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We Tested The ICONIC London Sheer Bronze – Makeup’s Hottest Launch Of The Year!

We Tested The ICONIC London Sheer Bronze – Makeup’s Hottest Launch Of The Year!
Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor3 years ago
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ICONIC London is best known for its glow-giving products that are loved by big name celebs and expert makeup artists alike. Love Island babe Laura Whitmore and her makeup artist are HUGE fans – and you can recreate their ICONIC look with ease! 

And the brand’s new Sheer Bronze liquid bronzer might be our favourite radiance-boosting face product yet!

If you’re after a healthy bronzed glow that offers natural looking depth and definition - think the perfect summer tan without having to stress about unpredictable British weather – then look no further... Because ICONIC London has delivered, and we’ve given it a try so we can tell you exactly what we thought! 


I’ve been after a liquid bronzer for a little while now. I love my powder version, but during the summer months I'm a big fan of a more dewy, natural finish to my face. But searching for the perfect product has been a long and unsuccessful task. Many others I had found were way too shimmery or too oily for my combination skin, until now... 

The Sheer Bronze formula applies an ultra-sheer wash of subtle warmth to your base, that’s both buildable and blendable. For subtle shine, add just a small touch to your cheekbones, or build it up to seriously increase the colour intensity. 

And what’s even better, not only can you add this bronzer on top of your base for beautifully bronzed cheeks, you can also mix it in with your foundation for a deeper warmth to your complexion OR apply it to bare skin on no-makeup days, for a soft and subtle sheen. I’m going to be using it for all of the above! 

Expertly created for all skin tones, I love that six diverse shades make up the ICONIC London Sheer Bronze range too. For lighter skin, shades ‘Beach Vibes’, ‘Sun Kiss’ and ‘Golden Hour’ are perfect, whilst ‘Caramel Glow’ is ideal for slightly more tanned skin and ‘Spice Tan’ and ‘Sunset Bronze’ are spot on for deeper skin tones.

With a slight summer tan to my skin, I opted for ‘Caramel Glow’ - and found that application was also super easy. The non-greasy vegan formula can be applied with either your fingertips, a makeup brush or sponge for a smooth, seamless finish. 

Applying it to the bridge of my nose, tops of my cheek bones and lightly along my hairline, I can’t get enough of the illusion of naturally sun kissed skin it provides. 

But, do you know what we love even more than gorgeous makeup at Glossy HQ? Gorgeous makeup that comes hand in hand with incredible skincare benefits! Sheer Bronze is infused with Horehound Extract, best known for its anti-pollution benefits. And, unless you live somewhere where the air is clean and crisp, anti-pollution skincare should always be welcomed into your routine with open arms.

Why? Well, these benefits protect your skin from damage due to environmental factors and help fight against lackluster, dull and prematurely aged skin. 

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Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor
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I'm someone who loves getting glammed up, but I feel like I never have enough time. Frequently running between work, the gym and seeing friends means my makeup routine is quick and often touched up on the go. Therefore, beauty products that serve as multi-purpose are perfect for me - a blush that works for cheeks and lips is a must in my makeup bag!