I'm a bronzer newbie.
|Armani Sun Fabric Bronzer in 400 Heat. There are shimmers. It's not sparkly on the face, though.|
I've tried a handful (mostly thanks to the lovely Tracy), but many of them are too orange or ruddy - they make me simply look dirty. I also could never really figure out what to do with bronzer. I know you're supposed to do that 3-shape business, but I was just bewildered by the whole thing. And then I thought, if I used it all over my face to warm it up, won't my face not match the rest of me?
|Closed compact. There is a brush in a compartment under the bronzer pan, but it's not very good. I use a fluffy Sonia Kashuk brush instead.|
|Swatched with a finger, you can see lots of sparklies. But I use a fluffy brush to apply.|
Both the SA and I agreed that 400 was better (100 was too orange - I think the Sun Fabric Bronzers have different undertones, which seems very obvious, but is hard to find). I liked the warmth it gave my face, without looking too obvious or harsh; the red undertones keep it natural.
|Base makeup: Origins CC Cream (sample).|
Here it's built up a little more, and focused on cheeks as well.
|Ack, hair errywhere. Also, this is what happens when you don't wear foundation...freckles galore.|
All in all, absolutely love. Bronzer has found a place in my heart. BRING IT ON, SUMMER.