Friday, August 29, 2014

How to achieve the perfect bronze cheeks on fair skin, with Gleam.


I received product for evaluation through Gleam. All opinions are always my own.


When does a bronze glow go out of style? Never, and it certainly doesn't have to stop during the winter.
I don't reserve bronzer for just the warmer months. I love to play with looks all yr long.

I've just discovered a new way to achieve that beautiful bronze flush with a line called Gleam, by Melanie Mills. I have been blessed and cursed with the fairest of skin and like to keep it that way, so getting that slightly tan look is a must for me sometimes.


 I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to try products from Gleam. Gleam cosmetics has been used on celebrities everywhere, such as on "Dancing with the Stars". Picture all that dancing and sweating. You'd think it would rub off on your fancy dress or worse, your dance partner, right? Not so, it claims there is no rub off at all and I can attest to that. Melanie claims her products create a nice, even natural looking tan or glow, sans streaking on any part of the body. In addition, It can conceal imperfections and create that glow without having to go sun tanning to get it.

 I decided to go with a natural bronzed look on my cheeks. The color I chose is Rose Gold Body Radiance, as I  have natural pink undertones. This comes in cream and powder form, which I used both of. I started with the cream in rose gold. WOO, this was dark! I was scared it would just be another streaky orange attempt at bronze, but I was wrong! This is very pigmented, and blends into your skin flawlessly with it's magical blend containing jojoba oil. My fair, sensitive and dry skin drank it in without the slightest bit of stickiness or irritation afterward. The color goes on very bold, but when I blended it out with my Kabuki and translucent powder it looked amazing and so natural. Then, I followed it up with a light swipe of  the Rose Gold Radiant Dust. I was so pleased with the outcome! This is a VERY buildable product so can achieve any amount of color you desire.


For my eyes, just a thick coating of black mascara and a light dusting of white shadow in the eye corners and brow bones. For the lips, a gorgeous Lip Radiance also from Gleam, called "With my Heels on". It is a bold Fuchsia, with lots of shine and moisture. It's a thick consistency and goes on very smooth as a lip gloss. With this color, you want to go pretty neutral with everything else or it would be too overpowering. This is perfect for a night out in heels when you want that attention. ;)

Next time, I need to try this for contouring, as an eye shadow and on my whole body.  From what I have seen, it looks amazing on the decollete! Pretty sure this is my new obsession right now. I love that it's got a slight sheen, but nothing over the top at all. Also, with it's staying power you'd think it would be hard to wash off, but it washes away so easily.

Gleam Radiance and Radiance powder comes in every color for every skin shade. No one is left out. 

The lippies come in a variety of colors as well. 

They also carry a highlighter I am dying to try out and several other skin enhancing cosmetics, brushes etc. If you want to achieve a beautiful streakless bronzing in a matter of seconds, you need to try out Gleam. Best of all, they don't test on animals!

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34 comments:

  1. I love love love that lip color! I have really fair skin also, so finding the right bronzer is so hard for me! everything turns out WAY too dark!

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  2. I love that look on you! I'm very fair skinned too & usually shy away from a bronzer because it never seems to come out right. But I think I could totally rock these products!

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  3. I need some color in my life...this fair girl is all ivory lol

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  4. I love this picture of you. Very pretty! I don't usually wear a lot of makeup but when I decide to, I'm always looking for tips. Thanks!

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  5. You really look great. Your skin is glowing and the make up really blended well and looks natural.

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  6. You look great! I'll have to check out Gleam. It looks gorgeous on you.

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  7. They all look great on you, I will have to check out this brand. Thanks for the great review!

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  8. I think you did a great job. I don't even attempt it myself.

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  9. These are some great tips. I'm pretty fair too so I need all the color on my cheeks that I can get.

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  10. I too have pretty fair skin, thanks for the tips! That red lipstick looks flawless on you!

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  11. Looks like it worked well for you! Great tips also, passing them along.

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  12. Great review! I recently started using bronzer myself, and I also have fair skin.

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  13. Love the lipstick and your eyes are gorgeous!

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  14. Beautiful! Can you please come over and do my make-up for me?!

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  15. Love the lip color. These are some great tips. Thank you

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  16. Your cheeks look so sun-kissed! That bronzer looks really natural, I love it!

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  17. Sounds like a great product. I love the colors and it looks great on you!

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  18. Where did you say I can buy this stuff? My friends call me Casper as you can tell from my profile photos I too have fair skin. This is great looks natural and no orange stuff. Looks so pretty on you.

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  19. That lip color is so pretty! I have always loved a bold lip, and fuchsia is such a fun color.

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  20. Bronzer is probably my favorite makeup item. I have tried several kinds, and many of them seem to go on too orange! I need to check this brand out because I love the natural look it gave you.

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  21. I love trying out new make up. The lip gloss is really pretty.

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  22. I love the lip color that your picked up!! Looks like the bronzer did a great job as well!

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  23. I haven't heard of this brand before. You look terrific!

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  24. I have never heard of Gleam before, I will have to check them out. I love that while you have the bronze glow, you do not look like you are wearing makeup!

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  25. What a great tutorial! I always struggle with color (too little vs too much)!

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  26. You look fantastic! I love the colour of your lips and your make up looks great.

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  27. These looks like great colors for you! Not too over powering.

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  28. Your makeup looks really lovely! The lip gloss looks great with your skin tone!

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  29. You look great! I love when makeup has a natural look to it. You did a wonderful job!

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  30. You look great! I'm always afraid of bold colors.

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  31. Love this look! I need to experiment with makeup more.

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  32. Not too much at all. I'm crazy fare as well /w pink undertones. I tried this once in another color and didn't care for it but I'm digging the Rose Gold on your skin so maybe I'll revisit that brand!

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  33. "With my Heels on" is a fantastic lip color! I love your bronze cheeks tutorial. Really great tips!

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