Friday, May 1, 2015


Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer
Swatch Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer

Winter is officially over.  And as we emerge from hiding (aka our igloos if we live in the Northeast) our poor skin hasn't seen sunlight in months.  I don't know about you, but my skin is in the process of rewriting the definition of pale.  So now is the season for fake tanners and you know what they say ladies, fake it till you make it.  For this weeks Friday Favorite I'm featuring a product that creates the most natural sun kissed look for the face.  I'm talking luminous, just back from the beach, and yes I'll take another Mai Tai bronze.  The Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer has an easy to use creme to powder formula that melts into the skin and dare I say blends better than any other cream product I have ever used.  Boy does this baby blend like a dream.  What I love about this is that the product is so highly pigmented that you only need a tiny bit on your brush and then can build it up from there.  Trust me, don't be eager beaver out of the gate with this.  I love to use this with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush.  I will use the side of the brush to contour the cheekbones and then buff some bronzer on my forehead, nose, and under the jawbone.  This can also be used on the body and provides such a natural looking tan that actually looks real and practically undetectable as a makeup product on the skin.  No Oompa Loompas here.  This creme bronzer is great for dry skin because it melds into the skin instead of sitting on top and clinging to dry patches. (It also doesn't hurt that it's infused with vitamin E, antioxidants, and provides SPF 20 coverage.)  Another quick tip is make sure you are applying this product over a liquid base or on bare skin, don't layer over any powders otherwise the product may break up on the skin throughout the day.  

Swatch of Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer in 'Warm Tan' on left.  On right is a swatch blended into the skin.  Blends like a dream!

Wearing Sonia Kashuk Creme Bronzer
Wearing the Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer in Warm Tan.  Look at that natural cheekbone contour!

This product comes in two shades: the lighter 'Warm Tan' featured here and the darker 'Rich Bronze.'And one of the best things about this product is it's only $10.99!!  This is an insanely close dupe for the CHANEL Soleil Tan De CHANEL and that sucker retails for $48.  Now I admit the packaging on this is no showstopper, it's a gold compact that opens to reveal the bronzer in the pan, which then lifts up to reveal a compartment below with a sponge applicator.  Not the best, but the product inside makes up for it.  And currently the Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer can be purchased at Target stores and at  Cream bronzers aren't terribly common on the market to begin with, but if you have yet to try one the Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer would be my recommendation. It's affordable, natural looking, easy to use and an all around great buy.  I hope you try this product out and with a little faux tan we'll all be bronzed beauties in no time!
xoxo Nicole

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