NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

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NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder
NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder

Quirimba

NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It was a totally flat, matte finish, so it seemed to darken a bit when applied over bare skin (you’ll want to apply it over matte or set skin).

I’ve noticed that mattes that darken are often a little drier and more difficult to blend out. I had the best luck applying with a fluffier, more fan-like brush to get better initial dispersion of product as denser brushes placed product too heavily in one place but then the formula wasn’t blendable enough to spread out enough for a seamless blend. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which built up to full coverage with less than a second layer if desired. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.28 oz. - $135.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "buildable" and "long-lasting." The pigmentation was more semi-opaque to opaque rather than truly buildable, but the texture was forgiving so it could be used with a lighter hand or a less-dense brush for more buildable coverage if desired.

The consistency was smooth, velvety, and had some glide to it, which helped the powder apply and blend out exceptionally on bare skin without darkening too noticeably (as matte powders often can). There was a slight bit of powderiness in the pan, but it wasn't too softly pressed, just the right balance to make it blendable and yielding but not messy to work with. The formula also sat well on skin without looking dry but still kept its matte finish. They wore between eight and nine hours on me before fading noticeably.

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Ingredients

Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Zinc Stearate, Polybutene, Magnesium Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Isopropyl Isostearate, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Glyceryl Stearate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Mica, Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850)].

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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A difficult to blend out bronzer such as this one wouldn’t be my first pick. It sounds like a pain in the tush! I was initially curious to see if it was a dupe for UD Jawbone, but apparently it has no dupes? From what I can tell, it appears to be redder and deeper than Jawbone.

I LOVE the color of this. I wish they had a sheer version. It’s got that sunburn undertone that looks very flattering on pale people who are cool or neutral-toned!

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