“Here comes the sun, little darling, and I say, it’s all right.”
When I stare lovingly at Stila’s Sun Bronzing Powder SPF 15 ($28) compact I always think of Here Comes the Sun, one of my favorite songs by The Beatles. I love the compact’s cheerful design and pretty bronze case. How can something so small put me in such a wonderful mood?
Sun Bronzing Powder isn’t just pretty on the outside, though. This pressed powder delivers a glowy warmth and comes in two shades, codenamed 01 and 02; I’ve used 02, a warm brown matte with just the tiniest bit of sparkle.
I feel like my skin glows after applying Sun Bronzing Powder. It’s a very subtle glow that people may not even notice, but I can. I can really see the difference when I apply the powder shortly after putting on foundation.
Normally, when I apply foundation it evens out my skin color and tone. That’s a good thing, but sometimes foundation creates too much uniformity, aka mannequin skin. Bronzer helps spice up the canvas produced by foundation alone.
Stila Sun Bronzing Powder SPF 15
Use: Gives the face and cheeks a sun-kissed glow
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
What I’ve done is swipe Sun Bronzing Powder on the temples of my forehead, down the bridge of my nose and along the tops of my cheeks. To ensure that bronzer doesn’t end up all over my face, I apply it using a blush brush with a small head, like the MAC 116.
Sun Bronzing Powder has a creamy, finely-milled consistency that doesn’t cake or sit on top of my skin. I think it has a bit more flexibility than more sparkly bronzers like Lancome’s Star Bronzer; I can wear it to work without looking too disco queen.
The addition of SPF 15 is a nice touch. Thanks, Stila! I wouldn’t rely on this powder as my sole source of sunscreen, however, but I appreciate it nonetheless.
I’ve been reaching for Sun Bronzer a lot over the past two weeks, and it’s become a staple in my makeup routine to add depth and contour.
Check out Stila Sun Bronzing Powders in person at Sephora stores or online.
El Hub and I head to Hawaii on Friday to visit our family, and I have to start packing today. Terrible things happen when I procrastinate with packing. I have a serious over-packing problem, but this time I’m determined to become SUPER STREAMLINED KAREN!
While in Hawaii I’m going to blog every day and promise to find lots of interesting things to show you.
I hope you’re having a good day so far. Mondays have a tendency to backfire around 2pm, so be careful out there!
After work I plan to go for a run and then do some core exercises (oh, joy). If you’d care to volunteer to do my sit ups for me, I would gladly take you up on that offer.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,