Which Bronzing Powder is for you?

by Ellen Jenkinson

Whether you’re a loyal Bronzing Powder user, are transitioning from foundation, or are simply new to the powder game, finding the right shade amongst the many brands on the market can be daunting. We get it. You just want to look a little more alive, right?
Navigating this space shouldn’t be tricky. The most important rule is to choose a colour no more than two shades darker than your natural skin tone to avoid a ‘dirty’ appearance, or mismatch between the face and the neck. 
But what happens when your own skin tone changes with the seasons? For this reason, it can be good to invest in two shades of bronzer: one shade that’s slightly deeper than your natural skin tone but still works on your neck, and a brighter shade with a pinker or peachier tone to liven up your face and make you look that little bit sun-kissed, like you’ve just returned from a holiday - wearing sunscreen, of course. 
For the most natural-looking bronzer, opt for a shade that matches your undertone. What is an undertone, you ask? Other than complicated beauty talk, essentially it is three basic categories: warm, cool, and neutral—and each of these has tones within it.
  • Cool: bluish, red, or pink
  • Neutral: a mixture of both warm and cool
  • Warm: golden, peachy, or yellow
How to Determine Your Skin Undertone?
If you have cool undertones:
  • Lighter skin tones tan more rosy than golden.
  • Light to medium skin tones tan more of a deep cinnamon.
  • Deeper or richer skin tones tan more reddish.
If you have neutral undertones:
  • The skin has no predominant shade.
  • When in the sun, you can burn or tan.
If you have warm undertones:
  • Lighter skin tones tan more peach.
  • Light to medium skin tones tan more golden.
  • Deeper or richer skin tones tan more caramel.
Fluff’s Bronzing Powder has four shades developed with our community for a subtle, healthy, glow. You can build them up or layer as desired, as a blush, contour or natural eyeshadow. Have fun with it. After many discussions with our customers and audience, we decided to offer both natural pigments (Shade 1,2,3) and synthetic pigments (shade 4) to meet your payoff needs. This way, the choice is yours.
Shade #1 Golden 
Gives a sun‑kissed, golden glow for fair and olive skin tones. Bronzing Powder #1 has been formulated with a taupe (not orange) undertone, making it look incredibly natural on lighter skin tones. It can be applied lightly for a subtle finish or layered to create a more intense natural tan. Side note: If you choose to layer this bronzer, you don’t need to worry about going OTT as the powder contains anti-caking ingredients that help ensure a smooth, even application.
Shade #2 Warm Brown
Just that, a warm glow for deeper tan skin tones. Works well as a contour or natural eye shadow, and a mattifying powder for deep to dark skin tones. Bronzing Powder #2 also has a Taupe undertone (slightly deeper) - no orangey hues in sight. Buildable colour for those days when you need a little more.
Shade #3 Soft Orange
Natural pigments for a soft, warming glow. Tested and tried, again and again, made with our community for deeper skin tones. It can also be used as a peachy blush on fair to olive skin tones.
Shade #4 Bright Orange
Synthetic Pigments have been used to give Shade #4 Bright Orange a warming glow and bright peachy payoff when applied lightly to dark skin tones. For all skin tones, it can be built up across the cheeks and eyes for a juicy blush and eyeshadow.
1, 2, 3, 4
Click in. Click out. Bronze, contour, eyeshadow, blush. Once your Bronzing Powder has finished, simply slide your new refill in and hear it slot into the magnetised base. You’ll save almost 50% every time you refill.
We are committed to learning from and developing new shades based on our customer requests and community feedback. If there’s something you’d like to share or ask for, please let us know. Simply send us an email or DM.
Still unsure? Take our Shade Selector quiz here or in the main menu. 

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