Budget Beauty: Essence #Secret Party Bronzer

A week ago I was talking about how much I like monthly collections by Essence. And this time I was pleasantly surprised to see the new collection right at the counter. Even though two thirds of summer are already over there is still August left and we still need brozers and fun makeup items in our lives!

Essence #Secret Party Bronzer (€3,49 or $3,80) – the matt, dark bronzing powder combined with a lighter part with subtle shimmer pigments to create a naturally sun-kissed complexion.

Essence #Secret Party Bronzer 01 Glow Of My Life
Essence #Secret Party Bronzer 01 Glow Of My Life

As limited edition bronzer (now on sale) within the limited edition summer collection it comes in a single shade – 01 Glow of my life. It is created as a round bronzing powder with the fun design imitating golden flip-flops on the dark-brown sand. I absolutely adore all the fun patterns Essence creates for their makeup products!

Essence #Secret Party Bronzer 01 Glow Of My Life
Essence #Secret Party Bronzer 01 Glow Of My Life

With a closer look you will see that the darker part is an actual warm-toned terracotta-brown bronzer with matte finish whereas the flip-flops are the warm-toned golden highlighter with finality milled shimmer. You can use each part separately, but it is not that convenient. The best way is to swirl you brush in the pan and mix all the shades together.

Essence #Secret Party Bronzer 01 Glow Of My Life
Essence #Secret Party Bronzer 01 Glow Of My Life: golden highlighter (left), bronzer (center) and blended together (right)

As a result you will get a light terracotta-brown shimmery bronzer that looks quite dewy and glowing on the skin. Even though it looks dark in the pan, it swatches lighter due to the sheer application. My skin is quite tan right now so you won’t really see the actual color of the bronzer. It is a better option for fair and very light-skin tones and won’t really show up on medium and darker skin tones. I think I will get more use out of it later when my skin gets paler.

For a budget-beauty product this particular bronzer is pretty nice – it has fun design, cute packaging and a very nice combination of an actual bronzer and a highlighter. It is not a must-have but an adorable makeup item to have in you makeup bag this summer.

I hope my review was interesting and useful for you. Please leave any questions and thoughts in the comments down below!

Thank you very much for your attention.

Have an amazing day!

Hugs and kisses,


The price and description are taken from the Essence official website www.essence.eu.

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