Hi everyone! How’s it going?
Before I get started today, I wanted to thank everyone again who left a testimonial for me for my Sephora Squad application. Unfortunately, I wasn’t picked to be on the squad. If they do this again, I’ll definitely reapply. I’m disappointed but in a way, not totally surprised. They probably went for more younger ones who do YouTube. But that won’t stop me from trying again if the opportunity arises. Women over 30, 40, 50… we still love makeup too and our voice needs to be heard just as much as the youngsters.
Ok getting off my soapbox.
Alrighty… for today’s post, I got a review for you on one of the new Morphe Glamabronze bronzers they recently came out with. I know there’s a lot of mixed feeling about Morphe in the beauty community, both good and bad. I try to be as neutral as I can when it comes to drama, but I also like being informed.
You ready? Let’s get going!
So… Morphe recently released this Glamabronze collection, featuring an eyeshadow palette, bronzers, a lip set and a big bronzer brush that can be used on both the face and body. I’d been seeing a lot of mixed reviews on the eye palette, but good things about the lip set and the bronzers. I was in the market for a new bronzer, so I decided to check it out.
The Glamabronze bronzers retail for $19 and comes in 3 shades:
- Icon (sunkissed glow – ideal for fair skin tones)
- Megastar (tropical tan – ideal for medium skin tones)
- Phenom (ultimate bronze – ideal for deep skin tones)
I got the shade Icon, as even though my skin is light-medium, Megastar looked too dark for me. Plus I swatched this in-store at Ulta and compared it to swatches of my other 2 usual bronzers (Benefit Hoola & Tarte Park Ave Princess), and it was similar to both, maybe just a tiny bit lighter.
The packaging of this bronzer is GORGEOUS! They totally nailed it on that. It’s just really pretty to look at and screams summer. It’s just cardboard, but it’s really pretty cardboard. Inside is a nice mirror. You get a whopping 20 grams of product with this bronzer. That’s more than twice the amount of my Benefit & Tarte bronzers, which both offer under 10 grams of product. Just for comparison, the Marc Jacobs O!Mega bronzer contains 26 grams of product.
I’ve used this bronzer every day for the last week. I’ve tried it over different combinations of foundations & setting powders (both high end and drugstore), and it’s looked really nice with everything. It’s applied and blended beautifully regardless the combination of foundation and setting powder I’ve used. I’ve also tried this with various brushes from different brands (Real Techniques, Emax Design, Bare Minerals… even used an extra brush I kept from an old Benefit Hoola), and it worked well with all of them. It doesn’t look orange on me, which was something I was a little apprehensive about as I had seen a few reviews that said it looked orange. Thankfully for me, not the case. Instead, it gives me a nice, soft, sunkissed glow, which I love. I also like that it lasts all day on me.
Overall, I really like this bronzer and glad I decided to add it to my collection. If you’ve been thinking about getting one of these bronzers but are hesitant, you can always go to Ulta or a Morphe store (if you have one in your area) and swatch it to see which shade would be best and to see if it might look orange on you or not. But from my own experience, I do recommend checking it out as I think it’s a good value for the money considering how much product you get (and if you purchase from Ulta, you can use their $3.50 off $15 coupons toward it so save some money).
Ok that should do it for today! Have you tried this bronzer or have you been thinking about purchasing it? Tell me your thoughts below in the comments.
As always, thank you all so much for reading and your support. Love you guys! I’ll see you again soon in my next post!