by Kathryn

First, about me - I am a make-up junkie! It seems the older I get, the more expensive products I can buy. I just turned 58 and I think I look pretty good for my age. I've been wearing an SPF product of some sort on my face for over 20 years. I don't smoke and I try to stay out of the sun. As for the wrinkles that I do have, I feel that I've earned them and they give me character!

I was chosen to review Jane Iredale's Sunbeam Bronzer ($48). I thought before I received my product that I would do a little research into the brand. I purchased two products on my own, one of them I'm not too happy with, but the other one (a concealer) is the love of my life!

Now, on to the bronzer - I liked the container, it had a screw off lid instead of a cheap plastic hinge that invariably breaks. The product itself was four quarters of different colors in one round container. One highlighter, one pinkish blush and two darker shades for contouring.

At first I thought it was great, until I only wanted to use one of the quarters. I even used a retractable brush which allowed for better control. There was no way of using just one color, at the least you had to use half at a time, even if you didn't want to. I used it every day for a month, just like I was supposed to. I have never had a product that was used up that quickly. The highlighter quarter was down to the bottom of the tin. It must not have been as dense as the other colors.

While I liked the texture of the bronzer/blush, I did not like the way you had to use it. I think if it had been two colors or at the most three, it would have been more user friendly. At the price point, I would not have purchased Jane Iredale's Sunbeam Bronzer on my own.

Ingredients in Jane Iredale Sunbeam Bronze: Mica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, 24-Karat Gold Leaf, Pine Bark Extract, Pomegranate Extract. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides