Long time, no see :(
I've been meaning to make a post on the Body Shop's matte bronzers for quite some time but I've been postponing it; see, the products don't photograph very well and to see a matte bronzing powder is not that exciting...
However, I think they deserve a mention- so here's my review ;)
The Body Shop's compact powder comes in 4 different shades: #1 and #2 are the mattes, while #3 and #4 contain shimmer. This post is focusing on the matte bronzers- I don't own the shimmery versions... yet!
Shade #1 pictured on the left, #2 on the right
As you can see, the shade #1 looks like the colour the milk gets after you mix some chocolate powder in it, if it makes any sense... I can't describe it better! No orange hues whatsoever, it's suitable to light and medium skintones. Works as an all-over bronzer, as well as a contour colour. It also photographs nicely :)
On the other hand, shade #2 is more darker and looks suitable to darker skintones; think of a warm medium brown with almost red undertones. I must add that it can't be used for contouring, as the flash somehow picks all the orange hues in it- not pretty! See for yourself:
Shade #1 on the left, #2 on the right. No flash
Shade #1 on the left, #2 on the right. With flash
I can't imagine this dirt under my cheekbones... Either that, or I'm not using it correctly?
Anyways, shade #2 is currently unavailable or discontinued (if I'm correct), so you're probably not missing much- but #1 is absolutely fantastic! I use it every single day with my Art Deco brush for a softer contoured look.
FIY, the Body Shop makes a variety of different bronzing powders; other than the you can choose between a baked domed marbelized compact...
...a brush with built-in bronzing powder...
...the best-selling Shimmer Waves (which I've reviewed here)...
...a loose mineral powder...
...a deodorant-like bronzing stick for the body...
...and the popular Bronzing Beads, which I own and loooove!
My next purchase is going to be the rest two brozing compacts with the shimmer... And the two baked marbelized powders, they look so pretty!
I guess I can never have enough bronzers... Can you?
P.S.: The reason behind my lack of posts is, well... an online multi-player game called Farmerama. I'm so hooked I cannot believe it! For the past week, 100% of the time I spend in front of my computer screen is dedicated in watching my plants grow, selling my crops at the open market, building stables, etc. It's so crazy but I don't seem to get bored of it... By the way, if you're playing Farmerama too, feel free to add me as your neighbour- my nickname is no other than cbsg5861.
Happy blogging and reading and commenting to everyone!