Rated 3.7 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 80 customers Shade range???
jj2020 from undisclosed
Can someone please explain to me why there are only TWO shades to this bronzer??? How is this okay?????
FAUX TAN IS MAGICAL
MUAMICHAELA from Latham,NY
I have very fair skin and I have a hard time finding bronzers that suit me!! Faux tan gives me such beautiful definition while not being too warm!! It also blends beautifully!! This product is very pigmented so you only need a tad! If you have fair skin I highly recommend you giving this a go!🙌🏻
ss46 from NY NY
I purchased this because they used to make another pressed powdered bronzer that I was in love with (High Dive was the name of the shade) and they discontinued it so I decided to go with this.
Application is fine and I even like the shade. But the SMELL is nauseating. I can't even explain what it is but every time I open to use the compact, I decide not to use it and now it just sits in a box in my closet un-used. Waste of money and DO NOT recommend
Ashley from Glendale, AZ
I bought the shade warmth as I really liked the loose powder version in the same shade. Unfortunately, this one does not have the color payoff that the loose powder version has. This seems to almost have a film over it and no matter how hard I dig into the pan with my brush, it barely picks up any product. Once I finally hit pan and it broke apart, the color blends a lot nicer. Overall, it was just okay.
Faux Tan is horrible
asb1 from LOS ANGELES
For me the color faux Tan seems flat, dry and muddy. People seem to live out but I don't get it. I'm confused after I read all these raves about Faux Tan.. I don't know what I missed. The warmth color so much better for me.. I also don't contour with bronzers so maybe it's the greyness I see in faux Tan that I hate .
Looks dirty and poor color transfer
asb from Los Angeles
How disappointing.. the Faux Tan seems to be difficult to get color and when I can it comes across dirty. Seems people love this color and to me I dunt get it. Flat looking.. I do much more prefer the Warmth color...
Single Mom Review from Oklahoma
It was easy to apply. The color Warmth is very nice & blended in great!
Made for light olive skin
Samantha from Michigan
Love it! I gave up on bronzer for a bit because my favorite change formula and pulled orange on me, as did every other brand I've tried. Olive skin approved and easy to build.
olive skin heaven
cc from oregon
this is the first bronzer that makes me look tan, not orange. Love it!!
Lucy from IA
My absolute favorite matte bronzer. If you have for skin this is for you. Great for contouring and bronzing. Also use it as an eyeshadow. It's perfect!
Gives a natural bronze glow, not orange at all
Lizm from New York, NY
I really like the Faux Tan bronzing lotion for the body and I was looking for a powered version that has a similar color. This is it! It's perfect bronze for my skin tone.
Finally found a perfect shade in bronzer
Diane from PA
I wear makeup everyday.. I am a senior... The shade is very flattering
Frdsgrl grl from Florida
The previous discontinued bronzer was much better for fair skin. This is way too dark and made me look like my face was dirty. Do not recommend if you wear opal or birch in complexion rescue. Why does bare minerals keep discontinuing products. They took away the BB with spf in the color fair and the light shade is very dark.
BEST BRONZER IVER EVER...
Birdygirl from North Carolina
BEST BRONZER IVER EVER USED! I LOVE THE FAUX TAN! Goes on beautiful. With foundation or without! I hope bare minerals will always have this to purchase!
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!!!!!
I bought this 6 months...
Bana from NC
I bought this 6 months ago and I just don't like the look of gives. Such a waste of money, plz bring back the bronze prior to this.
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!