Let me tell you – THIS YEAR I WANT BRONZED SUMMER SKIN with NO EXCEPTIONS so when I came across Asante Luxe Glow I had to have a look to see if they could help a sista out this summer.
Asante Luxe Glow is run by Natalie Dapaah and is a black female owned company based in the UK. Natalie wanted to create high-quality glow products whilst incorporating skin care and beauty, for women of all skin tones, and I think she’s done pretty awesomely at it!
The first thing that caught my eye was the Bronzing Body Shimmer Oil – £17.99 in Bronze which is a gorgeous copper bronze body oil – it’s pretty stunning. I was also gifted with the Glow Powder – £14.99* in 24KT.
I wasn’t too sure of what the Bronzing Body Shimmer Oil did at first, I just knew I wanted it. The oil itself comes in three shades: Bronze, 24KT and Nubian. I went for Bronze as I was certain that was the best shade for me but all of the shades seem to suit black skin which can be seen from the ALG website.
When I first received the Body Oil it had solidified due to the coconut oil but when I placed this out in the sun for a few minutes this is where the fun begun. I came back to see this gorgeous glass bottle of glow!
I had to test this out immediately.
I pumped a small section onto my arm and massaged this in, the product itself sank in beautifully as coconut oil does but there wasn’t much of difference. So I added more, turns out, to get the full benefit of this oil you cannot be shy, after around 3/4 pumps the difference was vast! My skin was bronzedddddddddd. The copper toned pigment added a healthy moisturised bronzed look to my skin. I was so shocked! It also made me realise how much my skin has been lacking in sun thanks to the UK grey weather. I then sat out in the sun and looked even more bronzed, my skin looked healthy, bronzed, glowing, sun kissed, just delicious!
Not the biggest niggle for me but this product is not transfer proof, so please bear this in mind. I didn’t find transfer a big problem but I’ve only applied this to my arms so far plus I don’t wear white anyway so I can’t comment on how significant the transfer is at the moment. This is also a temporary (washes off) bronzing product that does not hold any SPF so please do not wear this without sun protection and sit out in the sun for a long period of time.
I have to say I was super impressed by the Bronzing Shimmer Oil, I don’t know what I was expecting but I’m pleasantly surprised at the fact that Asante Luxe Glow have created a bronzing product for black skin in the UK.
Now, the Glow Powder.
When I first saw this, I have to admit, the price for the size of the Glow Powder made me ask myself if I needed this but after having this in possession I can completely understand the price point.
This powder is unlike anything I’ve ever used before!
Firstly, a little goes a VERY LONG WAY because this baby is PIGMENTED! My gosh, is it pigmented. The first time I used it I looked like I had dipped my cheek in liquid glow as I picked up way too much! The Glow Powder applies almost like a cream, the consistency is so soft and smooth and it blends out fantastically too, you can sheer it down or build it up. You can also use this on your eyes, lips, body wherever you feel fit to be honest.
In the picture above I used this as a highlight and lid colour and in the sun – wow! Your skin glows from within!
As I stated the size is small but the powder is so pigmented and there is so much you can do with this, my next plan is to add some of the Glow Powder to my setting spray for a glow spray.
I have to say I’m so happy to have found Asante Luxe Glow. I do feel the UK is still lacking in so many products for black skin so to see a brand like this catering to our bronzing needs whilst still being inclusive of other skin tones, is fantastic!
Would I recommend Asante Luxe Glow? Of course and especially if you live in the UK but they also ship internationally!
If you want to create a sun-kissed glow this is the company for you!