Marks & Spencer Per Una Bronzing Powder Review, Swatch
Hi one and all..
Today I’m going to talk about my first bronzer used till date which is the M&S Bronzing powder. As I already wrote in my last M&S post that I got a complete makeup kit from M&S as a gift which had this powder but it was silently kept aside in my drawer for at least 18 months or so. Why?? Because I did not know what is a bronzer and how to use it. 😛 😛
Again Rati’s IMBB gave me the definition of a bronzer & YouTube gave me an idea for using it. And now my makeup is not complete till I apply this bronzer. It is my HG. I can skip a foundation, lipstick or blush but not this bronzing powder. I use it as an All over bronzer for a day look and just contouring my cheeks along with a blush for an evening look.
Before reviewing it, I would just like to tell something about a bronzer to the ladies new to this concept (very few, I guess 😉 ). Face bronzer is a temporary, washable cosmetic usually applied directly onto the face. One can apply a face bronzer to areas of the face that would naturally be touched by sun such as the cheeks, the bridge of the nose, and the forehead. By doing so, one may be able to achieve a “sun-kissed” look without the need for sun tanning in potentially harmful UVA & UVB rays, which can burn and damage the skin. One may, however, also use face bronzer wherever she wishes; the product is commonly added to the neck and chest when these parts are exposed. When looking for the right bronzer, one should look for a colour that is only two or three shades darker than her natural skin colour.
Experience using M&S per una Bronzing Powder
Product Claim: Blend the two shades to create a subtle matte look or a shimmering bronzed glow.
Qty: 11.5 grams.
Price: Not known. All bronzers of M&S falls between the price range of 3.5-12£
The bronzer with the matte shade on left & shimmer on right. 2nd pic wth shimmer shade on left.
Packaging: Classic. That’s the only word which comes in my mind on seeing it. It is a silver metal case with the 3 little hearts (per una brand logo) engraved on it. Opening it reveals the product & a big clear mirror on the inner lid which is convenient for on-the-go.
Product: This bronzer has 2 shades. One matte & the other is shimmery but the shimmer is not OTT at all. The powder itself is very fine & just a single swipe of the brush is enough to apply on my face. But I like to use two swipes of it to just get the perfect bronzed look.
How I use it: I like to blend the two shades together & apply it just along the cheekbones then going up & blending it up the temples into the hair line. Then applying a very small amount to my nose, chin and my jaw line. This is during the day.
For a night look, I use the shimmer shade as a blush so I apply it on the apples of my cheeks blending it to the temples. Or I just use it for contouring my cheek bones & applying a blush on the cheeks.
It is very easy to overdo a bronzing powder usually during my starting days of applying it but it never made my face look muddy/dirty. It balances the effect of a foundation thus giving a complete natural glow which I love. This shade (no.4) would easily suit anyone with light to medium skin tone.
To sum up: I use it; have to use it to get that natural look. 🙂
L- The fine powder once swiped that you can see on the sides of the pack & R- my brush with the blended shades, enough for use on one side of my face
Pros of the Marks and Spencer Bronzing powder:
• Perfect shade to get that natural sun-kissed glow.
• Very fine powder that is easy to apply & blend.
• Shimmer is quite subtle & good for evening makeup look.
• Sturdy & classic packaging.
• Very little quantity required so this is going to last me for quite long. I have not touched any other of my bronzing powder till now.
• This value-sized version of the bronzing powder delivers a silky, streak-free texture.
• No smell associated with the product.
• Lasts for long, actually till you wash it off.
• Product is not tested on animals.
• It’s “Hypoallergenic” meaning non-allergy producing. A term applied to a preparation in which every possible care has been taken in formulation and production to ensure minimum instance of allergic reactions.
Cons: Nothing. It’s a superb product. I am in love with it. What will I do when it’ll get over as it is not available in India.
Ratings: :-* :-* :-* :-* + 0.5 (-0.5 for non-availability)
Now come my picture wearing the bronzing powder used for contouring my cheeks & below the jaw line & even on the hairline.
Pic taken inside with flash
I took pictures in natural light too but the bronzer was not much visible as it can be seen only when closely observed. It does give that natural contouring to the face which I love.
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51 thoughts on “Marks & Spencer Per Una Bronzing Powder Review, Swatch”
only if i used makeup :P….
