I hadn't really heard much rave about the Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm before, but I had a few points to spend on my Boots card and I came across this - anything with radiance in the title I'm suckered in to straight away so I thought I'd give it a go!
The way I've been using this is to apply it after my moisturiser and primer. I wouldn't feel comfortable just using this as my every day moisturiser as I don't feel like it nourishes my skin as much as my normal cream does, so I kind of use this just to add extra glow to my skin. I pop some just on top of my cheek bones so once I've put my foundation on it peeps through and gives my skin a lovely glow.
The consistency is quite runny and a little bit goes a long way. I have also tried adding this into my foundation but I didn't feel like it worked as well as other products I own, like the MAC strobe cream or MAC lustre drops so I don't suggest using it for that purpose.
Another tip is if you're wanting that J-Lo bronzy glow for a night out I pop a little bit on my collar bone, shins of my legs and a little bit on the tops of my shoulders to make your skin illuminate. Beautiful when you have a nice tan!
Overall this product has really impressed me and I'm considering exploring more from the Botanics range to see if there are any other hidden gems.
, by Avril Jarrett MUA