When I arrived in Hawaii a few months ago straight from an Australian winter, I found myself looking very pastey, even by my standards. I hot-footed it to the nearest Sephora (like I needed an excuse) and hunted around for a bronzer.
The Korres Monoi Bronzer has been on my ‘to buy’ list for some time, and I thought now was the time to give it a go. It comes in Sunglow light 01 (soft peach tan) and Sunglow warm 02 (golden tan). The lighest colour was the natural choice for me given my moonlight tan.
As soon as I applied this, I immediately looked like I’d been in Hawaii for a week. This is a very natural, easy to apply bronzer that looked like it was made to deal with my skintone, and had me reaching for it every day I was there. I applied the product with a 168 brush in the usual fashion, and because of the moisturising qualities of the powder I found it didn’t cling to the dry patches on my face caused by long hours of flying. It also lasted all day, even in the Hawaiian heat.
The Korres Monoi Bronzer in Sunglow light is not completely matte; there is some ‘life’ to this bronzer to add dimension to the face, which I like. Moreover, the peach undertone makes it very natural to wear, avoiding a dirty or muddy effect. It’s also at a relatively low pricepoint in Sephora (USD $28), and is free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, and petro-chemicals.
If you are pale and you’ve been looking for a bronzer, this is a must-have. Easy to apply, long-wearing, kind to your skin, natural looking and very flattering. I think I will always have this bronzer in my collection.
I bought the Korres Monoi Oil Bronzer in Sunglow Light from Sephora for USD $28, and it’s available from Kit Cosmetics for AUS $59.95. It’s also available on Ebay from crazydealtime2000 for USD $15.50 plus $3.99 shipping.