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Average: 4.7 (3 votes)

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Written on Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Pros: !adorable shade
Cons: not long-wearing

Hello everyone!

Do you love NON-ORANGE BRONZERS as much as I love them? If you do, then this new launch from The Balm will definitely be interesting for you.

The Balm Take Home The Bronze® Anti-Orange Bronzer comes in three shades.

Oliver is the fairest from the collection. I’d say that it’s pretty versatile to flatter many gals.

Thomas is the warmest from the line and Greg is the darkest one.

Without further ado, I’ll pass over to the advantages and disadvantages of the product. So, the good:

+ The formula is talc-free

+ There isn’t any smell to it

+ It’s nicely packed with pigments

+ Easy blending. You won’t make your skin look dirty with this product, even if you’re a beginner.

+ The bronzer is absolutely matte.

+ The shade Oliver is a hybrid of a bronzer and a contouring powder. This feature actually makes it so versatile and friendly for everyday makeup! I’ll attach some shots to show you (in different lights, with/without a flashlight) and I’ll compare it with some other hyped bronzers, like D&G in the shade #22 Tan, because The Balm bronzer in the shade Oliver looks not much, but still similar to it. + they were right. There’s no orange undertones to the formula of the Oliver shade. You’ll never see that nasty pigment, no matter how rich you’ll pack the shade.

The bad:

- The wear time of this bronzer is less than average. It stays on my combo, oily prone skin for about 4-5 hours.

At first I can see how the color fades and then it vanishes off completely and never comes back. Sad If only this product had a better wear time, I’d assess it with all 5 stars.

- The powder is dusty, and it doesn’t even matter what brush I use to apply it (whether it’s stiff or really fluffy, synthetic or natural) - it dusts in all the occasions, which signifies fast spending, alas.

- This Oliver shade won’t flatter swarthy or tanned gals, just because they simply won’t detect it on their skin.

- Within a week of use, the surface of the bronzer lost its trade dress, even though I always picked it up with a clean brush. (you can see it in the shots). It looks like there’s a chunky oily film appeared over it. But still, it doesn’t affect the product’s picking up with a brush or application. But in general, I already don’t like the way the compact looks.

However, we don’t review a high-end product today after all, so it’s forgivable. Yet still not so pleasant.And a few words about the packaging:

The weight of the product is 7.08g/0.25 oz, according to the compact.

Made in USA.

The compact is cardboard and it has a small mirror inside. If you plan to travel with it, then I highly recommend you to keep the cardboard cover, to prevent the bronzer from accidentally opening. Thanks for your attention.

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ra-ket recommends The Balm Take Home The Bronze® Anti-Orange Bronzer

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Type: Bronzer
Brand: The Balm
Category: Make-Up
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