Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Prestige Glam Tan Bronzer Review and Comparison!

The product in question was only purchased because DollyIsGlitter aka Kelly said she preferred it to Nars Laguna... so me being the person that I am had to put it to the test!

I have used it enough times to officially announce..... that I LOVE it!!! If I had to choose one bronzer to take on holiday - I would choose this one!

It's from the skin loving minerals range and is a mineral bronzing powder, the shade is 02 GLAM TAN! What a cool name! It's basically a dupe for Mac's msf's and only comes in at just under £9.

So is it anything like Nars Laguna? mmm no not really, I decided to compare it with mac msf in Gold Deposit and also found it to be suprisingly similar to another drugstore brand - Bourjois! The gold bronzing powder by bourjois is amazing - when I first purchased it I literally wore it everyday... I still use it alot from time to time!

The texture of Prestige glam tan bronzer is very silky, it glides on smoothly and is easily blended. It smells ok, nothing fancy. The packaging is Shu Uemera esque, I like it.. would have been nice if it had a mirror inside! I ALWAYS forget my mirror at home!
The product contains shea butter which is a bonus and has no bismuth in it for all you allergic people out there! (including me)


Here they all are swatched... This is a very exxagerated swatch - obviously we wouldn't dump it on the face this thick (you better not - do you wanna look like a painting?) :) but these swatches should give you an idea of its true colour.

You can instantly see that Nars Laguna is more of a deep bronzer, I would say more of a contour product whereas Glam Tan is more of a bronzer. Mac msf in Gold Deposit is more on the copper side and has alot of sparkle. The Bourjois is a closer match but on the lighter and more yellow side.

Here is a more realistic swatch...

So after all of that comparing I have to say that my favourite is the Prestige glam tan, I would suggest you buy this if you are looking for a natural golden glow... I suppose you could use it as contour if you have quite fair skin. I have been wearing the glam tan alone over my Bobbi Brown moisture rich foundation and have to say that I love it, I have eliminated blush, highlight and contour... I now just BRONZE :) Seriously it's a much cheaper alternative to Mac's msfs and is just a lovely feel good product. It almost makes your skin look "fake" because it just looks healthy - not baked!!!
Do you have this? How does it work for you?

35 comments:

ilOvebeauty said...

good review :) x

bubblegarm said...

Thanks, u was quick :) x

Olivia said...

Is that the darkest one? i think that glam tan my suit me hmm.. defo going to pick it up tomorrow!

Colette said...

Thanks for the review. I really wanted Gold Deposit MSF but now I think I will just get the Prestige one since it looks pretty.

Hele said...

I got this recently too and absolutely love it. I used to always use laguna, blusher and highlighter and now I use this alone as it does the job! I think it's much more wearable than gold deposit for me. X

bubblegarm said...

@Olivia I think it's the middl one, there are 3 if I'm not wrong, it's so pretty :)

@Colette ur welcome, I feel it's my duty when I come across a star product :) this is much better, and not as glittery.. much more wearable and easier on the wallet! x

Yelena said...

Thank you for this review!! Its tough to find the entire line of prestige cosmetics sold around where I live sadly, or else I'd totally try it too!

bubblegarm said...

@Hele SNAPPPP! I have been doing the same, it's just such an easy product no need for zillions of products, I'm like loving it - it's my new must have :) xx

bubblegarm said...

@Yelena aww I hope you find it!! x

*SweetestSinSheroon* said...

Glad you like it :D
unfortunately there is no prestige out here,, so my mac gold deposit will do :D
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Wallowpea said...

I have this and I love it really suits me and is so pretty :)

tiffany said...

just ordered a sugar sweet mac msf..wish id waited for this review and saved some mullar!!..looks lush xx

MC said...

i love this review. i thought glam tan would be much darker but apprarently i was very wrong it's very goldish and pretty. i was actually looking at the other 2 from prestige from the skin loving minerals but i forgot their names. what do you think of the other two? and in ur opinion which of the three would be best for olive-skinned tones for a nice glow?

and i would love to see how you'd apply it. i never know whether to just brush it all over the face or selectively.

bubblegarm said...

@MC I havent examined the other 2 by prestige but I'm olive skinned and love this one, I use my mac 134 brush and apply like im contouring and extra on the apples of cheeks.. I might do a video on it! :)

Natalia said...

Great review and very clear pictures.... I want all of them! me greedy xx

Make Up Crunch said...

I have pale blonde hair and if I use bronzer I always end up looking a bit 'Vegas Drag Queen'... I'd love a healthy glow so there must be a knack?? J x

Sinead said...

Hey i'm from the UK and just wanted to know where can you buy Prestige from, i really want to try this!!
Thanks alot!

legseleven7 said...

This is a great product. I am very pale too so I was worried it would make me look orange or something. It gives me a natural glow though. A brilliant buy!

bubblegarm said...

@Makeupcrunch.. try the bourjois one, its very subtle, will look lovely with blonde hair!

@Sinead I got mine from Boots!

xx

Zoella. said...

Wow this looks awesome. I don't think i've even looked at anything from the prestige line before. Am definately going to check this out for summer :) xxx

Anne-Marie said...

I have the paler version of this and love it - that colour should be fab with your skintone!!

☠Makeup by Jacqueline☠ said...

I've wanted Gold Deposit for the longest time but I think I like how the Prestige looks better. I'm off work in 10 minutes and I'm off to the store to find this :D

Female_intuition said...

Wow, i need to get me some of this! Now I have a question, do you apply this only to your cheeks or your whole face? Please reply, thanks! :)

deannamargaret said...

You and Kelly both made me wanna run out and get this. I find sometimes my bronzers make me look...muddy by the end of the day. I don't know if that makes sense. Or migrate easily. I think I'm gonna go pick up Glam Tan when I run my errands in a bit! Kelly even said she liked it over Nars Laguna, which is a hard bronzer to beat. =]

Imee said...

thank u so so so much for this comparison! i've been eyeing the prestige for quite sometime now. except for the eyeliners, this company has consistently let me down. but now i think i'ma go ahead and try this product.

bubblegarm said...

@female intuition all over face :) xx

bubblegarm said...

Or even just on cheeks... Depends on my mood :)

Anonymous said...

First of all, what a great review!

I wanna also have a Prestige Tan Bronzer, only i live in the Netherlands.

Does anyone knows where I can buy Prestige stuff(Ebay or a webshop)?

Kimberly Tia said...

Wow -- excellent review!
and I just love your blog!!!

What a beautiful beautiful woman you are!!!

Maddy said...

Can I find this in Canada?

Tali said...

This may be my first ever prestige purchase even though my laguna is unused and I bought that MAC one yesterday! lol

little miss said...

I bought the rich bronze shade, can't remember if it's lighter or darker than the tan one, but I'm loving it too. Leaves you looking nice and glowing

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bubblegarm said...

thank you all.. however i'm really not sure if you an get it in canada or on ebay / web shop... so sorry :( xx

Anonymous said...

Which shade is your bobbi brown moisture foundation in?