Tis bronzer season isn’t it?
I remember the year Urban Decay single handedly convinced me that I COULD do bronzers.
See, I’m one of those girls that really wants to remain as white, bright, and fair as humanly possible. I’m not a sun Goddess. Plus I feel like tans and bronzing and such always makes me look dirty….weird mentality I know. Fact is some folks can rock the tan beat but I can’t.
On a rare occasion a bronzer passes into my makeup life and leaves an impact. Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer does just that.
A baked terra cotta bronzer.
For me, baked bronzers are always seem to work best as they have a fair bit of shimmer to them and aren’t as matte and muddy as a press formula.
Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer is housed in a rather nifty little compact that features a stealthy little swing out compartment. The top of the compact is where the bronzer lives and the bottom features a swing out tray that includes a rather nicely designed flat head brush for application.
The bronzer is a beauty to behold. It’s a bright shade of coppery penny bronze in a marble design with swirls of golden beige. Yes, we has shimmers here peeps! Without a doubt this contains a healthy dose of sparkle so beware during application and take things slow less you come out the experience looking like a disco ball. The formula isn’t a traditional baked design since it yields a heck of alot more pigment than many other baked products. The formula is a heavier texture with excellent pigmentation and proves very easy to blend out. Actually I like multitasking with this as you can use it as a shadow or as a bronzer/blusher. The finish comes across metallic with a good deal of sparkle and I find it’s best to use the brush it comes with since it doesn’t pick up as much product as a blush brush, kabuki, or bronzer brush will.
It gives my medium fair skin a flush of peach that’s warm and rich but not muddy or crazy orange.
I love the packaging on this but find the mirror that’s on back of the compact inconvenient. It’s great they included such a large mirror but when I toss this in my purse or if I’m not careful with it I end up scratching the surface of the mirror, leaving fingerprints on it, etc….sadly, there isn’t anyway to cover it so the mirror is exposed to the all elements and you have to pay special attention when tucking it into a makeup bag for travel.
I’m a heavy handed makeup user sadly so I do have to be extra careful during application as the bronzer is super pigmented and can easily be overdone.
- Those looking for a bright bronzer that leaves behind a shimmery, warm finish without looking muddy or orange.
- Those wanting a bronzer that can multitask as both a bronzer and a shadow (a little on lids creates a rather great coppery, bronze metallic look).
- Those with tanned or olive skin (the color will pop on such a tone).
- Very fair skin (the shade probably won’t prove flattering on extra fair skin).
Bronzers aren’t for me but if they were all made as fabulous as Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer I might indulge more often. I really liked this one as it has a very nice formula, amazing pigment, and leaves a warm, rich finish on my face that’s perfectly flattering for the Summer.
If you love bronzers or have a olive, tanned complexion you’ll absolutely love this one!
Check it out at www.loraccosmetics.com
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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