Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached BronzerUrban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Peppermint Mocha (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Bora Bora (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Perk Up (LE, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Dior Warm Terra (002) (LE, $49.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Acoustica (LE, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $68.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $110.00) is lighter (95% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $110.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Medium (02) (P, $14.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Macchiato (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Laguna (P, $38.00) is more muted (90% similar). Milani Sun Tan (03) (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lovegasm Bronze (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Beached Bronzer formula is supposed to be “super-soft”, blendable, and have “sheer, natural-looking coverage” with a matte finish. There is a blurb about “HPP (Highlighter performing Pigments) Technology [that] provides rich color, long-lasting elements, and the perfect level of coverage” (which is a little confusing, but it seems to suggest perhaps more of a true-to-color concept, where color stays true for awhile–that is how I’m interpreting it). It had a very soft, smooth, and finely-milled texture that blended easily on the skin without issue and didn’t look dry on (but there’s no real sheen to this either). The coverage was sheer, as described, and somewhat buildable to more medium coverage. It lasted for eight hours before fading on me. This is the darker of the two shades released, and again, I’d love Urban Decay to come out with at least one deeper shade.

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Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Sun-Kissed | Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aqua Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes Palette
On lips
  • Too Faced Honey Bear La Creme 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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So ok, while this one looks more like it, I definitely agree with you, Christine; UD really should have made at least one more in a shade that us darker mediums into tanner complexions could use! It would have been a smart move on their part!

MAKE-UP LOOK

ON FACE:

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aqua Foundation
Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
ON EYES:

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes Palette
ON LIPS

Too Faced Honey Bear La Creme Lipstick

Hmm…this is the darker shade? I’m pretty fair and the depth doesn’t seem too bad for even my skintone (though it’s more orange than what I’d wear myself).

How would this compare to the MAC Give Me Sun bronzer?
I’m trying to decide between the two for a spring bronzer!
I’m about an NC30 for reference (:

I am wondering if this is a matte dupe for Nars Laguna. I love that bronzer more than anything, but the glitter in it seems to spread all over my face (which is sooo annoying.) It seems to have warm undertones, so I am hoping this will be the perfect match!

Off topic but I am cleaning out my mailbox and found this. I wanted to tell you I’m loving that shade of lipstick!! I bought it immediately after seeing it on you. Love love love it! I think together at a La Creme display we could do some SERIOUS damage lol

I currently have the sun-kissed version of this bronzer and have found that it looks very orange on my skin tone. I am a 117 (Y225) in makeup forever foundation and was wondering if this color would be a better option since it is supposed to be better for yellow skin tones.

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