Friday, May 27, 2011

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Bronze Tint SPF20 Swatches & Review

With my most recent Sephora order I put in a code (I'm sorry I can't remember the code or find it! ugh!) to get a sample of Too Faced Primed & Poreless Bronze Tint SPF20.

Normally I use the makeup primer from Reviva Labs (review to come!), but I thought it would be nice to try this out, especially since it's summer and I could use a little "bronzing".

It's just a litte squeeze tube deal, so I can't really comment on the packaging. From the photo on the website it looks like the bottle is a nice size and you could get a fair amount out of it to cover what you need. With the little tube it was hard to gauge how much I'd need. I only have to use a pea sized dollop with my Reviva Labs primer, so I tried that with the TF Bronze Tint... no good. I had to use quite a bit, and work quickly, to get full and even coverage.

From the Too Faced website:
Introducing a bronze tint version of our best-selling face primer, Primed & Poreless. Formulated to prime and enhance all skin tones, our innovative new product imparts a warm glow while providing optimum sun protection. The silky formula banishes complexion imperfections as it leaves skin virtually poreless.
Bronze Booster! Apply under foundation for a richer skin tone or under bronzers to boost their overall bronzing effect.
Sun-Kissed Sexy: Our rich, golden-toned formula instantly delivers the ppearance of sun-kissed warmth to all skin tones as it protects skin from photoaging with SPF-20.
Erases Pores and Imperfections: Our lightweight, silky formula glides over skin smoothing the surface for a flawless effect.
Promotes Healthy Skin: A healthy combination of Mulberry Extract, Camellia Extract, Retinol Palmitate and Vitamin A help to lighten, brighten and tighten skin gently.

The problem with a bronzing primer, is that you HAVE to make sure you cover evenly and over your whole face. There is a lot of room for error. It's very easy to use too little or too much.

PSA - it's SUPER dark when you squeeze it out, but as you can see from the swatch, it sheers out rather well, and based off of the reviews I read on Sephora, it worked with a wide spectrum of skin tones (I am NW25 in MAC, for reference).

I don't think I'd recommend this as a primer, but I really liked how easily it spread just on my cheeks and gave a nice contoured bronzy glow. My mom commented that my face did look darker than what I normally would do. She would definitely tell me if I was uneven or looked ridiculous lol This primer is not for you if you're looking for something to quickly throw on. However I DO recommend it to give a little extra color to your cheekies.

Like I said, this review is just based off of the mini size I got. The full size bottle could be A LOT easier to get the amount of product you'd need in one squeeze.

The full size Too Faced Primed & Poreless Bronze Tint SPF20 retails for $30, and can be purchased at Sephora, as well as

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Huda said...

I think this would look just a little too dark on my fair skin, but thanks for the review! I've had this product in the back of my mind for a while. So this post was really helpful and good to know :)

Unknown said...

Hmm bronzing powder sounds odd LOL. Especially for this pale gal I'll have to call a pass. Interesting concept tho.

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