Sonia Kashuk
Illuminating Bronzer
Category:Makeup > Bronzers > Powder Bronzer
Last Updated:02.08.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

Illuminating Bronzer imparts as much or more shimmer than it does bronze color. That works if you want to add a "glow" to certain areas, but for use all over the face it's a bit glaring, especially if you have oily skin, because the shiny finish will make it look even more oily.

The hard-packed pressed-powder texture doesn't blend on as smoothly as other top-rated bronzing powders, leaving us to rate this just "so-so."

  • Warm bronze color and shimmery finish makes skin glow.
  • Hard-packed, pressed-powder texture doesn't blend on as smoothly as it should.
  • Shiny finish will make oily skin look even more oily.
Brand Overview

Sonia Kashuk At-A-Glance

Strengths: Affordable and widely available (though exclusive to Target stores); good makeup remover; the makeup is still the star attraction, with impressive options for foundation, powder, blush, lip color, eyeliner and especially makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: The concealers, eye pencil, and brow shapers are a letdown; the makeup palettes may seem convenient, but several of the included products perform poorly.

Perhaps best known for her years of work with supermodel Cindy Crawford, makeup artist Sonia Kashuk's well-chosen selection of makeup has been available exclusively at Target stores since the mid-1990s.

 Kashuk's brushes have been a strong point, and now that they've been redone they're better than ever, and still affordable. This is definitely a makeup collection worth visiting, and you'll find some premium options among Kashuk's powder foundation, regular powders, and blush. Several other products, from foundation to lipsticks, are also worthy of attention, though this is not a line that caters to darker skin tones. Ironically, it's the latest cosmetic products that met with the most critical reviews, largely due to poor execution or their gimmicky nature.

For more information about Sonia Kashuk, visit soniakashuk.com or www.target.com.

Note: Sonia Kashuk products are also available at select Bloomingdales locations in New York and California. The company also maintains freestanding stores in New York and New Jersey.

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