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I have lots of lovely bronzers but at this time of year when I'm more closely resembling Casper the Ghost than the sun kissed Goddess that I once was, I find that most of them are too dark for my skin tone. I decided to buy one that would get me through these winter months and I chose the Pink Leopard Bronzer by Too Faced. What does the product do? The product contains shades of golden bronzes, gilded pinks and neutrals fawns to give your complexion a year long sun kissed glow. It can also be used solely on the cheeks to add a bit of definition to the face. How do you use the product? You need to sweep a brush over the top of the compact and then dust the powder over any areas of your face which would be naturally kissed by the sun including the nose, forehead and chin or you can just use the powder on the cheekbones in order to add definition to the face. It can be used alone or over the top of make up as a finishing touch. Packaging and Price The product comes contained within a bronzed solid compact which has a flip top lid. When you open the product, you can see that the powder has been arranged in a leopard pattern using the different coloured powders which looks really cute! You can clearly see the pink, brown and neutral shades. The product doesn't comes cheap and it will cost you around £20 and it be bought from stores such as Debenhams and Boots, and also from a variety of online websites. Application and Price The powder has a good consistency in that it doesn't blow dust all over the place so none goes to waste as you use it. When you swirl the brush on the compact, you get a nice mix of the colours. On the cheeks the bronzed colour looks very natural and not harsh at all, even on my very pale skin. It also has a tinge of pink in it as well which makes you look nice and healthy. As well as this is does leave a highlighted very subtle shimmer on the skin which isn't sparkly at all so it is still suitable for day wear as well as night wear. The product has quite long lasting results and it is still partially in place when I get home. It is certainly not evident enough for some and it may not show up at all on darker tones other than as a highlighter but it's great for lighter skin tones. It hasn't caused any discomfort and blemishes on my face so it must be gentle and it is easily removed using my usual make up remover. Conclusion All in all, this is a great product for those with pale skin who want a splash of natural looking colour on their complexion. It is a pretty shade with a touch of highlighter to it which is long lasting and gentle on my skin. I would happily buy this again although I don't anticipate this running out anytime soon at all!
Is it wrong to buy something purely because you fell in love with the packaging? You're not supposed to judge a book by its cover - but what about a bronzer? I had been a bit of an addict to the golden powder that gave me an instant holiday look whilst sitting in raining London with one sweep. But I was starting to find it hard to find and wear a blush to go with it, without making me seem over done and over the top. That's when I heard about Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder as it has a combination of blush tones, bronzer tones and even a highlight. I was very intrigued and wondered why it had quite an unusual name, until I looked it up and absolutely adored it! I don't usually start off by describing the packaging as I feel the product is more important, but in this case it would be a crime not to! Firstly it comes in a gorgeous baby pink and white leopard print box, with a white circle situated in the middle carrying the brand name Too Faced. On top of the circle is a silhouetted motif of a big cat which I assume is the leopard! Around the edge of the circle and just under the leopard is a border of messy vines and flowers that outline the sphere. Across the middle is a yellow taper which contains white lettering of 'Pink Leopard.' Overall the look of the box is very girly, very striking and although pink leopard print brings to mind the Kat Slater types - don't worry as the way it is designed comes across very classy and chic! A real stand out piece! The great design blue print does not stop there as instead of opening the box and inside being a circular compact - this is arranged in a very different way! You simply lift up the lid (a bit like a pizza box - was the only way I could think to describe it!) And you are firstly greeted with a mirror on the lid bit you lifted up which is always handy for quick applications! Then you notice your bronzer-come-blusher-with a bit of highlight thrown in- product! One brilliant little thing about the packaging is it has a little secret compartment - or rather a secret draw! On the front side at the bottom, there is a pull out draw that contains a gorgeous (and very soft) make up brush, which is very similar to the Benefit and Bourjois ones. Overall I absolutely LOVE the way this product has been designed as it reminds me of the little jewellery boxes you have when you're little with the little draw, plus its also very handy and practical - as well as being gorgeous. The product itself is also very pretty in the pan - it sits in a round circle, surrounded by black hard cardboard to keep it in place. Rather than just being one colour it has a design of its own - which is, you guessed it - leopard print! I really love it and it reminds me a little of the Boots 17 leopard print bronzer, but apart from that I have never seen something like this before. The main colour is a very light to medium brown, with the leopard print splodges being a darker brown, bronze and also gold infused with a tiny bit of shimmer. Inside the splodges are two shades of pink blusher a light baby pink and a slightly darker one. Overall when mixed together your skin is treated to the perfect all over glow and all in one product so you don't need to pay out for them separately or cake your skin in them all! It doesn't just look good though, it does good as it creates a 'glorious skin brightening' effect with swirls of bronze, fawn and golden pinks that are highly pigmented and mimic the exact shades of naturally tanned skin as it isn't just one shade all over. Too Faced claim that you will 'look like you have just been back from and African Safari' and brought yourself back a leopard! One thing I love is that the splodges are all the way through to the bottom and not just on the top layer! I apply this with a large fluffy brush and swirl my brush all over the product a few times to make sure it has picked up each colour, and then sweep over my cheeks. The result is amazing - not just like wearing a bronzer or a blush but just like having a natural flushed tan, as when we tan naturally from the sun our skin does not just go one shade of brown like most bronzers are so this creates the same look. Overall I am very happy with this leopard - the unique packaging, the unique mixed shades and the way it makes my complexion look so natural! A real big thumbs up! You can purchase this online on all good make up stores as well as eBay and Amazon, however the prices do differ dramatically from £12 all the way to £30 so make sure you shop around so you don't get ripped off!
