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Makeup Revolution Golden Days Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Days Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder
Makeup Revolution Golden Days Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Golden Days Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder ($6.00 for 0.45 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, reddish undertones and a warm, golden, metallic sheen. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (Original) (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Suqqu Hanachaori (02) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Bronze) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ready to Go (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give “natural looking color” with buildable coverage that wears “all day.” It’s a baked powder, so the texture is drier and looser as a brush passes over the pan, but it doesn’t look dry, powdery, or dusty applied to my skin, which is normal-to-dry. The texture was fairly smooth, blendable, and easy to apply the skin with a gentle sweeping and buffing motions using a moderately-dense brush. This one looked more high-shine when buffed and worked into the skin than initially swatched, though the high-shine seemed to do more to reflect and smooth out the skin’s surface than amplify the size of pores and the like. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage. The color started to fade after six and a half hours of wear, which was really the only downside!

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder Golden Days
B+

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty / Dolce Vita Instant Look Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty Instant Look in a Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty Instant Look in a Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty Instant Look in a Palette ($75.00 for 0.77 oz.) is a neutral-hued eye and cheek palette that features three eyeshadows and four cheek/face products. I think if you have a good arsenal of neutrals, this will be dupable for you, but they are still a nice set of neutrals that work well together and would be travel-friendly. If you prefer more mattes or less shimmery eyeshadows, though, this one may be limiting. All in all, the palette was easy to use; there was no real fuss, and the more quality-related issue I had was how soft the bronzer was, but it looked great applied, which is where it counts the most.

It is currently listed as unavailable online, but some physical stores may still have stock (really not sure, you’d have to check with your local store!). I actually think that the brand’s Instant Look palettes would be excellent permanent items – I feel like they’re a good value, travel-friendly, and seem to be a good introduction to what the brand has to offer.

Seductive Beauty (Brighten) is a light peachy-beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had a really soft, finely-milled consistency that was a bit loose in the pan, but it applied well to the skin and had an almost “melted” appearance on (a sort of lived-in shimmer look) that was very reflective. The pigmentation was fully opaque, and the color wore well for eight hours before creasing. The Estee Edit Riff (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Mirage (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Dream Boat (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Jardins Eclatants #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). YSL Indie Jasper #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Heat Wave (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Nuance #4 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Ciate Dainty (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Vivacious (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Money Mad (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Summer Honey (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). City Color Bubble Bath (P, $6.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Chick (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #1 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC A Natural Flirt (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Enhance) is a medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that sat well on the skin and was easy to work with. The color started to crease after eight hours of wear on me. Divergent Abnegation Stone (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Charged Up (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #6 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Hazy (P, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Ciate Happy (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Burberry Pale Barley (102) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #4 (P, $2.29) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Grand-Palais (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Amethyst (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Satin Taupe #2 (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #2 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Clarins The Essentials #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Happy Place (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Magnetism (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Quintessential (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Burberry Pale Barley (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Yes Please (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Quartz Fume (P, $5.99) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Smoke) is a medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, reddish undertones and fine golden shimmer. The color payoff was rich and fully opaque, while the texture was perfectly balanced between soft and firm, dense and blendable–it was extremely easy to apply and blend out without losing intensity. On me, it wore well for eight hours. Chanel Promesse #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Been There, Done That (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Power Couple (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Bronze (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #1 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Pretty (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Gravitational (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Mulch (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chestnut (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Tout Suite (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Synergy (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Tarte Whiskey (LE, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Divine Decadence (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Bronze) is a medium, reddish tan with warm undertones and gold shimmer. The texture was very, very soft and prone to kicking up excess in the pan, and the looser consistency made it easy to get plenty of color payoff out of the powder as well. I’d recommend using a lighter hand and then applying, and if you feel like you may have gotten too much on your brush, lightly tap off the excess. It was very blendable on the skin and diffused nicely without a lot of work. I noticed subtle fading along the edges of the bronzer after eight hours of wear. Urban Decay Sesso (Bronzer) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Deep (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Days (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Glow With It (P, $33.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Cheek Swish) is a light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and fine, golden shimmer that gave it a luminous sheen. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (which is as described) with a soft, silky consistency that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. It lasted for just over seven and a half hours on me before fading. Clinique Melon Pop (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (P, $38.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Blush (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lured to Love (LE, $27.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) (P, $42.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #2 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Miss Cupcake (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Blush) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Coco Code (LE, $70.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) is a pop of light-medium, rosy coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque to opaque color coverage paired with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that blended out with ease and didn’t read dry or powdery on the skin. I was able to wear this shade for almost eight hours before it started to break down. Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Milani Berry Rays #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (DC, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Technicolor (P, $23.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Bumpy Ride (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Swish) (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Seductive Beauty (Highlight) is a very light, golden peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that ran slightly dusty in the pan, but I didn’t notice any dryness on the skin. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me. LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Oyster (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Corniche (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Lit (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more muted (90% similar). Benefit Dandelion Twinkle (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Luna Luster (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Destined (LE, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Highlighter) (LE, $60.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Seductive Beauty
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is dark brown with warm, reddish tones and a satiny sheen. MAC Compassion (LE, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Bronze) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #2 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Malibu Soleil (LE, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Bronzed Bondi (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Deep (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Burnished (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Matte Radiance Baked Powder formula is supposed to have “natural color with soft matte radiance” with “sheer, buildable coverage” that lasts “8 hours.” The powder had an incredibly smooth, soft, and finely-milled feel to it that blended out beautifully on the skin–it didn’t look dry or totally matte, but it had a nice, natural finish that looked like skin but better. It had semi-sheer to opaque coverage, and the blendable texture made it forgiving and easy to diffuse the coverage if over-applied. The color lasted eight and a half hours on me, which is a bit longer than described!

