Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Dr. Hauschka Translucent Bronze Concentrate - Review


Dr. Hauschka is one of those natural brands that has successfully crossed over into the wider market and achieved cult status among makeup artist, skincare enthusiasts, and magazine editors.

The Translucent Bronze Concentrate is a product I came across when I was looking for a natural, neutral-undertoned bronzer. I have very fair skin (like you-can-see-my-veins-through-face fair skin); this combined with the fact that I'm a man means that when I wear makeup I want it to be undetectable. The Translucent Bronze Concentrate is just that, undetectable, and positively beautiful. It's a thin, tan liquid that blends seamlessly into the skin without a trace of shimmer or glitter. The finish is very a very soft demi-matte texture that works beautifully over oils, lotions, creams and balms.

The colour and delivery method are perfect for us fair-skinned folks. This bronzer is not orange at all, rather it has slightly red/terra cotta undertones that mimic the colour of my skin when I've had a bit of sun perfectly. The thin liquid also blends out perfect and can be layered up to whatever intensity of bronze you're after. I dab it lightly along the high points of my face (my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, the centre of my forehead) for a natural "I've just come from the beach" look.

On top of all of that, this stuff packs some serious skincare punch. Enriched with sun damage healing olive oil and soothing woundwort extract, it takes all my self control to resist the urge to slather this beach-in-a-bottle all over my face (you can mix a few drops in with moisturizer for an all-over glow if that's your kind of look; I tried it, it wasn't for me).

The Translucent Bronze Concentrate is 43$ for 30 ml from SaffronRouge


  1. I don't yet own this oil but was able to sneak a touch of it from my friend Gina's vanity (I know, I know). I was impressed with it! Have you ever tried mixing it with your foundation (or do you not wear any because your skin is beautiful?!), or do you just apply it to highlight points?

    Thanks for commenting on my blog earlier. Glad yours was linked via Disqus ... love discovering new blogs! Especially men!

    1. Hey Kim! Thanks for stopping by, it means the world that you gave my blog a read! I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you, I've been a bit under the weather recently.

      I've tried mixing it with foundation before (I do opt for a bit of evening out every now and again), but it wasn't for me. I'm quite fair-skinned, and I don't ever really get a tan, so it just didn't look right. Applied to highlight points, though, it is unbelievable! I bought it this summer in hopes of preventing the "are you alright? you look awfully pale" comments I often get, and I think I'll probably keep on with it into the colder months!