It’s the XX Revolution summer collection, and the XX Revolution Bronze Skin Cream Bronzer instantly caught my eye as being a potential dupe for a couple of high-end products.
“BRONZE NEW YOU … Our XX Revolution Bronze range has landed! With skin benefiting ingredients to help brighten and enhance your natural glow.
This must-have bronze range has added Vit C, Niacinamide and Tropical Papaya Extracts to give your skin that radiant boost.
Get your glow. SKIN CREAM BRONZER
We’re here for that natural glow with our light weight creamy bronzer available in three wearable shades. This ultra-creamy formula turns from cream to power and dries in a super soft matte finish. Use to build and create that XXTRA bronze Natural glow.“
The XX Revolution Bronze Skin Cream Bronzer is £15 / $20 and contains 28g (0.98oz) of product within a very weighty, frosted, clear glass jar with a bronze metallic lid, with the XX Revolution logo on the centre of the lid.
I know XX Revolution are the more luxurious Revolution sister brand, but the packaging is super luxe, and wowed me considering it’s only £15.
The jar feels very heavy, and under the lid, the jar had an air tight seal over the top, and under the seal, there’s a secondary lid, to keep the cream bronzer air tight.
The XX Revolution Bronze Skin Cream Bronzer is available in 3 shades; Inspire (light), Candid (medium) and Agenda (deep). I chose the lightest shade which is Inspire, and it’s an orange toned cream bronzer with a completely matte finish.
It feels quite balm-like in consistency, and not whipped like I thought it would. As soon as I saw the XX Revolution Bronze Skin Cream Bronzer, it instantly reminded me of the Chanel Les Beiges Cream Bronzer, which does have a light, slightly whipped consistency, but this version from Revolution is a solid balm.
Even though the cream bronzer feels balm-like to touch, it blends out effortlessly and dries down completely. Some balms remain dewy or tacky on the skin, which can mean they move around on the face.
However, this XX Revolution cream bronzer sets completely with a satin finish, which looks both natural and flattering on the skin. It’s so blendable, you can even use your fingers to blend it out, and as the formula (on this shade at least) is buildable, I feel like you can’t go wrong with application.
I’ve tried applying the XX Revolution Bronze Skin Cream Bronzer with a BeautyBlender, my fingertips, the Zoeva Face Shape Brush and the Zoeva 125 Stippling Brush, and without a doubt, the best brush for application and blending is a stippling brush.
It takes literally seconds to buff into the skin, and it looks amazing both on bare skin, or over the top of foundation too. I am so impressed with this product, and as the jar is so huge, you could use it on the body too.
Cream bronzers aren’t my favourite, as I never found a formula I really enjoyed, but I love this XX Revolution formula, and if you’ve never tried a cream bronzer before, this would be the perfect starting point, as you really can’t go wrong.