Friday, January 30, 2015

Royal Cosmetics Connections | Bronzing Pearls

Royal Cosmetic | Bronzing Pearls

Royal Cosmetic Connections. Have you ever heard of this makeup brand? I surely have not. So when I was asked to try out the bronzing pearls, I was pretty intrigued. I have not tried many bronzing pearls yet and they were brownish (a color I am interested in), so why not?! 

I am unable to find a lot of information on Royal Cosmetics. It appears to be a UK-based company that can be bought in European markets. It claims to sell quality products at competitive prices. I admit that the prices are pretty cheap (you can find them at Big Bazar), but they do not scream high quality to me. Though the latter is ok, if a product is really inexpensive. It is all relative, so let us see how good it really is.   

The bronzing pearls come in a plastic see-through holder with a bronze-colored cap on top. I think it looks pretty simple. It actually reminds me a bit of some of the products by L'Oréal... do you get the same vibe? I can't explain it, though. The top comes off quite easily and you will find a sponge in there. I suppose you can use the sponge for application but it is circle-shaped (like its holder) so I think it is rather inconvenient to use a circle-shaped sponge to apply bronzer/blush. I think it is probably in there to hold the pearls in place, so I really would suggest you get a nice brush for this!

Royal Cosmetic | Bronzing Pearls

The bronzing pearls basically are small balls varying in color (from light pinkish-brown to dark chocolate brown) and size with glitters in them. Even though the colors vary a lot, the swatch seems to give off a nice color that sort of unifies the shades into a pinkish-brown color with golden shimmers. At least on my skin tone. What the swatch also shows is that a lot of color comes off with just one simple swatch (the one on the right) and once you blend it out you get a more natural glow (the swatch on the left), still it is quite shimmery for a bronzer.. so keep that in mind!

Royal Cosmetic | Bronzing Pearls | beauty looks
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You only need a little bit of the bronzing pearls for a lot of color, so definitely be careful.. otherwise you may end up looking like an Oompa Loompa. Surely, that is not the look you are going for?! You can layer the colors really well. When used subtly, this bronzer adds warmth and shine to your cheeks so I definitely love that. I am pretty surprised with the longevity of this product, because it has stayed on through out my day looks. I think all of that is pretty a-ok for such an inexpensive budget product! The only real downsides are that the package may appear cheap and that the bronzing pearls are not that pretty in its holder, but it looks pretty darn good on skin. Oh wait. No. A big downside is that this product contains parabens. Big downside, actually. Other than that, I am really pleased with it. I'm not sure about the exact price, but online it seems to only cost a couple of euros (literally, 2 or 3 euros) for 50 grams of product, so if you are in need of nice, and more importantly, budget bronzing pearls.. then this one by Royal Cosmetics Connections may be something for you! What do you think?

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34 comments

  1. I might have not picked this up because the brand is unpopular. So I guess this product should have more exposure in the Interwebs because the result looks pretty on you. It's like a sunkissed color, imo. xo

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    1. Is it unpopular? Because I just hadn't heard of it here in Belgium/the Netherlands. I'm really happy I do now though.. because I use this product often now! Thank you ^^

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  2. Hehe you sound so torn about the product Natasja!I can relate tho..been there with similar feelings about products from time to time. Looks more like a dark blush than it does a bronzer to me but does look lovely on either way!

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    1. Yeah, generally I am happy with it and the down sides are minor (except for containing parabens) so considering the price, it's really not a bad product at all! But you know, there are pros and cons to everything! I tend to always wear bronzers as blush haha!

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  3. Thanks for reviewing this sweety as this is going to be my first bronzing pearls :)

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    1. Hi Lia! I am happy to read that! Would love to see how they look on you!x

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  4. Zomg, I love the color! I'd probably use this as a blush more than as a bronzer.

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    1. I'm really impressed with the color too! I'm definitely using it more as a blush than a bronzer too ^^

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  5. I'd never heard of this brand but it looks really cool -Hanna Lei

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  6. oh myyyy wat een mooi resultaat
    ik was al helemaal weg van de swatch
    maar hij staat je echt prachtig

    liefs
    Karlien

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    1. Jaa, ik vond de swatch er ook al veelbelovend uit zien :) Dank je wel, Karlien!

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  7. I love the natural look this bronzer gives

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  8. ziet er goed uti! X Laura www.mixtfashion.com

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  9. Super mooi! Staat je ook echt goed. X

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  10. I have never heard of this brand before! I love reading about new brands and trying them out :) I don't usually go for shimmery bronzers, but this looks lovely on you <3 It gives you a beautiful glow.

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    1. Me neither! I'm glad to read that, though! Thank you kindly :)

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  11. Wauw op die eerste foto heb je echt goed geshaped. Ik vind het ook wel wat van L'oreal hebben

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  12. Testing on android!

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  14. I'm not sure how it would look on me as a bronzer but I bet it looks ahhmazing as a blush! :) With all these "ballz" coming out from every makeup corner, this might be a new trend! What do you think? :D

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    1. Yeah, I am saying "yes" all the way to its use as a blush as well! I definitely think those pearls are becoming more and more popular. Its use all depends on the swatch in the end though :P

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  15. Ik heb een soortgelijke bronzer en ik gebruik hem vaak als blush (in de winter) maar een heel klein beetje. Voor wat je ervoor betaalde vind ik het wel de moeite waard om te proberen.

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  16. Ik heb een gelijkaardig productje van de bodyshop, en ik vouw het cirkelvormige sponsje gewoon dubbel zodat ik met een klein stukje kleur kan aanbrengen :)
    Naomi, x

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    1. Oh, ik ga het eens proberen. Kijken wat voor resultaten dat zal brengen ^^ bedankt voor de tip!x

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  17. Ik heb nog nooit van dit merk gehoord, ziet er best prima uit!

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  18. Wat een fijne blog heb je Natasja! Die bronzer vind ik trouwens erg mooi, jammer gaat hij waarschijnlijk iets te donker zijn voor mijn witte huid :(

    Liefs, Silke

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    1. Hi Silke! Dank je wel, dat is super lief :) Als bronzer zou die waarschijnlijk iets te donker op je uitvallen.. maar wie weet staat het je wel als blush?!

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  19. Er zijn inderdaad een paar mindere kantjes aan maar voor de prijs vind ik het resultaat wel erg goed! :) Ik had eigenlijk nog nooit van het merk gehoord voor ik je artikel las! Misschien wordt het binnenkort wel wat bekender in België en Nederland? :)

    Liefs,
    Marlies - Golden Mirrors & Pink Bows

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    1. Ja, wie weet? Misschien als het opgepikt wordt door winkels als Kruidvat. Als ik het goed heb begrepen is dit merk te vinden in de Big Bazar!

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  20. the product really impressed you, did't it? :) so affordable and in both pictures effect is very good..looks glowy on skin.. great find babe :)

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