Bronzer is a fabulous make up product that is a very fine pressed powder, usually found in a matte finish. I personal find it best to a apply powder bronzer with a large oversized makeup brush and not the small makeup brush that usually comes with the bronzer. When I buy a product like either Revlon Bronzer With Pop-Up Mirror or Almay Powder Bronzer I expect even coverage, a natural color, and long lasting color. I am super fair skinned and get tired of looking pale and washed out. So, basically I have tried quite a few bronzer powders in my time. Revlon Bronzer With Pop-Up Mirror and Almay Powder Bronzer are just two of many. I do have to say that Revlon Bronzer With Pop-Up Mirror and Almay Powder Bronzer do have quite a few qualities in common that make them perfect for a comparison of one bronzer powder versus another. Both Revlon Bronzer With Pop-Up Mirror and Almay Powder Bronzer can easily be found in any grocery store or drug store. Well-known cosmetic companies make them both and best of all they each cost right around ten dollars.
Ok, the most important feature when buying a bronzer powder is always always always the color. The color of a bronzer powder should be warm, sun kissed, and most of all flatteringly natural. There is no other way to go. Orange is just unnatural and pink is just an over priced blush. Both Revlon Bronzer With Pop-Up Mirror and Almay Powder Bronzer looked very brown, sun kissed and natural in their packaging, which is why I decided to try them. Never purchase a bronzer powder that doesn’t even look good in the box. How can you expect a product that looks like an unnatural color to compliment your face? Overall I have to say that the Revlon Bronzer With Pop-Up Mirror was amore natural color on my fair skin. I looked sun kissed, slightly tanned, and basically natural. It provided a hint of color that was not overwhelming. Less is always more, which is most definitely true with bronzer powders. The Almay Powder Bronzer went on a little too dark for fair skin tones. In all fairness though, neither of these product may have been made with a fair skin tone in mind.
I think on of the reasons it felt like the Almay Powder Bronzer was a little too dark for my skin was that it really did not apply evenly. I felt like the bronzer powder was so pressed into the container that when I managed to get some on my oversized makeup brush that there was just too much on the brush. I tried knocking some of the bronzer powder off by tapping the brush on the counter, but then it seemed like I didn’t even see any bronzer on my face. On the other hand I was able to get an even coating of the Revlon Bronzer With Pop-Up Mirror on my make up brush and easily dust some across my face.
One of my favorite features about a bronzer powder like Revlon Bronzer With Pop-Up Mirror and Almay Powder Bronzer is that you can put it on about an hour before you are ready to go out and let it combine with the natural oils in your skin. Bronzer powders seem to look better after they have been on you for a while versus right when you apply them. This may be because many bronzer powders easily brush off of your skin, but once they combine with your natural oils they are more set in place. This was no expectation with both Revlon Bronzer With Pop-Up Mirror and Almay Powder Bronzer. I highly recommend not putting on a white shirt after you have just applied these bronzer powers to your face. You will definitley have some brown coloring on your shirt. If you are going to wear white with either one, make sure you let the bronzer powder settle for a while.
Overall I have to say that the Revlon Bronzer With Pop-Up Mirror is a better more natural looking product compare to the Almay Powder Bronzer. It applies more evenly and looks flattering on fair skin.