Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Diving in "The Deep End" with Bare Minerals Ready Bronzer.

Did I mention that I have an obsession with bronzers?
Yes, I have added yet another bronzer to my ever-expanding collection. 
When I first set my eyes on the Bare Escentuals/Minerals new "Ready" bronzers I was very intrigued. I had heard good reviews about their bronzer in "Warmth", but steered away from it because it is a loose powder. (Not a big fan of loose powder messes)
 Seeing that a lot of people like the Bare Minerals/Escentuals brand, I figured this would be a good first product for me to buy from the brand. Being the bronzer and tan fanatic that I am, I decided on the darkest color of the three bareMinerals Ready bronzers available. "The Deep End", appropriately named, is the darkest being labeled as dark tan. 

About the Bronzer 

Experience the rejuvenating power of positively charged sea minerals. 

"bareMinerals Ready" is an innovative concept in solid mineral technology. Created through a unique cold-pressed method, this formula combines our proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral Complex composed of positively-charged sea minerals with antioxidants and cold-pressed carrot oil. Our skin-nourishing Bronzer delivers anti-aging benefits for softer, smoother and firmer-looking skin, and buffs on a natural-looking buildable tan. 

No parabens, no binders, no fillers, no harsh chemicals, no kidding. 

Mica, Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Ketogluconate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Silica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, 77492, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163).

Apply to complexion with a face brush for a beautiful golden glow. Focus on areas the sun would naturally hit: cheekbones, forehead, nose, and chin. 

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"The Deep End" is the darkest of all of my bronzers. 

My Thoughts
I have been using this bronzer for the past week or two and have been really loving it. The color of this bronzer is a deep, dark tan with a hint of golden bronze. In the pan, this seems to have a slight hint of shimmer. But, on the skin, it shows up completely matte. For this reason, I have been using this as my contour color for the hollows of my cheeks, sides of my nose, top of my forehead, and on my jawline. I love that since it is so dark, it actually shows up as a contour on my already tan skin. (It can be hard to find a bronzer dark that is enough!) The texture of this is very smooth and goes on seamlessly. The color, at first, goes on very sheer and is buildable to the darker color seen in the swatch. This is another reason I like it as a contour. If it were to go on very dark at first, I would probably end up with way too much bronzer!

Here is a pic of this bronzer used to contour.

Price and Retail
The "bareMinerals Ready" bronzers come in 3 different colors on Sephora.com and Sephora stores for $24.

Have you tried any of the "Ready" products from Bare Minerals?


  1. Looks great on you! :-) This looks like the perfect contour shade, I find my MAC Golden Bronzer isn't the greatest contour anymore. Will have to try these out :P


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  3. Looks very pretty on you. I have yet to try a bronzer. That top looks so pretty with your skin tone. :)

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  4. I want to try this!!! I love my toofaced bronzer but sometimes I think I need it to be a little darker or at least a little more buildable

  5. I've been itching to try this bronzer, thanks for this awesome review doll :)))

  6. wow those are awesome! i don't own any of those but they all look about the same range. can't beat mineral makeup though! awesome post :)

    x Jordan
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