Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

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. bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Bronzer) (P) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Viseart Bronze #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Bronzer) (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Bronze Light (LE, $50.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Tarte Sweet Tea (LE) is darker (80% similar). NARS Talia (Highlight) (P) is lighter (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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Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
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Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
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Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer