bareMinerals Invisible Bronze: First Impression + Swatch & Review
Hi guys! :) Today I wanted to do a quick post about bareMinerals' new Invisible Bronze. Oddly enough, this product hasn't had much hype at all. I only saw it online when I was going to order a refill on my OG blush and concealer.
I was intrigued by this bronzer because it is baked, which is an unusual formulation for the brand, and I liked its neutral tone.
So I ordered mine in fair to light and just got it in the mail earlier this week. It also comes in medium, tan, and dark to deep.
First of all, I was pretty impressed by the packaging. The compact is heavier than most bareminerals products. It kinda reminded me of Guerlain's packaging.
It comes with a mirror and a full pan of product, so at first glance it seems like a pretty good value for $28.
When I first took a look at the bronzer, I noticed it definitely has a sheen to it but it's not shimmery, and this was confirmed when I swatched it. It has a really nice smooth, almost whipped texture when swatched I, but no shimmer particles. So that's a huge plus for me because I usually don't like shimmery bronzers. (exception: joyous jennifer, which is actually an original blush but looks GORGEOUS as an all-over bronzer.)
Here it is in natural sunlight, with my old Ready bronzer in the shade Skinny Dip as a comparison:
As you can see, it’s a really nice, neutral bronze color that I think will work well for subtle contouring. My Skinny Dip bronzer has a warmer tone and can easily go too orange if I get too heavy-handed. I would say Invisible Bronze is warmer than bareMinerals Faux Tan, yet cooler than Skinny Dip or original Warmth.
When I did my makeup for the day, I applied this with an angled brush for a slight contour, and loved how evenly and smooth it went on. It gave my face definition but also a very sheer natural glow...the effect reminds me of one of my favorite BM Luminizer shades, Soiree, that came in a limited edition kit. It gives this glowing, sort of ethereal effect. I'd say the application is one of the best I’ve seen for a pressed bareMinerals product. There's no streakiness that I've experienced with bronzers and contour shades from other brands.
All in all I'm really liking it! :) The color is really flattering. I'd recommend this shade if you are super fair to light or just want to go easy on the bronzer for the winter months. I was able to build up the color nicely when I loaded it up on a fluffy powder brush.
Have you guys tried this or the new Invisible Glow highlighter? Let me know what you think in the comments!