Product Type: Too Faced makeup
Newest Review: ... 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... more
A Leopard Never Changes It's Spots!
Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder
Member Name: HayleyBlondiee
Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder
Advantages: Pretty and unique packaging, mixed shades that create a natural look!
Disadvantages: Quite expensive and only available online.
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!
Summary: I'm glad leopards do not change their spots!