This Summer, Milani Cosmetics has introduced two limited-edition 'Matte Baked Bronzers'. Made in Italy, these terracotta tile baked bronzers are completely matte, yet still manage to give skin a beautiful luminous finish (it's magic). While I have personally never been much of a bronzer fan (I find no matter what bronzer I use (matte or not), they always oxidize on me, giving my skin an unnatural orange hue), I can truly and honestly say I have fallen absolutely in love with Milani's newest bronzer additions.
Extremely well pigmented (you only have to swirl your brush once for a great colour payoff), these incredibly soft and velvety bronzers apply and blend effortlessly for a very natural-looking, sun-kissed glow.
While I personally don't use bronzers to contour (I like to use them to lightly warm up my complexion, plus, I pretty much suck when it comes to contouring), their incredibly smooth texture and matte finish make them an excellent option for those who like to contour cheekbones, temples, the nose, etc.
Unlike a lot of the more shimmery bronzers I have used in the past, Milani's 'Matte Baked Bronzers' draw absolutely no attention to uneven skin and/or blemishes (a huge plus in my books).
Below is a closer look at both shades of Milani's new 'Matte Baked Bronzers':
Milani Cosmetics Matte Baked Bronzer in '08 Sunset':
A light creamy tan-brown with absolutely no orange undertones (hallelujah!), 'Sunset' is the perfect bronzer for my fair-toned skin (it really is amazing). While both bronzers are very well pigmented (you get a lot of bang for your buck), their soft, velvety formula makes them easy to blend/sheer out for a soft, natural looking, sun-kissed finish. I have been using this bronzer every day since receiving it, and absolutely love it!
Milani Cosmetics Matte Baked Bronzer in '07 Sienna':
A deep terracotta brown with slight orange undertones (this concerns me a bit as I am always worried about looking like an oompah loompah), 'Sienna' is a little too dark for my fair complexion but works beautifully on medium and dark skin tones, nicely warming up the complexion. While I personally haven't been using this shade on my face, I have tried it on my eyes a couple of times and found that it makes for a nice crease colour, adding warmth and definition.
Milani's new limited-edition 'Matte Baked Bronzers' retail for $8.99 USD (I'm not sure of the Canadian retail price at this time) and can be found at drugstores nationwide.
What do you think of Milani's new 'Matte Baked Bronzers'? Do you prefer a matte or more shimmery bronzer? Will you be picking up either of the new Milani bronzer shades? What is your all time favourite bronzer? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below.