Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer ($55.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a deepened, orange-toned brown with subtle gold sparkle. Guerlain Moyen Brunettes (05) (LE, $75.00) is less warm-toned, matte. Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is more shimmery, lighter. Wet ‘n’ Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is lighter, more muted. Clarins Splendours (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery, a little lighter. See comparison swatches.

According to the brand, the bronzer is described as a “sheer, silky-light powder.” If by sheer, they mean, intensely pigmented with the merest flick of the wrist, sure, we’re on the same page, but since that’s not at all what sheer means, their description is far off. The powder is so, so pigmented–a little goes such a long way–but the texture is incredibly soft, silky, and finely-milled, so at least part of what they say is true. It’s just slightly powdery, though. It’s absolutely possible to get a softer, sheerer application out of the bronzer, but you’ll want to use a stippling or less-dense brush and a lighter hand to do so. Otherwise, the application is easy, as the powder is very blendable, and it wears for a full eight hours before gradually fading.

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Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer
Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched Bronzer

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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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Whoa, that’s insanely pigmented. Perhaps a bit on too pigmented for a bronzer, I’d say. Looking at the swatch, I could swear it was an eyeshadow. oO;;

I didn’t feel like it was a lot of work to get a softer color, but it’s definitely a product you have to be aware of more when you’re going to apply!

My goodness, that really is pigmented! It looks incredibly sparkly in the pictures, i’m not sure its my type of thing. It also looks like a shade that would be too dark for me. But i’ve always loved the packaging of Le Metier De Beaute, i don’t know why:)

I could see it being too dark for some! It’s also running rather orange, which can be harder for some complexions/undertones to pull off!

My skin tone is fairly similar to yours, but i’m not as warm toned. While you definitely pulled it off, i don’t think i’d fare as well:) Shame really, i’m currently in the market for a good bronzer, and i keep on being disappointed. If you don’t mind, do you know of any lighter/more sheer bronzers, Christine?

Right? I kept thinking, “So, if I was in the market for a new bronzer, and I liked Le Metier, I’d read that description and expect a totally different product.”

πŸ™‚ “If by sheer, they mean, intensely pigmented with the merest flick of the wrist, sure, we’re on the same page,” OMG! really sheer is how they describe it?

This looks massively pigmented and should stay at least 10 feet away from me. Good bronzer application is not my thing. I either end up looking like a ghostly thing or sunburnt. *sigh*

You are so funny, Christine! Love your reviews πŸ™‚

I’ve been itching to try out a new bronzer (I currently use Benefit’s Hoola for contouring and Laura Mercier’s Matte Radiance Baked Powder in 03 for an all-over healthy tanned look), but this looks way too orange!

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