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I don’t usually foundation every day but I like some sort of covering for a bit of colour as I am quite pale skinned especially in the winter months. This Max Factor bronzing powder was given to me as part of a make up gift I had for my birthday. I have had a look online and this compact retails for around £8.
It comes in a superb quality black compact which you twist to open. I like bronzing powder as I find it gives me a natural look and you can use as much or as little as you need for any occasion. If I am using it in the daytime I will just use a light covering mainly on my forehead and cheeks as this is where I like to have a bit of colour, but if I am using it in the evening if this is all the face make up I am using I will build up the colour over my cheeks and go all the way down to my neck blending it in.
This bronzing powder is free from synthetic fragrances and preservatives and has been derrmatologically tested so it is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. It contains a combination of medicinal plant extracts and silk which gives you a delicate matt looking finish and it has a lovely smell which reminds me of flowers.
To use I will sweep my brush over the powder to get enough on there to use and then apply the powder to my forehead, cheeks and nose using a sweeping outwards motion, and repeating this as required. It does feel soft and silky on my skin and you really can’t feel that you are wearing it as it doesn’t feel caked on or thick at all.
I have never experienced any irritation or reaction when using this powder and I have been using it now for several months. It blends excellently on my skin leaving my skin looking very smooth and it also removes easily with wipes or make up cleansers. It definitely feels like a high quality product and I do recommend it. I think it gives my skin a very natural glow and doesn't look overly made up even when I have built the layers up. It is a pleasure to use and to wear and it comes recommended by me.
I have loads of Max Factor make-up so I didn't give it a second thought when I bought this bronzing powder from them as I just assumed it would be as good as their other make-up but it was horrible and I wouldn't recommend it. I have naturally pale skin so I use a lot of fake tan and bronzing powders but I like them to be quite natural looking and not overtly fake and orange. I just want a little bit of colour and a nice healthy glow. This came as a solid pressed powder and I used my normal bronzing brush to apply it to my skin. It came off the block easily enough and loaded on to my brush well. I then swept it over my skin in the usual places such as my cheekbones, chest etc. and I was horrified to see the colour of my skin afterwards as it was actually dirty looking. It didn't give my skin a light summer glow but instead looked as though I hadn't washed for a week. I can't even say it was a dark brown tan colour because it wasn't. There was just nothing about it which looked bronzed or tanned and instead as I said it just looked dirty looking. It really wasn't nice and it wasn't as though I added far too much as I always try and give myself a light coating of bronzing powder to begin with as I can always add more if I feel that I need it. I was really disappointed with this and it wasn't even as though it was the cheapest one in the shop as it was 6.99 and I thought for that money it would be ok as I have used bronzers which cost 2.99 that were loads better than this one.
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The product I am reviewing is Bronzing Powder by Max Factor. I have recently started to use quite a lot of products from the Max Factor range as I think the quality of their products are really good, if a little pricey sometimes. I actually have a few bronzing powders and I find the results from some better than others. This product is a pressed power that can be used on the face to give your skin a healthy, sun-kissed glow. The bronzer is dermatologically tested and perfume free and is suitable for all skin tones for an even sun-kissed finish. Although I always apply bronzer over foundation this can be used on its own for a natural, beach bronzed look. The bronzer comes in two shades so you can choose the one more suited to your skin or for the look you want to create. The powder itself comes in a round compact which is black in colour and has a large X on the lid along with 'Max Factor' so you can clearly see who this product is made by. It also states that this product is a bronzing powder as well. On the bottom of the packaging it tells you what shade the product is, which in this case is '02 Bronze'. You can also find a list of ingredients as well. The powder is the same size as any other compact pressed powder, although the lid to the powder comes off fully which reveals the pressed bronzer. The bronzer looks quite dark and has a smooth finish to it which is also shimmery. There should be a plastic disc lying on top of the powder when buying it for the first time which protects the powder until it's ready to use. I would advise purchasing a bronzer brush or other suitable brush to enable you to apply this product correctly for natural looking results.
