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Rated 4.34 out of 5 stars
Once upon a time, a fair-skinned brunette examined her Elf bronzer and proclaimed "This is too orange!" She set out in pursuit of Essence's Sun Club matt bronzing powder (for blondes) and concluded that it was good: neither shimmery nor orange-like. She wrote a review on Ulta, giving the product four kisses because she was no connoisseur of bronzers and felt every product had room for improvement. Nevertheless, she had found a new love in her bronzer and took greater pleasure in her contouring ritual, knowing the effect was more natural and flattering on her visage. The price, the presentation, and party-themed design on the compact made the girl's mornings, from that day forth, ever so grand.
After reading the reviews I thought I'd give it a try for contouring. I'm pale with reddish brown hair and freckles so it's hard to find a good contour color that doesn't end up muddy or orange. Unfortunately this one did turn out orange. The light color is very warm. I won't ever use this product but since it was only a few bucks I'm not going to bother returning it but be warned, this is not a contouring bronzer. I think the shade would be good for adding warmth but for contouring you want to use a color that will give the impression of a shadow, not a warm glow, so this is NOT a good contouring bronzer like I was expecting it to be; just keep that in mind before purchasing
Consumer from Sacramento
Hardly any pigment at all. I had to dig and dig to get a slight shade. :( I can't even use as an eye shadow. Wasted my money.
Jordan from Oklahoma
I use this as a light bronzer. It's very smooth and applies evenly
gnikkic from North Jersey
This product is really good, however, it is very sheer. Even on my light skin (I bought the lighter tone), it barely shows unless I build it up. It hasn't caused any breakouts or any other skin reactions. I went back and bought the medium tone and it is too dark - I have to buff it out to make it look "natural". I wish they made something for in between. For the price, it is a good buy. It didn't blow my mind or anything. But I would recommend this for beginners or for people who want a lighter application of makeup vs heavy.
Renee from Philadelphia Pa
Sets foundation and overall look
Nai from PR
My skin tone is medium tan and this did NOTHING as a bronzer.
autumn from Kentucky
Smells like coconuts! Blends very easy
Whit from Austin, TX
I'm digging the whole thing. The pan is huge, the smell is pleasant, and the texture is buttery soft. The pigment isn't that intense, but it builds up nicely and is forgiving.
Halle1738 from Ohio
I have very fair skin and this is the perfect color just to give me a little glow. It smells really awesome too, not chalky or makeup-y smelling! Goes on super smooth and it looks so natural. Highly recommend!
LivLaine from Detroit, MI
Great matte bronzer for summer, at an awesome price.
Amandalynn from Missouri
So I bought both the dark and light one, didn't know which one would look best, I started with the light one, not much color on me, I'm blond with medium light skin, so then I just used it on my light areas and used the dark one for more color. I will probably save the light one for winter, but I do like them!
Kahle from Maryland
This is such an amazing bronzer and at such an affordable price! It is a cooler tone but it almost warms to your skin tone. I also have a rather light skin tone but not nearly fair and I love it so much. Highly recommend.
ky from ca
I literally got this because one of my fav youtubers said it one of her holy grails so I decided to try this out... girl i literally got NO color from this it was so chalky and it stinks. literally no product went on my face
Beauty by B from Wisconsin
It smells very good like coconut, I love how natural it looks and lasts all day
Jess from NY
Got both so when I am more tan or more pale, this bronzer will be in my favor. Its not a bad bronzer, it's buildable coverage and you get lots of product for what you are paying for, but the shades are false. Both look cool toned or neutral depending on which one you grab, but both come up very very warm on my face. Tried blending more, it diffused into my face but is definitely warm unlike pictures show. I was looking for an inexpensive cool toned bronzer!
Kay from Fresno, CA
I love the fact that it's a true matte bronzer. It smells nice, but there needs to be more shades. It glides on and blends nicely.
Becky from Texas
This product wasn't for me. It smells really good though lol. I consider my skin to be slightly fair so I chose the lighter shade but this bronzer did not show up on my skin for some reason? I guess I have to choose a darker shade so that's my bad. also noticed there's a little bit of shimmer which I didn't like.
Stephanie Leigh from ma
I love this bronzer for the price. Zero shimmer or glitter thank god. Def a true matte. I just wish it were more pigmented , but that's not a big issue just build it up.
Haley from San Francisco
This is my favorite bronzer I've ever tried. I'm extremely pale and it's hard to find a bronzer pale enough for me.
Polarbear_125 from Bryan, TX
This product is really good. Nice big size for a very low price. I bought #1 for my fair skin and it made my skin look amazing.
Remy from California
I really liked this bronzing powder. It went on smooth and stayed on. I love everything about it except the packaging. The cover broke off a few days after I got it. I've been using a rubber band to hold the case together ever since. Other than cheap packaging, it's worth the price. I didn't break out either.
Liz from LA
I love this bronzer, I'll definitely be purchasing it again
Tanya from Toledo, Ohio
I bought this on the recommendation of one of my favorite YouTubers. I also really love Essence as a whole. I'm typically a "light/med" complexion and this is perfect! For people who are saying that it didn't work as a contour, it wasn't marketed as one....however, I do use it as one on occasion if I'm in a hurry. It's a TON of product and smells amazing! This product is amazing imo and I'm usually a "high end bronzer snob".
LC from Richmond, TX
I ordered the darker one but it's still very light, but it's nice for like a face powder but not bronzing
Emi from Tacoma, WA
For the price, I am super impressed. This bronzer is really nice, very easy to apply. I would say if you have very cool toned skin, this probably wouldn't work as it has a very warm undertone.
Jordan from Muskegon, MI
I usually have an issue with bronzers being too dark for me, so I was hopeful with this light bronzer. Upon application there was not much color payoff. I had to keep applying and applying. Then it seemed to get a bit muddy and I ended up going in with something else.