Wearing bronzer knows no season, at least in my makeup routine. What about you? Do you skip it during winter time? I don’t! I speak as if the mighty sun ever hibernates here in Hawaii. But you get my point, my medium skin tone lacks warmth sans bronzer.

Milani is a drugstore brand I am slowly getting into. Happy with their mascara and liquid eyeliner, I bought this bronzer to see if it continues to earn a spot in my vanity.

#01 Bronze Glow
0.42 oz/ 12g, About $9, Walmart

Tan-in-a-pan for all skin types! That’s what the packaging says beauties. And it’s indeed XL, as big as my palm! Squint a little dahling and you’ll see specks of shimmer on both sides.


Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zeolite, Sorbic Acid, Methylparaben, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium Edta, Butylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Bht, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract.+/- May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77289), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77288), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

So how d’ya like the bronze(r) woman? Ugh! that signature drugstore face powder smell, the very one I so despise. Yeah the grandma scent *insert sad face here*. Available in only two shades, I picked up #01 (Bronze Glow) wild-guessing that it would give me just the right amount of glow. Nothing dramatic compared to #02 Fake Tan which looks way darker from the pan. 

Oompa Loompa Level Alert! Apply it light-handedly or you risk looking more orangey than glowy! The darker shade is to be blamed for my demi-oompa in the first photo above. I used it to contour my sides and the lighter shade for my cheeks. 

Oompa no more. I only used the lighter shade this time.

Reading between the lines, your guess is as good as mine. Nice try but definitely not repurchasing.

Have you tried this one yet?


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