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Really easy to use and offers a lovely glow!
on May 12, 2011
I've always wanted to try bronzer, but have always been nervous about looking odd or orange since I'm very pale. (For reference, I'm NW20 in MAC foundation.) Since summer is approaching, I figured that this would be the year to overcome my anxiety and try a bronzer. I had looked at a few different ones online, but decided to go with this Too Faced one for several reasons: it had gotten good reviews on other websites, it was supposedly sheer, and it also wasn't supposed to be orange. I concur with all those things! This is a lovely bronzer, and yesterday (the first day I wore it) I got several compliments on how "nice" I looked.
Another nice aspect of this product is that it applies as a cream. I had been worried that it would be difficult to use for that reason, but was drawn to the idea of a cream bronzer since powder blushes tend to look dry on my almost-40 skin. This bronzer is easy to apply, and the tiny brush that is located in the bottom of the pot is super soft and makes it easy to use. It's also very sheer, which made it a bit less scary to use for a bronzer novice like me. The sheerness just imparts a nice, glowy look, and you can definitely add more layers to achieve a darker look.
One of the only negatives is that the directions that come with this are very general and vague, and they don't provide good recommendations on how to use it. I watched some videos on-line, however, and several suggested that you apply bronzer in a C- or S-shape -- starting at your temple, moving to the hollow of your cheek, and then swooping down towards your chin. They also recommended adding a swipe across your forehead, the length of your nose, your chin, and your neck and chest area -- all the places where the sun would naturally hit. Doing so seems to produce the most natural look.
Overall, I really like this! You only need a small amount, so I can see this lasting a really long time, and it also has the loveliest pina colada scent to it. If you're a bronzer newbie like me, I'd definitely recommend this product.