Trystal Minerals
Trystal Minerals

Looks like a bronzing powder, right? Well, you’d be correct about that, but Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals is actually self tanning powder as well.

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals
Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals

To my knowledge, this is the first time that a self tan has come in a mineral powder form – and I love an innovation! So, for use, you would use it exactly as you would use your cosmetic facial bronzing powder, going a little heavier on cheekbones, for example, but then over a period of a few hours, the active tanning ingredient (DHA) will leave the tan right there for up to five days. I was a little concerned that one wrong step with your bronzer and the mistake is there for far too long, but actually, the resulting tan is light and warm – a bonne mine effect rather than bronzed goddess effect.

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals
Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals

Above is the effect immediately after application – Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals is quite light reflective with some tiny, tiny sparkles.

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals
Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals

You can see on my arm, after washing off that it’s left a light trace of tan. The light’s changed (just my luck) for the before and after so it looks cooler in the after picture but it’s really quite a warm tan effect – and light in colour; lighter I think than a regular liquid self tan would be.

To apply Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals you’ll get the best effect if you apply over your moisturiser or BB/CC/Foundation (but do let it thoroughly sink in first – I made the mistake of adding the minerals on straight after and it went a bit blotchy so I had to start again). There are two shades available (Light and Medium – I have Medium) and it’s hitting stores in March for £35 (which includes the brush).

I’d say if you aren’t a regular bronzer powder gal, this may not be for you – I think it does rely on a certain bronzing powder skill level (and you need to do your jawline and neck too with the lightest of traces) but it’s certainly a huge leap forward in terms of technology. I love the convenience of Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals – imagine doing your bronzing makeup in the morning and by the afternoon, your tan has developed to stay around for a few days. Once the summer hits and your skin has a little bit of natural warmth to it, this is going to be a joy to use.

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