Stila Mineral Bronzing Powder
In the cosmetics industry, you’ll notice a lot of the, dare I say it, almost desperate attempts to create something new and often without regard to the quality of the product or interest of the beauty consumer. Here is definitely something new– the Stila Mineral Bronzing Powder, and it is not at all a desperate cry for attention. They managed to sneak in 24 karat gold into their bronzer. Pretty darn nifty, don’t you think?
I opened the lid of the product for the first time, expecting one of those stickers that keep mineral products in their place until they are used for the first time. But no, Stila didn’t put one of those stickers on. They put a reusable rubber stopper instead, so when you and your bronzer are on the go, you don’t have to worry about the loose product being all over the wrong half of the container. I always love when I, the consumer, am thought about and considered. Okay, time to put some product on my face.
I shook a bit of product up to the top and put just enough on my brush (the color was darker than I expected), tapped the excess off on the counter top and buffed it on to my cheeks, going up to my temples, and put a quick stroke down my nose. Love at first use. Because bronzer goes on so much area on your face when all is said and done, I don’t particularly like shimmery ones. Think about it, we mainly use bronzer in the summer, which means we’re outdoors, which means we probably look like disco balls when the natural light is bouncing off all of that product. Who wants to tell the whole world what they’re wearing on their face?
I had a liquid foundation on my face before applying the bronzer, and it blended very easily. It was just the right amount of color, and the RIGHT color (not too much orange, and not one of those bronzers that make you look dull and gray… ever try one of those?).
Hats off to Stila on this product. If it was a pressed product, it would receive even more praise because I get tired of the mess that comes along with loose mineral powders, but since it’s not…