This is the latest addition to my makeup routine, and I really don't know how I ever managed without it.  This is a primer and gradual tanner in one, ideal for ladies from the pale side like myself, who want to add a little bit of natural colour to their face.

I apply this to my face using my finger tips, and it gives a very subtle (almost unnoticeable) tint of bronze to the face on first application. The cream to mousse like product instantly sinks into my skin, and it doesn't even feel like I've applied any product, which is a big bonus for me especially as I'm wearing this throughout the warmer months, I wouldn't be using it if I could feel it on my face - For me, the lighter the better when it comes to S/S makeup.  My face is left feeling so smooth to touch when I use this, I have actually been telling people to stroke my face. It makes the fine lines on my forehead less noticeable and my pores become pretty much invisible.  As a primer it works a treat too, my foundation blends and sits very nicely on top of this and stays put all day.

After a few days of using this, I started to notice that I was building up a hint of colour on my face, and now that I'm a good month into using this in my daily makeup routine, the colour is definitely making an impression. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't look like I've slapped fake tan onto my face, I just have a nice bronze glow, which is definitely an improvement on pasty and ghostly white!

This retails at £19 for the jar, which is fairly pricey, but I only use the tiniest amount each day and mine seems to be going on forever. I can only imagine having to repurchase this once even six months or so, so when you look at it like that, it's really good value.
I have normal to dry skin, and I'd have to say that this even improves the appearance of my dry patches (it doesn't cure them though, it's not that amazing!) If you have oily skin, it might be worth getting yourself a sample before buying this, but I really think that it will be okay for you too.

The only thing I don't like about this is the smell, but I guess you can't have everything!
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