Rated 3.72 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Must have for fair olives!
My skin is fair-light with olive undertones and this bronzer in shade faux tan is the exact color that my skin turns when I get a natural tan! It looks super natural and is light but buildable- even if you're very fair you shouldn't have to worry about it being too dark as long as you use a light hand and the right brush, but if you want to be more bronzed it's easy to build it up for more color and it doesn't get streaky or muddy looking. I haven't had it long enough to comment on the self-tanning aspect of the product but the color it gives me is PERFECT and it has such a nice texture I actually like to buff it all over my face like a finishing powder- it makes my foundation look flawless. I hope this is a permanent product because I want to use it forever!
Most Helpful Critical Review New BM products = check ingredients!
I am so very sad. When all of the original BM products are replaced with new products, we will lose Bareminerals forever. This contains PTFE (Teflon!) I used to be able to buy BM without checking ingredients! The new stick foundation contains Paraffin, EDTA, BHT etc.
If they discontinue the original foundation and pressed bronzer, I'm done unfortunately.
Reviewed by 65 customers Absolute favorite bronzer/contour for natural look
makeupfreakxo from New York
I was able to try this product right when it came out and I have not bought a new bronzer since. Faux tan is the best color for a cool/neutral tone and instantly gives depth to the face. I love using this for a natural contour as well. I couldn't recommend this enough.
Kate from Illinois
I really like this product. I was a little worried at first to use this because it looked very dark and I have pretty pale skin, but, it was great! The product was light coverage which was what I wanted and it does not create harsh lines on your skin.
I've had better but it'll do
Julia from Alabama
I was worried the color would be too dark for my light skin but luckily this bronzer is not super pigmented (I prefer it that way). It's a nice bronzer but nothing special. I've used cheaper bronzers that look better.
Perfect bronzer for fair Olive skin
Shoegal from Portland, OR
The faux tan shade is so beautiful and buildable, it has become my holy grail and I have decluttered all my other bronzers, this is the only one I will keep using from now on.
Beach Hippy from Virginia Beach, VA
I looked like an oompah loompah from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I normally love Bare Minerals products, so I was really surprised. I have an old palette from them that has an amazing bronzer that I love, but apparently they don't make that bronzer separately. I live in Virginia Beach and am outside a ton; I have a nice tan going on naturally, but because I wear more SPF on my face, my face is quite pale compared to my body. I was hoping this would help even it out. Nope!
It does smell like syrup like others have mentioned, plus it wipes off easily. For example, if you wear a mask while out, this bronzer will wear off on the mask so that your makeup is messed up when you get home even if it was just for a quick jaunt up to the grocery store to get milk.
I am thoroughly unimpressed.
It's just okay
Beach Hippy from Virginia Beach, VA
I purchased this in the store because I used to use the loose powder version of "Warmth" and liked it. I wanted something that wasn't as messy that I could easily apply on the go. Since COVID is going around, I couldn't open the tester and check the color, nor were there any employees around to ask about which option would be my best color. I was super surprised when I got home and opened it up to see how very dark it was. It's a pretty color, but not for my complexion. (I am a redhead who tans easily, but my version of tan skin is very brownish red, not just tan.) I tried using it because I am trying to limit how often I go to stores and found it too orange-ish for me. I returned it and purchased the Faux Tan instead.
Wow!! Absolutely fabulous!
kittybegood from Tucson, Arizona
OMG! Finally a bronzer a fair person can use without looking like she/he has a bad fake tan!! It has been hard to me to find a bronzer that looks natural. They are usually too dark, or too red and just don't look good at all. I have wanted to use some product to produce the sculpted look without looking obvious. This is a great color (Faux Tan) for the person with light skin. It is not reddish at all and it isn't even brown. It looks tan! Surprisingly. I am crazy about this product and will continue to buy it.
melwoo from TX
I have light skin, but can get a tan pretty easily in the summer. I have to admit I thought this was going to be too dark, but no! It blends perfectly!!! The color sheers out but doesn't disappear. I just love this, it may be my new favorite and that's saying something, I am a bronzer junkie!!!!!
Bring back Invisible Glow
aliae from Saugus, CA
I agree with the other reviews. Invisible glow was such a beautiful shade on my light skin. It didn't look muddy at all and it was so fool proof. What I loved most about it is that it gave my skin a subtle glow-from-within look. Please bring it back. I'm almost out of mine :(
Angee43 from Minnesota
I use this everyday for more of a powder foundation, it's not pigmented at all to be a bronzer. I have medium colored skin, and it doesn't show up on my skin like a bronzer should. The little bit of color that comes out matches my skin. It looks deceiving on the picture like it's dark bronzer, but it is not! But I still love it!
