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Jun 12, 2009

Bronzers for Dummies: Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder Review

Dudes!

What's up? Long time no speakie about the makeups! I swear I went through blogger withdrawal while on vacation. Some days I'm like "damn I have to get some posts out there for my little corner of the web but I'm sooo tired"...hey blogging is hard but after being away from it for so long I'm feeling more along the lines of "damn I can't wait to start chittering about makeup!"

Speaking of great makeup I thought I'd kick off my welcome home with a little bronzing 101. Bronzers for Dummies aka the Muse's most friendliest bronzing discovery. As you know I'm all about bronzers this Summer. I've been known to rant about bronzers and spawn spat about how horrible they are but I do so humbly admit that I'm on a rampage of bronzer love you moments. For example I recently had lunch with Lorac Baked Matte Satin Bronzer which has an SPF of 15! Hello, the Muse's best friends with it now. Nothing matte about it. But....ado...today is not about Lorac (that review is on the horizon so stay tuned). Today is about the Muse's favorite girlfriend, Bobbi.

Bobbi have I told you how much I love you recently?

Prob a million times but I do so bet you never get tired of it do ya? My recent love affair with bronzers was taken to the next level when encountering the user friendly application of Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer Powder in Antiqua! Loves it!




Click ahead to find out why I adore it...!

Leave it to Bobbi to create a slew of flattering bronzer shades for the masses. Sporting six shades of these popular bronzer powders are a yearly event with a new shade releasing each season. For the Muse it's all a new experience because last year she'd have turned her nose up at the idea of bronzer. This year though she's discovering the joys of Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder! Possibly the coolest thing about this particular bronzer are the interesting shade selections, particularly the pinks. The newest shade that I tried out is Antigua which is a killer bronzing pink shade with touches of bronze and brown to even out all that pink. Who doesn't love the idea of a pink shade of bronzer? It's sheer perfection in my opinion.






The formula is ultra soft and beautifully smooth for an even, flawless application. It's difficult to go wrong with this. I'm no expert when it comes to bronzers which makes this the ideal bronzer for a dummy like myself. I simply swirl a kabuki in the powder and dust onto the apples of my cheeks, forehead, and places where I want a touch of sun. The overall effect is a bronzing pink look that's quite flattering for anyone who's unsure of bronzers on a whole. I do so wish I had a bronzer like this last year when I was adamant about my dislike of them.

If you're in the market for a bronzer at the moment and never tried one I suggest checking out Bobbi Brown's selection of Illuminating Bronzing Powders. With six shades to choose from you're sure to find that perfect shade that's easy to apply and gives your face just the right touch of the sun.






I'm loving Antigua and now I have my eye on Maui! Yum, yum! Each bronzer is $33 USD and available now at your fav Bobbi Brown counter or by visiting www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

For my look below I paired up Antigua with a little Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow in Scratch. I was trying to locate my Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Bronzed Pink, remember that awesome shade from last year? Needless to say I was unsuccessful finding it as I was rushing about today so I settled for Scratch which kinda reminds me of it!






I know, I know. Doesn't look to bronzy! Sadly the flash from the camera takes away from the color a tad bit so do head to the counter for a play and a swatch as it's considerably warmer than it shows in my picture.

Anyone try Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder?

Which color have you tried?

Did you do any hauling during the 25% Off Sale?

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4 Comments:

Blogger Laurie said...

Hey Muse! Welcome back, missed you! And hi....long time no comment from me:) I've been reading...just busy.

Antigua looks gorgeous! I love pink bronzers too. I picked up a few Bobbi goodies recently - the illuminating bronzer in Maui (the other pink one!), the All Over Bronzing Gel (love that too - I mix it with sunscreen or primer), the sheer lip gloss in popsicle and the sheer cheek tint in the pink.

I love Bobbi F&F!

June 12, 2009 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger ~tHiAmErE~ said...

i so love that one!
you look divine,hun!

haha...you sold me on the title!
i love the title
\(^_^)/

June 12, 2009 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Laurie!

long time :-D hehe thanks for reading, appreciate it.

I got Maui this weekend, so forg :-D I wanna try the bronzing gell looks great.

Hells yes 25% off is awesome hehe!

June 15, 2009 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi thiamere!

aw thanks so much *hugs*

lol! well it is kinda a bronzer for idiots, it applies so easily hehe!

June 15, 2009 at 9:25 AM  

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