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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mary Kay Bronzing Powder

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Bronzer is a product that I have found to be quite confusing in the past- well, maybe not confusing, so much as perplexing. I'm fairly pale and have a rounder face, so I didn't ever think bronzer would be something I'd reach for as I don't care how pale I am or how thin my face looks- brozner can't be that magical... can it? Of course, my mind has since changed. Mainly because I found a brozner I love- funny how a great product can do that. I've since found another great addition to my new bronzer stash in Mary Kay Bronzing Powder.

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Mary Kay Bronzing Powders come in pans- you'll need a home to store them in, like the Mary Kay Compact Mini (as shown above) or your favourite palette as the outer packaging isn't meant to be permanent. As I mentioned, I've never been a devout bronzer user, but I since I started using this one I've yet to go a day without it.

The Mary Kay Bronzing Powders are available in two shades- one lighter, one darker- and both have a glowing golden shimmer. The shimmer isn't too glittery or over the top, but it does make these bronzers better suited for actual bronzing- on the areas of the face the sun would hit- rather than for contouring. That said, these do give skin a natural, pretty glow. I use the lighter shade- Light-Medium- and love that the colour isn't orange-y at all as it has a neutral, beige undertone. The shade is quite similar to that of Tarte Park Avenue Princess (the original non-matte version) but MK's version is a bit cooler in tone. The darker shade- Medium-Dark- has the same golden glow, but is as one would suspect, a deeper shade. The powder has a silky, smooth texture that is easily picked up with a brush and is nicely pigmented. It's not so pigmented that you have to tread carefully, but not so sheer that you have to really build it up. It's easy to swipe on and blends out with ease.

I am quite happy with the Light-Medium shade! It's a quick way to warm up my complexion for a faux sun-kissed look that is natural and glowy. Are you a bronzer fan? Tried this? Thoughts?