Oh my gosh damn lord this is a stunner. I had heard so much stuff about this and so many people say they loved it and I must admit I was sceptical. For a start it is a very golden shade and I was worried that it would show up far to dark and bronze on my Casper the ghost skin however it just gives me a subtle bronzey glow. This has a mix of various sizes of shimmer so it is quite intense however if I want something a little more subtle I like to apply it with my usual brush and then blend it out with my beauty blender. In the pan and in the swatches it does look like a very deep gold shade however once on the skin it is just a really pretty bronze champagne shade.
Comparing it to the Balm's Mary Lou manizer it is a lot warmer in tone making it perfect for the summer. It pairs really nicely with a tan and lots of bronzer for your typical "bronzed goddess" kind of look. The one thing I really don't like about this product is the packaging. At £22 I expect a compact that's a lot studier and not so cheap looking. I get that keeping the packaging so minimal means it keeps the price down but in all honesty i'd rather pay a little more for something that doesn't feel like it's going to fall apart if I drop it.
Despite the packaging downfall I do really love this product and I would highly recommend it if you are into your highlighters.