Product Review: Vichy Teint Ideal Bronzing Powder

by Gio

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Name: Teint Ideal Bronzing Powder
Brand: Vichy
Size: 9,5g
Price: €22,98

From Cocoon Center’s website:
Vichy Teint Idéal Bronze Bronzing Powder with extra-soft fine texture heats your complexion, sculpts your features and offers a natural tanned skin, for an immediate sunkissed healthy glow.
This powder combines:
– a lamellar powder to bring sweetness and slip during application,
– a shine powder to bring brightness and transparency,
– pigments for intense color.

What I liked:
– sheer but buildable colour payoff
– gives skin a naturally tan and glowy look
– texture is smooth, finely milled, and blends like a dream
– good staying power
– sleek packaging, features a mirror and a decent brush

What I didn’t like:
– if you have dark skin, this is too sheer for you
– available in only one shade

Usually, when a bronzer comes in only one shade, it means bad news for pale princesses. Why? Because that one shade tends to be too dark for fair skin. So, when the Vichy Teint Ideal Bronzing Powder landed on my desk, courtesy of my friend Laura of Tentazione Makeup, I was grateful, but sure it would never work for me. I hesitantly grabbed a brush, picked up some product and dusted it all over my face, expecting it to turn into a horrible, orangey, muddy mess.

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But, much to my relief, that didn’t happen. Instead, the bronzer slightly but naturally darkened my skin, giving it a healthy and radiant glow. Infused with shimmers, which are invisible to the naked eye, the tan, slightly orangey shade has sheer colour payoff that can easily be built up, making it suitable for a wide variety of skintones. Only dark damsels will be frustrated with its pigmentation.

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Vichy Teint Ideal Bronzing Powder is very finely milled and blends like a dream on the skin. It’s easy to apply, impossible to overdue, and blends into your skintone, giving your skin a natural tanned look that a lot of women crave in the summer months. It also enhances a tan really well.

The texture is lovely. So smooth to the touch, and not powdery nor chalky at all. It feels quite luxurious. And it lasts and lasts on the skin. After 8 hours of wear, it was still there, just a bit faded. My skin isn’t very oily, though. If yours is, you may experience different results.

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The bronzer is packaged in a sleek, rectangular and shiny compact decorated with rays of light that recall the luminosity this bronzer gives to the skin. The compact is quite big, and features both a mirror and a small brush for easier application. The brush, which has soft bristles, is actually decent. It doesn’t perform as well as a bronzer blrush does, obviously, but, in a pinch, it will do.

Summary
Infused with shimmers, Vichy Teint Ideal Bronzing Powder has a sheer but buildable colour payoff that gives skin a naturally glowing and tanned look. It blends like a dream and lasts for hours, but it isn’t pigmented enough for dark damsels.

Rating: 4/5

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2 comments

Allison July 29, 2014 - 2:36 am

Lovely looking compact from Vichy. Surprising that there’s only one shade, and it is quite light. However, it is a perfect shade for your fair skin. And I think it would work for me, too. I don’t usually use bronzer all over for fear of overdoing it, but with this, you clearly are able to get an all over glow.

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Gio July 30, 2014 - 7:26 am

Allison, I was very surprised about that too. It’s not everyday you come across a bronzer with only one shade that happens to be perfect for fair skin. All the same, I was a bit hesitant to apply this all over the face, but I love the result. It’s very natural and gives your skin a nice glow.

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