Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Dior Warm Terra (002) (LE, $49.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Acoustica (LE, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Bora Bora (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (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). Milani Sun Tan (03) (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sun-soaked Strip (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $110.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Wild Card (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed Bronze (Left) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sunny Honey (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Baiana Bronze (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Opening Act (LE, $8.00) is lighter, more muted (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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Product Availability

Urban Decay Bronzed $28.00/0.31 OZ.
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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

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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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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