OVERALL, Solar Bits are intriguing, and I think people have to play with them before they can decide they like them–they do seem fairly loose and chunky, which makes them difficult to work with. I intend to try a look today using Black Ore, so we’ll see how that goes. My store didn’t have the mask (I don’t think it’s launching, unfortunately!), and I couldn’t locate the Exfoliator, either. Besides, it’ll be hard to judge just by looking–can’t really swatch skincare! The lip exfoliator is fun, though, and it’s meant to be used as a whole, not half a side at a time. It really does make your lips feel ultra smooth and conditioned! (You can see more swatches of Solar Bits here!)
Check out detailed reviews of each Solar Bit and the Bronzing Powders…
- Black Ore is a rich black with gold reflects that just might make for a really amazing smoky eye. This one drew me in the most, just because it was so rich and shimmery.
- Bronzescape is a rich, warm brown with bronzy-gold reflects, very rich in shimmer/sparkle. I imagine this might be used at night to highlight cheeks on deeper skintones.
- Scatterrays is a peachy color with a little bit of pinky-gray undertones (from what I could tell), and unlike Black Ore and Bronzescape, I did find this one was very loose and harder to work with.
- Sunpower is a light peach-tan with lots of gold reflects; like Scatterrays, this could be used to highlight decollatege for a night out on the town.
- Solar Riche is a deeper, more orange bronzing color, which makes it very warm. It’s much more pigmented than Refined Golden.
- Refined Golden is a very light colored bronzer with low level sheen/shimmer. As you can see, it blends fairly well into my skin (that’s my arm, which is probably NC25).