Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Radiant Bronzing Powder


Wow, I almost feel ashamed for only mentioning this bronzer now but I’ve only really gotten into it as of late. If you haven’t already heard about the Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Radiant Bronzing Powder (what a mouth full!), I’ll give you a quick update. I’ve got it in the brunette shade, so mine is a nice blend of baby pink, ivory and two darker bronze tones. I assume the one for blondes will have more pink tones.


I don’t think you can see it in the picture, but it is quite sparkly so I use it like a blusher on my cheeks instead of for contouring.

I have to be careful not to go in too heavy as it can look a little dirty, so I always dust off the excess on my hands. When worn correctly however it adds a lovely touch of peachy-warmth to my face – almost like I’ve just came back from holiday. I love this for no-makeup days when I just do my brows and blush, as it cancels out all the pink in my cheeks (I’ve got self-diagnosed rosacea so it can become a serious problem).

The packaging is fairly nice although I do slightly prefer Clinique’s slimline packages. The big mirror is a major plus though so I always pack it when I’m travelling and I don’t fear that it will break as it feels very sturdy.


The only thing I don’t like about the blusher-bronzer is the brush that comes with it as it suggests that it is a contouring bronzer, but everyone knows you can’t contour with shimmer. Ugh, such a first world problem! So I just use my regular blusher brush which is also kind-off chunky to travel with – hence my large makeup bag.

All in all a great purchase and a product I’ve been getting a lot of use out of the last couple of months. I do think it is part of an old collection, but I randomly spotted it in an Edgars a few weeks ago so you might still be able to find it. I’m already thinking about what I will do when I finish this one. Any recommendations from you guys?

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