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Beauty report: Westman Atelier Beauty Butter Powder Bronzer

Words by Rachel Krasky

Bougie beauty.

Name: Westman Atelier Beauty Butter Powder Bronzer
Price: $114
What it does: a silky matte bronzer that melts into the skin to deliver a warm, sun-kissed glow
Available from: mecca.com.au

How it feels/smells/looks

The first thing you will notice when picking up anything from the Westman Atelier range is the LUXE AF packaging. You don’t want to get sucked in by it, but you most certainly do. For those of you who don’t know, Westman Atelier is a boutique cosmetics range created and recently launched in Australia by celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman. The collection interests me as it’s curated, with a big emphasis on ingredients and quality (Gucci suffers from rosacea) but also packaging that is solid, over the top and just simply beautiful. The gold packaging this bronzer is encased in is nothing short of stunning. It’s housed in a pale pink leather pouch and is weighty and luxurious to hold. The bronzer itself is actually quite small, but has the cutest love hearts embossed into the product. You will try to look past the chic packaging and cute motifs, but soon you’ll notice it’s all part of the Westman experience.

Why I like it

The bronzer as a product is very, very nice. It’s true to its name of being buttery and matte, yet still maintains a glow, and I find it easy to blend on the skin. What I have found is that this product looks even better when I am tanned (it only comes in one shade, a gripe you will hear more about later). So if you have very fair skin, the colour might be slightly too deep for you. The shade that it does come in is a true bronzer shade; not leaning too warm or too cool, but rather just adding a beautiful bronze finish to the skin. The ingredients are a big tick and include cupuaçu butter (to encourage natural collagen production), cocoa seeds (to calm redness), mango seeds (to protect from pollution and UV rays). Plus, it’s vegan and formulated without phthalates, parabens, gluten or synthetic fragrance.

Areas for improvement

A couple of gripes here. First off is shade range – a problem across her full line. There seem to be little to no options for deeper skin tones in both the bronzer and her foundations. Hard to believe, but my disappointment needs to be noted! Second gripe is price point. The $114 RRP is RICH for a bronzer, and even though I love the experience and think the product is beautiful, you can definitely find a comparable bronzer for fewer dollars – especially for the amount of product you get here, which is around 50 per cent less than most bronzers. My last gripe is the packaging. As stunning as it is, it’s not very practical. I find the compact very difficult to open and it’s definitely not travel-friendly. My final thoughts on this one are if you like bougie one-of-a-kind products, and don’t mind spending the extra dollars, then go for it. You’ll definitely use it! If you’re just looking for the best bronzer on the market, however, I think you can spend less and get more, like the The Marc Jacobs Omega Bronzer for $72.

4/5

 

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