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Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder
Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder

Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder ($45.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark bronzy brown with subtle grayish tones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bahama (LE, $38.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Superb (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop The Golden Child (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition formula/product for summer, which is supposed to give the “warmth and radiance of a natural tan.” It is heavily scented (and on purpose) with Bobbi Brown’s Beach scent, described as “notes of jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin.” There’s a lot of powderiness to the scent, which isn’t prevalent in the Beach fragrance I have from a few years ago. Unknown to me when I originally swatched it, the product is intended for decolletage, shoulders, and body, though for a body product, it is actually smaller than I would have expected–it is more in line with a typical face bronzer. The texture is firmer with a high amount of sparkle, so I can definitely see why it is more suitable to body bronzing than on the face. Nevertheless, it’s easier to show the result/coloring on the face, but rest assured I tested it on face and body, and once blended out, it doesn’t read nearly as sparkly as I anticipated–probably has to do with that stiffer texture. It blended out decently but could have been easier to work with. It lasted for eight hours before it started to fade, and if I had clothes that rubbed against the powder at all, it was much quicker to fade and isn’t transfer-proof at all.

The packaging might be the worst I’ve seen from Bobbi Brown; it is very, very thin, flimsy plastic–it felt more like the kind of temporary packaging you’d get when buying a refill pan or the like. There’s just no substance to it, and I was quite taken aback by it since it’s not an issue I’ve encountered with Bobbi Brown in the past.

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Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder
Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder

Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder
Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder

Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder
Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder

Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder
Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder

Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder
Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder

Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder
Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder

Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder
Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder

Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder
Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Powder
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette
On lips:
  • Marc Jacobs No Angel Lipstick

Product Availability

Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze $45.00/0.24 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Ummmm to be $45 and the caliber of Bobbi B it shouldn’t have sub par packaging **turns up nose** but it IS gorgeous **turns nose down to sniff beach scent but continues to strike against packaging**

Love your look, everything looks so glowy! Since I’m not really into face or body bronzers, this is a skip for me, but kind of disappointed that for $45, the packaging is so flimsy. Part of the justification for paying $45 is fancy, pretty packaging, but if it’s not there, at least they should knock the price down to account for the cheapie packaging.

I love the color. Just perfect on you. I saw this in Sephora and thought it looked pretty but didn’t swatch it. The bronzer on my to-buy list is Too Faced Pink Leopard. And maybe one of the new ones by UD, but they weren’t stocked in that store.

It’s actually really pretty on your face. I wouldn’t want to use it on my body, though. I hate trying to get makeup out of my clothing with a passion! So, face for me. This actually reminded me of a loose bronzer I owned many years ago. I think it’s still floating around here somewhere, lol.

Bobbi Brown is an expensive brand, so you would expect sturdier and more appealing packaging. I think things have changed there since she was taken over a few years ago. A lovely powder, but I wouldn’t rave about it.

I’m really surprised at the packaging as BB has refreshed her black compacts with a new logo and introduced cream-colored compacts, so there’s been a focus on packaging that didn’t make its way to this product. Too bad. Looks gorgeous on you, Christine.

I like that it’s a tawny, not orange bronzer, but too much sparkle for me. The whole look you created is marvelous! I like that you’ve been revisiting the original UD Naked palette. I don’t have that one, but you’re making me reconsider. Darn your hide. ?

Sturdy packaging is more important to consumers than adding an unnecessary fragrance, which could be irritating to skin. I get she wants to tie in with her fragrance, but not a super idea for a face product. Maybe that’s because it is primarily intended to be a body product. Quite the chameleon, this one. At least it’s not heavily fragranced eyeshadow. There is no doubt that the shade is lovely and she dropped just a tad of cool in there, which makes it more universal. With so many racy names out there these days, bikini is a bit double entendre. As an adjective, I don’t think above the neck.. I’ve been urban dictionaried!

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