Product Review | Colourpop Cosmetics Pressed Powder Bronzer

Product Review | Colourpop Cosmetics Pressed Powder Bronzer in CA Dreaming and Afternoon Delight ($8, Colourpop.Com)

Product Details (from Colourpop's website): Add warmth and dimension with our buttery soft, super blendable powder bronzer.

Review:  If you ever followed me on my YouTube channel back in the day, you will know that bronzers were my jam back then.  I lived in Portland, Oregon when I was active in YouTube and the cold and rainy weather had me like bronzing to the gods 24/7.  

The box packaging is simple and a nice nude shade with diagonal white stripes on the bottom and top opening.  It also has a silver and black typography.  The one thing I noticed about the box is that it is the same packaging they used for the highlighters, so unless you look at the name of the item on the back, you won't know if you have a bronzer or a highlighter.  This was obviously done to save on cost and keep the products affordable at 7g for $8 in a compact.  Now, when you take the product out of the box, there is no label whatsoever on the compact - so again, you won't know which shade you have or if you have a bronzer or highlighter.  What I did was I peeled the clear sticker on the box and put it on the back of the compact so at least I can distinguish the products by its shade name.  The plastic white compact is sturdy, but you can tell it is not expensive at all.  I like that there is a mirror included.  In all honestly, for $8 and 7g, I can get past the cost-effective packaging solution they created.  They have six bronzer shades in both matte and satin finishes.

This is not the first pressed powder bronzer Colourpop has released.  They released a few earlier this year but the very first one came in a duo with a highlighter (Topaz Palette from the Alexis Ren X Colourpop collaboration).  I have to say that they have the same quality - they are pigmented, creamy, soft and easy to blend.  I picked up the shades CA Dreaming and Afternoon Delight, which both have a matte finish.  I use CA Dreaming for the subtle golden wash of color and Afternoon Delight for warming up the skin (basically for bronzing everywhere) and can be used as a contour shade - it is not too cool and not too warm toned.  I am loving these bronzers - they are long-wearing, too.  I want to pick up a couple of their satin finish bronzers which will be great once the cooler months hit to keep the skin looking dewy since matte finishes and cold weather do not mix well for my skin type. So yes, I will definitely repurchase.