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Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder

Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder
Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder

Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder ($68.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark caramel brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Chisel (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Hibiscus Kiss Bronzer (LE, $25.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is a new addition to the Tom Ford Bronzing Powder range. Similarly, it is available in the smaller size (which is what is shown in the review) as well as a larger size. It is more subdued and more yellow-based than the other two shades. The texture was a little drier and didn’t blend out easily as the other shades, which was a disappointment. It had a thinner feel that seemed smooth, but there was a dryness present that made it prone to sticking in certain places but not wanting to diffuse or stretch across the skin for even coverage. It had decent color payoff and wore for eight hours on me.

Tom Ford Beauty Bronzing Powder Bronze Age
Bronze Age
Bronze Age
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $68.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is darker (80% similar). Tarte Sculpt (P) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Beached Bronzer formula is supposed to be “super-soft”, blendable, and have “sheer, natural-looking coverage” with a matte finish. There is a blurb about “HPP (Highlighter performing Pigments) Technology [that] provides rich color, long-lasting elements, and the perfect level of coverage” (which is a little confusing, but it seems to suggest perhaps more of a true-to-color concept, where color stays true for awhile–that is how I’m interpreting it). It had a very soft, smooth, and finely-milled texture that blended easily on the skin without issue and didn’t look dry on (but there’s no real sheen to this either). The coverage was sheer, as described, and somewhat buildable to more medium coverage. It lasted for eight hours before fading on me. This is the darker of the two shades released, and again, I’d love Urban Decay to come out with at least one deeper shade.

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Bronzed
Bronzed
Bronzed
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Viseart Bronze #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Bronze Light (LE, $50.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Talia (Highlight) (P) is lighter (80% similar). Tarte Sweet Tea (LE) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Beached Bronzer formula is supposed to be “super-soft”, blendable, and have “sheer, natural-looking coverage” with a matte finish. There is a blurb about “HPP (Highlighter performing Pigments) Technology [that] provides rich color, long-lasting elements, and the perfect level of coverage” (which is a little confusing, but it seems to suggest perhaps more of a true-to-color concept, where color stays true for awhile–that is how I’m interpreting it). The consistency is very smooth and finely-milled–almost creamy in that respect, but it is a little thinner and feels distinctly powder-like. It had sheer coverage that was buildable to medium coverage or so when applied with three layers. The silky consistency made blending effortless, and the matte finish didn’t seem to accentuate my skin’s natural texture. The powder lasted for eight hours on me. The two presently in the range are more light-to-medium, though the sheerer formula seems like it should work on very fair complexions. This is the pinker-toned of the two, with Bronzed having stronger yellow tones. I do wish there was at least one richer, darker shade here for deeper skin tones.

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Sun-Kissed
Sun-Kissed
Sun-Kissed
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Pieno Sole Cream Cheek Color ($68.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, golden copper with warm undertones and a frosted shimmer paired with a natural sheen. Stila Bronze (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Jubilation (Right) (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Bronzer (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Cream Cheek Color formula is supposed to “instantly brighten” the face for a “healthy glow and a natural burst of color.” It had a thin, emollient texture that had a light tackiness to it overall, but it applied well to the skin and went on evenly. The cream blush (bronzer?) worked well over bare skin as well as was workable when patted over liquid foundation (I used Tarte’s Rainforest as my base), but that light tackiness made it easier to work with over bare skin. The formula is comparable to the one in Pink Sand (released last year, and it was also re-released in this year’s summer launch). It had semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a natural sheen and finer shimmer than you’d think, going off of the swatch, once applied. It lasted for seven hours on me before turning patchy.

Tom Ford Beauty Cream Cheek Color Pieno Sole
Pieno Sole
Pieno Sole
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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MAC Sunny Side Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Sunny Side Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Sunny Side Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Sunny Side Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of a sunny yellow, peachy yellow, yellowed brown, and coral-orange. They blend together and create a hue of muted, medium orange within hints of brown and a pearly sheen. Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Terre d'Ete (LE, $78.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Haute Contour (Bronzer) (LE) is more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Contour (LE) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Zoeva ND020 (P) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Lumiere d'Ete (LE, $65.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Orange Blush (LE) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Love, Rihanna (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Bronzer (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is described as a “velvety soft” face powder with a “radiant finish” that can be used to “add highlights to the high points of the face.” The Mineralize Skinfinish Collection for spring features five new, limited edition shades — the collection debuts on March 31st online. Sunny Side had nice color payoff with a soft, smooth, and easily blended consistency that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. The texture sat well on the skin without emphasizing the natural texture or the look of pores. It looks more like a very warm, yellow-orange based bronzer, so it can certainly add warmth to several skin tones. I liked the soft glow it yielded as the powder was buffed into the skin. On me, the color wore for seven and a half hours before fading.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Sunny Side
Sunny Side
Sunny Side
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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CoverGirl Bronze (200) TruBlend Bronzer

CoverGirl Bronze (200) TruBlend Bronzer
CoverGirl Bronze (200) TruBlend Bronzer

CoverGirl Bronze (200) TruBlend Bronzer ($9.99 for 0.10 oz.) is a golden, medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Laguna (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Pyrite (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Spice (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Burberry London With Love (LE, $68.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The TruBlend Bronzer formula is supposed to be blendable and create a “perfect bronze glow.” It had great color payoff with a very smooth, blendable texture that was just a tiny bit powdery, but it was noticeably denser than the TruBlend Blush formula. The one thing I was caught off guard by was how the shimmer didn’t translate nearly as strongly on the cheeks once blended as it did just swatched on my arm–it was much more subdued, and as a result, there was no emphasis of pores either. On me, the bronzer wore well for seven hours before fading.

CoverGirl TruBlend Bronzer Bronze (200)
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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