Hi everyone 🙂 So I’m back after having two weeks off whilst my family visited, and sorting out a few other things that have been going on recently. I know it’s only been two weeks but it feels like absolutely ages since I have written a blog post, so I’m glad to be back at it :). This week I am sharing my thoughts on some of the products from Tanya Burr’s new collection ‘Chasing The Sun’………
It’s no secret at this stage that I am a big fan of Tanya Burr. Not just of Tanya herself, but pretty much anything she does, particularly her cosmetic lines. I have been using a number of Tanya’s products for years now and I honestly find them to be such great value for money. I have tried almost everything from her face palettes and eyeshadow quads, to her face and cheek illuminators and lipsticks. Her lines are always a really good balance of high quality products with beautiful packaging at a really affordable price! How can you argue with that?!
Needless to say, when I discovered that Tanya was releasing a new range called ‘Chasing the Sun’, I was very, very excited and knew I had to get my hands on some of them!
The range includes the following:
Out of the three illuminating powders, I ordered Peonies Please as I thought it looked like a gorgeous shimmery blush, and I ordered Warm Bronze. Tanya mentioned in one of her YouTube videos that in addition to being a bronzy illuminating powder, Warm Bronze also works really well as an eye shadow so I thought that this one would be particularly good value for money. I also ordered the contour stick in the light/medium colour. I didn’t get any of the lip balms as I really (REALLY – see my previous post for proof lol) don’t need them and the colours don’t look right for me.
Peonies Please is a gorgeous bright pink powder with an iridescent pearly marble running through it. The powder is VERY pigmented – so use a light hand when swiping your brush in it – and it makes a gorgeous blusher. The pearly flecks in the powder make this product look very dewy and glowy on the skin. To be honest, this really is kind of like a blusher and highlighter all in one. I DEFINITELY do not need to wear highlighter when I use this product. I actually find that it work best if I lightly sweep it on with a blusher brush and then go back over it lightly with my foundation brush or beauty blender. This way, the highlight part looks way more subtle and my skin looks more dewy than highlighted, if you know what I mean?
The packaging of this range is definitely the best that the brand has done so far. Tanya’s previous packaging has always been very pretty and girly but was mostly made out of cardboard, so despite looking very pretty could feel a little bit cheap. They have definitely stepped it up with this range and the packaging is absolutely gorgeous. It has a much more luxurious look and feel to it. It feels much more mature than the packaging of her earlier products. In fact, it is more like the packaging of her lipsticks which has always been beautiful (I stand corrected!) The powders come in a plastic square compact that has a transparent window on the front, through which you can see the product and then a very pretty gold frame around the perimeter of the compact. It is very lightweight but as with her earlier compacts, this makes them perfect for travelling.
Like Peonies Please, Warm Bronze is a very intense illuminating powder. As the name suggests, this one is a very pretty bronze colour, with a kind of gold/darker bronze marble running through it. This is quite an unusual product in that it’s not really a bronzer, a blusher or a highlighter, but kind of does all three things in one. This is definitely too shimmery to use as an actual bronzer, and it’s a little bit too brown to use as a blush on its own, but when you swipe it on your cheeks it gives an overall nice warm glow. I like to use this product on days when I don’t really want to wear much makeup. It is good to pop on your cheeks over a tinted moisturiser just to give you face a little bit more warmth and dimension.
As I mentioned earlier, Tanya recommended using this one as an eyeshadow also and that is actually how I prefer to use it. As an eyeshadow product it is absolutely perfect! My go to eye look is definitely a bronzy-brown smokey eye and this works perfectly for that! I love products that are multi purpose so I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this one.
Sometimes I actually like to pop a bit of Warm Bronze over the top of Peonies Please to make Peonies Please look less pigmented on my cheeks. I think the two colours really complement each other.
Warm Bronze has exactly the same packaging as Peonies Please 🙂
At £7.49 each, I think these illuminating powders are such a great buy.
I was so happy to see that Tanya has released a contour stick. I absolutely love cream products and I especially love cream contour products, particularly for this time of year. I know that the thought of a cream contour frightens a lot of people, as once you swipe it on, there isn’t really any going back and you kind of have to run with it lol! This contour stick however, is so incredibly easy to use. The light/medium version is a really nice cool toned bronze colour, which is the perfect colour for contouring. The stick is quite wide so when I first saw it I thought it wouldn’t be precise enough for contouring, but somehow it works. The product is very, very pigmented to start with but it blends in soooo easily as it is really creamy!! In fact, I find that it almost blends in too easily. By that, I mean it almost disappears if I blend it to much. I find that the best way to use this is to swipe it on and kind of dab it in, rather than rubbing or blending, if you know what I mean? I usually end up applying a first layer and using my brush to blend it in, before adding a second layer and using a sponge to dab it, and this is how it has been working best for me. This gives a very, very natural contour look. For a more defined contour look, I like to use this stick as a base before using a contour powder. I find that this helps my contour to last longer.
The packing of the contour stick is really gorgeous. It is in an entirely gold bullet which looks a lot like a large lipstick lol, so again, these are so handy for popping in your handbag or for packing for holiday.
At £6.99 I think this contour stick is really good value for money.
That’s it for my review of Tanya Burr’s Chasing The Sun collection. As with all of her products, the quality of the actual products, combined with the gorgeous packaging and the affordable price makes these all round great products.
I’d love to know if you have tried any of the Chasing The Sun collection (or any other Tanya Burr products).
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