I’m not really sure how the High Definition Bronzer (£22/8g) made its way into my makeup collection. I think I was lucky enough to receive it in a beauty box but I have no idea which one. I recently came across it, completely untouched and forgotten about, whilst rummaging through my collection and prayed that it would make a convincing dupe for my favourite Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Power I had tragically just hit the pan of.
High Definition is a beauty brand I was aware of but knew very little about. Founded in 2008 as HD Brows, they quickly became the 1# brow treatment across salons in the UK. In 2014 their full makeup collection launched and HD Brows was reborn as High Definition.
The bronzer comes in a black, almost rubberised (think NARS or Sleek), square compact with a full sized mirror. I like to keep mine in its box, as professional and chic as black matte packaging looks, I hate how quickly it can become covered in smudges and fingermarks. The bronzer is available in two shades: Light/Medium & Medium/Dark and contains Aloe Leaf Extracts to soothe redness and vitamins A, C and E which “offer antioxidant benefits” (I’m not sure what that means either).
Initially, I thought the bronzer was slightly more yellowy than I was used to, but it actually blends incredibly naturally into the skin. It contains a very subtle pearlescent pigment that doesn’t give a shimmery finish but a natural warm looking tan. The bronzer is perfect for pale girls like me who’s complexion is even more washed out than usual and is looking for a slightly more skin kissed glow for Spring. The formula isn’t chalky but silky which doesn’t dry out or irritate my skin. The powder blends like a dream with my Real Techniques Bold Metals 103 Angled Powder Brush and lasts throughout the day with no touch-ups needed.
The High Definition Bronzer retails for £22/8g and is available to purchase at hdbrows.com.
Have you tried any High Definition products or treatments?
What’s your current favourite bronzing product?