2 February 2014

Product Review: Mineralogie Pressed Mineral Bronzer

Summer is upon us, and I am paler than ever. Last summer I was pregnant, and couldn’t stand the heat or the sun, and this summer has so far been one of the worst ones Melbourne has experienced. Still, when the sun is finally peaking out, I am keeping out of the sun as much as possible. My skin is already sufficiently damaged and I consequently have more pigmentation than I like. But for a bit of glow to my face, you cannot go past a good bronzing powder, so here are my thoughts on the *Mineralogie Pressed Mineral Bronzer;


What They Say:

Keep your complexion fresh and sun-kissed with Mineralogie's Pressed Mineral Bronzer. Available in our mirrored compact, our pressed bronzer goes with you everywhere so you can add a quick touch of a warming glow to your cheeks, chin, nose or décolleté. Provides all the benefits of our loose mineral bronzer in the convenience of a compact. You decide the coverage, we provide the warmth!

RRP: $70 – Available from select stockists and Mineralogie Online
What I Say:

This is the first product that I’ve tried from the brand Mineralogie so I consequently did a little research. The brand manufacturers and distributors of 100% mineral makeup. In addition Mineralogie is a ‘green’ company, as all outer box product packaging is printed using soy ink on recycled papers from sustainable tree farms. Many of the company’s containers are made with 20% recycled materials while others are 100% biodegradable (Eco-Chic compacts), as well as a large number of the containers are refillable and reusable making them both user and environmentally friendly. Recycled packing boxes and milo grain resin biodegradable peanuts are used and reused in shipments, whenever possible. The company also donates a portion of its proceeds to the Natural Resources Defence Council. And of course, none of the products are tested on animals. Big ticks of approval from me!

The Mineralogie Pressed Mineral Bronzer contains among others Vitamins E and A as well as Aloe Vera & Rosemary help to soothe and protect the skin, and Zinc Oxide which is supposed to make it long lasting as well as it has been pressed with moisturising sweet almond oil.

The bronzer has next to no scent comes in a sleek round compact with Mineralogie written in white. Simple and modern, just what I like – I’ve always loved the simplicity of the monochrome black and white! The compact has a mirror in the lid and also contains a small powder puff, and although I rarely touch up my makeup on the go, the mirror is still a nice feature, and so is the inclusion of the powder puff, though I prefer applying the bronzer with a brush.

The bronzer is available in two shades Sunswept and Barcelona, and I tried the lighter colour, Barcelona, which is a nice match to my medium neutral skin tone. 

The bronzer is very finely milled, so you can apply just a fine sweep over the bridge of your nose, forehead and cheeks for just a touch of colour and a natural looking healthy glow, or you can build up the colour for a more intense tanned look.

The bronzer has a little bit of golden shimmer particles throughout, but this is still very subtle, which I like as shimmery products often make my combination skin look even more greasy and shiny! And unlike other bronzers, it doesn’t turn orange on your skin, but rather gives you a very natural healthy look.

The bronzer is so easy to apply and blend, and it is perfect to use both on its own, or on top of a foundation, of if you like, you can even use it as a blusher, for contouring or on your décolleté, and regardless it provides a nice even silky soft finish, that stays put all day, without settling into the fine lines on my face.

On the negative, this is a little pricey, but as it is such a high quality product, in fact, I find it is at the same if not better quality than the better known brands in the department stores, which charges even higher prices, so it really is worth its price.

What I Like:
  • It is long lasting
  • Comes in a sleek compact with a mirror and a powder puff
  • Finely milled and very concentrated
  • Provides a nice even finish and a natural healthy looking glow
  • You can build up the colour whilst still getting a natural look
  • It doesn’t turn orange on your skin
  • It contains ingredients that care for the skin
  • Mineralogie has a 'green' philosophy

What I Don’t Like:
  • It is a little pricey

Overall, this is a lovely bronzer, and the fact that it gives me such a natural suntanned look will mean that I am even more likely to stay sun-safe and avoid baking in the sun for a tan this summer, and I now could only wish that I had come across this amazing brand earlier!
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you ever tried any of the products from Mineralogie? What is your favourite bronzer?


  1. Thanks for the review! It's a bit expensive but certainly seems worth it. I'll give it a try sometime.

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    1. I definitely find its worth the money - cheap bronzers are often very yellow in colour, and not as natural looking as this one! Thanks for following my blog, I'll make sure to check out your blog too!

  2. It looks very nice and the packaging looks simple but modern.. I've never heard about that brand but it would be cool to try it!



    1. I love the simplistic packaging! And I have only just come across the brand, but the products are so beautiful!! Hope you're enjoying your new life in Sweden...xx


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