{ Review } Essence Luminous Matte Bronzing Powder

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I have been “needing“ a new bronzer for quite a while, but I wasn’t too sure what bronzer to go for. I have been using my Catrice Prime And Fine Contouring Palette, but I find that I have to work harder to get the deep bronze I am looking for. While looking through Dischem like I always do I saw that Essence release a new bronzer the Essence Luminous Matte Bronzing Powder – which I will be reviewing today.

Essence Cosmetics says “ the matt bronzing texture with a silky-shimmering core creates a subtle, sun-kissed look.” The Essence Cosmetics Luminous Matte Bronzing Powders currently comes in two shades 01 Sunshine – this is for lighter skin tones and the shade 02 Sunglow – is for ladies with medium to darker skin tones.

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I picked up the shade in Sunglow, I really wanted a bronzer that will give me that intense bronze without leaving my face looking muddy. As mentioned I picked this bronzer up from Dischem R64.95, which as you guys know Essence is one of my favourite budget friendly brands, they just fit within my budget.

The bronzer itself comes in a transparent compact and it has rose gold writing on it. It bronzer has this beautiful embossing on it, with the luminous shade in the centre and the deeper bronzer on the outside. Essentially this bronzer just gives you a gorgeous bronze with a slight glow. I have been using this bronzer for a few days now, and I am so impressed with the quality and how good the bronzer blends in and actually shows up well on my skin. Many bronzers I have to use quite a lot of product to get the beautiful bronze.

So with all this being said I definitely like that the Essence Luminous Matte Bronzing Powder is worth purchasing, it’s a great affordable bronzer that will certainly be part of my daily makeup routine.


  1. Yiotou_La
    August 25, 2017 / 10:04 am

    I’ve seen this in the shops but never bought it, yes, it would be a lovely bronzer for every day use! I hope they still have it here, I want it!! x


    • August 29, 2017 / 2:34 pm

      Yeah they are super cheap, really happy they blend quite well

  2. Kathryn
    August 25, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Luminous but matte? That shouldn’t really work together but this product looks amazing.
    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  3. August 25, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    The shade looks really light but I know Catrice and Essence are really great drugstore brands.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  4. August 28, 2017 / 1:35 am

    I really like Essence, they have so many beautiful products and a lot of them are pigmented and just leave your skin looking beautiful! I like the look of this as it could double up as a highlighter for the summer months when tanned so I’ll definitely be checking this out to see if it’s available here! 🙂

    Layla xx


    • August 29, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      Essence is such an amazing brand, they always surprise me with their products

  5. September 5, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    This is such a pretty bronzer, I’m not sure it would be dark enough for my skintone so would have to see if there’s other shades which would suit better!
    Helpless Whilst Drying

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