Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder Review

Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder Review

Dear Beauties,

Who does not like contoured cheekbones? Don’t know about you guys, but I love high cheekbones just like Malaika Arora Khan has and recently even Kareena is showing off her cheekbones in those Lakme advertisements.  I have pretty chubby cheeks and even though I love them, they look quite flat 🙁 So, I was in search of a good matte bronzer which can be used on a daily basis and the moment I saw this matte bronzing powder on Catrice website, I just had to get it! So, let’s see if it was worth it or not.

Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder Review

Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder comes in two variant – 010 for lighter skin and 020 (Deep Bronze) for medium to dark skin. The one I am reviewing today is 02 Deep Bronze and is perfect for our Indian skin tones.

Product Description:

Sun-kissed all year round! Beautifully shaded bronzing powder give us a sophisticated, delicate to golden tanned complexion depending on our skin tone – perfect for the ultimate St. Tropez look. Incredibly cool and chic.  Here comes the summer! The matte bronzing powder gives your face and body a naturally-tanned and matte appearance.  Just a hint of powder is enough to provide a fresh, shimmering complexion and a carefree summer feeling!  Available in two color versions for lighter and darker skin types.


I am in love with Catrice packaging and styling or their products! It is so attractive! The bronzer comes in a round golden colored pan with transparent lid on the top.  The words “Sun Glow” are engraved on the powder. The entire list of ingredients, quantity and expiry dates are clearly mentioned on the back side of the pan. Overall full marks on packaging!

Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder

My Experience with Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder:

The powder is about 2 to 3 shades darker than my skin tone and perfect for contouring. Even though its a bronzer, I mainly use it to give definition and structure to my face. The powder is extremely finely milled and completely matte. It feels soft and silky to touch and is perfect for every day wear. The shade is a perfect match for my skin tone and looks very natural! I only use it to contour the sides of my cheeks to lift them a bit and love the way it gives so much definition and structure to my face. The staying power is good and stays on me for 4 to 5 hours.

The only problem with this product is the pigmentation! The pigmentation is really poor and you need to swipe your brush 2 to 3 times to get that color.

Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder

Apart from pigmentation, its a good product and I would definitely recommend to all.

Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder

Pros of Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder:

  • The shade is a perfect match for Indian skin tones.
  • Attractive and sturdy packaging.
  • The bronzer is finely milled and goes on completely matte.
  • Perfect for everyday wear and gives a natural contoured look.
  • Decent staying power of 4 to 5 hours.
  • Blends very easily.
  • The texture of the bronzer is silky and smooth.
  • No fallouts.
  • Price and quantity are justified.
  • Contains vitamin E and A and is dermatologically tested for all skin types.
  • Never broke me out or caused any skin irritation.
  • 2 years of shelf life.

Cons of Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder:

  • Pigmentation is not good and requires to be swiped at least 2 to 3 times.
  • Not available in India.

IMBB Rating:



5 euros for 9.5 gms!!

Do I Recommend Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder?

Absolutely, this is a good bronzer if you want to have that tanned look or want to contour your face, especially for beginners as its reasonably priced and the quantity is huge!

Hope the review was helpful, until tomorrow, take care and stay beautiful!

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20 thoughts on “Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder Review

  1. Waaahhhhh.. U know I did nt get too see even a catrice counter in Europe. I did buy some essence stuff. I wanted to try out the powders u reviewed but those people dint have those in stock. 🙁 in short my essence and catrice shopping is inc.omplete

  2. I cant contour my cheeks, have a thin face but I wanna contour my jawline just for the sake o it :D, I wish this was available in India

    1. Thank you swati..I apply it using a bronzer/blush brush on the jawline and below the cheeks and blend it towards the hairline..this will give definition and structure to your can also use it on hairline above forehead to give that tanned look but I usually avoid it. hope this helps

  3. Nice review Pari 🙂 … even me too have chubby cheeks and me too love to have high cheekbone look … can you please tell me how to do contouring to get this look.. what are the basic steps to do this. and in what motion we should apply.. which is the direction and all please

    1. thanks Anu…ok let me try 🙂 I use a blush brush to apply bronzer..swipe the brush on bronzer one or two times and apply from below your cheekbones towards your ears or hairline. The motion I use is to and fro ie from below cheeks towards hairline and back again..hope this is making some sense 🙂

  4. Nice review Parita.. You always have something nice in store for us !! 🙂

    Parita, after going thru ur posts I came to know that you are based out in Pune. I am also in Pune. Can you tell me more about the beauty centre in pimplesaudagar ? What products do we get there ? MAC, Kryolan, etc ? and also are the SA’s good.. I am a novice in makeup nad want to buy some good foundation and concealer exactly matching my shade. I have never been able to buy foundation matching my shade exactly ! Somehow the SA’s convince me and I always get the wrong shade ! 🙁

    1. hi shweta…thank you…i am not much of foundation person and have very few of them as i dont use foundation on daily basis…for perfect match I would highly suggest you to visit MAC store..unfortunately MAC store in pune got closed down due to fire 🙁 few kryolan products are available in beauty centre in pimple saudagar but I havent seen complete range there…Beauty Centre in pimple saudagar you can find all local brands and few of international brands from lakme, vov, miss claire, maybelline, faces, loreal, olay etc..all major shampoos and conditioners are also available..hope this helped you

  5. that looks like a gorgeous product parita. i loved that beautiful sheen it has. However i feel it is a tad bit lighter shade for the bronzer. but i can imagine the gorgeous natural glow it must be imparting on the cheeks. i am so getting my hands on catrice products whenever i can. 🙂

    1. thanks rati…the problem is with pigmentation..not so good but definitely kaam chalau types for me 🙂 you should def try catrice n essence products..m sure you’ll love them

  6. Parita! I tried to do some contouring this evening! Its not pro types par chalega.. will practice now and try and get better! Thank you.
    And Rati, i love IMBB! So so much! 🙂 you are wonderful <3

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