Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sienna X Matte Bronzer - Review

You may be aware of Sienna X as a self tanning brand known more for their self tanning lotions
rather than cosmetics but recently launched is two new bronzers - one that is cream based
and the other is a cream to powder formula.
I have been sent the powder bronzer to test and share so let's crack on shall we.

Now the powder bronzer isn't cheap at £25 but it does come beautifully packaged,
it is encased within a deep bronze metallic compact that features a swivel mirror
and a brush which is actually rather soft and not at all of the standard we have come to expect
from "freebie" brushes so kudos to Sienna X.
Also the bronzer does have a rather pretty criss cross design engraved within the powder.
I've found the compact to be strong and sturdy and shouldn't shatter too easily
so feel free to pop it in a handbag and go about your daily business.

At this moment in time the Sienna X Bronzer does only come in one shade
which isn't great for medium - deep complexions but absolutely perfect for those with a light complexion.
I would describe the Sienna X Bronzer as a light honey brown that has olive under tones
so it will not leave the skin looking orange but give a natural bronze flush of colour.
The beauty of this bronzer is that it is matte so not only can you use it to warm the skin tone
but it can also be applied as a contour shade.
At the moment this is a little too pale for me but once I loose my summer tan and don't apply
any self tanner I think it will be a really great warm blush on my natural NC35ish skin tone.

Okay so this is not the most budget friendly bronzer available but I can happily say that
it is really well formulated with a soft to the touch formula that picks up so well on a brush
and blends like a dream, it is also well pigmented so a little will go a long way as long as you have 
a light skin tone.
I did not find the bronzer to cling to any dry patches nor does it highlight any imperfections
such as fine lines, enlarged pores etc and it does work rather well with my oily skin surface.
In terms of wear I found it to wear around 6 hours before I needed to touch up a little.

Sienna X Matte Bronzer* £25/8g - link

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  1. looks good dunno if its too light for me or just righ

    1. It is quite difficult to tell from swatches isn't it.

  2. Holy crap I think this might have ended my search for a contour shade just looking at that colour. It looks like it would work really well with my NC20 skin. *A*

  3. The colour looks odd on your skintone but I really like the sound of it for pale faces like me haha!

    Nic x

    1. Haha agreed I think i's because I'm quite warm toned too so it makes it look ghastly haha :) I think on your skin tone it would be wonderful :)

  4. May be good for me as I am quite fair..will have to swatch it when I see it!

    Rachel from x

    1. Definitely :) let me know how you get on :)

  5. This seems quite light for my skin so I don't think i'd get much use out of this product - especially enough wear to warrant paying 25 pound!
    For a cheaper alternative I absolutely love Sleek's face contour kit priced at only 6 pound :)

    louise xx

    1. I agree it's a little too light for me too but the formula is great so if they did release deeper shades I would be first in line :)

  6. Lovely packaging, gorgeous shade too )

    Sophierosehearts x

  7. packaging is gorgeous!


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