Product Type: Avon makeup
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Arabian Glow Pressed Powder
Member Name: kirstysian
Arabian Glow Pressed Powder
Advantages: creates a lovely bronzed look, affordable, packaging
Disadvantages: may take a little while to get used to it
I am a fan of bronzers as I think they can sometimes give you a much needed glow when needed and my usual bronzers of choice come in the form of pearls or multi-tone blocks. However when I saw this bronzing pressed powder on offer in Avon I thought I would give it a go.
The pressed powder comes in an oval shaped golden compact which has a button that needs to be pressed to open it. I like this feature, it may only seem like a small feature that isn't particularly important but the last thing I would want is for a pressed powder to open, smash and go everywhere. This has happened to me with blusher before and I was not impressed!
When you open the compact you will see that there is a mirror in the lid. I was quite surprised by this but it was much welcomed as it comes in handy if you want to top up your makeup whilst you are on the go as the mirror is of a good size and is protected by a foam sponge that comes in the compact.
USING THE BRONZER
When I first opened the compact my first impressions of the powder itself were "wow that's dark!" It is a very deep brown, almost similar to the colour of bricks. I was a bit worried about how it would look on my face as I am quite pale and I only tend to use the lighter shades of bronzer that are almost golden.
Not one to dismiss a product without trying it I reached for my kabuki brush as I find that this is the best way to apply bronzer in order to get a nice even coverage.
I swirled my brush gently into the powder and to my surprise as I looked at the brush there was no excess whatsoever. There was a small amount of excess powder on the powder block itself but this was minimal. I was expecting there to be a lot of waste and loose powder but this was a pleasant surprise.
I proceeded to applying the bronzer onto my face. As I had only put a small amount onto the brush to test it I could see that this was all I needed. The powder swept gently over my face to create a sun kissed look that wasn't over the top. The powder blended well with my foundation and didn't look layered or messy.
The next time I tried using the bronzer I tried putting a bit more on the brush to start with and it did look layered but I fixed this by blending it in with my brush. In this respect the bronzer might take some getting used to but if you try with only a small amount you will see that a small amount does make a big difference to your look.
I have also found that when you have used the bronzer it does seem to last a good length of time on your skin. If I do not apply primer or set my makeup it will last around 4 hours before the colour begins to fade. With primer and setting though it will last all day or night if you are out on the town.
For my first experience of using a bronzing block that only has one shade this has been a good one. Personally I do think I prefer having multi-tones as I find these products give your face that extra glow but I think I would repurchase this product again just to keep handy.
As with a lot of products from Avon you can expect them to be on offer a lot of the ime and I managed to pick mine up for £3, usual price £7.50, so look out for this. All in all this was a great buy!
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Summary: An affordable but effective bronzer from Avon