GUCCI has just launched its Summer 2020 collection. It’s got a limited edition satin lipstick and, the beautiful GUCCI Poudre De Beauté Éclat Soleil Bronzing Powders!
The lone lipstick I can pass, but the bronzers? Oh no! They’re irresistibly good-looking and I am not one to miss a GUCCI beauty product I know I’ll love and use. If you’re as excited as me, then go ahead and read all there is to know about these stunning bronzers.
These bronzing powder powders are described as a thin-film formula that is light and easy to apply with an integrated applicator. It is designed to deliver a luminous finish and a natural glow while blurring fine lines and pores. They’re extremely luxurious, not to mention expensive!
The bronzers and the rest of the collection feature artisan-quality aquatic teal coloured packaging. It’s a refreshing design from the usual pastel pink and nude packaging coming from GUCCI Beauty.
What’s stayed true to GUCCI packaging is the ever formidable golden scheme. This time it has a gold-plated finish to the metallic components of the compact. It feels and looks luxurious and the aqua colouring is an interesting change!
Surprisingly, the bronzer is really bulky. This is probably because it also houses a custom applicator nestled under the powder product. It can be accessed by lifting the powder case, it’s a really cute brush and a nice addition! Obviously, GUCCI is written wherever they find space, from the outside to the inside to the actual brush!
GUCCI compacts are typically a nude pastel pink with gold metal, but this summer collection looks exceptionally unique. Who wouldn’t feel special showing off these babies during a retouch? Hmm, I’m already dreaming;))
The GUCCI Poudre De Beauté Éclat Soleil Bronzing Powder is available in five shades to suit a general range of skin tones.
01 Fair – dusty coral with a slightly warm red undertone
02 Light – light chestnut brown with a cool red undertone
03 Medium – oak brown with a warm red undertone
04 Tan – tawny brown with a neutral red undertone
05 Dark – cinnamon brown with a cool red undertone
I’ve got shade 01 (fair) which is a dusty coral brown colour. These bronzers are leaning to red undertones and can look too warm and even orangey if not applied with care. Generally, I don’t suit bronzers that have red and orange undertones, my skin is too pale and they make me resemble something similar to a clown! Let’s see how these GUCCI bronzers fare on pale skin!
Application & Formula
GUCCI beauty products are known to be heavily fragranced and these bronzing powders are no different. When I opened the cardboard packaging, I could immediately smell the heavy floral scent. This makes it a product I wouldn’t normally use every day, as I prefer to use fragrance-free products. And judging from the ingredients list, parfum is the eighth major component. It’s essentially on top of the list which should make those with sensitive skins a little wary of it. What’s something to note is that when the powder is applied to the skin, the fragrance becomes faint. It’s the type of scent that doesn’t sit on your skin and let the whole world know what products you’re wearing!
The bronzing powders supposedly smooth away imperfections while giving the skin a natural bronze. On the actual test, the powder feels very sensational. It’s so fine and creamy and the texture feels like expensive authentic silk. I love the sheen and gloss-like finish of the bronzer, it has a very natural uncakey look to it.
With a dense bronzing brush, two taps of the product already show pigment on the skin. Its finish looks seamless and has a subtle luminous sheen. The powder is blendable and spreads on the skin evenly. One thing I can confirm is that this bronzer is luxury all the way! From first glance to the first touch, it’s a cut above other brands! And when it’s being applied and to the skin, the calibre of the product becomes even more obvious.
I tried to use the applicator that came with the brush, although I find that it’s not really a good brush for contouring on the cheeks and face. It is however useful when bronzing the nose and other smaller areas. It’s a useful brush, but I personally prefer to use my own.
The GUCCI Poudre De Beauté Éclat Soleil Bronzing Powder wears for a really long-time. It stays in place and doesn’t patch or melt away even if I’ve significantly perspired. I’ve also noticed that it fades evenly and doesn’t leave any wet powdery residue.
The colour of the shade I have is nice but when comparing it to my Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, it just doesn’t quite live up to it. The Charlotte Tilbury bronzer looks much more natural on the skin, in colour and finish. Although, the finish is a personal preference.
That being said, for those who aren’t as pale as a ghost, the GUCCI bronzers would look fab! The colours are really beautiful, for me, the only problem is that they’re not made for the extreme pale in mind!
I love the GUCCI Poudre De Beauté Éclat Soleil Bronzing Powder. While it’s incredibly expensive for what it actually is, its quality is not a scam. The packaging and texture feel very luxurious and the bronzers apply easily and look beautiful. The sheer luminous finish But would I get one again? Probably not, since the shade isn’t exactly up my street. But since it’s already here, I will be using it, will a little extra touch-up to make it look less red.
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