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I purchased this from my local Superdrug store but you can also purchase it from Boots stores and various places online. The powder comes in one size which holds 21g of the bronzing powder and it's priced at £6.99, how-ever Boots currently have this product on offer for £4.99 which is good. The bronzer comes in two different shades including:
02 Bronze (The one I am reviewing)
In terms of price the product is around the same price I would expect to pay for any other bronzer in a powder format and I don't really mind paying £6.99 for this product. I actually looked at the testers of this product before deciding which shade to purchase and as I wanted more of a bronze rather than a golden look, this is why I went for the bronze shade rather than the golden one.
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Using the Product
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I always normally apply a bronzer after applying my foundation and then a powder on top. I have a large bronzing brush that I use to apply powder bronzer to ensure that I get a natural finish. I swirled the bronzer brush in a circular motion over the top of the powder ensuring that I got a decent amount on the brush but not too much as I didn't want to look so bronzed that it looked un-natural. I did tap the brush to remove the excess powder from the brush which seemed to be quite a lot so it's best if you do this over the actual powder itself so not to waste any. You can use the powder over your whole face for a tanned effect and gradually build up the colour to how you want. I tend to not use bronzer over the whole on my face in the winter and only tend to apply it to my forehead, nose, cheek and chin where I would normally naturally catch the sun during the summer. After applying some I decided that it wasn't quite enough to give me a sun-kissed look so I continued to apply the product gradually to build it up a little. I would rather spend time building the product up to make it look natural rather than applying lots and making it look un-natural. You definitely need to tap the brush after sweeping it across the powder as it can be a little messy which is why I suggested doing this over the powder itself so not to waste any. I ensured that I was applying the powder in a natural light to ensure I got the best natural look as possible. I did spend a good 5/10mins applying the powder and building it up until I was satisfied with the finished result.
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When looking in the mirror at the results my face definitely had a slightly bronzed look to it, which looked very natural. I much prefer the look of this product when applying it to areas of my face rather than the whole face, although I would probably consider applying to this the whole face when going out for a night out or during the warmer/summer months to give my skin a nice glow. As with a lot of other bronzers this product is a little shimmery and slightly glittery and I could see this on my face when looking carefully. I have to admit that I am not too keen on the glittery and slightly shimmery look that it gave my skin; how-ever I presume this is what gives your skin a nice healthy glow. I left the house and went to work as normal and would assess the results a bit later in terms of how the product still looked on my skin. The powder didn't feel heavy on my skin which was good as it didn't feel as though it was blocking any pores which can lead to spots and outbreaks. When popping to the toilet on my lunch break a good 3-4hrs later I had a quick glance in the mirror to see how my make-up was looking. I still had a nice bronzed glow to my skin and I could still see the slight shimmer that the product had given my skin as well. I again looked in the mirror before leaving work and I didn't need to re-apply any of the bronzer to my face. I did how-ever apply some other powder to take away the slight shine that had appeared on my chin and forehead during the day. Although I applied a powder over the bronzer I still had a sun-kissed glow to my skin which was good as it meant I didn't need to re-apply the bronzer over the top. The bronzer lasted a good amount of time and I didn't need to re-apply it at any point during the day. I am unsure how this would last on a night out and you may find that the product needs to be re-applied during the night if in a hot nightclub or bar. I always remove my make-up using facial wipes (Nivea or Simple) and I found that this removed the majority of the make-up very well. I do follow this process with cleanser and toner to really ensure that all traces of make-up have gone.
