Dream Sun Bronzer – A bit of a disappointment…

During a venture to Boots not long ago, I stumbled across a product that I thought would change my blush/bronzer game forever!

I am a big fan of multi tasking products as they save so much space, time and effort and they happen to be great for travelling. So imagine my glee when I saw the Maybelline Dream Sun Bronzer and Blush in one  which looked right up my street.

I loved the idea that in summer when it’s all sunny and colourful I could just dip a brush into this pan, swirl it around and get the perfect mix of blush and bronzer to get a bit of a summer glow. The shade I bought was ‘Golden Tropics’ which was quite a light bronzer powder with a pretty pastel pink blush section in it.

Dream Sun Bronzer - Golden Tropics

This has a screw on lid which I thought was quite a good touch – sometimes compacts like this just have a weak plastic cover that you push onto them which can often break, but this one was a bit more sturdy.

Moving onto the actual powder itself, this bloody stinks. It has SUCH a strong smell, like really intense parma violets (which I happen to hate the smell of). In fact, I’d go as far as to say that the smell actually puts me off using it and makes it an even clearer point to me, that this is a product which has perfume in it.

So, if this compact had a really good colour pay off or something like that, I MIGHT be able to give it a second chance. Most disappointingly, this product has a serious lack of colour and lasting pigment. I tried to swatch this for you guys a good two – three times and couldn’t get a very good picture to show you:

Dream Sun Bronzer 3

You can see from the above picture that the most pigmented part of this compact is the blush, the bronzer is neither here nor there. This bronzer and blush contains shimmer throughout the whole thing as well, so if you are after something more matte stay away from this. There is another shade of this bronzing compact available (a darker one) but I’m unconvinced whether this would really change my opinion of it.

In the pan this looks REALLY nice, but unfortunately that’s as far as it goes :(.

Dream Sun Bronzer 2

Have you tried any good bronzer/blush compacts that you can recommend? That don’t stink? Haha!

Thanks for reading errybody,

Roshni xxx

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3 Comments

  1. It’s such a shame that this isn’t a great product as it looks so pretty! My fave blush/bronzer duo has got to be the Ciate Cheekbone Cheat Duo from the Olivia Palermo range. I’ve got it in the shade Bluff Point and I absolutely love it. They are so pigmented and both the blush and bronzer are matte, I use it every day! It’s expensive on the Ciate website but I found mine in TK Maxx and got it for £6.00! 😀 xxx

    1. Ooh I’ve never heard of that one! Well I’ve heard of the Olivia Palermo range but only tried the nail polishes :). You gotta love a matte bronzer and blush! They are my favourite kind, I have a Tarte Amazonian Clay blush which is amazing but obviously that’s not in a compact with something else. Wow that’s a bargain, well done! Lol rummaging through the TK Maxx beauty section is a guilty pleasure of mine. I seriously can’t stand the smell of the Maybelline Dream Sun, it’s SO strong. Thanks for your lovely comment Rachel 🙂 xxx

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