The Giordani Golden Bronzing Pearls from Oriflame
What are they: Bronzing powder pearls in five hues of sun-kissed colors. Skin gets a radiant glow thanks to micronised pigments which reflect light. Use as a bronzer or a blush over face and eyes.
Priced at: Rs.890
Amount you get: 25gms
It comes in two variations. One is Natural bronze and the other Natural Radiance.
Natural bronze as the name suggests is a brownish bronze shade with the pearls colors ranging from golden shimmer to light brown to dark brown. Whereas, in Natural Radiance the colors of the pearls are a mix of pinks and peaches.
The one I have is in Natural Bronze. I bought this from a friend of mine who used to be an Oriflame consultant then. Though it’s sold for Rs.890, I got it for Rs.534.. yes you read it right darling Just Rs.534. How..?? The Oriflame consultants get 20% of the products value. That is what they earn. Now my friend didn’t took her 20% from me. Also the product had a 20% off in the catalogue. So it came to 40% OFF for me. Isn’t it great..??
Even I was an Oriflame’s consultant once but I very truly admit I never sold anything to anyone. I just used to order for myself and then when I would get the next months catalogue with my order, I would get ecstatic and jotted down my next order and the cycle continued for a whole year and I realized I’m spending all my pocket money on Oriflame. So when the time came to renew the membership I very well mannerly controlled myself and didn’t got it renewed. But one thing I’d really like to tell you is, when I got the membership for this I had the option of buying a tester kit for I guess about 800-900 bucks. It had testers of lippies, some perfumes, foundation samples and some other skincare samples. Now I so knew that I won’t be selling the products to anyone. But I still ordered the Tester Kit. Yes I did, for my Mom. I gifted it to her and she was so happy to get so many shades of lippies at once. She has that kit with her even now. Though the lippies are like really really really tiny but they are good for about like 15-20 applications, and there are approx 70-80 of them in there. So it was a really nice deal. I’m thinking of getting the membership once again *god help my parents* 😉
As usual I started rambling.. now that’s a regular feature with me.. Isn’t it..??
So back to the review dolls..
What I like about Giordani Golden Bronzing Pearls :
Packaging: When I bought this product the packaging was a jar with a sponge to protect it from creating any mess by swirling inside everywhere leaving specks of color on the lid.
Though now they have reintroduced the packaging and now it is a flip open jar with a mirror. I don’t know whether they have a sponge or something to protect the mirror or not.
Shimmer: The shimmer in the bronzer pearls is so finely milled that its difficult for you to make out it has shimmers. All you will see is a very radiant and metallic kind of shine (I’m very bad at descriptions. I know. hehe)
Ease of use: You just have to swirl your brush once over the pearls and you don’t have to worry about your brush picking up more than required. This is my touch up blush because of this reason since I’m very bad at judging how much product is there on my brush and can end up having a lot on my cheeks and then I have to dab it off with a tissue. So it saves me the hassle when I’m on the go.
Pigmentation: It’s a sheer bronzer but one that can be layered for heavy pigmented look as well. I usually sweep it twice on my cheeks for my desired color.
Staying power: This stays on me for more than 4 hours, but it starts to fade after that. Also I sometimes use it without any foundation or base on my face and with my super oily skin it manages to stay there for about 2-3 hours. This is not streaky as well.
Value for money: I bought this product like about 2 yrs back I guess and with my mom and me both using it, I still have a lot of it left with me.
Multiple uses: I do use it as an eye shadow sometimes.
Discounts: This is not valid just for the product but for Oriflame in general. They have these discounts on various products every month. Me being a bargain lover, alwaya try to grab products I want when they have a discount on it. Unless it’s something, that’s a staple like, soap or moisturizer.
What I dislike about Giordani Golden Bronzing Pearls:
Uhmmm uhhhh *thinking hard* harder* No I don’t dislike anything in this product.
Oh yes they could decrease the price of the bronzing pearls by giving us lesser quantity of product (any ways a lot will go wasted after its expiry).
Will I repurchase?? Yes I would but now in Natural radiance or if I get lucky *fingers crossed* and get a 40% discount again then yes both of them.
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Mine expires in September and I have a lot remaining. So I’m planning to crush the balls in powder and see how the powder blushes feel like before investing in one. Or I’ll just mix the powdered bronzer in moisturizer and use it for my décolletage and arms for the sun kissed bronzed look.
P.S. Divija before you mention darling. I have to say this, I’m sorry I will have to… “TBS also has something like this with them” yes I said it out.. hahaha.. sorry for spoiling your fun baby… 😉
P.P.S. I hope you don’t mind the silly joke of mine.