Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

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Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Antigua

Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a more “neutral” vibe, as it did not appear strongly yellow and wasn’t bright like a really cool, more cotton candy-like pink or a richer pinky-coral shade. The color did appear much darker swatched (both on my arm as well as my cheeks) than it appeared in the compact. The consistency was smooth, blendable, and slightly firmer in feel in the pan, but it did not feel dry nor was it stiff to work with. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and lasted for eight and a half hours on my skin.

The Illuminating Bronzing Powder is part of the brand’s permanent line-up but for summer, they re-released three shades with embossing but the actual product and shades can be purchased year-round (the range has six shades, and the other three shades appear browner, like you might expect in a bronzer). The formula is described as an “ultra soft and smooth pressed powder that delivers a shimmering, sun-kissed glow.” All three of the re-released shades had a smooth consistency–firmer in the pan but not dry or stiff to work with–that was incredibly blendable on the skin. They were very pigmented with moderate to strong luminosity.

You can view photos of the packaging and ingredients here, along with swatches of the full range here.

Ingredients

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Sin Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  • Viseart Minx palette
  • Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad
  • Marc Jacobs Intro(vert) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
On lips:
  • Chanel Esquisse Rouge Coco Stylo
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This is lovely! It’s interesting how much warmer it looks applied than in the pan, but as a more yellow complected gal, I am certainly not hating it.

I like this shade a lot, and it looks less hybrid, more standard blush, but tousling with similarities with other products I already own.

This one had me thinking “nah” at first glance of its appearance in its pan, but it is really a beauty applied! It has that perfect everyday, work-safe look to it. Also great for heavier eye makeup looks, where one may need a more utilitarian cheek color.

The Illuminating bronzers all look beautiful on you! Antigua is my bronzer shade at BB, though today I used it mid-afternoon to perk up my complexion by dabbing a little it to the apples of my cheeks and lightly blending back. It’s a beautiful shade and not one I expected would be a bronzer.

I wasn’t interested in Antigua at all until seeing this post- it looks great on you and I really like the swatches! *Runs to add it to my wishlist.*
Thank​you!

This might sound silly, but I am not understanding these powders. Bronzing? Aren’t they blushes. Maybe I’m not seeing them correctly on the computer…

I have Antigua from a few years ago, and I like it, but don’t get any pearly sheen maybe because a little goes a long way on a lighter skintone. I also have the Maui in the same line.

It has an attractive color that reminds me of the beginning of a mild sunburn. I like it but I have and enjoy Becca’s Flowerchild which is close enough.

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