Bronzer fiend says what?
I’m addicted to bronzer. Have been for a while, but it’s progressed to the point where I feel naked when I’m not wearing any bronzer at all, like I’m running through the aisles at Trader Joe’s wearing nothing but my skivvies and a pair of flip-flips and trying to avoid making eye contact with anyone while I clutch six bags of coconut chips in my arms.
It’s a problem, but at least it’s easy to fix. I just make a point of carrying from one to three bronzers with me at all times (’cause you never know when the urge for NARS Laguna, MAC Give Me Sun or Benefit Hoola will strike).
Okay, not all times. But most.
Except for lately, because I’ve been in the mood to travel light. I rediscovered this small, striped Kate Spade wristlet that I like, and it’s just too small for three bronzers and the kitchen sink.
I guess the stars were aligning when I met the new $30 Too Faced Endless Summer 16 Hour Long-Wear Bronzer. A light golden brown with subtle shimmer, it keeps me bronzed from brunch to bed, so I don’t have to bring it with me for touch-ups when I leave the house.
Too Faced says that the formula, which combines film formers and polymers with long-lasting pigments, lasts as long as it does because of its “double bond formula…” And yes, I’m picturing two Daniel Craigs.
They also claim that it’s out of this world! — as in universally flattering, and I can see that. Mostly. I do think it may go ashy on the deepest skin tones…
Most of all, though, I love the way this shimmers. It’s golden and barely there, like NARS Laguna, but with the shimmer dial turned way down.
Also, you know how some bronzers have a very defined, almost hard look when you use them to contour your cheeks? Well, Endless Summer doesn’t do that, and I think it’s because of the shimmer. It gives it a very pretty, natural softness, almost like you’re seeing someone through frosted glass.
AVAILABILITY: Floating onto Too Faced counters and online this summer
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,