Now I'm always on the hunt for new bronzers, I just love them. It would be in the top three items I'd have to take with me on a desert island (although saying that I probably wouldn't need it there) so we'll go for a deserted arctic island instead.
I spotted this in Topshop a couple of weeks ago and I'd never seen it before nor had I heard anyone talk about it, so I figured it was probably fairly new. I originally bought it to use as a bronzer, however through trial and error I discovered it's slightly too muddy looking to be a bronzer but absolutely perfect to use as a contour colour. I'm going to go as far as saying it may be a dupe for NARS Laguna except the Topshop one is completely matte, whereas Laguna has a slight shimmer.
The fact that it's matte is really unusual for me as I don't have many bronzers that lack shimmer, but I really, really like it. That's what makes it perfect for contouring as it makes it look more natural. I've been using this everyday to contour my cheekbones and also my jawline using my Real Techniques expert face brush and the density of the brush makes the definition a lot more blatant. However as it states on the back of the packaging, it is buildable, which I agree with. If you were looking for a subtle contour, perhaps use this with the Real Techniques contour brush and lightly gather some on the brush and gently work it into your cheekbones. However, if you're anything like me and have next to no cheekbones then I recommend my way of using it because it really creates some spectacular definition!
I'm sure that if you're quite pale skinned then this may work as a nice subtle bronzer for you as it is not orange toned in the slightest so it would just add a bit of colour instead of making you look like you've just been for a really awful spray tan! But they also have a lighter shade called 'Sandcastle' if you find that this is a little too dark.
You can purchase it in Topshop stores now for £9, which I think is a bargain and a fraction of the price of NARS Laguna which is a hefty £26. Don't get me wrong, this hasn't converted me completely from Laguna but it is definitely a close competitor and great for if you're on a budget!
Have any of you tried this? If so, what are your thoughts?