Revlon Bronzilla Powder Blush Review and Swatch

Revlon Bronzilla Powder Blush
Revlon Bronzilla Powder Blush

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.

The Good:

  1. 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:
  2. Revlon Bronzilla Powder Blush Pigmentation
    Revlon Bronzilla Powder Blush Pigmentation
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I wore it for 8 hours and experienced no fading.

The Not So Good:

  1. 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.
  2. This shade is packed a little more tightly in the pan.
  3. For some reason this shade seemed to develop a “film” over the surface when I was swatching it.
  4. I feel like it is pricey for what it is – though I am seeing A LOT of drugstore makeup going up in price.

Worth Buying?

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.

Revlon Bronzilla Powder Blush Swatch
Revlon Bronzilla Powder Blush Swatch
Wearing Revlon Bronzilla Powder Blush
Wearing Revlon Bronzilla Powder Blush

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