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The mini chocolate bar face palettes: Bronze and Glow & Light and Glow

Now if you follow my blog then you know that I am all about that Makeup Revolution chocolate palette life.  To be fair, mainly I’m about chocolate in general, but the combination of chocolate and makeup is next level attractive to me.


Anyway, when TAMBeauty released two new MINI chocolate bar face palettes into their I Heart Makeup/Makeup Revolution range I was super excited.  I love tiny things.  Like, anything that is normally big that is made into a little version… so cute.  Aside from the packaging though, the products within really appealed to me and I have not been disappointed.

I’m going to start with the Bronze and Glow palette because this is my favourite contour palette duo.  Full stop.


Bronze and Glow

The ‘bronze’ shade is perfect for my skin tone.  It is quite neutral so you can contour with it, but it isn’t too ashy either so you can use it as a bronzer too.  These powders are really finely milled, soft and blend so easily.


Bronze and Glow highlight compared to theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer

The highlighter in this duo is stunning too – champagne in tone and the perfect amount of glow without being shiny or frosty.  It reminds me very much of theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer.  It is certainly extremely similar when sheered out on the cheeks but as you can see from the heavy finger swatches above Mary-Lou is a little more yellow toned.


Bronze and Glow swatches

Honestly, Bronze and Glow is a great palette.  If you find this packaging to be too kitch and cutesy for your taste, Makeup Revolution also has the same powder products packaged in their Renaissance Glow palette which has much more classy packaging but identical products.


Charlotte Tilbury – ‘Filmstar Bronze & Glow’ Face Sculpt & Highlight.  Image credit – Nordstrom

The Renaissance Glow is designed to be a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury ‘Filmstar Bronze & Glow’ Face Sculpt and Highlight… meaning that the powders in the chocolate Bronze and Glow are also a dupe!  Winner 🙂


Light and Glow

I wasn’t initially as attracted to the Light and Glow palette as the Bronze and Glow palette but… chocolate packaging!?!  Saying that, when I heard that this might be a dupe for Too Faced’s Candlelight Glow highlighting powder in Rosy Glow, I was intrigued.


Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow.  Image Credit – Temptalia

Now I don’t own Rosy Glow to do a direct comparison for you but from the swatches I have seen online they certainly do seem very similar.


Light and Glow swatches

I have really enjoyed the light and glow highlighters – and they are both highlighters!  I thought at first the pink shade was a blush but it is a pink highlighter with a gold shift.  You could use this as a blush topper, but even on my fair skin the pink shade can be blended out to a lovely glow or mixed with the white/gold shade for extra bright shine.  These are both very pretty!


MUR Vivid Baked Highlighter – Golden lights compared to the Light and Glow white/gold highlighter.

The white/gold highlighter reminded me of the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights.  As you can see above, the colour is certainly a dupe but the formula is obviously very different as one is a standard powder and one is a baked highlighter.


Bronze and Glow swatched beside Light and Glow

So.  A million photos later let me rap this up.  I really like these two little chocolate face palettes.  I think the quality is great and if the colours work for your skin tone then I totally recommend these.  If you are interested in trying them for yourself you can find the chocolate face palettes on TAMBeauty for about AU$10.

Have a great day!


Thin Lizzy: 6 in 1 professional powder – light (DUPE alert!)

This is going to be a quick little review of a product that could easily be put in the ‘dorky’ makeup basket.  Thin Lizzy products started out with infomercials on TV and then slowly made their way into Priceline and Big W in Australia.  My mother purchased this for me for Christmas as she thought that it might be a nice multi-use product, plus it was cruelty-free and made in New Zealand.


Thin Lizzy: 6 in 1 profession powder – light

I have not actually used this powder in all the multi-use ways for which it is marketed and in fact, I would say that the suggested ‘6 in 1’ is misleading marketing when it comes to practical use.  They claim it can be used as blusher, lip colour, eyeshadow, contour, bronzer and body bronzer and I would suggest that it really doesn’t work for me as a lip colour or blusher and to be honest, it doesn’t make a great eyeshadow either BUT I do really like this product as a bronzer and contour.

Firstly, it is a really good bronzer shade for my skin tone.  It has a cool undertone but with a slight golden sheen making it not too muddy on my skin.  You can build it up and it is extremely easy to blend out.  The power itself is very finely milled and I very much enjoy this as a contour shade.  If this was marketed solely as a contour/bronzer then I could absolutely say that it is an amazing product.


I swatched the powder with my finger on the left and then used the brush to apply one light layer on the right.

I was also interested to learn through KitchSnitch on youtube, that the Thin Lizzy 6 in 1 Professional Powder is an excellent dupe for the NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder.  I don’t own the Laguna bronzer to do a comparison for your here but I will leave the link to Kat’s review HERE for you so you can see it side by side.

I am surprised to admit that this is a really great product.  It also came with a lovely soft brush, double ended black and brown eyeliner (which I love for travel) and a clear lipgloss, so overall it was a good value set.  If you see this in store, despite its dorky appearance, it is actually worth giving a go 🙂  I would absolutely repurchase this product.

Have a great day!