Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder
Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder

Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder ($68.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark caramel brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Too Faced Pineapple Paradise (Bronzer) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Enamored (Bronzer) (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Chisel (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $110.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Afternoon Delight (P, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Physicians Formula Deep Bronzer (P, $14.99) is lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty I$land Ting (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). ILIA Novelty (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild You're Dragon Me Down (LE, $4.99) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tawny (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Physicians Formula Bronze (P, $14.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Hunnie Glaze (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop CA Dreaming (P, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Hibiscus Kiss Bronzer (LE, $28.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Bora Bora (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Canyon Dreamin' (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is a new addition to the Tom Ford Bronzing Powder range. Similarly, it is available in the smaller size (which is what is shown in the review) as well as a larger size. It is more subdued and more yellow-based than the other two shades. The texture was a little drier and didn’t blend out easily as the other shades, which was a disappointment. It had a thinner feel that seemed smooth, but there was a dryness present that made it prone to sticking in certain places but not wanting to diffuse or stretch across the skin for even coverage. It had decent color payoff and wore for eight hours on me.

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Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder
Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder

Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder
Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder

Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder
Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder

Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder
Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder

Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder
Tom Ford Bronze Age Bronzing Powder

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC Nano-Nude Eyeshadow Quad
  • Sephora Tiramisu Eyeliner
On lips
  • MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Bronzers so rarely appeal to me. I guess I don’t really go for a tanned look? I used to use Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil under my cheekbones, I’ll sometimes use Hourglass Radiant Light powder that way now, especially on a casual day when I’m not really contouring, but mostly it seems like a product that either doesn’t do much for me or that I don’t really know how to use. Plus most of them look *really* orange or yellow to me, not my most flattering colors.

I’m warm-toned, and I tan easily, but I don’t really reach for bronzer. I tend to just use blush and highlighter myself 🙂

Oh yess. I love it when overpriced make up products get a B or lower! Means I don’t have to lust after it *throws confetti*

it really does looks drying like you said!

I love love love when you post Tom Ford stuff! That bronzer looks amazing. I could probably get away with wearing it everyday. I just love bronzers!

I’ve been going back and forth on this for 2 weeks! My lone beauty goal for this year (to heck with low and no buys, if January and February are an indication) is to not do any returning. I love the packaging and really want to expand my Tom Ford stash, but I don’t want to buy this un-swatched. The only other bronzer I have is MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Deep. Well, that and the bronzer in The Afternooner as soon as that gets here. Hmmm, decisions, decisions.

FINALLY a deeper bronzer. But for its hefty price tag, it needs to be an A or A-, minimum. For now, I’ll be content with my Laura Mercier 03 Bronzer and Ritual blush (looks like a bronzer?) and Colourpop Poolside. Oh well, $$$ saved!

Is it odd that I wish it was a little darker? It’s definitely darker, but I feel like they could go deeper.

I think this would be to yellow and dark for my. It’s a good color go you, Christine.
What would happen if you put a little extra MUFE HD loose clear powder where you apply the blush then buff them down to normal coverage? It would have to be a very fine powder. I find I need to buff after bronzer and highlighter anyway to soften and blend.
BTW, Im not wearing reading glaSSES so if anything looks goofy, go to the next closest letter. Thanks

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