bareMinerals Invisible Bronze: First Impression + Swatch & Review
Hi guys! :) Today I wanted to do a quick post about bareMinerals' new Invisible Bronze. This is a new product that oddly enough hasn't had much hype at all. I saw it online when I was going to order a refill on my OG blush and concealer.
I was intrigued by this product because it is baked, which is an unusual formulation for the brand, and I was intrigued by the neutral tone of it.
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 off I was pretty impressed by the packaging. The compact is heavier-weight than most bareminerals products. It kinda reminded me a little of Guerlain's packaging.
It comes with a mirror and a pretty full pan of product so at first glance it seems 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 definitely not shimmery. This was confirmed when I swatched it. It has a really nice airy, smooth, almost whipped texture when swatched and I don't detect any shimmer in it. 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 skinny dip as a comparison:
As you can see, it has a really nice, neutral-y 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 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 holiday kit. It gives this glowing, can't put your finger on it but you just look prettier kind of effect. I'd say the application is one of the best for a pressed bareminerals product that I've tried. There's no streakiness that I've experienced with other 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 up a fluffy powder brush.
Have you guys tried this or the new Invisible Glow highlighter? Let me know what you think in the comments!
(Photos are by yours truly, in natural light & unedited)