Covergirl TruMagic The Sunkisser Bronzer Review

 Covergirl's TruMagic The Sunkisser Bronzer has an "innovative formula" that "gives your skin an instant touch of sun." Covergirl says their new cream bronzer is "blendable, lightweight, oil free, non-greasy, and works with all skin types." I received a 2.5 gram sample of this bronzer as a gift with purchase in an Ulta order. The full size contains 7.7 grams (.27 oz) and retails for around ten bucks. Sadly, Covergirl products are tested on animals. This cream bronzer was made in the USA.

 Covergirl's The Sunkisser bronzer's packaging is a little bulky in my opinion. The round pan of cream bronzer is set in a brown plastic palette with a raised clear flip top lid. The Covergirl logo and product name are printed on the lid in silver lettering. More product information can be found on the back of the compact. A sponge is included, and I wish it wasn't - mainly because you shouldn't be applying cream bronzer with a sponge, but also because it'd allow for a more compact compact. Packaging doesn't seem to be recyclable.
 Covergirl's TruMagic The Sunkisser Bronzer is part of the brand's new line of primer type products (the other two are The Perfecter [a primer] and The Luminizer [a highlighter]). The Sunkisser has an interesting texture - it isn't quite a cream, nor is it a gel; its somewhere in between the two, though it leans towards a cream. This silky cream bronzer is very lightweight, yet it has a weird density in the pan that makes this product difficult to pick up with a brush. I've found that the best tool for applying The Sunkisser is a small duo fiber/stippling brush (I use Bdellium Tools 953 Duet Fiber Foundation Brush) and working it into the skin in small circular motions. The Sunkisser is easy to blend into the skin, giving it a very natural appearance. This product is buildable to an extend, two layers looks ok, any more than that looks cakey. I get decent wear from Covergirl's cream bronzer, about 6-7 hours. I highly advise setting this emollient bronzer with a powder for added longevity.
 Covergirl's TruMagic Sunkisser Bronzer is a light, yellow based tan shade. The Sunkisser contains no shimmer, it has a sheer, slightly dewy finish. The Sunkisser is similar in tone to Benefit's Hoola Bronzer, though it lacks the undertone Hoola is famous for. The Sunkisser is very light for a bronzer, so it won't work for everyone. The Sunkisser makes a nice subtle contouring product, but keep in mind that it won't be as effective as a matte bronzing powder because of it's dewiness. This cream bronzer would be great for adding all over warmth for those with light-medium skin tones.
I like Covergirl's TruMagic The Sunkisser Bronzer. The texture is kinda interesting, more solid than a cream but too creamy to be a gel. This cream bronzer is easy to blend down to a sheer, natural finish the gives the look of sunkissed skin. You gotta love an aptly named product. This cream bronzer isn't for everyone though, its too light to show up on medium-deep to deeper complexions; hopefully Covergirl will add a deeper shade in the future. Consider your skin tone and what you'd like to use this bronzer for before purchasing. Personally, I quite like The Sunkisser for contouring my fair skin. I think I'll be picking up the full size when I inevitably finish my sample. 

I'd love to do a comparison between The Sunkisser and Bourjois' Bronzing Primer. 

Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Myristyl Trisiloxane, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylyl Methicone, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Microcrystalline Wax, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Pentaerythrityl Tetra Di T Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Laureth 4, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide

This product was a free gift with purchase. 


  1. I need this bronzer omg! Thanks for the review.

    1. No need to thank me, its what I do. I hope you enjoy this bronzer!

  2. I was wondering if this would be good for contouring fair skin. Thank you!