Shhh… Do you hear that?
That’s the sound of The Body Shop’s new Baked Powder Bronzer in Warm Glow ($21) whispering, “Come take a closer look.”
One of two new powder bronzers in the Nomadic Goddess summer makeup collection, Warm Glow appears aptly named, imparting a golden brown sheen with hints of peachy pink and faint micro-glitter.
First, would I call it a bronzer? Well, that depends. Darker divas might find that it makes a better highlighter or blush. In my case, I don’t feel it’s dark enough to contour with, and I probably wouldn’t use it as a basic bronzer. Lighter lovelies, on the other hand, should get to use it both ways — as a bronzer or a blush — with more of the brown coming through on their skin.
The Body Shop says they make this and their other powder products by hand, baking them in terracotta discs that bind the pigments together. I can see it now… men and women dressed like cooks in a kitchen, covered from head to toe in excess powder!
I love the idea, and I think it makes their powder products that much more special.
The company clearly feels good about Warm Glow because not only are they releasing it for summer (it’s available now), but they’re also adding it to their permanent line.
From left: 02 Warm Glow, 01 Golden Bronze
I love Warm Glow’s natural, afternoon-by-the-pool glow, but like so many products I’ve tried lately, it has a tough time going the distance.
Eight-hour color? Nope. Try four, max.
The wear time doesn’t doom the product, at least not for me, because I can still see myself using it to get a golden brown sheen that doesn’t need to last (like for a quick event), but I think it does keep it from achieving superstar status.
While I like the color, sheen and Shu Uemura-like packaging, Warm Glow doesn’t blow me away. I think it’s interesting, and lighter lovelies who don’t mind having to reapply often just might fall in love. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B-
You might like The Body Shop Baked Powder Bronzer in Warm Glow if…
- You’re looking for a delicate sheen and not a full-on glow
- You don’t mind having to reapply often
- You feel like you wear golden brown bronzers well
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. What’s new out yonder way? Anything new to report?