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I have to admit that I did have high hopes of this product when purchasing it as I have been impressed with the majority of Max Factor products so expected this to be good quality as well. In terms of the price I didn't really mind paying £6.99 for the product as this is what I would expect to pay for a bronzing powder like this It's an advantage when the product is on offer as it does save you £2.00, how-ever I would still buy it even if it wasn't on offer anyway. When applying the powder you do have to ensure that you tap the brush as the powder can be quite messy and can drop onto other areas of your face which may spoil the rest of your make-up. To ensure you don't waste the product it's best to do this over the powder itself or even into the lid to ensure you can re-use the powder that has dropped off the brush. I did find the bronzer quite light so it does need some building up in order for it to give you a natural sun-kissed glow. I have pale skin and I still needed to build the bronzer up in order for it to show any kind of glow to my skin. The finished results were good and the look of the powder was very natural and it didn't look orange which was good. At first I wasn't too sure about the shimmery/glittery look this gave my skin, how-ever this made it glow slightly more and also made my skin looked radiant and bright. In terms of quality I do think the product is good and it's quite long lasting as well when I wear it for work for at least 7-8hrs before removing it. I wouldn't say this was my favourite bronzer but I would buy it again and would also recommend it to others.
(review also on ciao)
When it comes to bronzer I really am not a fan of the stuff and prefer a blusher. Not owning a bronzer and the odd summer day arriving though (well it did for one day!) I bought this Max Factor one in my local Boots store for £6.99, being from my favourite brand I thought it's be a safe option for me!
There were only two colour options for me to choose from which were Bronze and Golden and the Gold being a bit lighter in tone than the bronze option I thought would suit me better so I nabbed that!
Like all Max Factor products this comes in really nice practical, great quality and nice looking packaging and this comes in the form of a black shiny black plastic compact and in gold writing and on the top of it we are clearly told what it and who it is by and there is picture of sun depicted on there, on the underside we are told the colour and contact details and so on. The lid easily pulls off and on easily and this comes with no mirror or applicator.
The Bronzer Itself:
All you do to use this of course is to use it on clean and naked skin on your face (in fact you could use this wherever you choose of course!), personally I use it over foundation and I use pressed/loose powder on the skin I want to stop looking greasy but I don't apply it over this cos I don't want to stop the promised glow it gives and it does give that in a slightly shimmery way and not in a glitter one thankfully!
I find this a little messy to apply. It is a rather fine powder so I don't swish my blusher brush too hard into this, just a gentle sweep is really all that is needed to get some colour of the pressed colour block then I gently blend it on to where I want to which is on my cheeks in the main.
Being careful as to how much I use I can get a decent sunkissed glow but I have to admit it is hard work to get the amount right, get it wrong and I look like Coco the clown with a streaky mush!
I don't find this to be too shimmery, again I only use a minimal amount per application and it does stay put once applied for hours and hours and only removes with my usual make up removing routine so i don't have to keep topping up or anything like that.
This is large compact housing 54g of the product and with this it should be used up from opening within 12 months however this would last me even being used regularly a lot longer than that but I am hot on disposing cosmetics for hygiene reasons and going off products!
This is an ok buy, I can't fault the quality of it but I just find it a bit difficult to apply and a bit too powdery.
Available in all good chemists etc and from Amazon
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I have owned this Max Factor bronzing powder for quite a few years now. The reason being is that I only use it for a night out and so it is lasting me quite some time! I got this free in a gift set but by itself it costs £6.99 and is available in two different shades, golden or bronze. Both are quite dark as you would expect bronzing powders to be, but the lightest of the two is still dark enough for my pale skin and so I would only recommend getting the golden shade if you have naturally darker skin.
~ Design & Packaging ~
The packaging of this bronzing powder is very basic and like Max Factor's other powders, it simply comes with a lid that completely slides off. No applicator brush or sponge is included, but I don't mind as I prefer to use a big bronzing brush anyway for the best coverage.
I do think the design of the packaging lets this product down and I expect more from Max Factor which I consider to be one of the more higher priced brands when compared to others you find next to the stand in Boots. I used to take this out with me on a night out in my little clutch bag, but I often found that the lid would fall off whilst inside my bag and so traces of the powder would end up everywhere in the bag! I think a lid that properly clips down is needed for this, especially as I have found bronzing powders to 'crack' quite easily meaning chunks of the powder may fall out.