Smell is awful.
Mephilpot from Nashville, TN
Have been trying to use this for a couple of weeks now. It makes my skin look dirty. Also...it smells like maple syrup. Gross. I'm not sure what is in this product that makes it smell like that...but it's very off putting. Sleek compact but don't love the product.
Love this bronzer!
Jani from Charleston, WV
Usually don't like bronzers because they are too dark or orange. This one is perfect to fake a tan but look natural.
emmajean from Oregon
I've spent years looking for the perfect bronzer, and this is it! I have super fair and warm skin, and the Faux Tan shade is perfect. It wears all day and blends like a dream. I hate to touch up, and rarely need to with this. I've noticed on my nose where I don't use foundation or concealer, it leaves behind a lovely wash of color when I wash my face. It's so pretty and even that I've started to wear less foundation so I can get the same effect on other parts of my face. Another huge bonus is it's fragrance free. Too many bronzers have a coconut or chocolate smell and I can't stand it. There's a faint self tanner scent if I stick my nose right up to the pan, but that's it, and I'll take that over having my face smell like body spray!
Bring back invisible bronzer
J Auckland from undisclosed
This product is just ok, does the trick but definitely not as good as invisible bronzer. It does smells very strange though which is a little off putting.
please bring back invisible bronzer
mare777 from Denver, Co
This bronzer is not at all like the old one. I have no idea why you discontinued it but please bring it back!! This one looks unnatural and I am throwing it away, and it smells bad
Looks natural and it's buildable
❤️❤️❤️ from Baltimore MD
I love this bronzer, not orangey at all. Someone said it's great to Olive undertone skin and it's so true! It's non comedogenic which I appreciate so much and which is what really led me purchase this. I have fair skin with yellow/olive undertones and it looks soo natural and it goes on lightly too (not cakey at all) it is true however that the packaging is cheap... a few months into having it the hinge broke so that does suck because I'm not rough with my makeup at all... but I'd still repurchase this I loveeeeeee.
Dysfunction from Houston
The only bronzer I use now. Looks natural. Love it.
Decent bronzer, wish it was more like the loose powder one
S Patel from Panama City Beach, FL
I am a huge fan of the BareMinerals All Over Face Color Bronzer in Warmth, which is the loose powder version of this bronzer and used it for years. When this pressed powder version came out, I was excited because I never liked how messy the loose powder version was. While this version is easier to use and lasts longer, it is not nearly as pigmented or warm as the loose powder version, which was a disappointment. I bought both is the same shade: Warmth. The loose powder version gives you a warm, sunkissed color that looked amazing. This version gives a much cooler hue, which contrasts its shade name. It takes a lot to build this one up.
Great product, cheap packaging.
MakeupAddict from Houston, TX
Love the product itself. Faux Tan looks dark in the pan but it's not at all. I have light to fair warm toned skin and it looks awesome on my skin tone. It blends very easily and lasts all day. My issue with this is the packaging. It's cheap looking and very poorly made. It looks like an Elf product instead of a high end bronzer. A week or so after getting it, the hinge broke so the top won't stay on. I do my makeup on the go almost everyday, so that's a real bummer for me.
None from Little lake. MI
This bronzer glides on smooth & light...it's not as dark as it looks which ended up being a good thing for me..the powder looks natural & yet makes complexion look smooth & clean...not heavy or messy...less spots less wrinkles....lol..you don't need much of it so it last a long time...love the stuff.....TY for this product....
Jennifer from Washington
This bronzer is talc free, buildable, not orange, contains self-tanner, is no mess, and will last forever. THANK YOU Bare Minerals for my new HG bronzer! I've tried every bronzer under the sun at Ulta and this is the one that holds up against my very picky standards!
color is perfect, but patchy
qp from Southern CA
I am a light skinned girl. This bronzer was 3 stars.The color was just right. I was happy about that. However, no matter what brush or sponge I used to apply, it was patchy. Also, I personally don't like the sweet coconut or vanilla smell. I wouldn't buy this again.
Very nice matte bronzer, unfortunately too dark for me
Midnight from Costa Mesa, CA
Seems to be a very nice matte bronzer with smooth texture and application. Unfortunately the color was too dark for me.
Disappointing and Unnatural
Smilemaker from Horseheads, NY
Forced to buy this product due to the discontinued invisible bronze (which I absolutely loved, can't rave enough). This new product is terrible.. does not look natural. Does not apply well. Has a terrible scent. It makes me feel ugly.. please bring back invisible bronze that made me feel beautiful!
Vanasa from Cleveland, ohio
I was disappointed with the new formula. Not the same glow as" The deep end" ready bronzer.