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Bronzer Search - Almost Found a Keeper


Thanks to Beauty Blogging Junkie, I entered a Physicians Formula Organic wear sweepstakes in honor of Earth Day and won a free PF product of my choice (coupon for free item sent in the mail). Since I am on the hunt for the perfect bronzer to give my pale skin a warm but a not muddy, orange or too dark of a glow, I choose as my free product the new Bronze Organics bronzer for Light Skin. According to the packaging, this is 100% free of all of the following:

  • Harsh Chemicals
  • Synthetic preservatives
  • Parabens
  • GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms - yuck!)
  • Synthetic Colors
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • and is 100% Cruelty Free
They claim they are the first 100% Natural Organic makeup line in the U.S. with Certified Organic ingredients. Very cool. I can bronze and feel good about it! Also, all the Organic wear products are recyclable, too.

As for the product itself, I definitely like the color. It is not too dark on me. It is also not glittery, which is great if you are over 13, and I certainly am. The website says it contains cornstarch to mattify the skin, but I do not think it is a completely matte bronzer. It seems to have a very subtle sheen to it. I also really like that aspect - not completely matte, which can sometimes look dull and flat, but not too shiny, or shimmery. Too much shimmer can settle into pores and fine lines and accentuate them, not something I want to do.

The packaging is cute. Natural color paper packaging - no plastic. Well, wait, there is a plastic window so you can see the product - wonder if that's recyclable? Pretty little delicate green leaf drawings all over. The top flips opens to access the bronzer, and then, you open up the bronzer pan and there is a compartment for the included natural goat hair brush, and a mirror. Very convenient, but when I'm at home I'll be using a fluffier brush.

The only drawback I'm finding so far is...the smell. And the thing is, I just can't put my finger on what it reminds me of in order to give you an idea. I just know I've smelled something like it before, and I don't like it. I'm sure I'll figure out what the offending odor reminds me of as soon as I publish this post, though. Luckily, it doesn't linger, so the unfortunate scent is not too big of a problem.

Overall, I think it's a winner, but not necessarily the Grand Prize winner in my bronzer search, But at least I can add some a decent faux-glow as I continue my quest.

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