~ Application ~
When applying, as I mentioned before I use a big bronzing brush to allow the powder to glide across the whole of my face easily, unlike a smaller brush that is designed to focus on just small areas of the face.
After dusting the brush over the powder I blow on it to ensure there are no chunks of the dust that would end uo gathering on just somer areas of my face.
I have found it goes on easily and the colour is very noticeable on my face, it is also quite shimmery and so if you are going for a shimmery tanned party look then this powder is perfect! I do think however that only a small amount is required and if you do apply too much then you will look more orange than tanned. It is probably a good thing that I don't take this out and carry it around with me anymore as if I apply if after a few drinks it could end up looking a disaster!
As for the length of the coverage I do think it is noticeable on my skin for a good few hours after applying. A trick I sometimes use to ensure make-up, especially bronzing powder, stays on that little bit longer is to spray a very light layer of hairspray over your face. I only do this for a night out though!
~ Conclusion ~
Overall this bronzing powder does what I want it to. It creates a lovely shimmery look so long as you don't apply too much. However, I would prefer to be able to take this out with me and the bad quality of the packaging stops me from doing so and so I won't be purchasing this again after it has eventually ran out. I would much prefer to pay extra for Clinique's bronzing powder which is the best one I have ever came across so far.
Unfortunately I wouldn't really recommend this to anyone as there are other bronzing powders that are just as cheap but in better packaging or even come with an application brush which some people may prefer so that you don't have to carry a separate one around with you.
I recently bought some MaxFactor eyeliner and was absolutely delighted with it, so when my MAC bronzer ran out recently and I didn't have the funds to buy a new one, I decided to try the MaxFactor bronzer. I had heard from many people that they do a great foundation, and so I assumed that all of their products would be of similar quality.
I bought the bronzer from Boots for £5.99 (for 21g). At the time, there was a special offer on whereby if you bought two MaxFactor products, you got the third free, and so this was extra temptation for me to try this product. I felt that this was really cheap for a bronzer, as I am sure many will agree. The bronzer comes in a flat, black pot with some gold lettering on the front.
The bronzer comes in two different shades: Bronze and Golden. I opted for the Bronze shade, although there really didn't appear to be much difference between the two. I was disappointed with this, since there is very little choice anyway, and so I would have expected for there to be a bigger difference between the colours available.
It doesn't state on the packaging that the bronzer has a light shimmer, otherwise I wouldn't have bought it. I only use bronzer on the apples of my cheeks (I use powder elsewhere) and I prefer for my skin to have a matte look to it. However, it is clear on opening the bronzer just how much it does shimmer. Regardless, I decided to try the bronzer instead of returning it. Big mistake.
I use a very expensive bronzing brush, the Bobbi Brown Kabuki brush, and it has been nothing but amazing since I have ever bought it - it's a little miracle worker! However, even this brush couldn't make anything good come out of this bronzer. The bronzer clings to wherever you initially apply it and doesn't blend in when you try to spread it out over the face. Even if I apply minimal bronzer, I go a strange shade of orange and the bronzer looks so un-natural it's unreal. The shimmer in the bronzer is far too prominent and I end up looking like I'm setting out for fancy dress. Not only this, but the shimmer in the bronzer clings to the brush that I use, even after washing it thoroughly. Therefore, whenever I use the brush with my blush or powder, I end up glittering like a Christmas tree!
This bronzer doesn't even stay put during the day - the slighest contact with any of my clothes and it rubs off. Not only this, but it covers my clothes with an orange tint! The one upside of this aspect of the bronzer is that it can be easily removed with make up wipes or a cleansing face wash. However, I would much rather it stay put on my face and then be a little more difficult to remove!
This is honestly a terrible bronzer. It does not blend well, does not stay put on your face, rubs off onto clothes, and shimmers far too much. It isn't something that I would consider buying again.
MaxFactor, you have definitely let yourselves down here!
