Colored Raine Cocoa Goddess Bronzer ($ 16.00 for 0.3 oz.) Is a slightly muted, dark brown with neutral to warm undertones and a matte finish. It was opaque in its covering with very little product; you needed a light hand and could get even more semi-opaque coverage! Since the texture wasn’t particularly forgiving when mixed – especially on bare skin – using a light hand was essential for it to work.
The consistency felt smooth enough, but it was a bit thin and drier to me, which possibly gave it that ultra-matte finish. Unfortunately, I’ve found that this type of texture doesn’t seem to interact as well with my skin and often looks blotchy if the product sticks strongly the first time but doesn’t spread or spread easily.
I would only recommend this formula to someone who would apply it over set foundation. I think drier, bare skin will find this to attract and emphasize dandruff. It was also easiest to fade out with a larger buffer brush (clean from any product) or with the remains of my primer to soften the edges. It stayed good for eight hours before showing signs of fading.
MORE READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).
- LYS Beauty Worthy (P, $ 18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
- Benefit Hoola Toasted (P, $ 30.00) is warmer (90% similar).
- Kaja Hot Chocolate (PiP) is lighter, warmer and shinier (90% similar).
- The colored Raine Mocha Queen (P, $ 16.00) is darker and warmer (90% similar).
- Salt New York Deep (P, $ 16.00) is darker, cooler, and shinier (90% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Moss Agate Sculpture (LE,) is shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
- NARS Melina (Contour) (PiP,) is shimmery and warmer (85% similar).
- Fenty Beauty Chocolate (P, $ 32.00) is darker, warmer, and shinier (85% similar).
- Fenty Beauty Toffee Tease (P, $ 32.00) is shimmery, darker, and cooler (80% similar).
$ 16.00 / 0.3 oz. – – $ 53.33 per ounce
The formula is said to be a matte bronzer, although the brand also denounced it as a multi-purpose bronzer, so the powders can also be used for lightening, makeup, contouring, or as an eyeshadow shade depending on your skin color in relation to a given shade. The formula should be “buttery soft” and produce a “smoothing and pore blurring” effect.
It felt smooth enough, but it also felt a bit drier, which I found to be a kind of texture that is often harder for me to fade out. This applied to some of the shades – to varying degrees – and it was easiest to apply to a completely matte skin / foundation, e.g. It actually reminded me a lot of the texture AND experience I had with Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer.
In the worst case, the product would stick unevenly wherever I first applied it, but then wouldn’t want to diffuse or fade out. I’ve had the best luck fading out the hues more evenly by gently tapping the product I wanted the greatest coverage on (but not diffusing, mixing, or sweeping!) And using a clean buffer brush to mix more vigorously. The formula is best for someone who always applies their bronzer to matte or firm ground and doesn’t feel like using it on bare skin / glowing foundation.
They were very pigmented to the point where a little went a long way. Hence, using a lighter hand would be a great way to start using this formula and then adjust it as desired. When everything was faded out, it looked matte and smooth, even though it was almost flat matte on my normal to dry skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours before visibly fading.
Browse all of our Raine Bronzer colored swatches.
Talc, zinc stearate, nylon 12, mica (CI 77019), dimethicone, triethylhexanoin, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, lauroyllysine can contain +/- iron oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), FD & C contain yellow aluminum lake No. 5 (CI 19140), Ultramarine (CI 77007)
Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are available from the brand (or distributor) at the time of publication. Please always check the product packaging, if any, on the list of ingredients for the product you are purchasing or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date list of ingredients.