October 31, 2012

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glow, Camera Ready, and Bronze Beauty Self Tanning Lotion - swatches, pics, reviews

Hello, Beautiful!

I have a few products to share with you in this post from the cosmetics brand Manna Kadar. Some of you may have received samples of her products in your Birchbox (I know I did, of the Sheer Glow). In this post I'll share with you the Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glow, Camera Ready, and Bronze Beauty Self Tanning Lotion.

Check out my pics, swatches, info, and reviews... click on pics to view them larger.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics
Sheer Glow
Shade: Movie Star


Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glow Info & Review:
Cost/Availability: $29.00 (1 fl oz full size). Available on the Manna Kadar Cosmetics website, on the Birchbox website, and everywhere else Manna Kadar Cosmetics are sold.
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Kisses

Sheer Glow is an incandescent liquid that lights up skin with all over radiance. Mix with foundation or wear alone to provide a luminous glow for all skin types. This is an especially amazing product for mature/dry skin that provides a youthful glow and dewy finish. Use on face and/or body.

This highlighting product has a watery-liquid texture that spread easily and leaves behind a dewy finish. A little goes a long way, so don't over do it (you can always add more if you need it).

The shade Movie Star is pretty. There is another shade available on the Birchbox website but for some reason it's not on the Manna Kadar website (maybe it's exclusive to Birchbox for a limited time).

If you use this on your body you could apply directly or mix with your body lotion.

I liked this product and would recommend it!

Manna Kadar Cosmetics
Camera Ready

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Camera Ready Info & Review:
Cost/Availability: $42.00 (for the full sized version; not sure of size in ounces; I only have a sample tube). Available on the Manna Kadar Cosmetics website and everywhere else Manna Kadar Cosmetics are sold.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Kisses

Camera Ready is an essential makeup primer that gives a matte, silky smooth finish that will keep your makeup in place all day. As a bonus, Camera Ready smoothes skin texture and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores.

This primer had a lightweight, silky, silicone-like texture. It absorbed quickly, leaving my skin silky smooth and ready for makeup application.

I do think it's a bit pricey for a primer, but if it works great then price isn't a factor for me. I'd recommend checking out this primer.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics
Bronze Beauty Self Tanning Lotion

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Info & Review:
Cost/Availability: $24.00 (4 oz full size). I have a 2.7 oz size shown in this post. Available on the Manna Kadar Cosmetics website and everywhere else Manna Kadar Cosmetics are sold.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Kisses

Become a bronzed beauty with Manna Kadar's Self Tanning Lotion. This innovative formula is a custom blend of natural ingredients creating the richest looking tan in the most luxurious way without the sun. Achieve a golden glow with natural ingredients such as aloe, vitamin A, and vitamin E that serve to moisturize, hydrate and protect the body with a fresh almond oil scent.

To apply: Smooth evenly over face and/or body. Color is instant and will intensify in 3 hours. To avoid discoloring palms, wash hands with soap and water immediately after use. To maintain your tan apply Bronze Beauty Self Tanning Lotion 1 to 3 times weekly.

I really liked the scent of this tanning lotion. It had a nice, pleasant fragrance. I especially liked it because I love almond scented products and this was definitely an almond scent.

A little goes a long way. It spreads nicely and blends decent too. Does have a quick dry-down, but still takes awhile to avoid transferring the color to your clothes. The color is supposed to intensify over 3 hours, which i found to be true -although on me it didn't intensify all that much.

I didn't really like the shade this gave me; it wasn't all that natural looking on me; maybe a bit too orange or too brown in tone. I really couldn't put my finger on it but it just didn't look natural on me. It may look great on you. I also found it didn't last on me. For example, the test spot I used for the before and after photo was only tan for a tiny bit. By the time I showered (which was about 2 hours after application) it had completely vanished. Because of that, I would highly recommend not showering for at least 6 to 8 hours after application. May be best to apply at night, just before bed, so you wake up to your tan and can shower at that point.

Overall, I give it major points for scent and how nicely it went on, but it just wasn't a great match for me. That doesn't mean it won't be a great self-tanner for you, so I'd still recommend looking into this if you're looking for a self tanner --- especially if you're often bothered by self tanner smells  you will love that this smells like a lotion and not a self tanner!

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of these products? Have you tried any or do you want to? Discuss in the comments below.

1 comment:

  1. Use coupon code MANNA20 for 20% off at Manna Kadar Cosmetics website.


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