Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals Review

One of my favorite things about the beauty industry is the constant innovation. I love that brands are finding new ways of doing things-new delivery methods, formulas, ways to increase product longevity and effectiveness. When the Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals arrived on my doorstep, I marveled at the innovation of infusing self tanning properties into powder!


Packaging: Off the bat, I was impressed with the packaging. The included kabuki brush is soft as a baby bunny’s buns. The rose gold handle looks and feels luxe. The power itself is in a standard plastic jar with sifter.


Formula: The powder granules appear larger than a traditional loose powder. I enjoyed how it applied though, blending well and a little bit goes a long way. It has a bit of a self-tanner smell to it and I wish it were scented with something a little more desirable. Coconut, chocolate or something.

Experience: The instant gratification factor is definitely there as it makes you J-Lo tan right away, as evidenced in my after shot below. As a bronzer, I really like this. As a night out-quick fix, I love this. As a self tanner? I don’t like this at all.


Results: Simply put-the self tanning properties just don’t work. I didn’t have a tan at all after washing this off. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is right? My skin is on the dry side, so maybe that factors in a bit but I of course moisturized well prior to applying. Vita Liberata claims the product will leave you with a lasting tan that lasts up to 5 days but I didn’t even have one for 5 minutes, sadly. I did wear it all day, allowing the 4-8 hour time window for the tan to develop and it just didn’t.

Value: For some reason, it doesn’t appear that there is a lot of product inside the jar. For $55, this should be more than just a great bronzer but a self tanner too and it simply isn’t the latter. I will continue to use this as a bronzer because I really do like it for that, and for bronzing my arms and chest for summer dresses when a sticky spray just won’t do. If you’re looking for a powdered self tanner though-this isn’t it.

Thanks for reading boos. More to come. <3


  1. whippedgreengirl

    05/09/2015 at 7:15 AM

    NO kidding! I knew this product seemed a little off with its claims, I thought it looked more like a costly bronzer. The brush and packaging is really nice though, I agree lol
    Great, honest review!!!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      05/11/2015 at 12:15 AM

      Thanks so much for reading, Angie! I was REALLY hoping it would be a winner because I love the idea of a powder vs. a sticky lotion but alas, it was not 🙁

  2. Carolyn Barker

    02/28/2017 at 4:23 AM

    I also find this to be a great brozer to use over face, neck and décolleté. It WILL rub off on clothes, so I do not apply it to arms and body and hence rub onto and ruin my light-coloured clothing. This did NOT give me any self-tanning results WHATSOEVER!! Not even a tinge of a tan!!! Expensive for just a bronzer, but I will use it up, as it does give an extremely even finish, with NO orange hue!!

  3. Susan

    03/21/2017 at 2:33 PM

    I agree. Great bronzer but it is no self-tanner. Whence your face is washed no sign of the product remains. For that price it should at least work as well as the inexpensive products like Neutrogena!

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