Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer ($55.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a deepened, orange-toned brown with subtle gold sparkle. Guerlain Moyen Brunettes (05) (LE, $75.00) is less warm-toned, matte. Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is more shimmery, lighter. Wet ‘n’ Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is lighter, more muted. Clarins Splendours (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery, a little lighter. See comparison swatches.

According to the brand, the bronzer is described as a “sheer, silky-light powder.” If by sheer, they mean, intensely pigmented with the merest flick of the wrist, sure, we’re on the same page, but since that’s not at all what sheer means, their description is far off. The powder is so, so pigmented–a little goes such a long way–but the texture is incredibly soft, silky, and finely-milled, so at least part of what they say is true. It’s just slightly powdery, though. It’s absolutely possible to get a softer, sheerer application out of the bronzer, but you’ll want to use a stippling or less-dense brush and a lighter hand to do so. Otherwise, the application is easy, as the powder is very blendable, and it wears for a full eight hours before gradually fading.

The Glossover

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Sun Drenched

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9.5/10

Pigmentation

6.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
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Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

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32 thoughts on “Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This reminds me a bit of NARS Taj Mahal. I like it but don’t think it would suit me Taj Mahal made me look like a clown :(.

  2. That’s a gorgeous shade, looks amazing on you…hey Christine, one request, can you do a post or video on how to click pics for your blog like what light you use & all?

  3. Whoa, that’s insanely pigmented. Perhaps a bit on too pigmented for a bronzer, I’d say. Looking at the swatch, I could swear it was an eyeshadow. oO;;

  4. Wow that pigmentation is intense! It looks great on you, Christine.

  5. Sabrina

    My goodness, that really is pigmented! It looks incredibly sparkly in the pictures, i’m not sure its my type of thing. It also looks like a shade that would be too dark for me. But i’ve always loved the packaging of Le Metier De Beaute, i don’t know why:)

    • I could see it being too dark for some! It’s also running rather orange, which can be harder for some complexions/undertones to pull off!

      • Sabrina

        My skin tone is fairly similar to yours, but i’m not as warm toned. While you definitely pulled it off, i don’t think i’d fare as well:) Shame really, i’m currently in the market for a good bronzer, and i keep on being disappointed. If you don’t mind, do you know of any lighter/more sheer bronzers, Christine?

  6. Orange-toned bronzers don’t work for me since I’m so fair, but it looks great on you Christine!

  7. Don’t they have these products tested before they name them?! The pigmentation is crazy! I don’t think that’s a bad thing though, but without your warning we could all end up very surprised lol.

    • Right? I kept thinking, “So, if I was in the market for a new bronzer, and I liked Le Metier, I’d read that description and expect a totally different product.”

  8. Pretty! I don’t really care for shimmery bronzers though!
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  9. :-) “If by sheer, they mean, intensely pigmented with the merest flick of the wrist, sure, we’re on the same page,” OMG! really sheer is how they describe it?
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  10. Phew! This is definitely way to dark for me, but I’m impressed by the pigmentation! :-D
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  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Urfa StrangeOne

    This looks massively pigmented and should stay at least 10 feet away from me. Good bronzer application is not my thing. I either end up looking like a ghostly thing or sunburnt. *sigh*

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Susan Susan Dowman Nevling

    Much too dark for me but a nice tk for tood on your complexion.

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michelle Michelle

    You are so funny, Christine! Love your reviews :)

    I’ve been itching to try out a new bronzer (I currently use Benefit’s Hoola for contouring and Laura Mercier’s Matte Radiance Baked Powder in 03 for an all-over healthy tanned look), but this looks way too orange!