I must admit I'm not really a fan of bronzers as I much prefer to use a nice pressed powder to create a matte look however in the summer time when I don't use as much blusher and eye make-up I like to apply a bit bronzer to create a sun tanned look. I have tried many bronzers including the liquid ones (yuck) and the mousse ones and most of the ones I've tried seem to make my skin look orange.
I went through a phase of buying lots of max factor products and when buying a few items last year I also chose the bronzer as when purchasing another item I received a little gift pack of miniatures free.
The bronzer comes pressed in a shiny black tub with the max factor information in gold. The product size is 21g and I chose the golden shade. The price of this bronzer was £5.99 and it comes in two shades, golden and bronze.
Upon opening the product I could see that the golden shade appeared to be quite warm and almost deep terracotta looking. I have a medium skin tone and even though the lady advised me that the golden would suit me best I had a funny feeling this was going to look too dark for me. I also noticed that the bronzer appeared to be glittery but I wasn't too concerned as it was advertised as shimmering.
I applied the bronzer with a short brush and it wasn't actually dark on my skin it was subtle however it was in fact orange. I dusted this lightly on my nose, chin, cheeks and forehead and I had an un-natural orange shimmering tinge to me that didn't look very attractive. I wanted a lightly tanned look and ended up looking like I had been tangoed. I've tried this product on and off for a few months and if you do only use a small bit it can look flattering but to be honest I think I was wrongly advised. I think I should have gone for the bronze shade which appeared more natural.
I would also recommend that you do not drop this bronzer as the slightest knock breaks it up into pieces which make it even harder to apply just a small amount. Overall I really liked the smoothness of this powder and I will be trying the bronze shade before I'm totally put off this for good.
As my cousin was buying max factor mineral foundation and needed to spend another £2 to get the free gift, I decided to choose something for myself and it was the max factor bronzing powder
£5.99 at your local boots for 21g
plain and simple navy blue with just a gold cross, not a sun like in the picture on here. no brush/applicator is provided and there is no mirror. I looked at the back and saw it is a refill so thats why. I don't mind the simple packaging, nobody is really going to see it!
01 golden- orangey colour for lighter skin tones
02 bronze- the one I bought-darker brown
it says there are colours to suit everyone but they wouldn't look natural on some people!
I have tanned skin- so why do I need bronzer?
because my skin is dull and blush doesn't work for me
I'm just glad it isn't bright orange fake tan looking!
I got home and in some natural light I saw just how brown/glittery it was.
okay, I would try it out and see how it went.
I used my big powder brush and swirled it around. thats is a lot of glitter for something that promises 'glow'
using the 3 motion I sweeped it on.
hmm thats really brown and glittery, just like I thought the first time!
I have to blend it in to stop it looking so glittery, and this means I lose the colour.
it looks fine in some light- not great if I turn my head.
I wouldn't buy it again. I guess I will just have to finish this and continue looking for another matte- or just less glitter- bronzer. Feel a bit ripped off because I have a boots bronzer that has slighty bigger glitter chunks, and it was free gift. If like me you were hoping for a shimmer/glow stay away. If you want to give it to a little girl playing dress up its fine
Whilst browsing through my huge stash of makeup recently, I came across a little black pot that was completely unfamiliar to me. It stated on the front that it was a bronzing powder but I had no recollection of buying it or receiving it as a gift and I still to this day have absolutely no idea where it came from, but being the makeup junkie that I am, I decided to open it up and give it a go anyway.
The Max Factor website says "Get a year round, jet set glow with Max Factor Bronzing Powder. Its sheer, subtle and sheeny sun kissed finish sets off every make-up look and suits all skin tones perfectly. Use alone for healthy looking, beach-bronzed complexion or over your foundation for a high impact, glamorous golden glow."