Around the end of last year I wrote a review about a product that I found pretty disappointing - a Too Faced palette consisting of blush, highlighter and bronzer. I officially take it back! After not really finding much use for any of the three powders, I have become besotted with the Pink Leopard bronzer. Although I've been using it daily for several months now (due to the cold weather I'm retiring it now in favour of more wintry blushes), I think the reason I put off this review for so long was a little confusion over its name. In the Complexion Perfection palette, it clearly says "Peach Leopard", however the standalone bronzer (and indeed the same one in the palette) is really called "PINK Leopard". I spent quite a while not sure if it was the same thing, however looking at it in Boots I can confirm that they are. So now I know what to repurchase! The bronzer is a nice mix in leopard print shape of pink, peach and brown, which combine to make a very wearable and natural bronze. I'm quite fair, so I'm wary of bronzers which are too brown or, worse, orange, but with this it is more an enhancement of my regular skintone than a fake-looking glow. Normally I'm not a huge fan of shimmery bronzers, and in the packaging, yes, I will admit that this really does look rather shimmery. I do find though that it doesn't make my face look like a glitterball, and if anything helps to add dimension. As I use quite a high-coverage foundation, I do worry that my face sometimes looks a bit flat and two dimensional, so the shading the bronzer provides along with a touch of light-reflection from the shimmer does help. I find that it lasts reasonably well, although it does vary depending on what I'm using as a base, eg which foundation I'm wearing underneath. Obviously the longer the base stays put, the better chance a bronzer has. Size-wise although I have a smaller version in a palette, the individual bronzer is perhaps a TINY bit smaller than others I have from different brands such as MAC or Benefit. I believe the packaging has recently changed and now comes in a cute little compact with a mirror, so it's possible that it has grown a little with this change. (It's been a while since I oohed and ahhed over it, because I'm too tempted to get a new one when I've still got the rest of the other to use up!) Speaking of using up, one of the drawbacks of the cute leopard-print design is that the bronzer does tend to wear unevenly and form little craters. While it's not such a big deal at the moment, I do wonder if it will leave an strange mix of colour as it reaches its end, and whether I will still like it so much or it will be as useable. That said, I've used this daily for about five months and if it were wearing down evenly I doubt I would notice much of a dent. Considering that's a smaller version, I'd say it's worth the price, which is £22.00, in line with other high-end bronzer I'd say. My only other complaint, which made me dislike this initially, is that it is sometimes difficult to get any colour payoff. I used two of my regular blush brushes at first, neither of which managed to successfully transfer colour from the pan onto my face. I now use a flat-top kabuki brush and find it much better, it really does need a dense brush, I think, to get a noticeable application. So I'd say that you do need quite a lot of product each application compared with other bronzers, however it also means that it is more buildable and you can avoid the dreaded Tango face look. I am definitely going to repurchase this and am pleased to have not only found a good, natural daily bronzer, but also that the palette I was so disappointed with is starting to become a worthwhile purchase!
I got given this little treasure from my aunties at Christmas just gone. I had heard of this brand, but never really heard about its products or tried much. I like trying new brands never mind trying new products, so this was exciting for me. This Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder comes in the cutest and girliest packaging and is something that makes you feel all girly just by having it in your bag. This little small compact is packaged in a little pink magnetic box that even includes a mirror incase you dont have one around. The mirror is ok, but a little small to get the full affect of how your face looks. However that is only a small part of the product. The powder is surrounding by a black frame, which is a great contrast against the actual bronzing powder. The bronzing powder is round inside the little box and has the pattern of what a fairy tale leopard could look like, pink, brown and beige. Upon using this product, you notice that on your brush is a whole aray of beautiful bronzey colours. When applying this product, it glides on really easily with no fuss and and impressively little waste. With most ´dust` bronzers or powders you can sometimes find that alot of the product can end up on the floor rather than on your face so this was nice. This bronzer gave my face a really nice glimmery look and the mixture of colours really worked well together. The pink and beige gave balance to the brown so that it wasnt over exxagerated but also not too subtle. What I noticed aswell is that you dont need a whole lot of this stuff to make a difference. The packaging helped to sell this product but I believe that the colours of this little bronzer is something that I believe helped make this product a truly quality one. I would absolutely recommend this product to those who love wearing bronzers. This is a really girly bronzer with shimmery colours and something that will give your cheek bones that extra little help if you need it. I certainly does help me!
This is one of my favorite items of make-up. To start with the packaging is too cute, I'm a sucker for anything that looks pretty!! The price from Boots is about £19, you may be able to get it cheaper if you shop around. Unfortunatly you dont get much for your money and it doesnt seem to last me long but I'll always go back and buy it becuase its just so lovely! The bronzer is a mixture of a creamy peach colour, pink and pinky brown. Its also amazingly shimmery and just makes my skin glow (I have very pale skin and it shows amazing on mine without looking massivly full on) It goes on very easily with a brush (you get one with it but I use my own) and can be applied all over the face but that tends to make me look like a doll so I dont normally do that! It also looks amazing if your a little tanned. Despite the price I think this is a lovely bit of make up, I often have the pain of looking a little bit 'deathly pale' so anything that gives me a bit of a glow is always a winner. I always get complimented on my complexion when I wear this so it's a big thumbs up from me!