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Spectral Sunlight Cream Bronzer

Spectral Sunlight Cream Bronzer

Where do we begin with this one? Ever since launching our makeup line with blush, you have all asked for bronzers. However, we really wanted to take our time and do it right and to our standards.


Four years later, enter Spectral Sunlight - our take on bronzers. Imagine reliving summer and enveloping your skin in warmth from its most glorious sunkissed state. That's Spectral Sunlight. Beautifully believable bronzers in various undertones in a hybrid powder-cream formula that very importantly, do not look orange or fake on the skin.


Purpose: A weightless, long wearing cream to powder bronzer that comes in a variety of golden & rosy leaning neutral tones to seamlessly add natural warmth, sculpture, and depth to the face. 


Texture: A powder/cream hybrid. Stiffer than our blushes, and does not feel like a cream to the touch. It will melt to the touch with repeated pressure & swirling like a balm, but behaves more like a powder on the skin. Dries down to a natural satin finish with the slightest, very gently blurring quality. No wet oil slick vibes here.


Same compact packaging as our Spectral Shine radiance balm, but completely different formula.


* We slightly reformulated the bronzers mid-October 2023 to make them a bit more gel-like, and to make them more temperature stable and less prone to stiffening up! Make sure you read the directions & storage section to get the best experience!


Suggested Tools: Brushes with slightly stiffer bristles (eg. a stippling brush), will pick up product very easily. Shorter bristled brushes also work quite well. Softer/fluffier brushes like our Skyfluff brush will work too, but just requires a tiny bit more effort to pick up. Not designed to be used with fingers. 

  • Shade Descriptions & Picking Shades


    Golden shades are odd numbers, rosy shades are even numbers. That all said, these are not vividly yellow or pink. They still lean quite neutral/towards the middle. 


    Shade Depth:

    Each pair of golden & rosy shades corresponds to one depth category. For example, shades 1 & 2 are the golden and rosy shades for light/light medium skintones, respectively. They will have a similar depth and richness to them.


    Shade Flexibility:

    Most people will be able to find 2 to 4 different shades they can wear, depending on their undertones and preferences. These bronzers are pigmented, but still contain an element of translucency. 


    Picking Shades:

    Unless your skin undertones are very strongly yellow or pink, most people can wear both golden & rosy bronzer shades. If you want to make a very safe pick, just go with the bronzer undertone that is similar to your most prominent skin undertone. Golden bronzer shades for yellow skin undertones, rosy bronzer shades for pink skin undertones. 


    In general, skin undertones aside, golden bronzer shades will often evoke the look of skin that has been freshly touched by the sun. Rosy bonzer shades in comparison, can often look more like a true tan after it has had time to settle and develop. 

  • Directions & Storage

    Directions: Hold your brush towards the base, and firmly swirl in circular motions for a few seconds into the pan to pick up product. You can be quite aggressive with the swirling, it isn't like our blushes where you barely need to touch the surface to pick up product.


    You need less product on the brush than you might think. If your brush bristles clump up, you've probably picked up more than you need.


    Once picked up, you can sweep, buff, or tap onto the face. It will apply almost like a powder, where you don't get that "blotch" of cream that is often associated with cream products that you need to then blend out.


    This product was not designed to be used with fingers. Repeated swatching or use with a finger can lead to the pan unevenly melting and exposing the crystal structure of the product, as well as leading the surface to firm up in a waxy manner. It won't affect the product performance, it just won't be very pretty to look at.


    Storage: Store in a cool & dry area, away from windows and sources of heat (eg. wall heaters). Similarly to our blushes, time periods of not being used & temperature changes in the environment can lead to the surface of the product slightly crystallizing or hardening due to the waxes and stiffeners in the product. It may look like there is a layer of very fine crystal powder on the surface, or the bronzer may feel powdery, waxy, and/or dry.


    All you need is to spend an extra few seconds working the brush into the product to "wake up" the surface. Just grab a brush by the base and firmly swirl in circular motions around the entire pan. It should only take about 10-15 seconds, and product should pick up properly from that point on.


    We also updated the bronzer formula mid-October 2023 to make them feel a bit more gel-like,  to make them more temperature stable and just so they don't stiffen up quite as much if they go for a period of time being unused.

  • Ingredients

    Octyldodecanol, cyclopentasiloxane, stearic acid, isododecane and acrylates/dimethicone copolymer, cetyl alcohol, carnauba wax, hydrogenated olive oil and olive oil and olive oil unsaponifiables, synthetic wax, capric/caprylic triglycerides and stearalkonium hectorite and propylene carbonate, magnesium stearate, boron nitride, dimethyl siloxane elastomer and fumed silica, phenoxyethanol and caprylyl glycol. May Contain: titanium dioxide (CI 77891), blue 1 (CI 42090), iron oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)


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