Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked PowderLaura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is medium-dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Enamored (Bronzer) (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Ablaze (Bronzer) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (Original) (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Bronze (P, $14.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $70.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Salt New York Light (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Talia (Highlight) (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Macchiato (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lightgasm Bronze (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Physicians Formula Deep Bronzer (P, $14.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS San Juan (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rose Cashmere Sculpt (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lovegasm Bronze (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Matte Radiance Baked Powder formula is supposed to have “natural color with soft matte radiance” with “sheer, buildable coverage” that lasts “8 hours.” It is more satiny than Bronze (01) and Bronze (02), and it has a stronger red undertone, but it isn’t too much darker overall. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with a thinner consistency that kicked up very little excess powder in the pan. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation that applied well to the skin and didn’t look dry or powdery, while it blended out well and became more natural-looking in finish after it was diffused. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

There are four bronzer-liker shades in the range, and the first three are all fairly similar, while the last one is considerably darker.

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Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Top Row: Bronze (01), Bronze (02); Bottom Row: Bronze (03), Bronze (04)

Laura Mercier Bronze (01) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (01) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (03) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • YSL Paris Palette
  • Urban Decay Honey Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Anastasia Melon Lip Gloss
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Well, LM missed an opportunity to come out with light/dark and warm/cool versions. Instead there are 4 bronzers that look about the same 🙁

This shade is in a holiday trio I received last autumn, and is my favorite bronzer ever! Looks very natural and perfectly blends into my NC37-40, and also, Tarte Medium Honey skintone. ?

I got a deluxe sample of this in a LM point perk recently and have been wearing it non-stop since. It is gorgeous on the skin. However, when swatched it lands somewhere between my Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil and Chocolate Soleil. Being the second darkest shade in the range, you would think it should be darker. I have fair skin and this shade works fine on me, so perhaps LM should scrap 01/02 and come out with an 05/06! 🙂

I thought this bronzer would be way too dark for me. I was so wrong! It works, I think, because it’s so sheer and because of the red undertones. I rarely use a bronzer (my TF Milk Chocolate and Tarte PAP are almost like new) but this one looks more natural on my skin than any I’ve tried before. I just might bust out my wispy, oversized fan brush and dust a little on.

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