Lancome Star Bronzer Mineral Mat

Having naturally very pale skin, bronzer is not something I ever really tried to adopt into my makeup routine, but Lancome's Star Bronzer Mineral Mat has won me over.

I usually would turn to either a pink or pale coral blush to enhance my complexion, with a bit of highlighter on the high points of my cheeks to reflect light.

Now, I have a third weapon in my arsenal - this matte textured bronzer which I use to contour my (not very model-like) cheekbones.

I have it in shade 03 (it is available in 01-04), which I thought would be too dark, but used with a light touch it delivers just the right amount or natural-looking pigment to my skin.

The essential thing with this bronzer is that it's not too orangey in the shade, so it doesn't look ridiculous against my skintone.

I sweep it under my cheekbones and in my temples to sculpt my face - and it can also be used on the jaw line.

Available from Lancome counters nationwide, €39.64.

Sarah McIntyre