Bonne Bell • Powder Bronzer in Golden Tan • Bronzers
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Very silky, very opaque, very matte! Those 3 qualities make this a drugstore find...and from Bonne Bell...who woulda guessed?! I generally prefer zero shimmer in my bronzers, because shimmer is a dead giveaway you're wearing makeup, and I prefer a natural look. The shade is also a nice balance of warm and cool, and should work for most skintones. Would definitely purchase!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
By far, one of the best drug store bronzers out there. I've used the Clinique bronzer, which I love, but very expensive. This is comparable to that at a fraction of the cost. Has been a staple in my summer costmetics collection!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Even with a light hand and a good brush (I don't know who'd bother using the junk that cones with it,) this sucks. I used an SK highlighting brush, tapped extremely gently into the pan ONCE, and it still looked like dirt. Granted, I am on the fair side (NW20,) but this was still ridiculously muddy--NYC sunny is a better DS option for pale girls searching for a matte bronzer IMO (and MAC golden is the best I've found yet, but obvs more expensive.)
Packaging is sturdy. If you dig the product, it'll last you ages. Just not my cup of tea.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have had this product for AGES. I have one from before they repackaged it. I use this as a contour in the hollows of my cheeks because it has no glitter or shimmer whatsoever, and it's just a nice dark powder. Mine is almost gone and when I went to replace it, I thought that it was discontinued because they had repackaged it, and undoubtedly, whatever I like gets discontinued. Alas, only updated packaging.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Great inexpensive bronzer. Nice color selection and they don't make me break out or oxidize on the skin. Highly recommended.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This product sure has aaaalot of pigment lol. The first time I put it on, I used a larger brush than the one that's included, and it looked horrible and orange! But this product isn't too bad after remembering the "little goes a long way" concept.Unfortnately it also crumbles fairly easily.
Not a horrible product though - definately has the ability to give the user a natural glow..people always tell me I look darker after highlighting my face with this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I use this product for the hollow of my cheeks and everyone always asks me what I'm wearing!
When I tell my friends that it's from Bonne Bell, they always act surprised but even I would have never thought that something so cheap could work so well! I love how it's matte, I hate glitter on my face and the colour really suits my yellow undertone skin. The only con is that it breaks really easily and the packaging is kind of flimsy and cheap so sometimes I find the bronzer all over my other make up products, which sucks. For $5 though, I would definitely buy this again even though I probably won't have to for a long time!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Meh. I'm quite ok with my naturally translucent, pale-ass self, but once in a while I like to experiment with bronzer. I of course, did not want to spend a lot of money, given that I hardly ever wear bronzer. After playing with Wet 'n' Wild's #701 & Bonne Bell's Golden Tan, I'm still not sure that I'm sold on the benefits of looking sun-kissed. Hell, I'm not exactly living in a tropical climate.
Anywho, I like BB's GT bronzer. It is matte. But it is blendable. I'm an N3/NW15 in Studio Sculpt, a PPP. I avoid the sun. I'm ok with being pale. But this is so natural and blendable looking that I'm willing to use this in the summer. It works beautifully for hollowed cheeks with MAC Strada blush, and I'm actually putting something of a dent in Be-Lightful when pairing it with this for nighttime.
That said, this has the potential to make me look like I've been pelted with kumquats. It doesn't turn me orange - as far as I can tell - but it's very easy to go overboard with this. I could not use my #188 or blush brush with this - I used the #187 in the 3 shape, and buffed with a kabuki along the cheekbones & apples. This won't make you look like George Hamilton, but if you use too heavy a hand you will look overcooked. More "Gee whiz, how much aloe vera did you go through on vacation? Well, at least that burn turned into an even tan!" Great for the summer, but unnatural looking in Canadian winter for sure.
Granted, perhaps I've been pale so long I'm not used to looking sunkissed.
That said, this smells disgusting. Maybe I got a bad batch, but this smells like powdered dish detergent. I have no idea if it's a fragrance, but it smells kinda musty. It's not completely overpowering, but I did find it noticeable enough when I first opened the package.
Secondly, the brush is crap. Much like the WnW bronzer brush. Granted, for $5.96CDN, I don't think I can complain too much. But... yeah, throw away the brush.
