I recently reached out to the Jerome Alexander Social Media Team to let them know how pleased I was with their CoverAge Concealer and was offered a chance to try their Magic Minerals Bronzer as well as offer one of their Magic Minerals Bronzer Kits to one of my lucky readers. Yay!
Quick Law of Attraction Story:
I have used a (Big Name) Bronzer for years (since the 90’s) but recently I decided it wasn’t working for me any longer. It didn’t look natural and it seemed to be making me look older than if I weren’t wearing it. Thus, I started looking at other bronzers online and at cosmetics counters, but didn’t really see any that looked like they would give me the look I wanted.
What I wanted was a more lightweight natural looking bronzer that had a bit of color (besides the traditional brown) and also a matte finish.
Not even thinking of bronzer at that moment, I reached out to Jerome Alexander to see about collaborating on a giveaway for their concealer and they suggested I try their bronzer.
Which turns out to be lightweight with a four color palette and a matte finish.
Funny how that works… 🙂
The Magic Minerals Bronzer by Jerome Alexander Kit
Just the facts:
Jerome Alexander is an international beauty authority and a celebrated make-up artist, with over 40 years of products bearing his name. He is an innovator in the beauty world, including introducing coordinating cosmetics in makeup kits in the mid 1970’s.
One of his newest kits is the product I am reviewing today, the ‘Magic Minerals Bronzer Kit’.
The Magic Minerals Bronzer Kit contains:
Magic Minerals Clear Lip Gloss
From the packaging: the Bronzer is a Mineral Enriched Formula, Hypoallergenic, contains No Irritants and is Fragrance Free.
And now, my thoughts…
Well, for starters, I thought I was only going to be receiving a bronzer, and, to my surprise, I received an entire kit. To my knowledge, this is the way all of the Magic Minerals Bronzers are packaged. Kind of nice to get these little bonuses!
The Magic Minerals Bronzer is for all ages and skin types, but what makes it really nice for my ‘Ageless’ readers is that, if you’ve read my Bronzer Tips for Mature Skin, you’ll find that this bronzer pretty much checks all the boxes mentioned in the tips.
It’s matte. ✔
It’s lightweight and buildable. ✔
It has a four color palette that can be used together or individually for contour, blush, eyeshadow, or highlighting.✔
I decided the best way to really try it out was to do a makeup look using only the the products from the kit as much as I could.
With the exception of CoverAge Concealer by Jerome Alexander beneath my eyes, a mauve lip liner, and a bit of eyeliner and mascara on my top lashes, this makeup look is entirely from the kit.
I used the darkest brown shade of the palette as a contour beneath my cheekbones, along my jawline and around my hairline. It’s a great neutral brown for contouring.
I used the medium brown shade as an eyeshadow sweeping it just across my lids. When I wear eyeshadow, it’s brown or taupe, so this neutral brownish color worked well for me.
I used the pink shade as a hint of pink blush on my cheeks to make them pop.
And I used all of the colors (swept on with the Kabuki brush) on my cheeks, down the bridge of my nose, across my forehead, and on the tip of my chin.
I also used the Magic Minerals Clear Lip Gloss from the kit and just added a bit of liner for definition.
My Overall Summary:
I really like this bronzer. It went on really easy. It didn’t streak or cake. It doesn’t look the slightest bit heavy, nor does it feel that way. And huge thing here…
It’s not orange…. at all!
I really like the color! It’s pretty much the color I would get if I had spent the day in the sun. I think the added pink is a huge plus! The pink adds to the overall bronzing effect, plus it’s great on it’s own as a pop of pink blush.
The Kabuki Brush is a lot nicer than you would think too. Many times, additional items are added to packages just for the look, but this is a nice quality brush and definitely adds value to the kit.
And the lip gloss.. I like it too! It’s a seriously glossy gloss as you can see in the picture. Yes, it does have that thicker texture that comes with a heavier gloss, but I am good with that. It doesn’t seem to be drying, maybe even a bit moisturizing. And a huge bonus… you know how some heavier glosses have that less than pleasant taste to them? Well, I didn’t detect a taste to this one… which is really nice!
I can’t really think of many… or any that are major…
Since I am using the pink and the darker brown colors for more than one purpose, I may run out of those colors before the compact is finished and probably wouldn’t use the other colors on their own.
If you’re not okay with a thicker gloss, you’ll want to toss that portion of the package or give it to a friend who would like it. But really… the gloss is just an added bonus, so you either like it or you don’t… and you still have the bronzer and great Kabuki brush!
I don’t have a real need for the sponge as I prefer blending with a brush, so while not a con, it’s just not a huge bonus for me.
I am going to continue wearing this bronzer and if it continues working as well as it did this first time out, this may become my new go-to bronzer!
Would you like to try a Magic Minerals Bronzer Kit by Jerome Alexander?
The Kit is available at CVS Stores.
It’s also available on the website for $19.99 +s+h. That’s a great value to me!
The Jerome Alexander company is also offering one of my lucky readers a chance to win a kit of their own…
I received a complementary Magic Minerals Bronzer by Jerome Alexander Kit for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
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