|My Christmas present to myself.|
And good lord was this thing worth the trouble.
|Just look at this.|
|My oh my.|
Some of the reviews I read made me a bit concerned it would be too dark, at least in the winter. Also, when I swatched a sample in store, I gained new concerns about it being too glittery.
|Sephora swatch comparison|
Left: Becca "Topaz" / Right: Bobbi Brown "Bronze Glow"
Now that I've actually used it on my face, my concerns are completely gone. It's a copper-leaning gold, not a dark bronze. The texture of it is such that you can blend it out or build it up to make it work no matter what. It's a snowy December day today and this doesn't look at all out of place on my skin. (I have slightly medium skin, but I do think a fair-skinned person with a careful hand could pull this off).
|I hope you can see it there.|
I used a light hand with the highlight and went rose gold with my makeup to ensure it would melt right in to the look. (It might be a bit hard to see in that photo because I was so gentle with it and blended like nobody's business - if only you could see it in motion, it really does glow). I'm very much looking forward to going full-on bronze come my summer tan. It's gross how much I'm in love with this product. I've got a new face brush under the tree and the first thing I'm going to do with it on Christmas morning is stick it right into this highlighter. Prettiest Christmas ever.