All in all, I'm giving it a three. Great value for the money, not sure if it's my HG bronzer. But I'm willing to keep it in rotation. With a lippie taken off for the god-awful smell, and that for a PPP in my opinion, it's really a summer-only bronzer.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This is a nice matte bronzer for the price. I also have Urban Decay and Guerlain Terracotta (bronzers) and this holds up well against those two. This isn't as pigmented and not quite as glamorous but no one will know if you apply it right. This needs to be blended in well when you put it on or your skin will look dirty. That said, the color is just as good as the others.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Perfect bronzer for me!! Why? 1. It's cheap, 2. it lasts YEARS since you only need a little here and there, 3. No shimmer or glitter - I hate sparkles on my face, so this give a natural, glitter-free glow, and I don't know of any other bronzers without shimmer - this is good for day wear. 4. The lightest color (tan) is a believable shade of sun-kissed glow for my pale skin. Tip - after applying to a big, soft face brush, shake or blow off excess powder so that you apply only a whisper of it, otherwise it will look like you have a dirty patch of skin. Great bargain, great product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I kid you not I have been using this bronzer since I was probably 13, and I haven't bought any other bronzer! The price is seriously amazing, and it's the perfect color for me for year round bronzing. I LOVE that it doesn't have any shimmer in it, to me it's matte. I love love love it. I have it in golden tan for the winter and I have used the darker color for the summer. It is definitely a constant in my makeup bag. Edit: I finally caved and bought a new bronzer, and I think I found something I love even more: Too faced chocolate soliel=amazing. But, I would still buy this again in a heartbeat because of the price.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Alright, i have a medium tan skin tone, and this product was on sale/clearence for... about 1.00! at Walgreens!
I HAD to get it! it was such as steal!
When i first applied it.. it made me look dirty! :o
But after applying just barely some on my brush and with a light hand applying it, it works wonders!
I love this product, it is my best, and only bronzer, but i am happy with it! I use i everyday and recommend that you buy a diff. brush to use it with :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
Considering the cheap price this bronzer works wonders... it is not a subtle glow, which i like, i need something thats makes me look like i just came back from vacation. It has also lasted me a while and spreads easily. love love lovvees it.. highly recommended!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have pale yellowish Asian skin. I tan a golden orange-ish color. So I thought this is the PERFECT COLOR for me. And when I held it up to my face, it was a pretty good match. Actually, this color is waaaay to orange and unnatural looking and it streaks because it is a thick yet un-pigmented color . dispite everything , I did like the fact that it was matte.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Unfortunately, this product makes me look dirty and ashy. I ran out of my holy grail Rimmel and decided maybe I'll try a different brand. I picked this since it's one of the few brands that does not add any sparkle. This goes matte, but it's too dark and the color is just dull. I love the simple packaging, but the product itself is nothing to rave about. I won't buy this again. Will be sticking to my holy grail-Rimmel's natural bronzer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
There's really no need to spend more on a bronzer when this is so great. There's no shimmer and it's a natural-looking tan color, no orange at all. I've used this for years and will continue to repurchase. The newer packaging is a bit cheap, but I don't mind since the product is fantastic.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is the best bronzer I've found in a drugstore. I have very pale skin, but this is a perfect medium shade that is extremely blendable. It's not shimmery, which is a huge plus, and it has real staying power. When all my other cheap makeup wears off this is still there. In fact, I mix this with pale pinks and use it as eyeshadow, which it's great for. It isn't scented and doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes. All around, I adore this stuff.
Another user was concerned about the ingredients so here they are: Talc, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Silic, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Imidazolidinyl, Squalane, Dimethicone, Dilsostearul Malate, Iron Oxides.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like this bronzer. It's not sparkly which is a big plus. The packaging is a bit childish but it doesnt really bother me. You only need a little bit for your face to look tan! I use this all the time now instead of my blush. It makes me look healthy and tan. Also the price is cheap! This is a great product and I'm very glad I bought it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is a hard pressed powder, and I can take it anywhere with me. You only need a little bit, I've had mine awhile and there's not even a dent in it. This is a very very hard pressed powder, which means it will last a long time and it's not dusty or too soft or flaky. If you know pressed powders, the harder the press = the more they charge for it. The texture is finely milled though, so use it with a brush. This is the best bronzer in drugstores and so much better than their gel version. That just looks dirty and smears. A little tip for applying this one... it goes better over a bare face or powder foundation. If you use liquid base it will not blend well and just stick wherever you apply.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Good stuff :) This is a nice no shimmer bronzer. I have very fair PPP skin and the color looks ok on me, but I have to be careful or it will go on very dark. I prefer BB's gel bronzer but this is nice too.