A few days ago, I wrote in my review about the rms Living Luminizer highlighter why it took me some time to understand the product and how I am now hooked and using it regularly. Well, it turned out that my second rms product, was not less of a challenge… Read on for my review of the rms beauty’s Burity Bronzer.
When the little round tin arrived on my doorstep, it was apparent that the almost chocolate-like colour of the product was a lot darker than that of my beloved Hauschka bronzer (which I briefly mentioned here). I was thus extra careful and only used a little bit of product, touching the surface of the creamy Buriti bronzer only once before gently rubbing it onto my cheeks. When I observed my new self in the mirror, I couldn’t believe how patchy and rosy the Buriti Bronzer looked on my face. Surely I had only underestimated the dark colour and used too much product?
The next time, I was well prepared and used even less but the result was the same. So I tried the bronzer as a contour colour, thinking that if the product does not like to look good on one part of my face, maybe another part suits it better? Unfortunately, this did not work out either: I felt like a little girl who had played with mama’s make-up, wrongly applying the blush under my cheekbones. I started to wonder if the product was any good.
However, I am rather persistent when it comes to new things that don’t live up to my expectations. (Actually, I think I am quite persistent and patient with people as well.) With the Buriti Bronzer, I discovered that it helps when I first rub my fingers against each other before applying the product to my cheeks. This will make the product more soft (one of the Buriti Bronzer’s main ingredients is coconut oil which melts with heat) which means that the colour will spread more evenly and less patchy.
Below is a swatch picture of how the Hauschka and the rms bronzers look next to each other. As you can see, the Hauschka bronzer is a lot less intense, its colour is best described as a sandy rose-brown. The rms Buriti Bronzer’s shade is a lot darker, more brown. I used to think that the Hauschka bronzer had the least amount of orange compared to other bronzers but the Buriti Bronzer is even less orange-toned. It also has more sheen to it which is partly the result of its texture and partly because of its subtle shimmer particles (which are not noticeable on skin).
I still think that the bronzer is too intense to solely be used as a bronzer (at least on fair-skinned ladies like me) but seeing it as a mixture between a bronzer and a blush, I have grown quite fond of it. It sort of fills the gap between my blushes and the Hauschka Bronzer and that’s not a bad thing – I would not reach for it if I had a beachy summer make-up in mind but as a bronze rosy blush? Why not, I seriously have nothing like it in my blush collection.
Ingredients for the Buriti Bronzer:
*Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil,*Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, * Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit (Buriti) Oilº, Tocopherol(non-GMO), *Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica CI 77019
* Certified Organic
I bought the Buriti Bronzer at Amazingy where 5,67 g are 28 EUR.
What is your favourite bronzer? And what are the products you struggled with?