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Monday, July 16, 2012

tarte Amazonian Clay water-resistant cream-to-powder bronzer review




Manufacturer description:

Get your glow on! The revolutionary formula of this cream-to-powder face bronzer seamlessly blends onto skin for a naturally sunny glow. The universally flattering bronzer and custom-designed brush work together to impart a healthy-looking golden hue, subtly defining and contouring the face with a flawless finish, while the Amazonian clay works to balance and harmonize skin. From tarte.

Includes:
  • 0.7-oz Amazonian Clay Cream-to-Powder Bronzer
  • Brush
  • Brush made in China; Bronzer made in Canada


My Thoughts:

The brush- Nice weight, felt good in the hands, brush was dense and firm. I felt the bristles were a little scratchy on my face though and would prefer a softer, synthetic version.

The bronzer- Love the container, love the screw top. The amount of product was on the low side, being only .7oz. The color was a nice golden brown, but there is a significant amount of shimmer. In some lighting it can look matte, but in front of my computer screen and in direct sunlight, it was a full on shimmer. The formula is a soft cream that does not feel sticky or wet and does dry down to a powder that you can't even feel on the skin.

Is it water resistant? Yes! I actually had to use toner after cleansing to get it off because cleanser alone did not remove it. It was also very long lasting on it's own. I tried with and without foundation and my only complaint is that it is so light in color, that it matches my skin tone. All I see is shimmer on my skin and no bronze.

As far as bronzing goes, I get no color from it. A fairer complexion would better suited for this product. If you don't like shimmer, don't buy this.

Swatches below