It's that time of year when the sun's rays fall obliquely and the pressing warmth of summer has since faded. Soon complexions will lose their summer glow in favor of a winter pallor. Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Aruba is beautiful transition piece from my collection that helps hold onto that healthy glow for just a little bit longer.
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Aruba is packaged in shiny circular black packaging with medium weight. The package is opened by pressing the mechanical release button. While this is fancy, it does run the risk of breaking, leaving you with a product that won't close. This happened to me soon after purchase; fortunately customer service replaced my item, and it has been ok since. That said, I hope Bobbi will consider changing the packaging to either a magnetic or regular closure.
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Aruba is the lightest of the illuminating bronzers. It's finely milled light golden bronze that applies smoothly as you would expect of Bobbi's powder products. You can see it's lighter than a traditional bronzer such as NARS Laguna. Bobbi Brown Aruba is lighter and less orange than Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Buff. It's a similar color to Laura Geller Baked Body FrostingTahitian Glow (reviewed here), but significantly less frosty.
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Aruba adds a gentle warmth to the face. It's a sunlit caress, not an over-baked scorch. Aruba is like an illuminator / bronzer hybrid; it would show up best on fair skin tones and may disappear on medium ones. It's just the type of color that would help hold onto the remnants of a summer glow. Thanks for reading! Have you tried Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzers or Bronzers? What is your favorite fall bronzer?