On Instagram, I made a vow to try more self-tanning beauty products. My natural complexion is pretty ghostly, but I rarely go out in the sun without slathering on SPF50. Benefit Cosmetics recently expanded their Hoola bronzer collection and this pale girl put these products to the test.
Valentine’s Day is not until next month, but who cares if it’s not quite the month of love yet, I will attest my affection for Stila Cosmetics every day of the year. Recently, I was gifted with this Sweet Treat Bronzing Powder, a chocolate-bar inspired palette with three different shades of matte and shimmery bronzers, plus a peachy glow for brightening purposes. You may remember, their limited-edition “All You Need is Love” blush palette made me swoon all year long (it made my top ten favorite products of 2013) so naturally, I consider this chocolate bar shaped compact to be equally amazing. I have fair skin and it’s hard to find bronzers that enhance my skin tone without making me look like I have dirt on my face. The multi-colored palette has just the right amount of everything (plus the shimmer peach tone lightens up your face). I highly recommend applying with a kabuki or blush brush (depending on the look you are going for). Sweep on the areas of your face where the sun would naturally hit (think cheeks, forehead, temples, and nose) or contour to sculpt and add definition.
A complimentary sample was provided but all opinions are my own.
It’s hard these days to find a bronzer without any shimmer. And after interviewing Meg Biram on her favorite makeup products, she mentioned how she’s been using Physicians Formula bronzer palette since college. And perfect timing because it just so happened I had a $1 off coupon on any product from the line (don’t judge, I love me some coupons!).
I could meander through the cosmetic aisle just about all day and after some serious contemplation, I ended up buying the powder palette multi-colored bronzer for all skin types (unfortunately, I didn’t see any left of the bronzer for fair skin tones). What I love about this bronzer is the palette mix and compact shape, not to mention easy to travel with. Leaving a matte finish, I was more than happy with this bronzer, since I like to maintain a natural glow for a day look. It comes with a mini brush and while that was the first thing I applied it with, I ended up going back to my bulky Clinique bronzer brush because let’s face it: the mini brush they packed with this is no bronzer brush. Tapping the brush before you apply is imperative, and if you intend on using the brush they pack under the palette, then I suggest you tap it twice.