I love this bronzer so much! I was in the durgstore one day and I saw it there. I was in need of a new bronzer, and it had a decent amount of product so I bought it. The first time I used it, I was so impressed. For a drugstore bronzer, it was very pigmented and did an amazing job of contouring and making it look like my skin was glowing. There is shimmer/glitter in it so you have to apply it carefully or you will look like a glitter machine exploded on you. But when I apply it cautiously it gives a gorgeous, natural finish on the skin. Best drugstore bronzer! I would definitely repurchase this bronzer!
First of all, let me point out that this bronzer is expensive for drugstore-level. At Sephora, this would be considered cheap but at CVS I consider it expensive. Even though it is XL, it is NOT worth the $10.99. I was very excited to buy this because the "All Over Glow" part made me think of a pretty radiance. Oh, I was wrong! This product gives you a complete orange, fake spray tan complexion. Even if you use the littlest amount! I looked worse than Snooki and Jwoww combined! Definitely disappointed in this product. I'm going to give the e.l.f bronzer a shot!
I was in the makeup aisle at CVS when this bronzer grabbed my attention, especially cause of the size of it. It also seemed to have the perfect combo for a bronzer, a neutral countour tone and a more orangey tone to warm up your face. I bought it and i have to say i am pleased with it. It has good pigmentation, the staying power is ok, not amazingly lasting but it is fair enough. The darker side is matte while the lighter one is warmer and with a little shimmer, not much though. You get a pretty good amount for the price, which will last you a very long time. The only downside of it would have to be that it is scented! I prefer makeup and skin care products that are fragrance free. The scent of this product is a little strong, sweet and a bit chemical-ish, kinda like nail polish remover! Obviously not that strong or bad, but reminds me of it a little bit. That is why i took off 1 lippie. The good news is that the scent fades after a little while, so it doesn't stay for hours on your face or anything like that. If you don't mind the scent and you keep in mind it will fade, then i highly recommend this bronzer! I would repurchase again.
This review is for the shade, "Fake Tan". I'm very new to bronzers but I'm definitely loving this one! The size is amazing and the product gives me quite the glow! I use the darker side as a contour and brighten my cheeks with the lighter side. Basically, I use this as a blush and not so much as an all over bronzing powder. I just love it no matter how it's used!
The Matte side of the Fake Tan bronzer is a good dupe for MAC pro sculpting powder in Emphasize. It works for light-med tone skin. Its a teeny more micro shimmer but compared to the MAC product its barely noticeable. I also love how it can be used as a contour and not turn orange. Great buy for the amount of product!
I purchesed this bronzer from my local Target store this weekend. I wanted to give bronzers a try again. The last and only bronzer I ever purchased was several years ago. Unfortunately, I did not like it because of the excessive shimmer. I couldn't go out in the day with this stuff on looking like a disco ball. A young WOC of the Youtube community recommended this bronzer and I decided to give it a try given the review and it's affordablility. It is divided into two sections in the pan with one side being the matte side and the other that provides more shimmer. I tried it out on Saturday and at first I really couldn't see much of a difference. I tried it again this morning and I have to say that the product has a subtle bronzing effect. I don't wear much makeup and when I do I want it to look as natural as possible. One negative point about the bronzer is the fragrance...very sweet. I am hoping this does not have an adverse effect on my sensitive skin. I will revisit this review in a few days to let you know if it is a keeper or not. Also, you get a large quantity for the price so I will keep my fingers crossed that this is my new favorite bronzer.
I gave this a 3 because it does work, I definitely saw product on my face right away, but I don't know.... I didn't like how it looked on me. It didn't seem like it worked as a bronzer. But I love the size of this, which is what drew me too it, but too quickly I suppose because how did I miss the sparkles in there!? It's not crazy filled with sparkles but I really don't want shimmer in my bronzer which is probably why I didn't like how it looked on me. But there is color payoff.
i was looking for a bronzer a mat one, I found this one at target is very pigmented and not to shimmering , all the brozers from brand names are very expensive and to shimmer for my taste milan you can blend it with a good brush , the key is blend , blend ,blend
This is an inexpensive bronzer, very pigmented and sometimes I have to blend well!
The dark side of the pan is quite dark, it almost gives me a burned look but it does give a tan, and the lighter more shimmery color adds a healthy glow.
My natural skin tone is light - medium golden undertones, while it's not the most amazing bronzer, it does provide a believable tanned look.
There is just something so silly & fun about having a huge-ass bronzer! I couldn't resist! This XL bronzer appears to come in 2 shades: #01 which appears to be the orangier/ more golden of the two, and #02 "Fake Tan," which is the one I'm reviewing. #02 has one side that is matte and more of a brown/ tan color. The other side is a shimmery golden bronze. The pan is so huge that you can easily isolate just one side, or swirl your brush in both to mix them. I really favor the darker tan (matte) side. This looks believable on my skin. The shimmer side I would never use by itself as it is very loompa-land, as MUA likes to say, but it looks ok if I mix just a bit of it in with the darker matte side.
I got this full price at Target for about $7 and change. This is incredibly pigmented--I'm impressed! The deal-breaker for me though is the insanely heavy fragrance. It smells so chemical--just like NAIR--I kid you not. It's very unpleasant on my face and sometimes makes me nauseous. So, the fragrance ruins an otherwise above-decent product here. I'll probably use this up on my body (far, far away from my poor nose) but I would not repurchase unless Milani ditches the fragrance. Too bad. continued >>