AMAZING BRONZER. Gives a beautiful glow and pick me up. Doesn't come on too strong. Great color. This is definetly my new bronzer.
I've heard good things about the Mineral Wear/Airbrush powders and this has great reviews, so I picked it up at Target today (fair warning: first impression review ahead).
Normally I buy PF bronzers in the lighter shade, as there are almost always two options, but they only had the regular bronzer for sale. I was a little worried it would be too dark for my pale skin, but lately I've had trouble getting much pigmentation from other bronzers I've tried/since I started using a different brush, so I thought, what the hell, maybe it will show up better. I'm liking the color, which DEFINITELY shows up nicely, is a pretty tan shade (not orange!) and looks like a typical summer color. This has a nice finish to it, which isn't sparkly or matte. The powder is good quality, blends nicely and gives an even, all-over color to my face and neck. It is a GREAT added bonus that this is SPF 30! Gotta love built-in sun protection.
I don't use the included brush, which looks like the usual PF brush with half the bristle length cut off, but I do love the packaging of this. It is a good-sized pan and just the usual compact (mirror, brush caddy underneath pan) but I just love the shiny blue metallic plastic of this for some reason! I paid $12.99 for this at Target and I'm pleased with it so far. I will update this review on wearability, etc. after having a little more time to use the bronzer.
Update: I'm bumping this down one lippie because it is somewhat too dark for my fair skin and after a couple hours oxidizes a little. It looks just slightly too pink for my liking. Also it doesn't stay totally even or matte after hours of wear. It's a good bronzer but it's not as good as my #1 PF bronzer, the healthy glow bronze Organics. If I could give this a 3.5 as a score, I would.
Yet another impulse buy for me....but what a good one. I have been using this bronzer exclusively for several months now and my high end ones, as well as my other drug store ones, sit unused. This is perfect for my pale NC 20 skin tone. I bought the shade "light."
It is huge. I like the sturdy compact. It opens easily, no polish chipping with this one. I could have done without the horrible little scratchy brush under the pan. The compact could have been much less bulky without it. This is not exactly matte, however. There is a bit of a sheen on the skin which is often the case with mineralized products. I prefer matte bronzers, but I am reaching for this all the time as it warms up my face in a very subtle fashion. PF got this one just right, for a change.
Love this bronzer! I've been using Nars Laguna for the last 1.5 years and have not really been happy with it, i never really noticed any color payoff... decided to try this one (bought the regular shade, not light) and LOVE it! It gives me a perfectly sun kissed bronze glow, not super matte or glittery, just natural looking. When i finish up my bare minerals i'm definitely going to purchase this in the regular foundation as well! I've been using this everyday for a week and have not broken out or noticed any clogged pores either, and I have fairly sensitive skin.
Just bought this its great and long lasting and I have extremely oily skin and was in need of a summer bronzer this is perfect and light
Holy moly! This is amazing!!!!!! It really doesn't look very pigmented or like anything special in the package but it really is great! I have used just about every high end raved-about bronzer and this one blows them all out of the water for many reasons:
* No shimmer
* No hint of orange
* No muddy looking possiblity
* SPF 30
* Decently priced
I think I bought the darker shade, but I can't tell as it is not printed anywhere other than the outer packaging which I don't have anymore. I apply it with an EcoTools powder brush or bronzer brush. The only negative- it is made by PF & they tend to discontinue a product as soon as I discover that I love it. I'm really hoping that doesn't happen with this one. Go get yourself one!!!!!!!!!!!!
Really nice bronzer from the DS. It's matte but there's a very slight shimmer that doesn't show up on the skin. It is on the powdery side but nothing too bad; very finely milled product! It really does provide that airbrushed look. My skin looks sunkissed but not overdone at all.
I got the lightest shade and it works well for NC20, but I've recently spray-tanned and I'm about NC37 now. It still works nice but not as dramatic.
Another bronzer winner from PF! These are huge---0.42 ounces each. I got both the "light bronzer" and "bronzer" colors. I love the satiny-matte finish...it applies beautifully and warms up my light-to-medium skintone. My face does look like it's been airbrushed! I got these for half-off, $7, so no complaints about the sale price :)
I bought this in "Light Bronzer" at Rite Aid when there was a bogo 1/2 off sale plus the product had a $3 off coupon attached. The color is perfect for my fair skin (n20) and really does give my complexion a nice glow after application. I set my face with UD All Nighter Spray which seems to help this product from transferring. I also love the blush that goes with this bronzer. The packaging is quite bulky but the pan was INCREDIBLY easy to just pop out of the compact and put in my magnetic palette so that was a plus for sure (for me at least). The product has some short of shimmer I am sure to produce the glow that it creates but I definitely can't see it in the pan or on my face which is exactly what I was looking for. If this product is on sale I definitely suggest going for it. Now that I have been able to try it I would definitely repurchase at full price if necessary (although it seems that PF is always on sale somewhere nearby).