Wednesday, February 13, 2013
LORAC's Hot Flash
Bronzer should not be relegated to solely summertime use. The right shade can really bring life to the face and give a sexy glow. My girlfriend uses bronzer all year round and I do, too. I have both highlighting bronzers as well as darker "contouring" bronzers that I rely on to up the amp on my looks. And with regard to the former, I have found an über flattering offering from LORAC called Hot Flash.
Hot Flash is actually a duo that consists of a silky, cotton candy pink blush on one side and a soft, copper bronze(r) on the other - two complementary shades that can either be worn alone or paired together to create a healthy, sun-kissed flush.
The palm-sized black compact comes with a mirror and a generous heft of more than 10g of product.
It also comes with a small brush, which is conveniently located underneath the panel of product.
Hot Flash is a soft, finely milled beauty that effortlessly yields color with hardly a dab. Neither the bronzer nor the blush are sparkly or have a lot of obnoxious shimmer; their finish is more of a soft pearl, I would say. And neither is heavy (read: opaque), but light enough to convincingly recreate the natural results one might encounter from spending a day at the beach.
On my skin tone, this lovely duo reads just right. However, for those that consider Hot Flash to be too dark, there is a lighter peach/bronze combo called Hot & Spicy that may be better suited for you. Either which way, if you are looking for a great bronzing product that gives you two bangs for your one buck, I definitely think LORAC's bronzing duos are worth checking out.
LORAC's Hot Flash can be found at Sephora and Beauty.com, and retails for $30.