Bronzed, Poreless and Poised for Sun-Kissed Skin: The New Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless Pore Perfecting Bronzer

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Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless Pore Perfecting Bronzer

That’s the new Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless Pore Perfecting Bronzer ($30) from the Hello Sunshine 2013 summer collection just below my cheekbones

I wouldn’t exactly say it erases pores, or gives me supernaturally smooth skin, but the new $30 Bronzed & Poreless Pore Perfecting Powder from Too Faced does seem to smooth things out.

Where my pores are usually like, “OH, HAI! WE’RE KAREN’S PORES!” wearing Bronzed & Poreless Pore Perfecting Powder’s super soft, fine grains, my pores are definitely softer spoken, like “Oh, hello. Don’t mind me. I’m just one of Karen’s pores.” πŸ™‚


Bronzed & Poreless, one of two powders in the new Hello Sunshine summer collection, is the more matte and orange of the two. The other one, Endless Summer 16-Hour Long-Wear Bronzer, showcases more gold.

If you’re looking for warmth above all else and/or have light or medium skin tone, I’d probably go with Bronzed & Poreless instead of Endless Summer, as Bronzed & Poreless sits on the lighter end of the bronzing spectrum.


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Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless Pore Perfecting Bronzer

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Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless Pore Perfecting Bronzer

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Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless Pore Perfecting Bronzer

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Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless Pore Perfecting Bronzer

Too Faced Endless Summer 16 Hour Long-Wear Bronzer and Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless Pore Perfecting Bronzer swatches 5

Swatches of Too Faced Endless Summer 16 Hour Long-Wear Bronzer on the left and Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless Pore Perfecting Bronzer on the right

On me and my NC42 skin tone, I feel like it’s just okay… The bronzed effect is pretty mellow, but that could be a good thing. Lighter lovelies looking to add some overall warmth to their skin without any attention-grabbing shimmer just may think it’s great.

PRICE: $30
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to Too Faced counters and also online

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  1. Hey Karen! Your skin looks SMOOVE and gorgeous! Even though I really don’t need another bronzer, this one looks like it really smooths out the skin and I like that! I like looking smooth. πŸ™‚
    Happy Friday!! Any plans?

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Tracy. πŸ™‚ Hooray for smooooove-looking skin.

      This weekend El Hub and I are having a date night. Nothing too fancy, just dinner and a movie. He’s been working a lot, so I haven’t see much of him.

      What are you up to?

      • Tracy says:

        Sounds like a great night to me!
        Nothing-my hubby is out of town working in LA, so it’s just me and my daughter! We’re watching Finding Bigfoot right now LOL. I love that show. If I had an extra $500 to spend I’d go squatching with them!

  2. Let says:

    That bronzer looks nice πŸ™‚

    I don’t wear bronzers, but that’s because I don’t know how to use it.
    Where does one actually wear bronzer? And since this one is matte, can I also use it to contour? (Not that I could contour, but would be handy if I start learning.)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Let,

      It’s a pretty one that’s easy to work with! Might be a good starter bronzer for ya if your skin’s light-to-medium.

      I use a small face brush with a sort of a pointy end (a MAC 135, which isn’t on the website for some reason, but something shaped like the 188 would work too). After I load it with product, I place it near my ear, and drag it along my cheek (just below my cheekbones) toward my nose. Then I drag it back up to my ear again. This lays down the color. Then, to blend, I use the same brush and I work it vertically up and down to soften it all out.

      Let me know if you have any other questions! Happy to help.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I’m not a fan of Too Faced… I always feel anti-climatic with them.
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  4. CrystalCandy says:

    Crap, now I want both (the 16 hour and this one). πŸ™

  5. C'enna says:

    Now that i have seen this one, i think ill choose this one over the 16 hour one. I like my bronzers matte.

    • Karen says:

      Hi C’enna,

      Hope you love it. It’s really easy to work with and the powder’s nice and butter.

      Happy Friday, BTW! What are you up to this weekend?

  6. Shana says:

    What lipstick/ gloss do you have on? Beautiful

  7. Agata says:

    I think I like the 16hr one better. You should do a step by step tutorial on how to apply bronzer because I am not sure I am doing it right. HAPPY WEEKEND! And happy International Women’s Day.

  8. yelena says:

    what’s the staying power like?

  9. Oh yeah…definitely liking the darker shade of the 16-Hour Long Wear Bronzer better. But this is nice…
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  10. This sounds like nice bronzer. I love the way you described your pores. lol made me giggle, love your sense of humor.
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  11. Yelena says:

    I gotta know, endless summer bronzer or bronzed and poreless? which one do you prefer? I have endless summer now and I can’t say I’m in love with it :/ thinking of returning actually. but if u like the other I might just exchange πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Yelena,

      If you’re not in love with it, then I’m sure there’s something else we can find that you absolutely love to pieces. What do you like/not like about it?

      • Yelena says:

        Thanks Karen. Well for reference I think i am NC42 as well. I don’t find that it brightens up my face that much, so while I like a matte finish, I don’t like a dull finish if that makes sense. (I don’t like shimmer, so by brightening I just mean a little natural glow).I also don’t find that it lasts all day (typically my days range from regular 9-5 and sometimes 6) and I work in an office so its not like I’m outdoors.

        So to brighten my face up I have to put another bronzer (lorac) on top so I don’t look so tired. I have sun bunny bronzer and don’t like the shimmer.

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