Too glittery and dark
This bronzer is very shimmery. All the shades in the compact have some form of glitter, and it's very easy to look greasy instead of illuminated. I already have oily skin, and this level of shimmer does me no favors. I look like a stripper when I wear this, and it's not a flattering look.
I absolutely adore this highlighter, especially when working with darker skin tones. It is more of a glow than a shimmer or glitter which gives such a more natural look. It warms up the face so beautifully. It is the perfect highlighter for summer skin.
Smashbox is starting to be one of my favorite brands now :) I am never disappointed in what I receive or buy from them. I love this because I am fair skinned and it gives me a great highlight. You get what you pay for :)
Best for Fair to Light Skin Tones
I wish I could use this product on myself. The glow it leaves on lighter skin tones is amazing. On me, I just look ashy and a little dirty. I recommend this product as a blush more than a bronzer.
I have used these on clients for a few years now and I really love them! I like that they have different color ranges and you can layer them without looking like a disco ball. You can also dip your brush in different colors or blend them all together so it's really a multi tasker. Nice to dip your eye brushes in it for highlights under the brows or cupids bow too! :)
I've lived under the Southern California sun my entire life so after I moved abroad, I was shocked at how pale I had become within a couple of weeks.
I began using this product again to give my face some color and in replacement of a blush. Although I don't like my face to look ghostly, I felt that my blushes and bronzers (perfectly appropriate for Cali) did not work for the winter time. To me personally, it's a bit odd to see someone with a perfectly tan face in -15°C weather.
I felt this product achieved a perfect glow during the winter time. It wasn't too much or too little. It does have a slight scent that I don't particularly like but it's easy to ignore. The price tag is on the pricey side but I would definitely choose this over a MAC msf.