The bronzer comes in a black pot roughly the size of my palm (I don't have very big hands for those of you wondering!). The lid has a big gold 'X' on it and simply says "Max Factor Bronzing Powder" in gold. To open the pot you simply just lift the lid off, there's no screw lids or pop open lids, you just lift it off and set it aside. On the bottom of the pot I'm told the ingredients, shade (01 golden), weight (21g) and shelf life of the product (36 months).
Upon open the pot I was fairly shocked. It looked like clown makeup or the type of bronzer you'd streak across your cheeks when you're 12 and don't know any better. It was a burnt orange/brown colour with a huge amount of sparkle and shimmer in it. Not my cup of tea, I prefer a nice matte bronzer but I decided to go ahead and try it anyway.
I swirled some onto my bronzing brush and tapped off the excess, I did my usual routine of the 3E bronzing motions and in the end I was left with a face that looked like nothing but a disco ball. That would've been great if I was in fact a disco ball, but the last time I checked, I wasn't, so I was hugely disappointed.
After checking the Max Factor website, I found that the bronzer comes in two shades, this lovely orange glitter (aka 01 golden) and another called 02 bronze. It's the darker of the two, I can't even begin to imagine how ridiculous the bronze may look.
I then checked the Boots website and found that this bronzer costs £5.82. A good price for a bronzer, in my opinion.
- long shelf life
- magically appears in makeup kits (well, maybe that's just for me)
- I was left orange, glittery and discoball-like
I certainly won't be buying this bronzer ever again and you can be certain that it went straight into the bin after I washed it off.
Please note: the packaging has slightly changed and now has a gold sun on the lid instead of a gold X.
Thanks for reading!
As every girl does, I have a wide variety of make-up, mostly consisting in eyeshadows, mascaras, foundation, lipgloss and eyeliner. Since I have been going out more with friends, I have been using bronzer because I am quite pale as it is, it gives me a bit of colour to my cheeks.
At first, I was using my friends' bronzers because I wasn't too sure if I wanted one, after a few weeks I was in boots and I came across Max Factor Bronzing Powder. I used it on my palm and was pleasantly surprised with the results so I payed £5.95 for a pot of it then payed £2.99 for a brush too.
The next day I was going out with my friends and I applied it to my face, I was not as surprised as I was the day before - it came out much darker than I anticipated, it was the lightest of the two shades too.
So, I thought it was a waste of money to be honest. But, I tried it once again and rubbed it in a lot more, it seemed to look better. I guess that would do for now, until I had enough money to buy some more!
The best thing about this, if it was the right shade and looked good on me, it took a while to come off which is always a bonus for make-up.
On application, the bronzer becomes a bit flakey and starts to come off and fall on your clothes if not applied with your full attention. I have found that if you blow softly on the brush, it gives you more of an even layer.
In conclusion, I would not recommend this product to anybody unless they had a rather tanned complextion. I will not buy or use this products again unless given as a present. I do have to say, for what you are getting the price is a little steep aswell.
Having not used bronzers before, I picked this one up at Boots in a rush, when I thought it would be nice to look a bit less pale that evening. I have since used a few different bronzers, and this one is definitely the worst one I have tried.
The colour of the bronzer is the most nasty orangy one I have ever seen. I chose the lightest shade available, which was completely unsuitable for my pale cool toned skin. The bronzer also has lots of fairly large shimmer particles in it, which make you look like an overly made-up member of some obscure teeny pop girl band from Essex. The texture of the product is quite rough, and it's a bit difficult to apply it in a smooth way.
I can't really think what skin tone this would work on, perhaps on darker skin tones it wouldn't produce such horrible results, provided that the user can live with their face shimmering like mad. Can't recommend it.
After recently making a trip to my local shopping centre I decided I needed a new bronzer as my face was pale and ill looking. i have bought a few max factor products before and have always found them to be of a good quality and so when I spotted a bronzer they did I decided to purchase the product in the hope that this would be as good as the other products.
