Review: Face Bronzing Powder, Alva Coleur

My pale sister Adventurer! Discover my favourite organic face bronzing powder for very fair skin that won’t make us look kissed by a brick…

Coming in a handy mirror box with an extra department for the included sponge, the Alva Coleur baked bronzer is as practical as any conventional product.


Opened, it reveals a terracotta looking, solid stone of a very soft, sorbet-like muted peachy colour (in 1, Beige-rose):


Here’s a close-up of a freshly opened stone with only a few brush traces:


And here’s a swatch on white cardstock to show how soft and actually almost neutral the colour looks.
It gives you a fresh look, has only little shimmer to it – just enough to make it appear silky on your cheeks – and is quite transparent, too.
It’s definitely not a colour to brush over all of your face, but just fine for accents on cheekbones, nose, chin – the classic “sun kissed” look.


Originally I planned to just talk about this product en passant in this post about why I hate selft tanners, but found it was too much info for one post. Now it’s going to be THREE posts. Duh! 😀

8 Comments on “Review: Face Bronzing Powder, Alva Coleur

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  2. Love bronzers as a soft veil, that it really looks like I had little vacation.

    • yup. I am ogling some Hiro powders these days. would be fun to use a Berlin-based brand, the contents are pretty much the same as with Alima, Lily Lolo or Everyday Minerals, Inika etc.

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  4. I love Bare minerals but ya can’t get me off of Self tanners sweet sister!

    • that’s why I picked some of the cleaner ones 🙂 took a while to find them.

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