Bronzer is a year-round beauty staple for me but summer gets the most use out of it. Depending on the finish and shade, I use bronzer to contour, fake a sun-kissed glow, or even as an eyeshadow.
Swedish brand Face Stockholm has been on my watch list of must-try so when Gilt (invite here) featured it few weeks ago, I caved in. The color I randomly chose was Bronzer 3 Capri, a matte red brown with moderate pigmentation. Worn over foundation, it appeared more orangey-brown to me, something I will probably appreciate when I’m tanning. But as it is now for my medium skin tone, it’s borderline oompa loompa for my taste, what’cha think? In the photo below, I brushed Capri on the side of my face hoping to get a chiseled effect but since the color is off, ‘thought it didn’t look right.
Ingredients: Talc, Kaolin, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Zinc Stearate, Nylon-12, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Trisodium EDTA. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Despite the fact that I didn’t like this particular shade, it won’t deter me from exploring the brand further. In fact, my next-to-try are *drumroll*….lippies of course!
Have you tried anything from Face Stockholm? what would you recommend to me?
Disclosure: My Gilt invite has a link which gives you $25 off from your first purchase; it also gives me $25 once the item ships. Of course once you have an account, you can invite your own set of friends. Don’t want the referral link? Just go straight to Gilt and discover high-end and luxury items at great discounts. It’s addicting, so consider yourself warned!