Review & Swatches: Iman Bronzing Powder in “Afterglow”

Iman Bronzing Powder in “Afterglow”

Release Date: Available Now
Availability: Ulta, Sears, Wal-Mart, Target, Drugstore.com
Price: $16.00

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Iman Cosmetics will be donating $1 from every purchase of its Sheer Bronzing Powder in Afterglow to the Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC).

“Iman Cosmetics chose ICC as their mission is “Speaking with One Voice” which embodies the power of uniting a diverse and representative membership to raise issues, propose solutions and most importantly to affect change that benefits all regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or geography. The ICC organization aligns perfectly with Iman Cosmetics’ commitment to multicultural women and diversity.”

Company’s Description

Capture the brilliant glow of the sun with naturally shimmering sheer powders that bring a touch of the tropics to every complexion.

A sparkling trio of rose, gold, and terra cotta hues harmonize together into one compact. Use shades individually or blend together for a unique customized look perfect for all skin tones.


Packaging: 8.75/10

Afterglow comes in a black compact that has contains a mirror, blush pan, and underside compartment with a thin powder-puff applicator. The packaging is on the bulky side, but is otherwise durable.

The pan has an embossed sun design on the surface.

Quality: 9/10

This face powder is divided into three colors: rose, gold, and terra cotta. The entire pan has very fine, golden shimmers in it. You can use the colors individually or blended together.

Mixed together, the color makes for a beautiful, deep blush color. Of course, you can also use the terra cotta and rose colors separately as blush colors, or the gold color as an all-over bronzer.

Although Iman describes this powder as “sheer” on their website, this bronzer actually has good pigmentation. You can overdo the color if you are too heavy-handed. The formulation is smooth and not overly powdery.

The bronzer also comes with a puff applicator, but that kind of applicator will pack on the color too densely, so I would recommend against using it.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

Each third of the pan is large enough that you can pick up the colors individually. Mixing and blending the colors is also easy.

Price: 9.25/10

You get 10 grams of powder for $16.00–a very good price for the large amount of product you’re getting. Plus, proceeds go to a beautiful cause.

Final Grade

91.25/100

Iman Bronzing Powder Packaging

Iman Bronzing Powder in “Afterglow”

Iman Bronzing Powder in “Afterglow”

Iman Bronzing Powder Underside Compartment

“Afterglow” Individual Color Swatches

“Afterglow” Swatch of Colors Mixed

“Afterglow” Applied
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