To me the actual packaging makes the product look slightly more old fashioned which is a shame as it is a good product which I believe younger people would like yet they may be put off it as it doesnt look very trendy. Its a navy blue pot with gold writing on, it has a picture of a sun yet it is in a sort of tribal design which I guess is to refelct the sun-kissed glow you are hoping to get from this product. The lid pulls of simply, however dont worry it stays on nice and firm so theres no chance it could fall off accidentley when its in your bag.
The powder itself looks very smooth and has a very nice colour to it as it looks like the colour you would be after spending a day in the sun. When using the powder I found it went on very smooth and was surprised to find it felt very light on the skin as sometimes powder can feel quite heavy and dry this however does neither. It also blends in niceley.
Once applied I have to admit that it gave the exact effect I wanted a very subtle glow which made me appear healtheir it also enhanced the natural tones in my skin which made it appear more of a natural colour rather then just pastering an orange colour all over my face.
This is a brilliant product the only drawback is that it doesnt last very long as after an hour my face was becoming pale again!
I'm a reltive newbie to bronzer. I've always argued my complexion to be 'pale and interesting'....but one too many caspar-the-friendly-ghost jokes later, off I trotted to my nearest beauty counter to search for the most reasonably priced, easy to maintain, and natural looking tan in a can.
Now, i have tried fake tan....not exactly 'easy to maintain' and i'm a little too precious about my health and wellbeing to regularly use a sun bed or the like...so, bronzer it had to be.
Now there are literally hundreds of bronzers on the market...and in my opinion they really are all much of a muchness. Choose the kind of bronzness you want and you're away... however, there are some little things that make this bronzer stand out from the rest, these things are:
1. The Price
This bronzer costs just £5.82 (though widely available for less online if you source and use a reputable site), which, may initially seem a little pricey..however, just look how much product you get for your moular - over 20g - and not only that, but...
Is so soft and easy to blend that you only need a very very little to acheive a perfectly natural looking 'bronzness' hurrah! Leading me nicely onto...
3. The colour
Which is a lovely natural bronze, just right for brushing on over your base foundation / powder etc.
So, fab all round. The product comes in two shades - I choose bronze rather than golden for a more (in my opinion) natural colouring. The design of the product used to be plain black with the golden X for maxfactor streaked across it, in (again, my opinion) a more professional kind of way. They have changed the packaging now, using the same little black compact tub, but emblazoning it with a big old tacky golden sun. Which i think is the only thing which now lets this product down. Rubbish, it looks tacky, BUT that doesn't impact on the products overall fabbiness......much.
I have had this bronzer for maybe 8 months, and still have enough left to last me another 2 at least AND i use it everyday and even more when I go out. Fantastic value when you think of it like that...
I first had this product as a free gift from maxfactor when you spent over £18. I was very impressed with it and I will buy it again when mine runs out.
It is a flat container a the lid lifts of it has quite a tight fitting lid which is great as it won't spill all over your makeup bag. There isn't a puff in the package though as you find with some other bronzers. However as I don't use a puff it doesn't bother me too much but it is nice to have one when you are on the go. However this is my only complaint with the product.
The shade I have is golden and it is a really nice colour it is actually a brown colour not a bright orange as is the case with other bronzers and the reason why I haven't really wanted to wear them before. It has a slight shimmer to it but you can't really tell that much when you put it on.
It is very easy to apply and is a soft feeling powder that gets an even coverage on your brush and doesn't flake away when you put it on your brush. It is best to put it on a little bit at a time as it is quite a strong colour and has quite a dark result. When you put it on it goes onto the skin smoothly and evenly. It is easy to blend in to get a quite natural tanned effect.
When you have applied it, it looks nice throughout the day and stays looking good for quite a while you may want to reapply it after about 5 or 6 hours.
It usually costs around £5 or £6 i think this is good value for money. A little bit goes a long way so the product does last for quite a long time. The results are also very good so it is worth paying a bit more it.
I would recommend this and I will be buying it again.
A soft textured powder that provides a natural skin tone and enhances the overall complexion of the skin /