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Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder
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on 5/29/2017 5:48:00 AM
More reviews by mariella99
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
I bought this about a week ago after seeing the new version of it on Temptalia. I think the "new version" might be a reformulation because it looks WAY more intensely pink and has the Bobbi Brown logo pressed into the surface. Sephora (at least in Canada) only has this "old" version and they also don't have Antigua at all (not in store and not on-line) and I really wanted to try that one out based on the great reviews for it here on MUA. Alas, that wasn't to be but I did buy Maui and I'm loving it.For starters, I don't understand why this is marketed as a "bronzer" because it's not at all "bronze" but perhaps it's because it's not very pigmented and so provides a lighter flush of colour than most traditional blushes do. But therein lies its beauty. It really looks SO natural on me with very little effort or buffing or need to be careful. I recently purchased 3 MAC blushes - an Extra Dimension one, a Mineralized one and a matte one - and while they are all really beautiful, I find that as I get paler with age (and I was pretty pale to start with), while I need the colour, I need to be careful to use a light hand and buff with a MAC 130 or similar brush. But with Maui, I have no such worries. This looks natural and healthy and the subtle golden sparkle in it really does illuminate my face nicely. Great packaging too and there seems to be a decent amount of product for the price. I am really pleased with this and am glad I wasn't put off by the "bronzer" classification.
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on 1/31/2015 6:40:00 AM
More reviews by yoyo1
Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Just bought this bronze today. It was recommended by the SA. Love the shimmering and the color. Is an expensive bronze but never regret my purchase.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 5/30/2014 12:39:00 PM
More reviews by nick18
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This product is perfect for people who have very fair skin and want some kind of color in the summer. Ive tried a lot of bronzers and they always end up looking brown or orange and never match the rest of me. Since this is a pink bronzer its perfect I have pink undertones and it just creates a pretty just outside and got a little sun on my face look. It also doesn't make my red cheeks worse. the only reason i didnt give it a 5 is because the lasting power isn't the best you have to reapply and it does have some sparkles in it which I'm not a huge fan of. Otherwise I love it and will most likely repurchase.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 5/30/2013 2:41:00 PM
More reviews by lucyzta
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I love this product! But I don't know it is called a bronzer when it is clearly a blush. But I really love it. It's the perfect amount of shimmer and the perfect pop of pink! It looks amazing on my fair skin. This is my favorite blush that I have (and I have a LOT). I find myself reaching it for it almost daily!
on 5/13/2013 3:36:00 AM
More reviews by GlamDiva
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
I have the BB Antigua and the Maui for a pop of color on the cheeks over bronzer. Love them both!
on 3/8/2013 2:57:00 PM
More reviews by ErinK
Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
So I became a little obsessed with getting either this or Antigua, and eventually went to the mall to check them out. I decided to focus on Maui as a springy coral-pink pick-me-up kind of blush, and forget about Antigua although it probably has its merits too. Put off by the price, I hunted through all of Sephora for a dupe, and to my surprise did not find one. Everything that was the cheerful corally pink I was looking for was either matte or way too shimmery. Maui has just enough shimmer. So I reluctantly shelled out the money and got Maui.It is nice, a high-quality product in a big compact, lovely high-pigment color, yadda yadda. But, it IS just blush. So for me (neither flush with money nor a big blush person) it was probably a bit wasteful. I'm not sure I get the hype over this, because it's not a bronzer in any way (so why is it labeled as such?), and if you looked hard enough you probably could find a dupe for less. But it's pretty and nice quality, so sure, 4 lippies.
on 2/20/2013 7:05:00 PM
More reviews by mimi2323
I used this as a blush and I absolutely love it! It gives you the perfect flush. I don't think it's a bronzer but it definitely illuminated my skin and made me feel beautiful. I definitely want to try Aruba and Antigua.
on 1/12/2013 4:17:00 PM
More reviews by sandrap0209
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
It's a beautiful pink-coral color, give the skin this natural tan look and using the normal bronzing powder and then applying this illuminating bronzes gives you the most natural, glowing beautiful tan in your skin, I absolutely love this product, I also used sometimes as a blush and works perfect very natural.
on 10/9/2012 4:38:00 PM
More reviews by ltgee
Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
i am on the fence about this product. i dont absolutely NOT like it but i am not sure it would be a great addition. online it looks more like a dusty mauve mac blushbaby type of shade but in real life, its really bright pink/coral! its definitely a much better version of orgasm. i cannot wear orgasm, its just all kinds of glitter craziness and the color didnt flatter my NC42 skin. this is really pretty on but i find that its just a tad bit too RED. it almost can look like i have rosacea on my cheeks! i use this as a blush, i cant imagine sweeping this all over my face. it was very dusty on first application but thats ok, i just blew it away. theres a ton of product for the price so that was a plus. the compact is absolutely beautiful classic bobbi brown. i usually lean more towards peachy colors, like nars gina, illamasqua lover, etc. this is the pinkest blush i own by far. i will try to make it work but using it as less of a blush and more like a highlight and with a lighter hand. it has a nice golden sheen, no obvious glitter. we shall see :)
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on 8/14/2012 1:20:00 AM
More reviews by outdoorsgal
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
I tried this on when I was at Nordstrom and I didn't get it then because I thought it was too shimmery. But after reading the reviews here, I decided to try it again. The first time I tried it on, I had no makeup on but the second time, I had my usual makeup and wow, what a difference. This definitely gives a beautiful healthy glow without that obvious shimmer. I use this together with BB Bronzer in Medium or Dark with the Maui as a blush for that hint of colour and the result is a wonderful 'flushed' look. Very expensive but this will last me a long time.
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