yes I have a blog about all things beauty but, I'm not an artist. I have some skills in application but I am always learning and quite simply, I don't have the eye for blending and mixing colours, I'm working on it, alright?


When I looked at my new, ultra colourful palette, I shut it an instantly popped it into my drawer. I just did not know what to do. So I opened it back up and I played with exciting but familiar colours. Warms. Pink (Party Drip) and Orange (Splash). I decided to create some simple looks using just two colours.


When it comes to bold colours on the eyes, I usually stick to a winged liner or a one-wash colour. Now, what's more exciting than a regular winged liner? A bottom lash liner. I know, my artistry knows no bounds. But I wanted to play in my comfort zone, so apply I go.

  
For my next two looks, I call these the 'paint outside the box but press right up against it'. I did slight spins on my one-wash wonders showing either a flash of pink on the outer corner, something to draw your attention to. 


Another easy rendition is to use one colour on the upper eyelids and a complimentary colour on the lower lashline. These slight deviations in colour create mystery and can probably, almost, *slightly* fool one into thinking your quite the makeup artist.


So get your colours out and play, makeup doesn't need to be a picasso painting all the time.








Colourpop Super Shock Extreme Shadows in  Can't Party Wait and Party Cloudy.

Sometimes I put glitter on, take photographs and upload them onto social media. I know I have fallen into the trap of looking at pictures of women online and writing their life stories. But honestly, these pictures are the least representative of my life. They are just images.


 I am a regular 20 something, working hard at my job during the day, hello freshing my dinners and putting off washing my hair at night. I spend my holidays catching up with laundry, I always tell myself I'll paint my nails on a Sunday, but usually I just end up napping. I force myself to read and exercise to provide some mental balance for my work and netflix lifestyle.

 Basically, what I am trying to say, is that we are all just out here trying to do this adulting thing, except sometimes, we put some extra makeup on and snap some photos...


Glitter on the eyes is Colorpop Super Shock Shadows in Party Talk.

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