I can’t even begin to guess how many self tanners I have tried, not to mention how many bronzers. I thought I had pretty much tried it all…and then Vita Liberata sent their Trystal Minerals ($45) to test. I assumed it was a mineral bronzer, and I was right…but it’s also a self tanner. That threw me for a loop! Yes, Trystal Minerals is the world’s first self tanning bronzing mineral powder. Pretty cool!
Trystal Minerals is a bronzing mineral powder that interacts with moisturizer or liquid foundation, turning into a faux tan. How does it do it? With crystal technology – this makes it so the DHA in the dry crystals activates when it comes into contact with skin. The crystals also reflect light, so skin looks smooth and glowy.
I find that it really works best as a self-tanner over moisturizer. Over foundation I get more of just the bronzing effect, I think because the more moist skin is, the more the self-tanning part manifests.
The bronzing powder comes with a fabulous silky kabuki brush.
Just blend the bronzing powder in all over face, neck, and decolletage for an instant tan, concentrating more on the cheeks for the bronzing effect. The more mineral powder you apply, the deeper the tan. The tan lasts about five days, and reapplication keeps it going as long as you want. I find the color to be a little on the red side and it definitely deepens skin color by several shades. Also, it’s best to apply it in small amounts. Going too heavy can result in ‘dirty’ looking areas. Easy to correct with a little more powder, but even easier to just avoid the problem with small amounts of powder worked into the kabuki then buffed on.
Here I am with just moisturizer on my face:
And here I am right after applying Trystal Minerals with the kabuki brush:
Who needs foundation??
I love this product. It is super easy to apply and gives great results. I recently traveled by plane and liquids were such a hassle, so I totally appreciate the powder format. Plus, powder really doesn’t go bad and Trystal Minerals comes in a large enough jar to last for at least a year.
Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals can be found in the US at Sephora stores. It’s a terrific, innovative product that is definitely worth trying! – Lisa
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