REVIEW: VICHY TEINT IDEAL Bronzing Powder Universal Shade*

by - October 26, 2016

If you saw my review of the VICHY Teint Idéal Illuminating Powder Foundation*, you'll already know that I've been excitedly trying out most of the products in the new VICHY Teint Idéal makeup range. I feel like I should reiterate what a huge fan of VICHY products that I am and just how excited I was that they were releasing and entire range of base makeup products - here's hoping colour products are next on the menu, because that would be amazing! Anyway, without further adieu, let's get into my review of the VICHY Teint Idéal Bronzing Powder*!


The women who tested it were unamimous. From light to dark skin tones, they all adopted this universal bronzer for an ultra-natural tanned effect.
  • 14 hour hold.
  • Intense mineral pigment for a bronzed glow.
  • Mother-of-pearl for immediate radiance.

When I heard that this product came in only one shade, Universal, I was a little concerned that it was going to be too dark for my skin, which is a problem that I have with a lot of bronzers as someone with fair skin. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this actually works quite easily with my skin and that I don't have to work with too light a hand to get a really natural, healthy looking glow to the skin. This is definitely a warm toned bronzer, but it doesn't pull orange on my skin and instead gives me a really nice sun kissed look to the skin. I also find this to be a buildable product because it has a light texture and blends really seamlessly on the skin, so I think that it could work on a wide range of skin tones.

One quick note about the brush that's included - though I prefer a much larger, fluffier brush for applying my bronzer and would be unlikely to reach for this one for that purpose, I think this brush is really soft and just the right size and shape for buffing highlighter onto the tops of my cheekbones. Seriously, try it for that!

Though this closeup of the powder looks like there's shimmer in it, I think that's the light reflecting because in person this is a matte bronzer. That being said, the mother-of-pearl in the formula does give a really luminous finish on the skin without the need for shimmer in the formula. What I find is that this gives a really natural looking radiance to the skin without emphasizing texture, which is what keeps me away from shimmery bronzers entirely. 

The pigmentation, for me, is pretty perfect. It's got enough pigment to bring colour to the face and build nicely, but not so much that I have to be careful when applying it. In fact, I'm pretty sure I could apply this in the dark and it would look good. I'm also really happy with the texture, which is really smooth and silky on the skin.

Overall, I'm really happy with the VICHY Teint Idéal Bronzing Powder*. I do think it lives up to its claim of lasting for 14 hours and I think the glow it gives and the tone is just perfect for my personal needs. Like with everything else in this collection, I feel like this leans heavily on giving a really natural look to the skin so that it really doesn't look like you're wearing a bunch of makeup.

The VICHY Teint Idéal range is available now at drugstores nationwide and on!

Thanks for reading! Again, keep an eye out for more reviews from this range to come!

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