SHISEIDO Oil Free Bronzer # 3 Dark Review & Swatch


SHISEIDO Oil Free Bronzer # 3 Dark


We recently saw amazing article by lovely Maitri where she shared some of the well known bronzers available in India and here I am with the best amongst the lot – SHISEIDO Oil Free Bronzer in shade # 3 Dark.


shiseido bronzer medium

Size – 12 gm, Price – 1900/- INR, Available in Shoppers Stop and Parco’s SHISEIDO Counter

My experience with SHISEIDO Oil Free Bronzer # 3 Dark:

Shade – DARK is a chocolate brown shade with super fine golden sheen shimmer and no orange tones to it , a very natural looking when used as bronzer or contoured  .I am NC 40 and # 3 Dark looks perfectly good on my skin tone , if you are little about NC 45 then this may not be that visible , for someone between NC 35 to 45 it is prefect shade of bronzer which is not orange on olive skin tone . There is very fine sheen shimmer which looks absolutely flattering and gives that sun kissed look .


shiseido oil free bronzer review

Texture and Staying power – The texture is soft and silky but not powdery unlike some boxed bronzers which look messy at times. I find the texture easy to work with nice slant brush.  I get some 7 plus hrs of wear with this and it doesn’t make my skin look oily or patchy, it fades very evenly leaving behind a slight colour.


shiseido bronzer swatch


Pigmentation – It is decently pigmented and needs a layer or two to show nicely, it is buildable and blend able and hence it is a safe bet if you are novice.


shiseido bronzer

Packaging – It is housed in rectangle dark brown plastic box which is very sturdy and there is a small brush that comes in which I found very helpful as its travel friendly.

HERE is BEFORE and AFTER Picture for you :


shiseido bronzer look 2

What I like about SHISEIDO Bronzer in DARK:

  • I love the colour on my olive skin tone – it’s not too shimmery and has right amount of sheen shimmer to give that sun kissed look.
  • The box packaging which is travel friendly.
  • The brush that comes in is very useful for quick touch ups.
  • The bronzer will work across skin tones effortlessly.
  • It is easy to blend and build the colour.
  • The texture is smooth but not powdery.
  • The staying power is great even on my oily skin .

What I don’t like about SHISEIDO Bronzer in DARK :

  • There are just 3 shades available and hence you may find it hard to get the perfect shade.
  • They are not widely available across India.

Ratings: 4.5/5

Recommendations – I do love using bronzers on and off and this is amongst the best bronzers available in India and the price is also good as it’s an investment. I am sure it will last me ages and above all I adore the packing which is handy and travel friendly.

Have you tried SHISEIDO Oil Free Bronzer # 3 Dark?

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