Stila Bronzing Powder in Sweet Treat

Bronzers are usually shimmery affairs, although every so often there's one that's almost matte. This kind of finish is more suited to those who want warmth on their skin but prefer to avoid extra shine on top of their oily face. If that's what you're after, the Stila Bronzing Powder in Sweet Treat (~P800) fits the bill!

Out next month, this bronzer creates a lovely warmth on the face without having too much shimmer in it. It has a couple of shimmery blocks in the grid, yes, but the rest are matte. The colors run the gamut of skin-enhancing shades - tan, brown, peach, and champagne. They're even pigmented enough that you can use them as eyeshadows if you wish.

But don't worry, this bronzer won't give you Snickers bar cheeks when you apply it. ;) It starts out very soft, then you can build it up until you get your desired intensity. It has a smooth, satiny texture which makes it easy to blend and layer.


Left, individual shades (the top layer is the same as the bottom layer | Right, colors all together. It's a bit more pigmented in person as the camera washed out the color.

Staying power is pretty good at 5-6 hours of wear. It's no NARS Laguna or MAC Harmony, but I'm pretty satisfied that it stays on the average amount of time that I'm actually out of the house.

Applied the Stila bronzer as contour here. Love how it looks! 

Downside, it's not as tightly packed as I would like. It can feel rather powder and loose when you swirl your brush on it, so yeah don't forget to tap your tool before putting it on your face.

And that's it really! Try this if you like matte-ish bronzers or looking for something natural to contour with. It can also serve as an eyeshadow palette since the individual colors are pretty on their own. ;) I love this bronzing powder and will add this to my regular routine.

Stila is available in Rustan's. This powder will be out in February 2014.