Bare Minerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush + Bronzer ($25) is a new blush and bronzer hybrid which has a talc-free and vegan formula that’s available in three shades for Spring/Summer 2021. The formula contains light-reflecting pearls to give skin a radiant glow and a pretty touch of warm color.
I don’t like bronzer but when I wear it I typically combine it with my favorite cheek stain or blush to make it more wearable. When I saw the new Bare Minerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush + Bronzer I instantly knew I wanted a few of the shades. I ended up hauling all three actually but I’m only featuring one in this review! More shade reviews upcoming shortly.
I was actually sort of shocked when I finally got mine as they aren’t as beautiful as the promo images. The promo images not only look more pigmented but they also appear to have a baked formula or even a more raised, dome shape. They’re a lot smaller than I envisioned as well! I was thinking more along the lines of a Laura Geller Baked n Blush formula and appearance but in reality these are as small as the regular Gen Nude Blushes. The compact is about the size of MAC Blush and holds 0.13 oz of blush. It’s just a lot smaller than I thought it would be.
The compact is a simple light off gold, made of plastic, and the blush has a starburst design embossment which actually doesn’t disappear with use. At a glance it looks a lot less vibrant and pigmented than the promo pictures. I dunno what it is but the photos looked so bold and rich and the actual product is a lot more subdued. The shade featured in this review is Kiss of Rose and it looks a lot deeper and darker in promo images. At a glance I thought it was going to be dry but it’s actually velvety smooth.
It’s supposed to provide the benefits of a bronzer and a blush with a silky texture that blends easily. I was a little concerned since this shade it has a metallic finish and that’s never a good look for me on cheeks but in reality it applied with a nice radiance that wasn’t shimmery or overly metallic. A lighter hand is best for application as it’s very pigmented! Trust me, it doesn’t look pigmented at first but swatch it and you’ll see how pigmented it is.
I was worried the lighter, velvety texture would mean it would adhere to drier areas on my face but the formula applies and blends seamlessly onto my face and wears very strong for a good eight hours without fading. It gives my face a beautiful warm and blush. I wouldn’t say it’s quite a blusher bronzer look but there’s definitely a warmth, color, and a nice glow here! In some ways, it reminded me of Milani’s Harmony Blush!
I’m very pleased with my Bare Minerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush + Bronzer purchase! I was concerned as in the pan they look a bit flat and dull compared to the promotional images but after application I was very pleasantly surprised and please. This is a very nice formula and well worth a pick up for Summer looks!
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Bare Minerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush + Bronzer ($25) is a new blush and bronzer that provides the color of a blush and the warmth of a bronzer into one powder. These are available in three shade selections and are $25 for 0.13 oz of blusher bronzer. The color I reviewed here is Kiss of a Rose which is a coppery peachy rose with a radiant metallic finish. The powder has a soft, velvety texture that applies and blends seamlessly but user beware it is very pigmented and a lighter touch is required for the best results. The color had a soft, radiant finish that wasn’t shimmery or overly metallic and it wore for a solid eight hours without fading or losing its pretty glow.
- Very pigmented.
- Soft, velvety formula.
- Blends and applies well.
- Didn’t adhere to drier areas.
- Adds natural warmth, color, and radiance to your cheeks.
- Presented very differently in promo images than what the product actually looks like in reality.
Bare Minerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush + Bronzer is a must for those that don’t love bronzers as this will give you the warm of one as well as the color of a blusher and the radiance and glow of a highlighter!