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.
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