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An everyday favorite: Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer

October 23, 2013
Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer ($15 for a 0.08 oz. mini or $30 for a 0.26 full size compact)
Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer ($15 for a 0.08 oz. mini or $30 for a 0.26 full size compact)

For the past week, my allergies have been really acting up and I’ve been cutting back a little on my makeup. I’ve been mostly focusing on trying to make myself look more healthy and awake than I really feel. One product I’ve been pulling out of my drawer every day to help with this is my Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer, which provides skin with a light color and gentle shimmer. I found this little mini size of it this summer at Nordstrom Rack over the summer, and I find it to be an easy and flattering powder to pop on my cheeks when I want a bit of luminosity.

Nordstrom Rack received a big batch of Too Faced bronzers this summer when the brand decided to repackage the products in new compacts. They had both the mini and the full sized versions of this particular shade, but I love to grab minis when I can because it helps me stretch my dollar and try more products. The mini was originally $15, but Nordstrom Rack had it priced at $5.97 – love that!

Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer mini
Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer mini
Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer mini
Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer mini
Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer mini (click to enlarge)
Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer mini (click to enlarge)

The powder is a blend of bronze, fawn and pink in a really cute leopard print pattern. The compact itself has a magnetic closure and a little ribbon with which to pull it open, and inside if includes a sweet message: “You look absolutely purrrrfect!”

The pan of powder is small, but I find it to definitely be an adequate size for patting with a blush brush.

Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer mini
Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer mini

Too Faced advertises a stay-all-day formula and a light flush that’s appropriate all year round. I think that Too Faced makes some pretty awesome bronzers, which is likely why they offer as many as they do (as I write this, they have 11 different single bronzer compacts available on their website). I own a few of them, and this one is just as high in quality as any other I’ve tried. It does in fact stay put all day, and the gentle not-too-warm color is a perfect pop of brightness to cheeks or all over the face.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (left), Too Faced Pink Leopard (right)
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (left), Too Faced Pink Leopard (right)

Here I’ve swatched it next to another favorite of mine, the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer (the classic medium/deep version). Chocolate Soleil is a deeper bronze with a matte finish, and the Pink Leopard is lighter and pinker bronze with a pretty shimmer. I think that it’s a very flattering finish that helps the face feel bright and healthy.

I generally buff Chocolate Soleil around the perimeter of my face and just under my cheekbones, and pat Pink Leopard onto my cheeks and blend into the other highlight areas of my face (the bridge of my nose, just above my upper lip, and my forehead). If I use Pink Leopard heavily enough I can forego an additional blush, but it’s also a nice way add-on to other blushes that offer a more pronounced flush. I wear it both ways.

Wearing Too Faced Pink Leopard on my cheeks
Wearing Too Faced Pink Leopard on my cheeks

Here’s a look at what Pink Leopard looks like when built up on my cheeks with no additional blush. I also lightly swipe it onto my eyelids, and I think it works beautifully to brighten eyes in a very natural-looking way.

I’m also wearing: DreamWorld Hermetica mineral foundation in Rhea II C and finishing powder in Peach Creme (I discuss both powders here), Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer around the perimeter of my face and gently blended into the contours of my cheeks, Clarins Be Long Mascara in 01 intense black (review here), and Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue in Berry Soft. The  Baby Lips is a little cool for my naturally red-toned lips, but I really like the product and the color tends to fade pretty quickly.

The look I’m going for is gentle, natural, and allergy-chic.

The full-sized Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer costs $30 and is available through Too Faced and Sephora. Technically, I’d have to say that Chocolate Soleil is my favorite bronzer from the brand, but this one is a fabulous product for everyday use and currently stands as my favorite illuminating powder to reach for.

Have you tried it? Share your thoughts!

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