Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Here's a cool spin on things: a bronzing POWDER with SPF... yes, I know it's been around for some time but it's a current obsession of mine, and due to the heat, I felt it was quite timely.

Pre-summer, PTR launched their Instant Mineral Powder SPF's... I didn't really care for this product. I really wanted to love it, but I just couldn't. It was messy and the powder either exploded from the brush or barely came out at all. And I could never get the darn top back on without blugeoning the bristles! Needless to say, I wasn't a fan (and I usually love all things PTR!).

(sadly, no go)

But then on a recent jaunt to Sephora I discovered Stila's Sun Bronzing Powder with SPF 15. It's actually a near-perfect "natural" colored tan that also offers sun protection. Two products for the price of one... we love it! (Although, as always, you should be using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 45 with both UVA and UVB screening filters... but this is a great addition to your everyday sunscreen.)

(the bomb!)

The powder is pressed - which means no messes! - and it comes in two shades - shade 1 (sheer golden matte bronze) and shade 2 (sheer warm matte bronze). I use shade 2 because I have naturally darker skin. Even without the spf (although this is a great summer beach bag must-have) this bronzer would still be amazing and worth the purchase! After all, it is Stila's "best-selling bronzing powder formula." How can you go wrong?!

PRICE TAG: $28.00 (click HERE to purchase)


Lydia said...

Thanks for this review!

Anonymous said...

I bought this too and it took me a while to figure out that the bottom piece can be pulled down and the brush will retract so you can pop the cap on and and push the bottom up again and voila! I do like this product but I don't think you get tons of sunscreen coverage from it, I wear SPF 30 moisturizer underneath and use this for touch-ups throughout the day

Beauty Banter said...

Aha! The mystery uncovered... that makes a bit more sense but I still feel that the device is malfunctioned not to mention the bristles are a tad too course for my taste!


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