It's definitely not bronzer :/
I was honestly really disappointed by this. It was on sale at least, but the wasted 500 still smarts. Until now I haven't really thought of using bronzer for myself since my cheekbones do the work, but this seemed like a good place to start and I needed a new blush to replace my rapidly emptying powder faves. Unfortunately, none of the powders in this palette worked for me at all. The highlighter was less highlighter and more packed cosmetic glitter dust (which might tickle others' fancies, but didn't do it for me). The blush would've been pretty good if it wasn't so chalky; little pigmentation actually ever gets to the skin unless you're particularly determined to rub that stuff in. And the bronzer, man I looked forward to it so much. Kind of heartbroken, after. It's SHIMMERY, for one. More so than any of the pictures show you online. It's giant eyeshadow basically. And the warmer, caramel-ly tone would've worked so well like TonyMoly's cristal blushers as 'shading' (East Asia's take on the contouring thing), but it's not matte. And like the blush, it's too chalky to actually adhere to skin, even if you load it up with moisturizer and base makeup. I thought the wavy mold was cute too, until I realized how much it kept me from getting product on my brush to use in the first place. And maybe all of these would still have been okay, tolerable even, if it weren't for the SMELL. It's not necessarily bad, but it's very distinct, strong, synthetic, maybe even lavender-y, and not in a good way (and lavender has no place on your skin in the first place). Love BeautyMNL to bits for helping me with delivery and everything else, but the quality of this palette just made me feel kinda embarrassed for everyone involved, I felt like I just wasted your time and made abala for nothing. Didn't use this beyond the once.
over 1 year ago