A good bronzer is hard to find. They are sometimes cursed with the beard, or even worse, the oompa loompa effect. I had low expectations when I got this cheapie from the drugstore, but will it turn out to be a pleasant surprise?
Rimmel says: Natural looking bronzing powder for a healthy tanned look all year long. Get a warm glow all over. This light, natural looking bronzing powder gives you the perfect sunless tan you want… any time of the year. Hello Sunshine! $5.79 for 0.49oz.
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Packaging: Circle measuring 3.2in across, 0.5in tall, and the circumference 6.5in. The clear cap twists on to the bottom, but not very securely. It feels a bit flimsy, but since the product is very inexpensive I can’t say I expected too much from it.
Color: A warm, rusty, sienna brown. Sun Light is the lightest of 3 shades. Although, when I was examining them at the store, the colors looked minimally different in the package. It compliments my warm NC30 skin, but anyone lighter than that may find it looks a bit orange on them.
Formula: It goes on sheer but has buildable coverage. It is lightly scented, so keep that in mind if you have sensitive skin. When I first swatched this with my finger, it felt hard as a rock and I could barely get it to show up on my skin. From that experience I thought I was going to be disappointed with the product, but I’m glad I didn’t give up. I dipped my MAC 109 (contour brush) in it and to my surprise,the fibres picked up quite a bit of product! It applies smoothly, just be careful to not apply too much, or else you will look like you have a beard.
Longevity: 5-6 hours.
Application: I use this bronzer to contour, and it works beautifully with the MAC 109. If you wanted a more subtle glow, you could use a softer natural fibre brush. Although keep it mind it already applies pretty sheer, so it would be a very subtle glow.
Where: Any Rimmel retailer or here online. Price: $5.79 for 0.49oz.
Have you tried the Rimmel Natural Bronzer? What’s your go-to bronzer?