Not a good bronzer to women of color or darker-toned woman. My skin is olive and it barely showed up. Just wanted to try ;) May be great for paler skinned women and asian women. Nice packaging, though.
This was the first bronzer I ever bought, and I was kind of disappointed. The packaging, which is what caught my eye in the store, is probably the best part about this lackluster product. It seemed like I could never quite get enough layers for this to show up correctly. I would load up my brush with a fairly heavy hand each time but the product just didn't show up on my skin, which is very pale.
The NYC Sunny blush is much more pigmented and is cheaper than this product.
I used to use this bronzer like 3-4 years ago. What I remember is that it takes a lot of applications for your skin to become "bronzed"....which could either be a bad or good thing depending on the look you're going for. The good side of it is that it doesn't make you look like snooki...the bad would be that most people use bronzers to make themselves darker, which is hard to achieve with this bronzer. It is expensive for the amount of product you get. This bronzer used to last me like 2 weeks because you have to use a lot of it to even look a shade darker to make any difference at all. So, this won't last long. I don't use this anymore because it really never gave me any extra color, so I do not reccommend this for true bronzer users. I prefer covergirl's trublend loose powder bronzer. It works so much better, actually gives you color(not orange), & comes with A LOT of product. One jar has lasted me over a year. But, as for this bronzer, not so much.
This bronzer has very cute packaging, but the bronzer is nothing special.
The bronzer seems to clump into my eyebrows, making them have a weird, very orange look to them.
Going to Target, you might as well spend a couple extra dollars on the Nuetrogena one, which I like much better.
I am so pale I needed to bronze it up a bit while on vacation, so bought this from Target (no Sephora on the road...) It is very yellow on me and it makes me look jaundiced and glittery. Priced OK, but just not working for me. Also, you can't get to the product and use the mirror in this compact at the same time--poor design IMO.
I am a pale NC 15 (winter) - NC 20 (summer) asian with acne-prone, and super duper oily skin.
***PROS: This bronzer's color is perfect. It dosen't change color throughout the day and it gives me that natural healthy glow and contour. It was easy to find in my local Target for about $10.99. The flip compact is super strong. On top of everything, it didn't break me out.
***CONS: A bit expensive for a poor college kid. This bronzer IS NOT MATTE IN SUNLIGHT! If you're going outside, get ready to look like a GLITTER BALL! ...but indoors it is "matte". For this purpose, I will not repurchase!
I bought this while strolling through Target one day. The overall look with the gold "S" looked pretty cool and it wasnt terribly expensive so I bought it on a whim with hopes it would be my new bronzer. How wrong was I!! But I guess thats what I get for buying it based on how cool it looked. I agree with the previous review about how it took a lot to show up on my fair skin. If anything it should show up dark on my skin, but that was not the case at all. Also it came off a bit muddy looking to me. Maybe that was due to the amount I had to put on my face in order to get it to show up. Not sure all I know is I wont be repurchasing. The end:)
I heard that this bronzer is very good and the rating here is great but IMO, I don't think it's all that. I purchased this hoping that it was good but not. However I'm glad that it's not too orangy like every one else said. My skin tone is fair but I think I like it a little bit darker. I Guess I was a bit disappointed because I couldn't see the color when I contoured my face. I had to use a lot on my face. Well, I have no choice but am stuck with it. I guess it depends on the person. The price is not worth the pay. Should be lower.
I'm not a fan of bronzers, but I bought this to use as to sculpt my cheekbones (apply under cheekbones under blush line and blend) and it does a great job without leaving my cheeks looking obviously sculpted or orange. Because I only use it for sculpting, I'll have this one compact for years. I may try it in the summer as a regular bronzer. FYI, I bought this at Bloomingdales, of all places, where I discovered that they have a Space N.K. section with Sonia Kashuk products that you can actually test and sales people to help you and the products are the SAME PRICE as Target!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This same section also sells the professional line of Jemma Kidd.
Ok - i must say that I'm already dark, so this product was not able to qualify for "HG" status for me, as it's nearly impossible to find a bronzer that would actually change my skin *that* much - it's just not really a necessity for me...more of a fun thing i wanted to try.
color: it's like a sable brownish tan...not glittery at all- the "S" in the middle of the bronzer imparts a golden color that is not shimmery IME, but more of a golden camel color. The other part, the actual brownish color, is more of a dark tan that is hard for me to rate, since it's just about the color of my own skin.
Price: not $$ at all - about 9.99 which - to me - is a bargain for a nice package and presentation, plus a quality powder product.
Packaging: i love the packaging! that might be one huge reason I love this product. It's not the usual white (which i also love) but a golden bronze color and it has a see-through window. The brush that comes with it might be good, but i haven't used it, as i use my own brush/fingers. I love Sonia Kashuk also because my first name is "sonya" and well...i just like the big S! LOL
Texture: not easily "matted" or clumped in the pan, meaning it retains its finish beautifully - i hate when blushes/powders start soaking up oil and look all gross in the pan!
Overall: i love this item. The price is right and it would be a great item for the woman who has fair to medium skin, but as a darker woman, i think it's hard to get *as* much effect. But i do love the sable-golden color it gives me, which the pretty matte finish. It reminds me of the color of a lion's mane :)