If you saw my post on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter, you’ll have seen how much I love it especially as I thought I’d never be able to make it work for me. Around the same time as the Amrezy Highlighter launch, Anastasia Beverly Hills also launched a collection of powder bronzers which I feel wasn’t promoted very much as I had no idea they had multiple shades available too. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Bronzers are available in six different shades, are £29 each and are available from Cult Beauty. From the six shades on offer, I have the Anastasia Beverly Hills Rosewood Powder Bronzer and I just love it.
As a pale skinned girl, I’ve always been very weary of wearing bronzer as I never want to look orange or muddy. I’ve tried a fair few bronzers over the years and until recently, my favourite was the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer but the Anastasia Beverly Hills Rosewood Powder Bronzer has become my new favourite already. The compact alone is absolutely beautiful, with a glossy black finish with the ABH logo repeated all over which can only be seen when you turn the compact towards the light with their iconic rose gold branding. I think six bronzer shades really is amazing as there’s a shade for everyone, and the shade range includes warm, cool and neutral toned shades depending on your skintone and personal preference.
Rosewood – Light Golden
Tawny – Light Terracotta Brown
Rich Amber – Rich Amber
Cappuccino – Deep Golden Brown
Saddle – Light Golden
Mahogany – Mocha
“The Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer features a finely-milled formula that offers buildable coverage and seamless blending. With a natural matte finish, this powder bronzer feels traceless on the face and body, adding warmth for a sunkissed look.“
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Rosewood Powder Bronzer is a beautiful reddy brown shade which looks quite intimidating within the pan as it does look quite dark, but it’s not as intense as I thought it would be. I can’t believe how soft the consistency is of the bronzer, it’s unbelievably soft and I’m really surprised that I get next to no kick-up in the pan when using a makeup brush.
I typically find the softer a powder formula is, the more kick-up is created but there’s almost nothing at all and the powder feels like a silky cream rather than a powder. I love the Too Faced Bronzers but they are quite dry and dusty which doesn’t lend itself well for drier skin types, but this Anastasia Beverly Hills Rosewood Powder Bronzer has the perfect creamy formulation for my dry skin and looks so flattering on the skin.
I obviously still have to use a very light hand as it’s so easy to go overboard but I’m loving to apply it with the Morphe R5 Pointed Contour Brush as I can apply a tiny amount to the very tip of the brush, and then blend it in for a natural finish. It has somewhat of a satin finish and it really does look like a natural bronze shade due to the rosy tone, and the blended swatch above was done with my fingertips.
The formula is so soft and creamy, I could blend it with my fingertips which I’ve never been able to do before with a powder product but it’s such a fantastic formula and so, SO much better than that of the shades within my ABH Contour Kit. I’ve never used such a super fine, silky formula before and I really hope Anastasia Beverly Hills launch some other products with this very same formula as it’s so seamless to apply and even though it’s extremely soft, it wears all day on the skin.
I would love to know if you’ve tried any of the ABH Powder Bronzers? You can purchase the whole Anastasia Beverly Hills range from Cult Beauty and at the time of writing this post, they’re offering free shipping on ABH products…