The VIEVE Modern Bronzer Duo Is The Perfect Bronzer For Summer (And Winter)

VIEVE Modern Bronzer Light Swatches-2

The VIEVE Modern Bronzer duo is the perfect all year round staple that you need in your makeup bag.


Brand founder Jamie’s experience as a professional makeup artist really shows in her decision to create a bronzer duo, rather than just single shades – it allows you to adapt and customise your level of bronze to the fluctuations in your skin-tone come rain or shine.


If there’s anyone I trust to create a bronzer, it’s Jamie…



formula

The formula is gloriously silky and has a beautiful subtle golden sheen.  On the skin, the bronzer makes the skin look glowy, radiant and sun-kissed.  The shimmer in the formula is barely noticeable and definitely not glitter – no need to worry about looking like a disco ball.

 

The bronzer duo is quite pigmented but is also easily blendable – as always, it’s best to start with a light hand and build pigment up gradually, but you should be able to blend this out if you go a little too heavy handed.

wearing shade light
top to bottom: Light2 buffed out, Light1 buffed out. Light2 heavy swatch, light 1 heavy swatch

application

The powders apply so smoothly and easily, especially over lightly powdered/set skin. I use the light 1 shade first as a base/all over shade, then use the shade light 2 very lightly just at the back of my cheeks  and temples to create more warmth.  For precision placement with the two shades, I like to use the Rephr 05 face brush – using each side of the brush for each side of the bronzer duo shades.

 

As I am VERY fair skinned and these powders are quite pigmented, so I make sure to only gently tap my brush into the powder instead of rubbing it back and forth in the pan.  I also gently tap any excess onto the back of my hand to check the level of pigment before touching the brush to my face.

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all shades
shade light

shade range

For reference, I have very fair skin with warm undertones and I wear the shade light.  In MAC, I’m the shade NCO.  This bronzer duo works well for me, but only if I use a light hand.  I particularly love the Light 1 shade, which is the cooler of the two shades.

 

 

LIGHT: Suitable for fairer skin tones. With subtle hints of pink and honey for a flattering and natural, healthy glow.

MEDIUM: Suitable for light to medium skin tones. With bronzed amber tones to warm the complexion (this is Jamie’s go-to shade).

TAN: Suitable for olive and deeper skin tones. With a terracotta undertone to add warmth and definition.

DEEPSuitable for darker skin tones. With beautiful, rich brown tones to add shape and depth.

 

VIEVE Modern Bronzer Light Swatches-1

packaging

Super chic as always, the packaging is just as lovely as the formula.  The compact seems to be made of a thick, durable plastic which will be able to withstand the every day rough and tumble inside a makeup bag. The compact also closes with a very satisfying and reassuring click, so I’d feel comfortable traveling with this bronzer.  It definitely feels strong and sturdy.  The mirror is huge and incredible quality – it’s super clear and probably going to be the one that you’ll use to do the rest of your makeup with.

Available from VIEVE and Cult Beauty

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