I guess Lancome really wanted to cover all of their bronzing bases this summer because they released a whopping six Star Bronzers ($35 each) — three with their Natural Matte finish, and three with a finish called Natural Glow.
Gotta love having a wide range of options, right? Especially when it comes with a cool design on the pan.
For these, Lancome used a blend of mineral pigments and something they call “absorbent micro-spheres,” which is fancy talk for something that’s supposed to keep them looking and feeling smooth for a long time. I gotta say, the shade I tried, Natural Matte in 03 Sunbath, does look and feel pretty great — silky, and not heavy or chalky at all. It’s a warm orangey brown with red undertones, and I’m a little surprised by how much I like it, considering the finish is matte (I usually prefer bronzers with a little shimmer because I think it makes them easier to use).
But this matte works fine. I didn’t have any trouble blending it and even used it today to add a subtle warmth to my face.
03 Sunbath on cheeks, across forehead and along jawline
If you’re around my shade or darker and interested in doing some subtle contouring, or looking like you just spent a quick 15 minutes in the sun, keep 03 Sunbath in mind. I’m disappointed in the price, but this one has sparked my curiosity about the other five shades.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Lancome stores, counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (an A- if it wasn’t for the price)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,