Gucci Beauty Light (02) Soleil bronzing powder ($ 62.00 for 0.42 oz.) Is a medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and golden micro-stains over a semi-matte finish. It had a stronger, red undertone that came through when I applied it to my skin, but wasn’t so obvious when swatching. The texture was soft, slightly powdery in the pan, but miscible and easy to work with.
It had good color payout in a single layer, although as described it was more pigmented than “buildable” – but it wasn’t as rich as the other colors in the line (it was also a bit powdery, which may have been the reason why) . However, I did not find the powderiness problematic in practice because the bronzer continued to go evenly without looking dry or dusty. After eight and a half hours of wear, there were signs of fading.
FURTHER READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).
Buxom Backyard Bronze (P, $ 28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Soft Revenge (P, USD 26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Benefits Hoola Caramel (P, $ 30.00) is less shimmering, warmer (90% similar). L’Oreal Light (01) (P, $ 14.99) is lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Bronze (P , $ 14.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Golden Bronze Light (LE, $ 52.00) is shimmering, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Color Pop Poolside (P, $ 8.00) is shimmering, Warmer (85% similar). Essence Bespoke (P, $ 2.99) is shimmering, lighter, lighter (85% similar). Physicians Formula Deep Bronzer (P, $ 14.99) is lighter, warmer (80% similar) .Too Faced Pineapple Paradise (Bronzer) (PiP,) is shimmering, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
$ 62.00 / 0.42 oz. – – $ 147.62 an ounce
The formula is said to have a “creamy” texture that is “buildable and feels comfortable all day” and combines “effortlessly” with a “healthy looking shine”. They announced that it was a fragrant powder – it has a floral scent in my nose, which is noticeable when the compact is open and for a few hours after the first application.
There are five shades in the range, although the first two shades are rosier, while the next three are warmer / golden. While they appear to go from light to dark in order, 02 is darker than 03 (the rest is fine). The texture was very soft, finely ground and felt silky without slipping a bit, without being too dense or too powdery in the pan. This resulted in an easy-to-apply product because the powder was evenly distributed and distributed well around the edges with minimal effort.
However, I would not describe that the pigmentation is buildable. I think you can use a lighter hand and pick up less product for a more buildable color application, but the product itself was semi-opaque to opaque in pigmentation. They seemed to have a very, very fine pearl in most shades (one had a clearer micro-shine that gave them a semi-matte to satin finish when applied and faded out on the skin. The formula lasted for eight to nine hours, before showing signs of wear.
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Synthetic fluorophlogopite, C30-45 alkyldimethicone, silicon dioxide, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) butter, sorbitan isostearate, C20-24 alkyldimethicone, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerol, perfume / fragrance, polymethylsilsesquioxane, cyl-2-oxalonone oil, sodium 2-oxyalonone oil, cyl-2) alumina oil / Capric triglyceride, hydrogenated castor oil, linalool, glycerin, zinc stearate, benzyl salicylate, citronellol, geraniol, citral, mica, citric acid, tin oxide, [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-:Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891)].