?:) did i write sumthing wrong komal.. sum typos error.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
I think she meant she’d use bronzer only if she’d use makeup. 😛 😛
i thought so rati :secret2: … but still went thru my whole post again myself :silly: :silly: .. n then thought-asking her is the best option.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
it looks so delicious :woot: :woot:
you back? How was your trip? 😀 😀
woowww nids..!! u realy look like bhagyashree!! :woot: :woot: :woot:
coming to the product… i think its a nice idea na.. to have matte as well as shimmer in the same packaging!! although im m not a fan of shimmer in bronzers, i feel this is a good thing if u really want hint of shimmer in the night or for parties and do matte bronzing in the day time!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
too bad we dont get it here :(( :((
:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: neha…its a shimmer no shimmer kind of a thing.. very subtle shimmer actually..it’ll just give a glow in light .. bt in natural light.. just nothing.. :)) :haanji:
ill still love it i know… its the 1st broner that i actualy feel like buying :)) :))
btw nids are u north indian?? ?:) ?:)
yeah.. north indian.. pakki punjaban.. 😛 :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
Are u bhagyashrees twin???u gals got seperated at birth or sumthing? 😛
this bronzer looks like a really good one 🙂
lolll!!! that’s a like a huge resemble here 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆
double lollzzz.. shanaiia.. i think bhagyashree n me only dont know as yet tht they both hav a twin sis… :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:
you know Nids….we need to let her also know 🙂
waaah meri heroine… :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:
nice review n an equally nice picture :-* :-* :-* O:) O:) :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:
hihihihii.. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush:
It is looking really pretty Nids!!! :inlove: 😀 😀 😀
thankkiiisss cali :yahoo: .. how r u today???
nidssssss.. you look so prettty :kissing: :kissing: :kissing:
thankkuuu hai g ..miss naina :-* :-* .. wht happened to ur hair btw.. u dont like being called wool hair??? 😛 😛 😛
Hi Rati :rose: .. I gave Rating of 4.5 but it is cuming 3.5 here… 😐 😐
oh!! I’ll just correct it. 🙂
well sumhow i never understood the concept of bronzer y do we apply bronzer ??????????????? didnt we indian gals are blessed with sunkissed skin……………..???????
plz anybody clarify????
ashna even if you have nice chocolaty skin, bronzer adds little sheen to your skin and give s a healthy glow. It is totally an optional products. you can totally skip using it. 🙂
i wrote about the use of bronzer in my post also ashna.. just go thru.. n for fair/pale skin toned pple bronzers work very well… v being indian can skip that.. but just to balance the effect of foundations or to give a more slim kind of lukk to the face /highlighting the cheeks bronzers work best, for contouring ur face.. :)) :)) :)) :))
thanks alot for the info ! me certainly gonna purchase bronzer ..!
I love the way its looking on your skin….just perfect! :yes: :yes: :yes:
I also want a good bronzer. I will try this at the counter for sure now :yes: :yes: :yes: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: Nids
thank you jinal… its perfect :victory: :victory: ..i cant even take out a single flaw in this product :yes: .. bt where will u chk it .. its not available in india.. i think..no M&S cosmetic available here.. bt if u r really luking out for a good bronzer, then better get the NARS Laguna -thts a hot favorite of many & u can get it online easily.. :yahoo: :yahoo:
It s perfect :inlove: glowy :toothygrin:
:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Nids…………. So So So cute!!!!!Mashaallah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:thanks: maria :hugleft: :hughright:
Hey Nids!! You are soo pretty!!!! I love ur hair..
M&S coming on F&U soon!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
hainnn really :woot: :woot: :woot: but cosmetics tooo ?:) ?:) .. if yes then i’ll stock this up then… & so many other things from M&S too.. their blushes r also awesum… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Very pretty Nids. Can figure out the glow on Ur face 🙂 nicely reviewed.
thanxx Bee.. the pic is not justifying the product much but its a gr8 product for sure… :yahoo: :yahoo:
Nids you look pretty with or without the bronzer……but bronzer tho is giving you a nice glow…….. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: NIds….Marks and spencer not availabl ein Health and Glow ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)
No Jomol dear… i haven’t seen any M&S cosmetics in H&G… i hav not seen the cosmetics in actual M&S store even in Inorbit here..
but :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: sooooo mucchhh… :happydance: :happydance:
u looook gorgeous Nids.. :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: and the bronzer tooooo 🙂
I havent tried marks and spencers yet!!
try them zeeba.. its worth trying .. any1 with their relatives/frndz in UK , plz get ur hands on M&S products .. u’ll luv them.. i hav tried their foundation,blush,bronzer,lipsticks,nail paints,eye shadows & perfume.. everythng is just fab.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
it looks too good on u nids….. :)) :))
:thanks: ramya.. :))
dis looks so nice nids….n u look pretty with it… :waytogo:
u r looking very awesome :waytogo:
thanxx sim & bhumika.. :kissblow: :kissblow:
nice reviwe nids :))
You lookin very peeewtyyyy :-*
:thanks: :thanks: varshuu :hugleft: :hughright: