April 26, 2010

Review: Annabelle Mineral Powder Bronzer


Price: $13.50 for 0.08 OZ / 2.5 g

The claims:
For a bronzed complexion that is free from the sun’s harmful effects! Especially formulated for sensitive skins, the Annabelle Mineral collection is perfect for creating a pure and healthy complexion without compromising your health. Offered in a shade reminiscent of naturally sun kissed glowing skin. Its texture is so light you’ll forget you’re wearing anything!

How to use:
Using a Kabuki brush (available in limited edition only) specially designed to be used with mineral powders, simply apply to the apples of your cheeks to get that natural, glowing sun kissed look! The A-12 blush brush is another excellent option for applying bronzing powder.


  • highly pigmented
  • contains very subtle shimmers for the perfect radiance
  • delivers the perfect coverage as it's easily buildable
  • great packaging for a drugstore product (it doesn't look cheap)
  • light, finely milled

  • only one shade available
  • as it is so pigmented, it's easy to overdo it
  • expensive!

What I think:
I'm still relatively new to mineral makeup, but so far, I'm loving it. This bronzer gives a natural glow to my face, but even if at first I thought the color was a little dark for my skintone, it's easily buildable, so it's not a problem. As it's so pigmented, I like that you don't need a lot of product to achieve the perfect look (however, it's easy to overdo it). However, I would have personally opted for a lighter shade, but there's only one available.


Recommend? yes


Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes, and the fact that it was free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. Such a beautiful bronzer! Thank you for reviewing it :)

  2. love your header. cool review. very informative.

  3. Hi Gaby! How was your weekend? :)
    Sounds like the Annabelle bronzer is similar to the blush. Too bad they did not have at least two shades, like one for light to medium skintones and one for medium to dark skintones. Sometimes I use my bronzer as blush especially if the bronzer is quite pigmented :) Have you tried doing that?

  4. nice annabelle reviews! have you had a chance to try out their concealer quad yet? i was ALMOST tempted to buy it the other day but decided to read some reviews first but apparently there aren't many reviews out there!

  5. The bronzer looks nice! Thanks for the review. :)

    Sorry I'm sure I was confusing!... hehe~ What I meant is that most lip balms has a twist on the bottom so the lip balm can go up and down. EOS lip balm has nothing. When you hit a certain point, you have to dig it either with finger or lip brush. I hope I made sense... hehe~ :)

  6. This is actually one of my fav products! Great pick!

    Lovely blog :)

    Cheers, Jesa

  7. @Blair: Glad you liked my review!

    @Jesa: I like it though, but I hate the mess!

  8. thanks for the annabelle bronzer review Gaby, i'm definitely going to check this out. My fav bronzer at the moment if tokidoki. Some awesome design work on the packaging with tokidoki plus the bronzer os good too!