Nice bronzer. I use it everyday and its matte. The only problem is the packaging. Buts its only like 3 bucks. Try it and you might like it.
As a thirty-something woman whose skin tone ranges from fair and ruddy in winter to a light golden tan in summer and who is looking to alternative ways to avoid overexposure to the sun, I found this bronzer to be a great way to get a natural, sunkissed tone throughout the fall and winter months. On the positive side, this bronzer is inexpensive, and imparts a light, natural hue, as opposed to shiny or dirty skin. On the negative side, this product might not be dark enough depending on one’s complexion and the cheap packaging may not hold up if it disintegrates, for example, in one’s purse or travel bag (yes, this happened to me, so now I keep it in a ziplock bag). As others have stated, I’d recommend applying with a brush as opposed to the sponge, and lightly tap the brush into the bronzer.
Overall, this bronzer probably won’t make people ask you if you’ve been on a Caribbean cruise, but it will give some healthy color to someone who is either very fair or is looking to perk up pale winter skin.
This is the only bronzer I've ever used, and I love it because of it's complete lack of shimmer. I know that it is fantastic because even on my super fair skin, this bronzer looks completely natural! Plus, it's a steal, at only about $3 at Walmart or Zellers. Definitely reccomend!
After seeing many youtube gurus using this bronzer, I decided to give this a try. The bronzer itself is matte and has a nice subtle brownish color to it. The packaging sucks overall, it's really flimpsy and it's pretty much cheap plastic but it comes in a compact form and has a mirror and a pink puff (I don't use) inside it. The color payoff is great! It doesn't make me look orange as I've tried different bronzers before and where others looked a little muddy. Overall, I love this stuff. It's dirt cheap, around 2-3 bucks.
I bought this based on review here. I did the same with the w&w bronzer thinking I could find an inexpensive ds bronzer to replace the expensive ones I have been using. Hated the w&w (reminded me of Benefit's Hoola in color and texture and hated that, dry like the desert!!!) so I had low expectations, but I love this!
This is a real gem, a great find because for one, even with some high end bronzers, I have had to mix them up with a yellow toned powder to tone down their redness and match my naturally sallow (yellow toned), pale skin. But this doesn't need that. while it looks somewhat a little too terracotta-ish in the pan, it doesn't come off that way on your face. What I didn't like about the w&w bronzer (nor Hoola or even the beloved Cargo medium matte bronzer), is the "drag." I could not simply swipe them on as they "stuck" in places, had to be blended so much it wasn't worth the effort, and my face irritates too easily for all that. This has a silky feel to it and goes on similarly.
I am very, very fair, but have a lot of redness (not my natural tone, due to rosacea) in my cheeks, and use this under and elsewhere to even out my skin tone. I got this just weeks after buying the Too faced one that smells like chocolate powder (what the heck's the name again?!;), and like this one better at a fraction of the cost! I do like the tf one but its much darker, and I don't think the application is as smooth. I have been using both as of late but find myself reaching for this one more often. My HG was Revlon's Sun and as of 6 mos ago can no longer find it anywhere. For the record I was a professional makeup artist, still certified but no longer working in the field.
Eh, the love affair is over. I hit pan on this and yes that says something but overall something was missing in this for me, that "oomph" factor where some bronzers just light up your face and some leave you looking dull and I'm not talking about the finish.
This is the perfect matte bronzer/contour for super pale skin and the best drugstore bronzer I've found. I removed the terrible plastic packaging that broke in a couple of days and depotted the pan into a Stila compact. I've hit pan on this and have already repurchased.
NC 15 skintone for reference.
I bought this as im on a search for a really good bronzer for my olive skin, that isnt very tan right now since its winter. I picked this up because at 2.99 I didnt feel I was losing much if it didnt work out and i can pass it on to a lighter skinned friend anyway.
This is nice that it has better for your skin claims(whether they be true or not) but it only gives me a verrrry subtle glow and it takes a fair amount of product to get it. I can see how if I was lighter it would be great at producing a erthreal glow but since im a little darker its only subtle. I am still looking for a perfect bronzer without shimmer. Im holding onto blunt by mac and mineralize skinfinish in deepo dark as pretty good alternatives for now.
Okay ever since my HG matte (no shimmer) Isadora huge compact bronzer was gone, I had to find something else. I've used MAC Golden (no shimmer) in the past & got it on here, but I rarely use it because I'm using this everyday! I hate shimmery stuff on my face (IMO it only makes it look oily & looks like you got your eyeshadow everywhere) so I always stick to matte bronzers, which this is. The color is very natural (not too dark or orangey). I use it everyday w/ my Sonia Kashuk Highlighting brush & until something better comes along I'll be using this very cheap bronzer.
****EDIT**** Okay I'm giving this a 5... I also own Benefit's Hoola & MAC Golden, but whenever I put those on, I still don't like the finished looks so when I add a bit of this, it looks perfect.. this is a great find!!!
So this is totally my HG bronzer. Its cheap only 2 dollars at walmart, its matte and not full of shimmer/glitter, its pretty long wearing, its a universal shade, and its finely milled. I cant ask for more its just fantastic. It warms my skin up without making me look dirty or orange like a oompa loompa. The packaging is cheap but it does have a pretty sun print on the product. As long as your careful not to bang the package around too much it should hold up fairly well. But its amazing....I reccommend it...BUY IT!!!!!
its ok. it takes forever for the color to show up on my face and im not even tan or a dark complexion. its matte and cheap so i'll keep using it. i wouldnt repurchase. its not orangey at least but the packaging is cheap