Colored Raine Charming Chai Bronzer ($ 16.00 for 0.3 oz.) Is a medium brown with strong, warm orange-yellow undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented where a little went a long way, and since it wasn’t the most mixable powder bronzer I would definitely recommend using less and building up as needed. In fact, I’d say this really works best for someone who applies on a matte base / set primer and has a lighter hand approach to start with.
The texture felt softer and smooth, with a bit of dryness, but nothing about it seemed to be a problem for me to apply. I applied the shade three times as it wasn’t as mixable as I originally expected (slight stains as shown in the photo above), and it was smooth, mixed, and very matte when I put it on a firm foundation rather than applied to bare skin. It carried well for eight hours before it visibly faded.
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$ 16.00 / 0.3 oz. – – $ 53.33 per ounce
The formula is said to be a matte bronzer, although the brand also touted it as a multi-purpose bronzer, so the powders can also be used for lightening, makeup, contouring, or as an eyeshadow shade depending on your skin color in relation to a given shade. The formula should be “buttery soft” and produce a “smoothing and pore blurring” effect.
It felt smooth enough, but it also felt a bit drier, which I found to be a kind of texture that is often harder for me to fade out. This applied to some of the shades – to varying degrees – and it was easiest to apply to a completely matte skin / foundation, e.g. It actually reminded me a lot of the texture AND experience I had with Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer.
In the worst case, the product would stick unevenly wherever I first applied it, but then didn’t want to diffuse or fade out. I’ve had the best luck fading out the hues more evenly by gently tapping the product I wanted the greatest coverage on (but not diffusing, mixing, or sweeping!) And using a clean buffer brush to mix more vigorously. The formula is best for someone who always applies their bronzer to matte or firm ground and doesn’t feel like using it on bare skin / glowing foundation.
They were very pigmented to the point where a little went a long way. Hence, using a lighter hand would be a great way to start using this formula and then adjust it as desired. When everything was faded out, it looked matte and smooth, even though it was almost flat matte on my normal to dry skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours before visibly fading.
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Talc, zinc stearate, nylon 12, mica (CI 77019), dimethicone, triethylhexanoin, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, lauroyllysine can contain +/- iron oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), FD & C contain yellow aluminum lake No. 5 (CI 19140), Ultramarine (CI 77007)
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