Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P, $49.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Dior Warm Terra (002) (LE, $49.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sun-soaked Strip (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Bora Bora (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Haus Labs Medium Level 8 (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed Bronze (Left) (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Deep (03) (P, $14.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Summerland Beach (P, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Suntan Bronze (Left) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Talk to the Palm (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Casino (LE, $40.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Tan #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Baiana Bronze (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

There is not much said about this bronzer, beyond that it is a “matte bronzer” and “is as natural-looking as it gets” (which could refer to finish, color, or even coverage!). The texture is incredibly soft and silky, very smooth to the touch without being too powdery or too dusty, though there’s a little bit of excess product kicked up in the pan. Speaking of the pan, the amount you get is massive, so you’ll want to really be a fan of this if you want to hit pan! It had good pigmentation that was true-to-pan, while the silkier texture made it easy to blend and diffuse (or sheer out). It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Highlighter
  • Estee Lauder Java Sun Bronzer
On eyes:
  • Este Lauder x Victoria Beckham Eye Palette
  • Estee Lauder Black Myrrh Eye Ink
On lips:
  • Chanel Super Nude Rouge Allure Lipgloss

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Katherine T. Avatar

Pretty if you like the color, but I think it’s pretty dupe-able. At least, they didn’t skimp on the amount of product, .42 oz is a lot, might need to use on body to hit pan LOL I wish they had done 1/2 the product for 1/2 the price.

Tracey E. Avatar

This would be my perfect bronzer shade but I certainly don’t need more bronzers. Another solid product from this collection.

Christine, once again, your eye look is stunning!

J Avatar

This looks great on you! I like that it’s a more natural colour – peachy almost. I’m a shade darker than you (NC 30) but I think it will be great for all over.

Betty Avatar

I love how natural it looks on you, not at all orange, just “sun-ny”, however, $65 for a bronzer is a lot – Victoria Beckham’s name does not make me want to pay more for a bronzer. Maybe if it was smaller and less expensive.

Stacey Avatar

If this did not have the Beckham name, would EstΓ©e sell as many? While I used Lucidity foundation for over 20 years, and own some EstΓ©e brands like Tom Ford and some others, I find the product and packaging start to look the same no matter what label is stuck on the container.

Cathy Avatar

Wow, this bronzer is as lovely as I hoped it would be. I’m glad I requested one be put aside for me, along with the eye palette. And again, I’m really feeling a Tom Ford influence with this whole collection. I think, for me, this is the most interesting collection of Fall 2016. Well done, EL and VB πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Yu Avatar

Christine, do you know how it compares to to Benefit’s hoola, Too faced chocolate soleil or Charlotte tilbury film star bronze?
Drawn by the description and reviews, but not sure if I should get it if I have the ones mentioned above)
Thanks! πŸ™‚

Sarina Avatar

I’ve just picked this up in the new release collection. I have fair skin with red hair and it’s perfect. Strangely, the new lighter colour saffron sun, is also fabulous. I wear saffron for day and java for night. Very impressed and the boarder in me wants backups but that would be a very expensive backup!

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