Coloured Raine Caramel Delight Bronzer ($16.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with moderate, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented where a little went a long way, so it was much easier to work with when applied with a more feathery brush and gently patted onto the skin first, then using a clean blending or buffing brush to diffuse and buff out the color.
The texture was smooth to the touch, though a little drier to me, and it applied fairly evenly but seemed more prone to clinging to dryness on my skin. I applied this shade four times, and I was able to get a good result once, so-so result once (what is shown in the photos), and patchy/unblended results twice. It was just more finicky to work with than I would have expected. It definitely was easiest to work with over set foundation as it really interacted poorly with any natural oils or slip on the skin. It lasted decently for eight hours before fading visibly.
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$16.00/0.3 oz. – $53.33 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be a matte bronzer, though the brand also touted it as multi-use, so the powders could also be used to brighten, set makeup, contour, or as an eyeshadow, depending on your skin tone with respect to a given shade. The formula is supposed to be “buttery smooth” and give a “smoothing and pore blurring” effect.
It felt smooth enough to the touch, but it also felt slightly drier, which I’ve found is a type of texture that is often harder for me to blend out. This was true with some of the shades–to varying degrees–and it was easiest to apply it over totally matte skin/foundation, e.g. over set foundation, which made it more forgiving for blending. It actually reminded me a lot of the texture AND experience I had with Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer.
At its worst, the product would adhere unevenly wherever I first applied it but then not want to diffuse or blend out. I had the best luck blending out the shades more consistently by gently tapping on product where I wanted the most coverage (but not diffusing, blending, or sweeping!) and using a clean, buffer brush to blend more vigorously. The formula is most suitable for someone who always applies their bronzer over matte or set foundation and has no desire to use it over bare skin/luminous foundation.
They were very pigmented to the point where a little went a long way, so using a lighter hand would be a good way to start using this formula and then adjusting as desired. When everything blended out, it looked matte and smooth, though almost flat-matte on my normal-to-dry skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours before fading visibly.
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Talc, Zinc Stearate, Nylon 12, Mica (CI 77019), Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lauroyl Lysine May Contain +/- Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), FD&C Yellow No 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140), Ultramarines (CI 77007)
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