I really like this bronzer, It goes on smooth, not that noticeable, matte, and it gives you a natural tan color. I used to use NARS Laguna bronzer and IMHO this is very similar, except the price of course. For reference I am NARS Santa Fe (maybe NW 25-30) and use this bronzer in Light.
HG for my pale, cool skin (NW10). It's matte, it's pigmented, and best of all I don't look the least bit orange with it! Fortunately the lighter side takes up the majority of the pan - this color is the easiest to use. I use a bit of the dark side for contouring. Most days I just sweep my brush over everything and apply lightly all over my face, emphasizing the nose, cheekbone hollows, and hairline. The lid to mine broke so I can't take it anywhere now, but I've still got a TON left after 2 years and so I just keep it at home and use it. Get this if you can still find it!
This bronzer is a bit expensive for me so I wouldn't buy it again. I've had it for a while though. I like it, it doesn't make me look orange which a shocker!
Bought this on sale - otherwise would never have tried it. Have light skin with yellow undertones. This is a really useful summer tint for me - after applying sunscreen, i can brush it over my face, using a little more of the darker shade near jawline, and the lighter color on eye area, or to camouflage any redness around the nose. Then use a bit of powder blush to to liven up the cheeks, as this has no red or pink at all, so you could look a bit sallow. It does not change color, and looks pretty natural in the sun.
I love this bronzer! I have a difficult time finding bronzers that don't oxidize on my face. I was in search of a bronzer powder I could essentially wear as foundation for the summer...one that was not shimmery or sparkly, as I have enough of those. This bronzer was the answer. I use a large powder brush from ecotools that works well. Even though this is a pressed bronzer, the brush picks up the product quite nicely without feeling like you have to scrap away at the palette. The only thing that bothers me about the packaging is that it's slightly bulky. It comes with a built in mirror and brush (which is fairly useless). I would absolutely by this product again!
This bronzer has a great tan color that isn't orangey and doesn't dry out my skin which is great! It comes with a cute little mirror and a brush thats underneath the bronzer. The price is decent, especially considering theres a good amount of product that should last a while. Gives you a healthy looking glow and i like that its not very sparkly or shimmery; its natural. I would recommend it to anyone except perhaps a slightly lighter shade for very light skinned people.
Any "bronzer" or bronzing product that I've used on my face has just been a not-so-great experience for me. First there was "You Rebel" by Benefit. Ugh. I equate THAT experience with digging up some orange clay, wetting it down and spreading it on my face. Then there was yet another Benefit tanning product (I cannot remember the name of it) that fared equally badly with me. Next up was a product by Laura Geller---Balance and Brighten again, I ended up looking like Jackie-O'Lantern. *One caveat with the Laura Geller though--I am a fan of the baked body frosting for my body and when I do get sun color on my face, I will put it on my face but..... I'll stick to the faux tanning products for my legs and arms.
That said, I ended up using some of this Physicians Formula Solar Powder Bronzer in Light. My daughter left it behind when she went off to college so I decided to try it. I'm glad I did. Now...I cannot say this left my face totally bronzed, but it did NOT leave my face orange. I applied this with a very big fluffy brush and applied after all my makeup was applied. While it is light and I'm on the pale side, it gave me a nice glow. Not the illumination sort of glow, but a nice glow--the kind you get after being in the sun for about 45 minutes. I will make a purchase for myself because I know when daughter comes home--she will be looking for this. Overall---while not holy grail status, good enough to keep on hand!
Orange, like every other Physician's Formula bronzer that I've tried.
I've switched to using L'Oreal HIP eyeshadow in Roaring as a contour powder bc I cannot find a non-orange "bronzer" in the drugstore.
Have had this so long that you can no longer read SPF 20 on the powder, and I'm starting to lose the yellowish circle (sun?), as well. I don't EVER tan my face. I have light olive skin and it does tan up nicely, but melanoma is prevalent in my family, so I don't really feel like playing hereditary Russian Roulette. I use this over my foundation all over in varying degrees depending on how dark the tan on the rest of my body is to match. I find it works well with my skin tone, and even though I was attracted to the darker version at first, that one made me look dirty.
Not the worst bronzer I've ever tried (that's probably ELF's...) but I had to return Solar Powder SPF 20 Bronzer. Although I liked that it provided SPF (even though I know it's purely a psychological benefit; even Snooki couldn't cake on enough bronzer for the SPF to be effective) and the finish (mostly matte; there's a golden overspray) it was too warm on my NW10. I am extremely cool toned, so it doesn't surprise me that many others here had success with this and didn't find it at all orange. All I can say is that for me, it was orange and it made my pale skin look dirty. I think I would have liked it if my skin was more neutral and beige and if I was light instead of paper-white.