Glossier, the skin-loving magnificence model, dropped its first-ever bronzer, and will we simply say: It’s about time.
Infused with a method Glossier is looking Desert Milk ( a mix of plant oils and extracts together with jojoba, aloe, and watermelon) and light-reflecting pearls, the brand new Photo voltaic Paint was formulated to offer off the kind of sun-kissed glow that comes from being outside minus the cruel UV rays. The bronzer is available in 4 shades—Flare, Warmth, Volt, and Ray—to seamlessly mix into a variety of pores and skin tones with the warmth of your fingertips.
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We couldn’t wait to check out the brand new drop, so to place it to the take a look at, we tried out the shades we figured would finest complement our particular person pores and skin tones and blended away. Right here’s what we thought.
Deanna Pai, interim commerce editor
A cream bronzer appears somewhat extra high-maintenance than a powder, which I can brush on in 10 seconds flat. However the precision of the cream bronzer is the entire attraction. Utilizing the doe foot wand, I dabbed this method alongside my hairline, within the hollows of my cheeks, and simply beneath my jawline earlier than mixing it in with my fingers. The impact is much less refined than a powder bronzer, however in a great way—it immediately added definition and heat. The one caveat was that whereas it appeared to be totally blended in my lavatory, that wasn’t the case in pure gentle—simply beware in the event you, like me, don’t occur to have nice lighting.
Photo voltaic Paint in Warmth
Michella Oré, magnificence assistant
I’m not a heavy bronzer person however when I’ve tried my hand at utilizing it for sculpting, I’m typically left with brown splotches throughout. So I used to be curious if the Photo voltaic Paint may change my thoughts since Glossier did, in spite of everything, make its title on creating make-up that appears pure whereas being straightforward to use. I selected the shade Warmth, which is a deep cinnamon that has simply the faintest shimmer. After dabbing the bronzer alongside my cheekbones, brow, and jawline with the doe foot applicator (recreation changer), I gently patted it in. In possibly 10 seconds, I used to be executed. And to my shock, I didn’t appear to be a middle-school artwork mission. My cheeks appeared to radiate and my brow instantly had a smooth tan. Whereas the method delivers on buildable protection, it does dry down rapidly so that you’ll wish to be sure you mix instantly to get probably the most seamless end.
Photo voltaic Paint in Warmth
Bella Cacciatore, magnificence author
I’ve been wanting Glossier to create a bronzer model of its Cloud Paint method for years, and I’m so glad they did. Photo voltaic Paint has the identical fluffy gel texture as her blush counterpart, that’s someway each creamy and weightless, including no further texture to my pores and skin. The place the bronzer differs is a doe foot applicator which is a welcome addition for focused bronzing, and a few shimmer. The shimmer scared me when swatched on my hand, however I really love the way it appears on my face—tremendous refined and luminous, not glittery. I can comfortably use the lightest shade, Flare, or Ray, what I’m carrying on this photograph for one thing somewhat deeper. Fortunately, it lives as much as the hype in my head, and I’ll be utilizing all of it summer season and past.
Photo voltaic Paint in Ray
Janae Mckenzie, editorial intern
I examined the Photo voltaic Paint in Volt. The bronzer creme applies fairly simply along with your fingers, which makes it a great product to tackle the go. Volt is the deepest shade accessible in a “deep, crimson bronze with copper pearl for deep-rich pores and skin tones.” It blends rather well into my pores and skin, offered I persist with the beneficial few dots of product. I’m used to a powder bronzer, so this was a welcome change by way of texture. As for the way it confirmed on my pores and skin, it appeared much less like a bronzer and extra like a concealer with the teeniest little bit of shine. I was upset to seek out it didn’t change a lot—till I stepped into the solar. That’s after I seen the glow. So: this bronzer is nice for a seaside day or any time you’ll be exterior for some time. Perhaps not so nice for workplace days or locations with harsh synthetic lighting.
Photo voltaic Paint in Volt
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Michella Oré is the wonder assistant at Glamour. Observe her on Instagram @michellaor.