Name: Faux Tan Matte
From BareMinerals’ website:
Our 100% pure bareMinerals complexion booster infuses skin with that soft, matte perfectly sun-kissed look you crave. Everyone from the fairest of fair to medium complexions can enjoy a matte, healthy-looking tan safely and sunlessly.
What I liked:
- perfect shade of brown, not too orange nor too muddy, will suit a wide variety of skintones
- perks up the complexion and gives it a natural, subtle glow
- very pigmented, but can easily be applied sheerly
- powder is finely milled and easy to blend
- can also be used to contour
What I didn’t like:
- application can be a bit messy
- some people may consider it too expensive
I’ve never understood people’s obsession for tanning. I love my pale skin and, even if I’ve often been told that I’m as pale as a ghost, I’ve always been proud of it and want to keep it that way. The sunkissed look may be pretty, but it’s not for me. That’s why I would never buy an all-over bronzer. But I was really glad when my friend Janessa (that girl spoils me!) sent me BareMinerals Faux Tan Matte. This stuff is awesome!
At first, I was sceptical. I’ve kept it on top of my vanity for a few days, wondering what to do with it, before finally deciding to give it a go. First, I swatched it, and panicked a bit when I saw how dark it was. “This is never gonna work for my pale skin,” I thought. Still, I grabbed a big fluffy brush, picked up a tiny amount of product and began to apply it with a very light hand.
Applied this way, the bronzer perked up my complexion in a subtle, natural way. It didn’t make me look tanned (although it probably would have if I had built the colour up a tiny bit more), but it warmed up my skin beautifully and gave it a lovely glow. Although I don’t wear this on a daily basis, I always get compliments when I do. As soon as my stupid eye allergies subside, I’ll do a FOTD so you’ll be able to see it in action.
The bronzer is a true brown shade. It’s not too orange, nor too muddy, nor too shimmery. It does contain shimmers, but these are so subtle they can barely be seen once applied. They are so subtle, in fact, that you can also use Faux Tan Matte to contour your face. And once on, the powder, which is very finely milled, stays put for the entire day. However, although the packaging has a sifter, application can be a bit messy, but that’s to be expected with this type of product.
BareMinerals Faux Tan Matte is a true brown shade with subtle shimmers that’s very pigmented and thus needs to be applied with a very light hand. It can be used to contour or as an all-over bronzer to warm up the complexion, giving it that pretty and glowy sunkissed look that lasts all day. The powder is easy to blend, but application can be somewhat messy if you’re not careful.