Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is dark brown with warm, reddish tones and a satiny sheen. Tarte Crown (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Compassion (LE, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Bronzed Bondi (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sun-soaked Strip (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Soleil Tan Deep Bronze (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Deep (03) (P, $14.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #2 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kosas Medium (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Becca Malibu Soleil (LE, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Angle (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Bronze) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kaja Toasty (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (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.” The powder had an incredibly smooth, soft, and finely-milled feel to it that blended out beautifully on the skin–it didn’t look dry or totally matte, but it had a nice, natural finish that looked like skin but better. It had semi-sheer to opaque coverage, and the blendable texture made it forgiving and easy to diffuse the coverage if over-applied. The color lasted eight and a half hours on me, which is a bit longer than described!

Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (04) 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 (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Bronze (04) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

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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Ana Guimarães Avatar

Oh là là, love it!! Too bad I can’t get my hands on Laura Mercier products (not sold in Portugal) but if I could, I would buy this one! Love me a good bronzed look!

Aditi Avatar

Well, this is kind of a bummer. The formula sounds good, but the first three shades look too light for me, and this has the wrong undertones. Boo 🙁

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