I like this bronzer a lot! It gives my skin a nice golden look and contrary to other reviews..it does not cake on my skin at all and i absolutely love the way it looks! I apply it with another one of my favorites, the Too Faced Teddy Bear Kabuki Brush, which is the best brush for bronzers,blush and even Liquid foundation!! If you find that a bronzer is cakey on your skin...then maybe you should try exfolianting.
How the hell did I live without this? This is my first bronzer, so I don't have a lot to compare it too, but holy hell does this make my face look really sculpted in a totally natural way. I love how finely milled the mineral powder is. It never looks fake or caked on. This is a lighter bronzer, very yellow undertones. Great for a fair Asian skin, IME. In the summer, I may have to switch over to NARS Laguna, which I hear is a smidge darker. I apply this with a MAC 187 and wow, does it make a huge difference to my overall look. I like to put a bit of non-shimmery blush on the apples of my cheeks with this. PAP has a bit of shimmer to it, but nothing over the top. Very natural and very flattering. This is a great product. I use it every single day and would not be without. Highly recommend. Ooh and I agree, the packaging is homely. :(
This bronzer really impressed me. I love bronzer and have tried and use many different brands, and this one is right up at the top. It is made of a very fine powder and is ridiculously easy to apply - no streaks, blotchiness, working hard to blend. It is also a lovely color, Park Ave Princess being the lighter shade, is brown sugar golden, with just the right amount of shimmer. I will definitely purchase this again, the only one thing that Im not quite thrilled about is the packaging....its cute and easy to use, but the cardboard container looks cheap, and if Im spending 30 dollars on this, the package could be a bit better quality.
This is the only bronzer that I've found works with my very pale skin.
It doesn't look "muddy" or "orange" like most bronzers make me look. Instead it just give me a nice, subtle, bronze glow. I don't need to use much and I find it's great as a contour color.
It DOES have a bit of shimmer and can look metalic if it's layered on too thick, but it you're doing that anyway you might want to check out Hotel Heiress which is not only darker in color, but seems to be slightly more pigmented overall.
The packaging is cute and is kept together with a magnet. It's high quality, but I would personally prefer a normal compact formatting. I guess it makes it easy to find in my pile of makeup though.
The price ($28) is what I think keeps a lot of people away. For myself it wasn't such a big issue considering how pale I am and how little I use at a time.
I will be repurchasing this if I ever run out of it.
I am a long time fan of NARS Laguna bronzer. I decided to branch out and give this one a try since it is often raved about on the boards. At first, I liked it as a more subtle alternative to Laguna, but after wearing it for a week or so, I just didn't like it nearly as much as Laguna. It is quite subtle and very golden/yellow. I much prefer Laguna, which isn't muddy on me at all (NC20ish for reference, brown hair and eyes). I ended up returning this to Sephora and getting another Laguna : / I think if you have yellow undertones to your skin, this could really work, but it just wasn't dramatic enough at all for me, even for daytime wear.
Better than average bronzer. The color is pretty light (and I'm fair) but it's not orange or streaky brown. Looks like just a little bit of sun. Has some shimmer. The packaging is pretty and easy to flip open. Personally, I think there are better bronzers for the price ($28) I think but it works well and will probably last a long time.
I recently got this as a deluxe sample from Sephora. I've used it about five times already, and I'm loving it!
It shows up on my skin just fine and lasts awhile. It doesn't look dirty or oompa loompa orange on me. You just have to be careful not to apply too much; just remember to tap off the brush before applying it onto your face.
Another thing that appealed to me was that it was mineral oil-free and it had vitamins. It didn't break me out (which was a relief since I tend to break out with certain products).
Overall, I liked it. I gave it only 4 lippies just because I saw how much it cost (28 bucks at Sephora). But other than that, I will purchase it when I'm done with my sample.
OMG This stuff is amazing!! I just tried my gwp sample from Sephora, and it is the most incredible bronzer ever - silky, golden very lightly shimmery. It looked too brown in the little case, and I am fair to medium toned skin and very freckled so I was concerned to try. So I put just a light application with a BE bronzer brush, and it is the most gorgeous color - the shimmer is just enough to look as if your skin has a bit of a dewy glow, but not ridiculous for someone who is over 30. I look like I used to tan when I was younger and spent all day every day in the sun - fabulous!! I will definitely be purchasing a full size!
I got this as a deluxe sample with my Sephora purchase yesterday, and out of all the bronzers I've tried so far, I like this one the best. It shows up well on me, and doesn't look unnatural. I will probably buy this when my gwp runs out, though admittedly, I don't wear bronzer often
EDIT: The deluxe sample size is actually slightly darker than the full size/ palette size...I ordered the bestseller's palette with the park ave princess in it off tarte, then saw it in sephora...and tested it, but the full size is defiinitely more gold than the deluxe sample... o.o;;
it might just be me but if you lightly put this bronzer on... it doesnt show at all? and if i put too much on i look like some metallic goddess(in a bad way). i had high hopes for this product as overall, its had great reviews. sigh:(.
the packaging is nice to look at though im a bit shattered it didnt come with a brush so its not too great on the portable side of things.
i wouldnt repurchase this again because its not something i reach for when applying ronzer/blush so it looks like itll have a long life in my draw. shame for a product that had such potential.