I was recently invited to a presentation of the Sue Devitt Summer 2011 collection. Sue Devitt herself was absolutely lovely, and explained the inspiration behind her brand and colour stories. I can write a post on this if anyone would find it interesting, but today I'm concentrating more on showing you the products themselves.
The Summer 2011 Colour Story from Sue Devitt gives various options for a bronze glow.
Beausoleil Hydrating Marine Minerals Eye and Cheek Palette with colour gradation of Sand, Shell, Nude and Bronze.
Bronzing Pressed Powder (left) - quite a cool-toned bronzer, with no orange tones. Gives a stronger bronze/contour than the Beausoleil compact.
Gel Bronzer spf 40. Slightly yellow-toned gel bronzer. This is particularly good for a drier skin, but it isn't at all greasy and gives a very natural glow. The gel texture wears very well in hot weather without separating on the skin.
Beausoleil - I've tried to show the lighter shade to bronzer shade gradation from left to right. Beausoleil has a gentle sheen.
On left Gel Bronzer spf 40, on right Bronzing Pressed Powder.
There are also two Lip Enhancing Glosses to finish the collection. Telina is a cool pink, and Coral Sands is (as you might expect) coral. Telina doesn't work with my pale olive complexion (too pale, too cool), but Coral Sands is a good shade for me.
My favourite of the bronzing products is the Beausoleil compact. It gives a soft peachy glow, rather than a stronger bronze, which works well on my NC20 skin. I could wear the Gel Bronzer or Bronzing Pressed Powder, but I prefer a less tan/bronze look on myself.
I tried the Beausoleil compact as an eyeshadow today too, using the two darker shades on my lid over a base of Sue Devitt Gold Reef Eye Intensifier Pencil, blending into the lighter shades in the crease. I applied the three darker shades as a blush/subtle bronzer, and highlighted with the palest shade from Beausoleil. I am wearing Coral Reef on my lips, black mascara from Lancome (Hypnose Precious Cells) and the W3LL People Narcissist stick in #1 as a concealer under my eyes and around my nose.
Sue Devitt products are available from Fenwicks and Harvey Nichols in London and QVCUK.com.
Disclosure: All Sue Devitt products apart from the Gold Reef Pencil were provided without charge.