The Laura Geller Bronze-n-Brighten powder was a welcome addition to my collection. I am slowly building a small collection of some great products from the Laura Geller brand that really work – and make my product collection that little bit prettier! Not only does this product do exactly what it says on the tin, it is so pretty I feel like it shouldn’t be used! In the usual Laura Geller signature style, the packaging is a black, basic flip top pot and the product itself is a masterpiece! In addition, I was really pleased to see that a half mirror has been included in the lid – always welcome!
Bronze-n-Brighten is a baked bronzing powder, however, one look at this product tells you it is a little more than that. It is a dome shaped, semi matt powder and the shade ‘Pale’ is a marble effect swirled pattern of browns, pinks and champagne shades with a subtle hint of glitter. The powder is also available in the shade ‘Medium’ to for a darker finish and both shades retail at £26.00 for a 9g pot.
The powder is primarily a bronzing powder but is most defiantly multi-use. It boasts highlighting properties and the ability to grace the complexion with the uber desirable ‘lit from within’ look.
I have a very pale complexion and, as a bronzer, I find this really easy to use. With many bronzers I can end up looking orange even with the lightest of touches and it can sometimes be difficult to blend the colour into the skin, leaving me with a patchy face. As I never use self tan products on my face, I do rely on good make up bronzing products to warm up my complexion. It applies well and blends easily, whether I am using it for a gentle contour on the cheeks or to warm up my entire face. I have read some reviews that complain about too much glitter transfer with this product, however, this is not something I have experienced.
It adds a really polished finish to the face when used as a finishing powder and I can certainly see that my face looks much brighter when I use it. I find the best finish is achieved by buffing this powder over the entire face with a buffing brush such as a MAC 109 brush. For me, it is not intense enough to use as a cheekbone highlight alone, I still need to add another product for this purpose, however, I get a really nice effect by dusting this product over the top of highlight for a finishing touch.
I can certainly recommend this powder if you are looking for a work horse for your make up collection that can be used for a variety of different looks and finishes and is a real multi tasker. The fact it is as pretty as a picture is just an added bonus!
Have you tried the medium shade? What other ways have you found using this powder?