Face, Makeup

Review and Swatch of the Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Natural 1.

If you’re a bronzer newbie, you like a little colour and healthy definition to your face with a flawless blend no matter how experienced you are with makeup; then this is for you!

Bobbi Brown Bronzing powder Natural 1- Ukbeautygems

This bronzer is a lightweight matte formula that gives the face a soft sun kissed look without looking flat or ashy. There are 5 shades in the range and Natural sits right in the middle. I find that it works beautifully on both medium and tan skin tones making it really versatile.

Texture, pigmentation and longevity.

Bobbi Brown Bronzing powder Natural 1- Ukbeautygems

This is a pressed powder that is smooth to the touch and blends out beautifully on top of makeup and on bare skin!

It lasts all day without needing touch ups and doubles up as a great eyeshadow! It is richly pigmented and has a matte finish which is easy to apply and sets a great base to follow up with blush and highlighter.

It’s great by itself too on those quick makeup days or if you just want to add some warmth to your skin.


Bobbi Brown Bronzing powder Natural 1- swatch Ukbeautygems

This looks cool in the pan but swatches out quite warm on the skin which is why I think it can be applied to a surprisingly wide range of skin tones.

It is pigmented but can be sheered out with a brush to give you a more subtle look.


This is best applied with a fluffy synthetic brush. I like using my elf complexion brush but any brush you have will do fine.

Gently pick up product tap off the excess and apply to the perimeter of your face gently buffing the product in. (remember a little goes a long way and you can always build up product but can’t take it away!)

If you have applied a lot of cream products underneath use a tapping motion and blend out as desired. Apply to all the parts of your face the sun naturally hits or wherever you want to add warmth and definition.


Bobbi Brown Bronzing powder Natural 1- Ukbeautygems

The packaging is the signature Brown Brown look I love and appreciate. It is sleek and sturdy with the classic white on black logo that is timeless.

It hosts a large mirror perfect for on the go and is a big size but not bulky or hard to travel with!

Value for money

This is a high end product but the quality is beautiful and you just can’t go wrong with it. It blends beautifully, the formula is stunning and lasts all day. It retails for £32 for 8g of product so it is pricey but you only need a little and it lasts a long time. Remember to see deals at the bottom!

Final Thoughts

If you are worried about adding a bronzer to your makeup routine, have had bad experiences with finding the right shade for your skin tone or are on the lookout for a new bronzer I would definitely recommend giving this one a try.

I have had no issues with application or blending. It is smooth and gives your face a healthy glow without any shimmer or glitter.

Current deals and offers

*all deals are available at the time this blog was posted*

Currently on sale at Fabled by Marie Claire for £27.20

John Lewis has price matched the above offer also for £27.20

Also on offer at Debenhams for £28.80

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