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I'm quite pale and I need to use my make up in order to get a bit of colour into my complexion. I own a few different bronzers but I am always on the look out for new ones and I couldn't resist the rather cutely named Snow Bunny by Too Faced.
What does the product do?
The bronzer promises to give you a sun kissed complexion which makes you look like you've just stepped off the plane after a holiday in the Carribean. It has been created using Crushed Pearl, French Silk and Pure Minerals. The formula promises to be so light that it rests on the skin instead of falling into any of your fine lines and wrinkles to accentuate them which is always a good thing! The shades in the powder work together to banish redness and to correct imperfections. It claims that it will leave you with a gorgeous and radiant glow, leaving you looking healthy and kissed by the sun. It is suitable for use on all skin tones.
How do you use the product?
The product can be applied whenever you would naturally be kissed by the sun. I use it as a finishing touch to my make up after having applied my foundation and mattifying powder. After sweeping a brush across the compact then I sweep the powder across my cheekbone. I also use it on my collarbones and shoulders if I am going out for the evening to give me a bit more colour.
The product comes contained within a golden compact which has a flip top lid and Too Faced has been engraved across the top. There is a mirror in the lid so the product can be applied on the go. The powder has been split into four different stripes of colour. There is a white stripe, a pink one, a darker brown shade and also a pale brown/beige stripe too. The compact is solid and keeps the product well protected inside.
The product can be bought from department stores such as Boots and Debenhams as well as from a range of online websites. It will cost you around £22 so the product doesn't come cheap but it will last you for a really long time.
The product is packed quite tightly into the compact so you don't get loose powder kicking up in the air as you sweep the brush across it meaning there will be no wastage and no mess. The brush is easy to sweep and swirl across the product and even those it's tightly packed you still get a good amount on your brush. It sweeps easily across the cheekbone and it leaves a gorgeous colour on the cheekbone. It isn't over the top and it won't make you look like you've been tangoed. It is subtle but evident and an illuminescent finish which is really pretty.
It doesn't really have a matte finish and it is actually shimmery. It doesn't sparkle or look glittery but there is a definite shimmer there. It makes you look sun kissed and healthy and I really like the finish that it gives me. You do need to sweep the brush quite a few times across the cheekbone to get a good colour payout and even then it won't be enough for everyone but it's fine for me. It is nice for the day but not really present enough for an evening out.
The product is gentle on my skin and it hasn't caused me to develop any blemishes or imperfections. It also doesn't fall into my fine lines but then I don't have any on my cheeks. You can also use the shades individually such as using the pink as a blusher, the white as a highlighter and also the browns as an eye shadow so its a versatile product. The results are long lasting but on occasions I do feel the need to apply the product again sometimes when I'm out and about so it fits easily in the handbag so this isn't such a problem.
All in all, this is a lovely shade that leaves you looking sun kissed without looking overly done up or fake. It is a bit shimmery and the colour payout won't be for everyone but I think it gives you a beautiful and subtle glow. It's gentle on the skin and the shades can be used individually as well as together. It is expensive but will last you years if you look after it. I would happily recommend this to those who want a subtle sun kissed glow from a compact.
I like make-up, I like bronzer, I like bunnies (and snow), what could go wrong?
I'm slowly becoming a fan of Too Faced products, they're usually good quality whilst being a little bit quirky. I like to have a bit of a glow in the winter time despite the bad weather and lack of sunshine and Snow Bunny bronzer conjured up thoughts of skiing and furry gloves and glowing skin so I thought I'd give it a try.
The packaging is quite plain, a black compact with the pink and black Too Faced logo on the front. Nothing to write home about but not offensive either. The bronzer itself is made up of four strips of colour ranging from a brown through to a shimmery white. This looks funky and I liked the idea of being able to use more or less of each shade as I saw fit (the general idea is to sweep a large kabuki brush or similar across the whole palette but you could adjust which side you used more of to create an individual colour i figured). Inside the lid is a good sized mirror for application on the go.
Unfortunately the colour scheme doesn't suit my pale skin at all and no matter how hard I try to avoid that big brown stripe I always end up with a colour that's too dark. On the plus side my slightly tanned sister looks amazing with it on. On the skin the colours come together to create a really natural looking wintery flush on her and it has a lovely shimmer to it that gives her a healthy glow. Close up it doesn't exactly look like a natural flush as the shimmery particles give the game away but all in all I'd say it was a nice winter alternative to the bronzer she normally wears.
At over £15 I'd urge you to try the colour out on your skin in natural daylight before you commit to buying. I'm giving it three stars.
