This the best bronzer I have ever used. I am pretty fair and I always struggle with bronzers, so for awhile I stopped using them. However I'm going on a beachy vacation next week and I wanted something to warm up my complexion. Usually bronzers are either too orange, or too dark and end up looking muddy and dirty on me (ie Benefit Hoola). This bronzer is great because it is almost impossible to overapply. When I use this I never experience that dreaded moment when you see yourself in bright daylight and, even though you applied with a light hand, you realize your bronzer looks totally obvious. Also, it has a slight shimmer but it's hardly obvious. So if you like the color of Hoola but want something more sheer this is probably a good bet. While I love this, I can see someone who has medium or dark skin getting frustrated with it trying to make it show up. Plus, since it's $50 you don't want to be using it up too quickly. Anyway, love it!
I had already purchased the #5 bronzer, but felt like I needed to own the #1 bronzer since that was the one everyone was raving about. I was super excited to try this product, but I can't seem to get it to show on my face. After reviewing all the positive reviews, seems like most people who love the product have fair skin. I'm #3 in their Face Fabric line, so I think this product is just too light for my skin to show. When brushed on my hand, all I can see is a super super sheer hint of gold, but no color change.
For $50, I think In need something with a tad bit more color. This will be going back as I have no use for it.
Too bad! I'm still undecided about #5, it shows slightly more. People aren't joking when they say how sheer this product is. I don't know if I have time to build up color every morning with multiple swipes.
This is a good bronzer - if you have fair skin!
I have a tan complexion and although this is nice, I have just used so much product each time just to make it show :(
- no orange whatsoever
- buildable colour
- natural looking
- can use to contour and yet subtle enough to wear all over face for tanned glow
- total product waste when you have tan skin. I have to countlessly swirl my brush in the pan to make it show decently on my face
- doesn't last all day on me
- sometimes gets a bit patchy?? After a few hours
Overall - it is a nice product, but I'm going to try NARS Laguna or Casino next time just for better pigmentation.
WHOA. This is my favorite bronzer, and it took me way too long to discover it. If you are looking for a non-orange non-shimmery natural-looking bronzer, this is it. Shade #1 is perfection. The packaging is sleek and perfect (as it goes for all GA products.) I apply this with the MAC 134 brush very quickly all over, and just can't go wrong. Looks great by itself, looks great over foundation, can be used to contour, it's just the best, it looks like a natural tan. And it's NOT even slightly orange. What I like about high quality products like this is that you don't have to put in a lot of effort to make it work, it just looks lovely on, no matter how rushed I am getting ready. I am NW20 for reference, so orange bronzer is always a concern for me, but Sheer Bronzer #1 is always natural and flattering.
This is a very light sheer bronzer and looks very natural. I am moving toward mineral makeup so will probably not buy again but for a non-mineral based powder it's pretty nice.
Correction: Haven't found a mineral based powder that looks as nice as this.
Great bronzer! This and Benefit's Hoola are my favorites. The Armani bronzer looks sparkly in the pan but when you put it on it looks pretty matte and doesn't make me look like a teeny bopper. The color is very realistic and doesnt give the look of obvious bronzer, but the look of spending the day in the sun. I've only had this for a few weeks, so I dont know how long it's going to last me. For the price, hopefully a very long time!
Great bronzer. Like the other reviewers, I too, found it scary dark in the pan, but it's beautiful, sheer, and sparkle-free when you put it on. I find that I have to be careful about putting it on as it is possible to overdo it (I'm super pale though).
This was my go-to bronzer, but I have fallen in live with the Guerlain Terracotta bronzer for blondes that gives me a warm healthy glow. I will still use this occasionally as it is an amazing product.
Beautiful, natural bronzer. It does look very dark but is lovely on the skin. One of the best ones out there. It is spendy (sigh) but it's gorgeous.
I agree with the majority. Scary dark in the compact, sheer & natural on a pale face. Like other Armani products, it's texture is sheer & silky allowing you to layer as you please.
Edit several years later - no longer can use this although I love the sheerness and the shade. Just too much shimmer to be flattering on me.
Pros: Goes on sheer, gives a lovely satin glow without being sparkly (nars, estee lauder, natio)
Not orange, or reddish dirty brown
Lightweight and blends well
Overall: Best bronzer i have used, as its a good colour for fair skin (NC20) and doesn't look powdery, greasy, orange or glittery. Buy this you will not regret the price!
I have changed my mind on this product after long term use. The bronzer is really good, HOWEVER, it does become super shiny in the heat or after a few hours - and I have dry skin! Particularly in flash photography it looks like disco ball shine. I would probably recommend this as a blush bronzer, not an overall bronzer otherwise you may look greasy