Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bare Minerals Ready Bronzer in The Deep End Review

A couple of months ago I was on the lookout for a good bronzer. Prior to that, I never really thought about it because, I mean, why would a brown girl want to add more brown to her face? I'm already sunkissed enough, thankyouverymuch. I was convinced otherwise after reading online, and so the hunt began. I found it tough to find a bronzer that actually showed up on me; most of them were the same shade as my skintone and disappeared into my skin. Shrutilaya pointed me in the direction of Nars Casino, which is one of my favorites, but it has some gold glitter in it, which I wasn't a fan of. I wanted a matte bronzer!

I'm already a fan of the Bare Minerals Ready formula, and so when I saw their bronzer in The Deep End I decided to give it a shot. Surprisingly, (or unsurprisingly, really) it turned out to become a real favorite!

The packaging is minimalisting, a black rubberized cover similar to those by Nars. Which means, of course, it attracts dust like flowers attract bees. It's frustrating to say the least because I like my makeup to look clean, and this is so hard to keep clean!

It's sturdy, and will travel well - but a word of caution, the formula is soft so if you drop the compact, the powder will shatter. I have dropped it onto carpeted floor, and that didn't damage it, but wood or tile floors won't be kind to it!

The Bare Minerals Ready formula is one of the nicest ones I've come across, and this bronzer is no exception. It's soft, smooth and satiny to the touch, but it's matte. It blends out easily without too much fuss. It applies a little on the lighter side but can be built up very easily.

The Deep End is a deep, warm brown without any red undertones. It's great for warmer skins because of that! I've found that sometimes the darker bronzer shades have red tones, which make my face look muddy, and this doesn't have any. It does have yellow tones, so I think this is good for olive skins as well. Lighter skins can use this with a lighter hand, but they might be better off using the lighter shades in the range.

L- light swatch; R- heavy swatch
This has become my go-to bronzer. I wore it most days on summer, and despite the heat and the oil slick that is my face, it lasted a good 5 hours. It's also comfortable to wear, and didn't clog up my pores (but your mileage may vary!).

I do think the Bare Minerals Ready products aren't as well-known as they should be. It's a fantastic formula, and the range houses some real gems, this bronzer being one of them. If you're on the lookout for a good bronzer for deeper skins, I'd recommend you try this!

BGMM Rating: A


  1. Sounds like a great bronzer! I wonder what it would like on my skin tone.

  2. I'm glad you found a great bronzer! It's so hard to find ones without orange-tones or shimmer for any skintone, I find, so well done! ^_^