I recieved my first too faced snow bunny bronzer at christmas from a friend. I really love it. The snow bunny bronzer can also come in a small box with a mirror and two other bronzers called 'pink leopard' and 'sun bunny'. Snow bunny is the lighter of the three shades. It has a mixture of four different coloured powders. That when mixed together creates a nice glow to the skin.
The packaging is very good too. It has clearly been well thought out for their target market. It comes in a black hard case with a pink logo. which is quite classy and pretty. It is small enough to keep in your handbag too for an emergency top up.
I think this is the best bronzer I have tried so far. It applies to the skin evenly to give a 'I don't look the colour of death' look. Which is something I get a lot in the winter, it comes with being british!
You can find this product in a range of places;
In debenhams it is priced at £18.50
In boots it is priced at £18.11
On www.hqhair.com it is priced at £16.00
The only fall back on this make up is the price tag. But for once I feel like I have my monies worth. because it has lasted me 6 months. Which is enough to keep me glowing throughout winter.
I would reccomend this product to others.
I was having a bit of a clear out at the weekend as the bottom of my wardrobe was an absolute state. I don't know why I hoard plastic bags from clothes shops as I rarely re-use them but still insist on saving them. As I was throwing yet another one away something fell out of it - a face compact! It was one that I'd bought last year and used for a while and then seemingly lost it, or just misplaced it in my wardrobe as it turns out!
The Too Faced range was first introduced to the beauty market back in 1998 by two men surprisingly enough and has a reputation for being fun, glamourous and trendy with quite unique product names and cute, girly packaging. The range includes all your typical products including bronzers, eye shadows, foundations, mascaras, etc. It's available in larger Boots stores which is where I bought my compact from and it can also be found in Debenhams too.
The range seems to be priced quite decently, it's not as cheap as your more chemist type brands such as Boots Natural Collection and Maybelline while it's not as expensive as your more designer brands such as Clinique and Estee Lauder. If I had to choose one brand that it most resembles I'd say Benefit. It is slightly cheaper than the Benefit products but the packaging and the unique names are all very similar to Benefit.
Snow Bunny comes in a black circular compact with the hot pink brand name and logo on the top, surrounded by a little pattern. On the back of the compact is a black sticker with white writing offering some information on the product. The compact comes in a black and pink cardboard box which is extremely cute looking and quite eye catching as well. When you open the compact you'll find a mirror on the top half and the product on the bottom half.
The product itself doesn't really have a small apart from a very light powdery smell that does have a slight hint of perfume to it. The compact is quite beautiful looking and consists of four different colours that are all in vertical lines on the pallet. The first colour is a very pale cream, the second is a deep sparkly brown, the third is a light pink colour and the fourth is a golden brown with a shimmery hint to it. Each line is about an inch in width.
To apply the product you simply need to dust your brush lightly over the compact, it's a good idea to ensure you sweep right across it so that you get a bit of all the four colours on your brush. After continued usage you will find the colours do start to blend in a little. The best thing to do is to apply it evenly over your face with quite large strokes of your brush, and then to highlight a little more on your cheekbones for added effect.
It's probably not going to suit very pale people as it does create quite a rich colour and one that is quite shimmery too so this should be taken into an account. Overall it gives the face a light golden glow with shimmer and a hint of pink tones as well, the colour can be intensified with re-application too. The four colours when blended together result in an overall light to medium golden colour, don't think that your face will take on the colour of the dark brown as it won't do if you mix the four colours correctly.
I prefer to use this product in the summer months to highlight my tan (if we ever get sunshine that is) or to dust lightly over my cheekbones in the winter. I tend not to use it on a daily basis as the shimmer and sun kissed effect isn't always ideal for the middle of December and I prefer to just use an average bronzer. If I apply this in the morning I do need to touch it up a little by the afternoon as you would with the majority of bronzers.
I've had my Snow Bunny powder for quite a while now and it cost me £18 last summer. I'm about halfway through it and when it runs out I'll probably replace it with a normal bronzer until next summer. It's described as being a subtly sun kissed bronzing powder and this is exactly what it is, it gives you a sun kissed look with a little bit of shimmer which is ideal from those summer days and nights. I find I use very little of it when I do wear it, dusting my brush over it a couple of times is enough to cover all my face with a little extra to highlight my cheekbones.
As for the quality of it I've not got any problems with it all, although it is a little pricey and it is a little more than what I normally spend on a bronzer as there are far cheaper ones available. I'd probably give this three stars out of five, it loses one for being just a bit too shimmery to get away with in the daytime and another one because it is a little bit over my budget. So if you want to shimmer all winter long then check out the Too Faced range in Boots and Debenhams!
Thanks for reading!