Product Review | Jaclyn Cosmetics Bronze & Blushing Duo
Product Review | Jaclyn Cosmetics Bronze & Blushing Duo in Warm Flush / Golden Goddess ($36, JaclynCosmetics.com and Ulta.com)
Product Details (from Jaclyn Cosmetics website): Build a flawlessly blended, sunkissed bronze look. These complementary soft matte bronzer and satin blush shades deliver a soft-focus, blurred finish and brush on like second skin. Each blush and bronzer shade is hand-poured in Italy using the same proprietary filling process as Accent Light Highlighter, giving them the same silky-soft texture. With 7 different pairings to choose from, there’s a blush and bronzer palette for every skin tone and undertone. Plus, this blush and bronzer duo comes complete with a built-in mirror, perfect for touch-ups.
Review: If there's anyone who loves luxury packaging, it is definitely Jaclyn Hill and her cosmetic line lives and breathes this. Remember last year's Accent Light Palettes? Yeah, exactly. But, this is 2021 and she came out with blush and bronzing duos and a few other items but we will focus on the duos on this review. The packaging is phenomenal in terms of the heavy weight compact which reminds me of Pat McGrath Labs standard black palettes. The front of the compact also has an embossed "J" in gold. The compact also comes with a full size mirror with one blush and one bronzer. The box packaging also screams high end with its reflective rose gold color and white typography. For $36, the packaging itself meets the expectations.
I picked up the shade Warm Flush (which was described as a satin peach pink) and Golden Goddess (a mid-tone warm bronzer). I ordered this item through their website which was a fairly easy process and the shipping was exceptionally fast receiving the item on March 7th after ordering it on March 2nd. There were a couple of other shades I wanted but I decided on picking up one to try the formula and grabbing more should I enjoy it. I am going to say this before I talk about the pigment of this product. This is a baked formula not a pressed powder one. Just to quickly share with you what I know about baked formula (coming from someone who used quite a bit of baked powers due to wanting a lighter coverage and non-cakey finish). The best thing about baked powders is you can lighten or deepen its pigment. You have more control over the product and it is almost mistake-free. Another key thing to remember with baked formulas, the type of brush such as density, fluffiness, etc. can and will affect how pigment shows up on the skin. I used a semi-dense brush to apply both the blush and bronzer and their pigment was on point. When I say semi-dense, I used a brush that was packed but also flexible. I did a get ready with me on my IG stories using this duo and showing specific brushes to use; unfortunately it got deleted on my "Highlights" section. However, I was able to do a new one so you can check it out on my "Highlights" under "Jaclyn Makeup".
If you want to start with a lighter pigment and build it up, I'd recommend using a stippling brush as those typically provide a sheer application. If you want to pack on pigment right away with these duos, use a dense brush. These powders are long-wearing and they lay beautifully on the skin. That is another thing I love about baked formula, you can see pigment without having to see a ton of "powder" packed on the skin. A couple of things I would've wanted to see (but not a deal breaker): one, I wish the blush and bronzer extended a little more to increase product size; and two, the embossed "J" does cause a slight issue when storing the product. Like I said, those are not deal breakers. I was able to store the product without an issue; however, everyone has a different way or set up of storing their items. Now if Jaclyn decides to come out with individual blushes and bronzers just like she did with the highlighters, I am here for it. Although I am also looking forward to complexion products.
At the its $36 price point, would I recommend this product? Absolutely. The formulas is really what I love about it. Once she re-stocks on her website and/or at Ulta, I am planning to pick up a couple of more shades.