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). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Bronze) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% 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). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Deep (03) (P, $14.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #2 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Malibu Soleil (LE, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Angle (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is lighter, brighter (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!

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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

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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

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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Oh lร  lร , 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!

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 ๐Ÿ™

That wouldn’t work for me at all. Though the red undertone is good for that real authentic sun “baked” look.

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