Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches

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Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer
Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer

Chestnut

Anastasia Chestnut Cream BronzerAnastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer ($35.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a “natural matte” finish that didn’t add shine but didn’t mattify. It had a similar depth compared to Hazelnut, but the undertone was warmer and richer, more reddish overall. It had medium, buildable pigmentation when applied with a brush and more semi-opaque, buildable coverage applied with a fingertip, though the formula was very spreadable and foregiving, so it was more apt to sheer out if going in a direction.

The texture was lightweight, smooth, and moderately emollient with a thin feel that turned to a more powder-like finish as it was applied and blended out on my skin. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

P.S. — You can see this shade as a bronzer/contour on deeper skin tones here and here.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$35.00/0.4 oz. - $87.50 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "buildable" and to "melt effortlessly" into a "matte, second-skin seamless finish" that can be applied "on bare skin" or "on top of makeup." They can be used to add warmth and/or definition (by choosing a shade two to three deeper).

The texture was emollient, lightweight, and thin with moderate glide, which made them work well on top of bare skin as well as layered on top of foundation, even more matte bases. They seemed more pigmented upon swatching on my arm, but in practice, they had medium coverage that was easy to sheer out further or build up for greater coverage if desired. The reason for this was because the formula had enough glide and spread that it naturally sheered out during application, so one had to layer for truly opaque coverage.

For higher coverage, apply with fingertips and give it a little time to dry down before blending. For sheerer coverage, apply with a stippling brush. It was a very forgiving formula and hard to overdo.

The formula dried down to a more matte finish but seemed to let my skin come through, so it didn't appear flat or dry. They wore well for eight hours before fading visibly on me.

Browse all of our Anastasia Cream Bronzer swatches.

Ingredients

PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, MICA, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, SORBITAN OLIVATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, SYNTHETIC WAX, OCTYLDODECANOL, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, 1,2- HEXANEDIOL, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, ISOSTEARIC ACID, LECITHIN, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742)

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85% dupe for UD Jawbone that looks very skin-like and natural? I’m sold! I’m surprised by how natural looking this is even on your lt. -med. skin depth. This blends out so seamlessly.

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