“ Brand: Yves St Laurent / Powder / Type: Bronzing Powder / Subcategory: Powder / What it does: Bronzes, „
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I like to wear bronzer over foundation. My foundation is a little light, but I would rather it be a little light then too orangey, I then use bronzer to warm it up. On a night out, I tend to play with a layer of foundation, a sweep of bronzer and a sweep of blusher.
This bronzer is definitely the nicest one I have used, I have tried various other brands. You can build up the look you want with this bronzer, it doesn't look too heavy unless you want it to. It can be very light, providing a light reflecting shimmery hue.
If you just want to warm up a fair complexion without looking too over the top, this is ideal. You can wear it on the T of your face and brush it over the apples of your cheeks to achieve this look.
I would definitely recommend to a friend as this is the only bronzer I now use.
Bronzing powders are used to create a healthy tanning effect without the harmful effects of sun. They can be used in the summer to enhance the suntanned looks or during the winter to add a healthy, glowing effect to your make up.
- The product
The Yves Saint Laurent Poudre De Soleil Bronzing Powder is the perfect product for its purpose. The "sand" shade enhances the skin tone and provides a golden radiance that looks natural and warm. It is not too dark or too shiny, which makes it ideal for light to medium skins.
The powder is silky and soft and it covers the imperfections. It is very gentle to the skin and the light texture makes it suitable to all skin types. This is an important detail that I check prior to buying any product because I have sensitive skin.
- The packaging
It comes in a luxurious dark brown compact with the gold YSL logo on top. The compact is in a velvet pouch embossed with the brand logo as well. Inside, there is a good sized mirror covering all the internal side of the top lid, which allows applying or refreshing the powder on the go. This is why it's also great to carry in the handbag when travelling.
- My experience
I have fair skin and I have noticed that sometimes it looks unnaturally white when I put make up on. I am not looking for too tanned look, I just need a product to add the warmth of healthy skin without looking overdone. This is why I found myself in a quest for the best bronzer for my skin.
A friend of mine suggested the bronzing powder from YSL and when I tried it I found it incredibly flattering on my face. So I bought to wear it over my foundation during the winter. With a small amount of this bronzing powder I can achieve a natural looking glow and effectively cover my skin imperfections. It works great with other face products like makeup and concealer. It is smooth, easy to apply, evens out and gives a more toned appearance.
To create a day look, I focus on the places that sun hits. I apply the product with a brush to the forehead following circular motion and then to the nose, chin and the apples of the cheeks. To achieve the same skin color between the face and the neck, I lightly coat the brush with some powder and apply to the neck.
The light bronze golden tone is also ideal for creating a glamorous night look.
The scent is light and quite nice. But it fades quickly after application as it would be unpleasant to have a mixed smell of all the products that I use on my face.
I bought the bronzing powder three months ago, so I do not know yet how long it lasts. According to my experience with face powders and considering the fact that I only use a small amount each time, I would expect this product to last for more than a year.
- The price
YSL Poudre De Soleil Bronzing Powder is only available in one shade called "Sand". Further details about the product can be found at the official YSL webpage: www.yslbeautyus.com
It is sold for $50 at the official site which is around £ 31. It is quite pricey but you will be rewarded once you see the results. Also, you might find some good discounts at online shops.
Overall, I find that this a very effective bronzing powder for natural looks. I am very happy with this product and I would recommend it.
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This review also appears at ciao under my name "sweetybi"