Tested on animals:No
The Neo-Bronzer is a gradient block of pressed powder that includes a bronzer, blush, and highlighter. While the ombre design of the colors is beautiful in the packaging, they're tricky to use individually since one shade flows into the next. That somewhat limits the appeal of this "three-in-one face palette," which the brand alleges has, "everything you need to achieve beautiful, sunkissed skin."
Of the two shades available, the "Siena" set features a peachy-cream colored highlighter, a coral blush and a bronzer with reddish undertones. The "Capri" shade offers a pinky-peach highlighter, pink blush and the same reddish bronzer.
The bronzer and blush shades go on richly pigmented, but can be diffused if you use a lighter hand. The highlighter imparts just enough color and luminosity to create a soft glow. As mentioned earlier, it's difficult to use the colors individually, but with a smaller brush it's doable (though still tricky). All swirled together you get a luminous color with a hint of sparkle.
One thing you'll quickly notice is that The Neo-Bronzer's soft, finely milled texture tends to kick up a lot of extra powder as your brush sweeps over it. The good news is that it doesn't look powdery on skin—instead it blends into a smooth finish. We also appreciate that the formula is fragrance free.
In the end, The Neo-Bronzer isn't a bad product, but it's not a must-have, either. If it were easier to use the shades individually we could get more excited about this as a, "three-in-one face palette". But even then, the reddish-toned bronzer could be questionable for many skin tones.
We highly suggest swatching this in store (if possible) to see if you like colors before purchasing, as this is costly enough that you want to be very sure you'll get good use from it.
- Soft pressed powder texture blends into a smooth finish.
- Swirled together, the colors create a luminous glow.
- Fragrance-free formula.
- Tricky to use the shades in each set individually.
- Reddish undertones of the bronzer limit its universal appeal.