Review and Swatches: Alverde Jungle Fever Shimmering Bronzer

I was never much bronzers. One of the reason is because I wasn't really sure how to use them. Not like it's a big science or something. I watched few Youtube videos and decided to give them a go. First I purchased Sleek Face Form kit and loved their bronzer for contouring. Then I bought Elf bronzer, which didn't really amazed me, but I'll give it another chance. In DM recently started to sell new Alverde LE collection Colorful Paradise and bronzer looked amazing, so I purchased it and was plesently surprised.

P.S. If you're wondering what's wrong with my photos, I had a bad photo session day and all of the photos from that day came out too blue. I had to photoshop them to make them look good enough for posting, but I'm still not very satisfied with them. Unfortunately I swatched all products before I saw photos and I don't like using photos of used products for reviews, so in few upcoming posts there will be more photos with similar light.  

Bronzer is called Jungle Fever Shimmering Bronzer and it's packed into a sturdy round plastic packaging with transparent lid. Bronzer itself is made from colorful shimmery hexagonals. Together these gave an shimmery brown shade. When I swatched it I was a bit afraid, that it'll be too dark for me, specially because it's very pigmented, but it all depends from an application. I like to apply it with a stippling brush, because application is lighter and then I can build it up, if I want. It's also easy bleandable. Although it contains shimmer, the shimmer isn't noticeable much on my face, which I like a lot, because in that case a combination with highlighter looks amazing. I specially like the combination with golden highlighter (Terra Naturi Golden Highlight). What really amazed me by this bronzer is that it lasts for hours on my face. I usually apply it in the morning and if I remove my makeup after 10, 11 hours it's still on. 

And a swatch on my face. First photo is a close up and second one is from far. I'm wearing only this bronzer, no blush and no highlighter. As you can see, it doesn't look as brown on face as on heavy swatch on upper photo, because it's easy bleandable and also buildable. I do like a lot how this bronzer looks on my tanned face. I'm a bit afraid that it won't suit my pale skin during the winter, but in that case this will be my summery product and in winter I'll continue using Sleek bronzer for contouring. 

The packaging is really huge, it contains 23 g, which will last me a life time. I payed around 5 € for it, which is really cheap for such an amount of product. Alverde is available only in DM, and as much as I saw yesterday, this collection is still available, so you can still get this bronzer if you like it.

What do you think? Are you a fan of bronzers or not too much? Thank you for reading!