When Essence brings out a new bronzer I’m all ears. Till this day, Essence has only released one bronzer in their life time of me trying them as a brand. That was a limited edition bronzer of the Lights of Orient collection that was released more than 4 years ago. That has a stunning design though so I never wanted to use it too much. I have been waiting ever since for Essence to release a bronzer that could work for me. They are usually too orange, too dark or too muddy in my experience. So how do I fare with the Essence Hello, Good Stuff bronzer?
Review: Essence Hello, Good Stuff Matte & Glow bronzer 010 Cocoa-Cool
The good news about any Essence product is how affordable it is. This bronzer retails for a mere €3.59. That is super affordable for any bronzer. It comes in two different shades of which this is the lightest one. It is also called: cococa-cool which has me very pleased. Most of the time Essence bronzers are far too orange and dark and this shade instantly looked like something that I might like.
What does this bronzer have to offer?
The Hello, Good Stuff bronzer is a 99% natural formula that is infuse with cocoa powder and should be nourishing. I do think that a nourishing powder is not really a feasible concept but I do like how this is a nearly all natural formula. I like how an affordable brand like this is trying to create products that are better and less infused with chemicals. Then again, this could also just be an attempt to just make the brand look better. So I am always a bit skeptical.
What does the shade 010 Cocoa-Cool look like?
So this comes in two shades: both of them quite light. The lightest one is 010 Cocoa-cool and I was very happy to see that this is a cool toned/ neutral leaning bronzer. It has a glowy side up top and a matte side on the bottom. I like blending the two shades together as that makes for the best shade. I found that the two shades have slightly different textures: the glowy side up top is more finely milled and far more powdery. The lower, matte shade is much more firmly pressed and there is far less kick back.
How does this bronzer swatch?
As you can see this is a warm toned bronzer that is very fair and not too orange. It has a lovely texture and a neutral shade that is easy to blend onto the skin. I love applying this with a large stipple brush and it looks very natural on the skin. This is a great shade match for my fair skin. I think I have found a bronzer by Essence that works very well for me.
How does this bronzer apply?
As you can see this bronzer looks very natural on the face. It does add a nice bronzy glow to my skin but it isn’t too much. In fact this is natural enough that I feel I can keep on applying this without it looking too much on the skin. I am really liking what this looks like on my face. Is this my favorite bronzer ever? I haven’t used it enough yet to make such a bold claim but I am certainly liking it.
My final thoughts
The Essence Hello, Good Stuff bronzer is a great bronzer for my pale complexion. It has a great texture, it looks natural and is easy to apply. The fact that this is super affordable to boot is only a great plus point. For a cheap bronzer like this one, I think this may definitely be one of the best ones I have ever tried.
Would I recommend the Essence Hello, Good Stuff bronzer?
I feel I have finally found a bronzer that works for me by the most affordable brand on the planet: Essence. This may be difficult to find depending on where you live, but overall I really like this bronzer. It doesn’t come in a bunch of shades though so if you have a deeper complexion this may not work out for you in the end. However, if the shades available are right for you, I would recommend checking this out.