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

01/08

Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer
Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer

Saffron Sun

Estee Lauder Saffron Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is light-medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that was easy to work with.

It’s a new shade in the Victoria Beckham collaboration (which was partially brought back recently). It’s lighter and more golden-toned compared to Java Sun from the initial release, but it performed similarly. The consistency was smooth, finely-milled, and silky without being so soft that it turned dusty or powdery in the pan. The powder applied evenly to bare skin, blended out easily, and was soft enough that it could be used with a lighter hand for sheerer coverage as well. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Paradiso Eye & Cream Color
  • Tom Ford Nude Dip Eyeshadow Quad
  • Marc Jacobs Plum(age) Highliner Gel Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Tom Ford Paradiso (07) Moisturecore Lip Color

About the Reviewer

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I am glad to see this bronzer performs beautifully ?. I think it is too golden for my pink undertone – but I am no expert -. The new hourglass and Marc Jacobs ones look like better options for me!

I like the shade of this one!! I wont be getting because I’m just getting into matte bronzers and don’t need to spend so much on one!!

Victoria Beckham has been on a roll lately with her fashion and makeup collabs! (Although, I’m not sure if this counts as “lately,” considering it’s a re-release. 😛 You get what I mean.) I really like the golden hue.

This one is new, but a lot of the other items from the launch were re-releases! I think there was also another lipstick shade released.

Very nice shade but, luckily, easily dupeable! Enjoying the VB releases of late and especially appreciate the luxe packaging. At that price point, I want it to feel good in the hand – not only look good!

It definitely does have a high quality formula, plus it looks very nice applied to your cheeks. Unfortunately, it leans into the territory where it could appear orangish on me. Bronzers can be so variable from person to person!

So excited for this review. I was waiting for it! I wasn’t sure, it would show up on me, I saw Java Sun on someone else and it seemed a bit too red to me. I wondered about Saffron Sun. Now I am ordering it! Thank you Christine 😀

Sorry! The “Where to Buy” is based on the brand, and I can’t customize it per product at this time! I’m so sorry!

This is an older review but I wanted to comment that Saffron Sun is a super nice color on cooler skin. I was quite surprised to find this out. I’m an NW20 with strong blue veining in a few places and the Saffron Sun bronzer is the most natural color bronzer I’ve ever used. It’s a subtle color so I know I can wear this in winter too. Definitely worth checking out for yourself–don’t be fooled by the swatches online.

Hi Christine,

Over the years, since I’ve followed you, I never realized (until now) that you and I have the same exact foundation shade 🙂

On yourself, do you prefer Saffron Sun or Java Sun?

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