It's well past time for a "Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This?" post. I've had a lot of skincare posts and campaigns lately and I love skincare probably more than any other "thing" or "possession" I have. I also love makeup though just as much, and sometimes that line gets a little blurred. Makeup was what started this blog and this journey so just wanted to clear that up.
This time we're gonna talk about a product that I've actually been using for months. I kept waiting for everyone to start talking about it but no one ever did really. Or not that I've seen. I've only heard it mentioned a few times here and there. It's the Bare Minerals Invisible Bronze powder bronzer. Baked powder to be exact.
This was something I got on a whim, because I think you got extra points for buying Bare Minerals from Ulta that day or something and it was new. I looked at the description and honestly kinda set myself up for failure because I thought it was going to be a bust, a total fail. I got shade Tan which in the pan is really dark. I wanted to see if it would be a deep enough shade for contour with the "sheer but buildable" claims that it had. There are only 4 shades, this is the 3rd shade so it's next to the deepest shade. It arrived and I though, "oh man, that's darker than I thought." Still, I thought "light hand and maybe I can make it work".
What I quickly realized is that they named it correctly, it's not a distinct "cut" line for contour so it's nearly impossible for it to look too harsh. It truly was a nearly "invisible bronze" meaning that it looks like the skin is actually more tan than it is without the help of a product. I know plenty of products claim to do that but this is actually that quality and the most perfect tone, I feel, for my skin. So with those two factors combined that's where I think the "invisible" comes in. Then what I loved was that the shade although it looked incredibly dark in the pan, was very subtle and could be built up easily and still it would be hard to over do it. I've told my friends about it and they tried it and said the exact same thing. I use this nearly everyday, I'm sorry I have nothing to compare it to color wise or performance. It looks like there is a bit of a sheen in the powder itself but it doesn't transfer to your face, which I greatly appreciate. I don't like shimmer bronzers at all.
I've used this as both bronzer and as contour with every brush I can find and it does fantastic with every method and for whatever purpose I'm using it for, whether that is all over warming up the skin or using it to sculpt and define. I do think the reason I can contour with it is because of the shade Tan that I chose. It's my preferred undertone and color for contour. So you may feel differently about that.
I'm not a die hard, long time fan of Bare Minerals. I've always just overlooked their stuff to be honest. They definitely have some hits though for me which is the Gen Nude liquid lips, the Bareskin concealer, and then of course the Invisible Bronze. Also, I find that when I find something of theirs that I love, I LOVE IT. I don't just really like it and get in kicks of using it, NO I use it almost EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I do my makeup. Gen Nude lips are always what I reach for when I have no certain color in mind. Bareskin concealer is a "fall back" concealer for me to both use and recommend for anyone because it's great but not too heavy or cakey. It's quite hydrating actually because it's a serum type concealer if I'm not wrong. The Invisible Bronze is my favorite contour and bronzer of all time. Like if you told me I could only have one that's what I would choose. Now with the release of the bronzer they also released highlighters called Invisible Glow. I have the lightest shade in those and I don't hate it but I don't reach for it much at all. I think the only "subtle" highlight I like is Laura Mercier Baked Highlight 01. The rest I prefer to have a little more "pop" to them.
So below I'll drop in some pictures of when I've used the Invisible Bronzer. You'll see me quite pale in some, and now that it's summer I have a little more color. It's fantastic. It's at Ulta and Sephora, I believe it's $28. Get on it.
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.