Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Bronzing Powder #03

Posted by Lipglossiping On March - 9 - 2010

I picked this up on a recent expedition to one of my local Boots stores.

Prestige are originally a US brand, now sold in over 45 countries globally.  Over here, they’re available in larger Boots stores.

When I saw the Skin Loving Minerals Brozing Powders, I was surprised to see one of them so pale in tone… infact, sad old git that I am… I got quite excited and practically skipped to the checkouts.  Although, not before adding half the Bourjois stand to my basket.

Anyway, shopaholic tendencies aside, how does this stack up?

It’s a baked, marbelized pressed powder with a lot of shimmer, but no glitter.  Texture is smooth enough, but not as smooth as some…. I’m thinking of the LE No7 Highlighting Powder which glides like velvet onto the skin (I don’t own it – I think 4 pale gold powder highlighters are quite enough for one makeup addict’s collection – at least that’s the mantra).

I really like the packaging, it’s not fancy… it’s not even particularly pretty, but it feels quite modern and I can’t think of too many producs that are housed in little clear perspex-esque boxes like this.  It’s functional and clean. Thumbs up.

You can see how shimmery it is (maybe the shade name “Pure Shimmer” should have given me… yano… a freaking clue!).  You need a  fairly light touch and I use it as a highlighter not a bronzer… I’m not a discoball.  I think it’s even too shimmery to use on the crests of your facial contours… I wouldn’t want a strip of this running down the bridge of my nose for example…

But, as a highlighter, I really like it.  It imparts a healthy glow and does all that lovely shimmery stuff when you turn your head slightly.  Compared to NARS Albatross, it’s not a bad dupe at all really colour/shimmer-wise.  Mr. L couldn’t tell the difference.  But before I start shouting DUPE Alert left, right and centre… I’ll have a proper look at both under some natural light, I think the Prestige may be a touch more golden…

Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Bronzers are available in 3 shades and are currently on offer in Boots stores nationwide, priced at £6.99 each (a saving of £2 on the RRP)

16 Responses to “Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Bronzing Powder #03”

  1. Sophie says:

    I love this stuff lots :)

  2. Lucy says:

    Want it! It looks perfect for us pale and interesting types x

  3. Abbie says:

    ahh this cools sooo pretty :)
    i think if i can get through my mac MSF a little, i might have to get this.
    i dont want too many shimmery/highlight powders all at once because i rarely use them
    but i think i need this 😛

  4. Jo says:

    Adore this product!!!! Perfect for the cheekbones.


  5. I keep swatching this, just cant quite bring myself to buy it. I love my prestige lip liner in silk though :) Emma

  6. Dvoradivine says:

    I have this in glam tam. and it’s gorgeous…just a little hard to apply if you’re heavy handed like me! but definitely a keeper!

  7. Laura says:

    I didn’t know where to get Prestige stuff, thanks!

  8. Anitacska says:

    I love my highlighters and I absolutely adore this powder. I have a lot of highlighters, but I actually keep this in the downstairs cloakroom, so it probably gets most use overall. I don’t agree with you about it not being as silky as some other powders, this is so soft and lovely, it’s wonderful. :)

  9. Fantastic says:

    I’ve always thought about getting this one–I have one of the darker shades, and use it here and there. I imagine this would be nice paired with different bronzers and blush.

  10. beeks says:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSuh! I love Pure Shimmer! I hemmed and hawed over it for awhile because I already had a couple of highlighters in my collection (not to mention countless shimmery eyeshadows that easily could have worked as highlighters in a pinch)… but what can I say, I really wanted it! Words cannot express how beautiful I find it; I use it almost every day. I heart Prestige, they make products of a wonderful quality that retail for an extremely reasonable price.

  11. Ya know, for a brand that we technically can get in the US, Prestige stuff is so hard to find. Most of the displays don’t even have the new eyeliners let alone the skin loving minerals line. Must…look…harder

  12. I always go and stare at these instore and marvel at how pretty they are, but yeah, the shimmer is not something I really want in a bronzer. And I already have a pretty pale gold highlighter :)

  13. liloo says:

    When will I stop being so snobby about Prestige Cosmetics? This looks so lovely. I don’t know why but in my head, prestige cosmetics is the cheapest brand of makeup of Boots (I am sure it isn’t) and for some reason I’ve always walked past it without even looking at this. This looks utterly gorgeous. Not too keen on the packaging (too square for my liking) but at least it is not marbly effect like the boots’ one everyone is talking about. Are there any brands you have tended to snob for a while, avoided like the pest and have been pleasantly surprised with? do share :)

  14. @Liloo – I’m really not much good at makeup snobbery. I try, but I flippin’ love me a bargain too much! You can find me in the 99p shop checking out the Revlon Vital Radiance displays 😉

  15. Redtiger21 says:

    I haven’t seen that before, but it looks really nice!

  16. Nina says:

    I have one called “Rich bronze”. It seems fine when I swatch it with my fingers but with av brush it´s fair.

    I bought a shimmer-strip prouct from Essence in Italy this summer, it´s almoust a perfect dupe but this one shows up more – and the Essence-product smells like coconut 😀

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