i haven't had problems with the package breaking or the product smelling bad, but i can't seem to get any color pay off from this. i wanted to use this as a contour powder since it was lighter and not shimmery, but i really can't even see it on my face.
After I bought this one, I bought two other colors! I love these bronzers, physicans formula is I believe the King of the natural Bronzer. The colors seem to adjust to my skin tone, It never looks painted on or heavy. This one is prefect for sculpting your face, works perfect along sides of your nose and temples...even along the jaw line. I can't tell at all if it has a smell, I do know that many people have had a reaction to this product, along with other Physicans Formula products, I believe that there is a slight skin reaction to the natural ingredients. If you are use to using such things like Talc, and other chemicals when you switch to an Organic product your skin will react. At least that is what happened to me! After the first two times I used it my skin felt really fresh through out the day, I didn't feel or look as oily and my skin wasn't really dry when I washed my face at night after wearing this.
I was afraid that this would actually smell like dead fish or as bad as some other MUAer's have noted, but it's not that bad. It actually smells like baby powder to me. In terms of quality, I have to say I am pleasantly surprised. When I got it I didn't touch it for months because I wasn't expecting much. I have tried both high end and low end bronzers and none of them have worked well for me. This one is a gem! I have light skin so of course I am using the light skin one. This bronzer gives just the right amount of product on my cheeks to make it look healthy and glowing. I'm sure there are better ones, but in the meantime I will stick to this one. I also don't like shimmer in my bronzers, and since this one is matte, it's even better! :D. Thumbs up!
The smell is a bit strong, I smell it on my face but it doesn't stink like dead fish.. so don't worry.
If you dont feel like spending tons of money on a bronzer this does the job. I dont use bronzer all-year round since I live in NJ. I bought the lighter shade and I use just a bit to give me a warm glow. Since its something I will use 3-4 months out of the year. I think it has just enough shimmer and it does not look orange or brown on me. For $10 I think its a steal. I love the packaging which falls apart later on. LOL
I am a redhead and no matter how long I sit in the sun, I stay white as a ghost. I bought this bronzer for light skin. The darker part is too dark and makes me look dirty but I can usually dig in the lighter part and achieve a healthy glow.
I am prone to break outs but I haven't noticed this product making things worse.
I don't use the brush provided with it because it doesn't work very well. Also, the mirror is pretty nice but I don't use it.
Healthy ingredients, eco-friendly packaging, and nice matte finish. Doesn't break me out or make me itch. Wait till it's on sale to buy. It's kinda pricey. I do notice it oxidizes in such a way that is does not turn orange but it does get darker so fair skin girls use a light hand.
No matter how hard I try I can not get this to show up on my skin...I like the texture and I can see that it might work for someone with a lighter complexion but for me, this didn't do anything!
I like it, it does smell but it looks very nice and does a good job of making me look a little tan and less sun deprived.
finally found a bronzer that works w/ my skin & its being DCed! i have searched so long for this shade that isnt too shimmery or orangy and its being DCed right when i find it *sulks*. got this at CVS dirt cheap & yes i suppose it does hav a funky scent to it but most organic mu does. it doesnt bother me that much & besides i dont wear it right under my nose so i dont smell it anyways. this is the perfect shade for a redhead
oh and i just love the packaging,so cute
I still like this bronzer,it brings life to my face when im looking pale. The smell is a bit offputting but it wears off after a few mins,its the soy that causes that smell by the way.
This bronzer is horrible, it made me look "dirty" no matter how many different ways I tried to apply it, even with very little. It was a waste of money.