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.
Here are side by side swatches of Capri in comparison to some of my favorites bronzers which I have reviewed in the past: Guerlain Terracota, Nars Laguna, Hourglass Superficial Mirage, Jouer Suntan.
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!
33 thoughts on “Face Stockholm Bronzer 3 Capri :: Review, Photos, Swatch Comparison”
That is disappointing the shade didnt work for you and I could have guessed that you would be trying out lipsticks next! 😛
Yeah, just one of those hit or miss when you do online shopping 🙂
I´ve actually never heard of this brand. I think it looks pretty good on you.
You look as fabulous as always. Face Stockholm? Never try it before but I feel like trying it. Thanks to your review =)
Thanks much Nadia.
Bummer that this color didn't 'twerk' out for you. 😉
Twerk it twerk it Nidia
I've never tried Face Stockholm products. Great swatches of the different bronzers you own.
Thanks Kim. 'thought it will be helpful to show comparisons
I have not tried anything from Face Stockholm before. You're right about the shade looking a bit too orange on you. I like the Guerlain bronzer on you the best!
Thanks Elvira! Guerlain is one of my faves to-date
Never heard of the brand but it looks so beautiful on you. Bummer you didn't like it! 🙁
Yeah, charge to experience then
I have seen this brand around, but never tried the bronzer. This color looks gorgeous but a bummer that it is not your cup of tea. I doesnt look that oompa loompa a slight on the orange side but for sure could work in the midst of summer. I agree with Laura above- I totally see you trying lippies next!!! love it!
Thanks Jamie. I still have to explore this brand further. It's nice to branch out of my comfort zone 🙂
I think it looks fine on you!
It is a little reddish but hopefully you'll be able to make it work if/when you get a bit more tan!
Yeah, when I do self-tanners again
Too bad the shade didn't work. That meme cracked me up though lol
cute mini-me oompa loompa ha
I haven't tried this brand. I think all of the shades would be too dark for me. But I am super pale!
I think so too
I've never tried anything from this brand – but hahahahah at that meme!
Give me all of the bronzers. #kthanksbye 🙂
I actually think it looks nice on you, but what do I know, I'm pretty much a ghost and never wear bronzer!
LOL I love your memes. If it was a TAD less orange it would be perfect!
I hate the look of looking like an umpa umpa, ahh
Bahahahaha – I'm seriously laughing at the Oompa loompa meme.
Love the meme! I've tried FS polishes and love em!
That's really pretty. I've never even seen their products.
Haha the meme made me laugh