Bronzilla is part of the blush collection Revlon released late 2013. It is a sheer, mostly-matte medium brown with a subtle skin-like sheen when buffed with a brush. Revlon Powder Blushes cost around $10 and contain 5g / 0.17 oz. of product. The blushes were easier to find than this bronzer was but I have seen it carried at Bed Bath and Beyond.
- It has pretty good color payoff. It’s not crazy pigmented but it certainly has enough pigmentation to easily apply the color to fair skin tones. I can apply one layer and get a sheer wash of color. Applying 2 or 3 layers will intensify the color. Here’s what one swipe across the powder looks like:
- The texture is pretty nice. It is soft, smooth, not too powdery. Sweeping a brush over the product doesn’t kick up very much powder – just a tiny bit and nothing too bothersome. It blends out easily and sits nicely on the skin without making cheeks look powdery or sticking to peach fuzz.
- The texture doesn’t make the skin look dry or powdery, or emphasize large pores. It appears matte at first but it takes on a subtle skin-like sheen when you buff over it with a brush.
- I wore it for 8 hours and experienced no fading.
The Not So Good:
- It is sheer and depending on your preference and skin tone this could be either good or bad. I think this shade would work best for those with fair and light complexions with warm undertones. It may work okay for light-medium and medium skin tones but would likely need to be built up. The color is definitely looks warm against my natural skin tone and if I build it up, it looks sort of orange on me. In the picture below, I was able to make this work by using a yellow-based foundation, a warm lipstick color, and making sure not to over apply it.
- This shade is packed a little more tightly in the pan.
- For some reason this shade seemed to develop a “film” over the surface when I was swatching it.
- I feel like it is pricey for what it is – though I am seeing A LOT of drugstore makeup going up in price.
If you like very subtle bronzers and you find that most of them are too intense, then this one would be a good fit for you. If you have a medium to dark skin or prefer bronzers with more pigmentation then this isn’t likely to work for you. I wouldn’t say it’s a fantastic bronzer for cooler skin tones but it can be made to work because the color is light and sheer.