Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Make- Solstice Bronzer W2

Let's ignore the fact that when I woke up this morning there was a coat of snow on the ground. We'll pretend that it's already bronzer season and have a look at this new one from Make. The online photos of this product (both on and on Barneys' website) were incredibly tempting, and even though the lovely pattern appears less crisp in person, it's still an attractive little thing. I bought another one for my sister which had a slightly sharper lines, so your mileage may vary.

Make Solstice bronzer comes in three colors. This is W2, the medium one. It's a mosaic of four shades, three matte and one (the lightest) has a very fine shimmer that barely registers on skin. You swirl a brush (Make #13 is a good option, but any fluffy brush will do) to mix the colors and the result is the natural sun-kissed color you see in the swatch above. There are many great bronzers on the market, but it's not always easy to find one that doesn't turn you orange or looks too dark. Solstice W2 works particularly well for me because it's almost neutral (for a bronzer, obviously) and doesn't require a lot of blending or diffusing.

As I said above, the finish doesn't show the shimmer part, for better and for worse. It's very natural and slightly flat, so if you're after a glow product you'll have to layer or go somewhere else. But for a quick all-over faux tan look this is a great option, especially if the color is as good a fit for you as it is for me.

Make Solstice Bronzer ($25) is  is available at select Barneys locations,, and directly from the company's website,, where 33.3% of each purchase will directly benefit the WE SEE BEAUTY Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds women-led co-ops in the US.

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