A moment of silence for pieces that have shattered. My purse dropped during my cousin’s wedding and to my dismay, my favorite makeup item inside broke (of course it had to be my favorite). I don’t have a photo of the demise of my Yves Rocher Bronzing Powder duo, that’s too depressing to show, and no…it doesn’t work the same way across the skin with the pieces broken and the powder loose, it just doesn’t. This is still my favorite matte compact bronzer and I’m all too game to repurchase it as soon as possible (just please be kind and leave one for me in stock lol). It’s special ‘coz I’m hooked on the mild Yves Rocher skincare scent this matte bronzer has, it doesn’t have fallout and isn’t at all dusty so it applies like the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes which aren’t at all dusty, and it warms up the skin in the same way as Chanel’s Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Base (formerly known as Bronze Universelle) but in dry format. Sigh. Here’s to looking back and I’m also going to mention a few more Yves Rocher makeup bits. It’s a very good mid-range price cosmetic brand.
PRICE ESTIMATE: Php850-950 (based on conversion from $19 on US site) at Yves Rocher, SM Aura
“Enriched with smoothing Tiare flower extract, the ultra-soft texture of this Axe Solaire Bronzing Powder Duo comfortably adorns your complexion without ever drying out your skin. You can pick up, apply and blend it easily using a powder brush.
Unique features: this duo is comprised of two complementary shades that allow you to create a custom tan, perfect for your skin tone and the evolution of your tanning for a natural, sunkissed look. Your complexion is beautified, mattified and sculpted for the most natural tanned effect.”
The Plus: its economical and generous 20g size
Tested under dermatological supervision. 0.7 oz. Compact / 20 g
You won’t get sudden patchiness with this bronzer, it’s not chalky and has no fallout, as in zero fallout, it’s that sort of texture, unless you scratch it or tap it on top vigorously with a stippling brush…that is the only time it will it yield powder deposit that falls away. It really is like a dry compact version of the Soleil Tan de Chanel one. The shade I have is a perfect warm Terracotta-ish earthy tint that isn’t too orange for me…there are two colorways, this one, Dark Veil is the darker compact of the two or medium to deep skin, the lighter compact is Light Veil, a cooler bronze for fairer above medium skin. The texture is like a pressed powder infused with skincare so it isn’t chalky or dry, the surface of the product begins to look a little strange once you begin using it a lot (like the powder begins to clot over on top, but that doesn’t mean it’s ruined, it just does that) but it doesn’t stop giving or depositing that sunkissed hue you need, it’s also great for daytime contouring. Click to continue to the full post and see a few more Yves Rocher makeup bits.