Beautycounter Matte Bronzer Review
I think I'll keep going on a Beautycounter kick now and review their Color Contour Matte Bronzer No. 01. It's a great natural-looking bronzer and is cool-toned enough to work as a contour powder as well. It comes in two shades, 01 being the lighter. It's packaged in a snazzy yet sturdy little recyclable paper compact with a mirror. There's a lot in the compact, and a little goes a long way. I've been using mine all summer to lightly contour my cheeks and add warmth to my hairline and neck. I recommend it for light-to-medium skin tones. Keep reading for the full review...
"Our Bronzers deliver a refined, natural-looking glow, thanks to their shimmer-free finish—plus, they can double as a matte contour. These satiny powders contain Porcelain Flower Extract (a Thai bloom known for its antioxidant benefits) to help moisturize the skin so it looks radiant."
Let's Talk Details
- The Color Payout The powder is very pigmented and finely-milled. It doesn't get streaky or stripe-y, lasts a long time, and the color is very natural. It's not so cool-toned that it seems ashy, or warm enough to seem orange (except perhaps on very fair skin - for the porcelain-tinted, I recommend the Color Pinch Caramel Stick instead).
- The Application It blends well and has an almost creamy feel; very luxurious for a powder. I like using an angled brush with it for contouring, and a fluffier brush to lightly bronze all over.
- The Wear It truly is very silky and not drying like some powders. A light application usually lasts most of a workday, under regular weather. It fades a bit faster in hot/sweaty conditions.
- The Scent Like most Beautycounter products, there's no fragrance or scent added.
- The Price $39
It rates a 1 on the EWG Skin Deep database! View the ingredients and rating here.
I like this stuff and use it a lot. Since I got some more color this summer, No. 01 worked better than my usual favorite, Too Faced's Milk Chocolate Bronzer. It's in the same price range as well. However, because of the price, I probably won't repurchase it for a while. I love my NYX sculpt & highlight contour palette, which is almost half the price....
In comparison with other bronzing powders in my collection:
- A shade or two deeper than Too Faced Milk Chocolate
- Very similar to my favorite NYX Sculpt powder
- A bit cooler than NYX Tan powder
- A LOT cooler than BareMinerals The High Dive