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact Bronze (04)

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Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is medium-dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Enamored (Bronzer) (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Ablaze (Bronzer) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $27.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Bronzer) (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Bronze Light (LE, $50.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Physicians Formula Bronze (P, $14.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #1 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Talia (Highlight) (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Matte Radiance Baked Powder formula is supposed to have “natural color with soft matte radiance” with “sheer, buildable coverage” that lasts “8 hours.” It is more satiny than Bronze (01) and Bronze (02), and it has a stronger red undertone, but it isn’t too much darker overall. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with a thinner consistency that kicked up very little excess powder in the pan. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation that applied well to the skin and didn’t look dry or powdery, while it blended out well and became more natural-looking in finish after it was diffused. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

There are four bronzer-liker shades in the range, and the first three are all fairly similar, while the last one is considerably darker.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact Bronze (03)

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Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder ($44.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a shimmering, golden brown with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #3 (P, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sunlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Celestial Powder is supposed to give “an agenlic glow” that doesn’t look “glittery.” There are now three shades in the range (the other two are Candlelight and Starlight), and Sunlight is more comparable to Starlight, as it has more color oomph and stronger shimmer compared to Candlelight (which is particularly nice for those who like subtle to moderate highlighters). This is more of a highlighting bronzer, as it adds a lot of glow and luminosity to the skin, but it does add warmth. It is very pigmented, but the texture is soft, blendable, and forgiving, so it can easily be applied with a lighter hand for barely-there golden sheen or more intensely for true-to-pan bronzing. The consistency of the powder was smooth and finely-milled, and this didn’t emphasize my pores or skin texture. It wore well for almost nine hours on me before fading.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder Sunlight
Sunlight
Sunlight
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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Laura Mercier Bronze (02) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (02) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (02) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (02) Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $27.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Bronzer) (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Ablaze (Bronzer) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is brighter (95% similar). Hourglass Nude Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals The Ocean View (LE, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Casino (LE, $40.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (-, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Becca Capri Coast (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Enamored (Bronzer) (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Dame (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker (90% similar). Physicians Formula Bronze (P, $14.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Matte Radiance Baked Powder formula is supposed to have “natural color with soft matte radiance” with “sheer, buildable coverage” that lasts “8 hours.” The texture was soft, smooth, and very lightly dusty, but it still applied well to the skin without looking powdery or dry (I have normal-to-dry skin). It was easy to blend and diffuse the edges of the bronzer on the skin to get a soft, natural warmth. The color payoff was semi-sheer, but buildable, and should work for those who like barely-there bronzer and those who want more noticeable warmth on the skin. The bronzer stayed on well for just over eight hours before I noticed slight signs of fading.

There are four bronzer-liker shades in the range, and the first three are all fairly similar, while the last one is considerably darker.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact Bronze (02)

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