Anastasia Caramel Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches
Anastasia Caramel Cream Bronzer ($35.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a medium, peachy brown with warmer, more orange undertones and a “natural matte” finish–the kind that is skin-like but doesn’t add more shine/sheen. The texture was lightweight, emollient without being thick or overly creamy, which gave it a great glide during application that enabled the product to work well on top of bare skin as well as on top of foundation.
It had medium, buildable pigmentation applied with a brush and slightly higher coverage to start with when used with fingertips. The product applied beautifully and blended out with ease. The color lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$35.00/0.4 oz. - $87.50 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be "buildable" and to "melt effortlessly" into a "matte, second-skin seamless finish" that can be applied "on bare skin" or "on top of makeup." They can be used to add warmth and/or definition (by choosing a shade two to three deeper).
The texture was emollient, lightweight, and thin with moderate glide, which made them work well on top of bare skin as well as layered on top of foundation, even more matte bases. They seemed more pigmented upon swatching on my arm, but in practice, they had medium coverage that was easy to sheer out further or build up for greater coverage if desired. The reason for this was because the formula had enough glide and spread that it naturally sheered out during application, so one had to layer for truly opaque coverage.
For higher coverage, apply with fingertips and give it a little time to dry down before blending. For sheerer coverage, apply with a stippling brush. It was a very forgiving formula and hard to overdo.
The formula dried down to a more matte finish but seemed to let my skin come through, so it didn't appear flat or dry. They wore well for eight hours before fading visibly on me.
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PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, MICA, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, SORBITAN OLIVATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, SYNTHETIC WAX, OCTYLDODECANOL, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, 1,2- HEXANEDIOL, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, ISOSTEARIC ACID, LECITHIN, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742)
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I have a feeling that this would be too light for me this time of year, and too orange for me during winter. However, it does look very nice with your coloring, so it’s probably meant for more light-medium complexions is my guess.
This looks nice but it looks like a peachy blush, definitely not a bronzer. I think I’m more interested in the latte blush from ABH.