Urban Decay Gilded Baked Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer
Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer

Urban Decay Gilded Baked Bronzer

Urban Decay Gilded Baked Bronzer ($26.00 for 0.26 oz.) is described as “bronze shimmer with veins of gold.” It’s a baked powder with swirls of gold and bronze within a warm, orange-peach base. Gilded is a gold shimmered orange-tan.

When applied, despite the more glittery look of the powder, it has a much more refined part-shimmer, part-sheen finish on the cheeks.I was worried the apparent shimmer would translate into a “Stop! Look! I have pores!” effect, but it was a gorgeous glow of golden warmth. I think it looks better in person than in photos–there is some subtlty that is lost. Though it was beautiful once applied and looked delicate but delectably bronzy, it did not wear all day–it made it to six hours and by the eighth, it was mostly gone.

At first glance, it seems like the price is around average, but in comparison the previous Baked Bronzer, it’s not. The original Baked Bronzer contained 0.35 oz. and retailed for $24. The newly packaged and relaunched Baked Bronzer line only contains 0.26 oz. but retails for $26. I checked the ingredients for this version against the previous version, but they are the same. I don’t expect most to rocket through the bronzer, whether it is 0.26 oz. or 0.35 oz., but it is always disappointing when a product relaunches and quantity gets decreased.  I felt like someone was try to pull a fast over on me!

I didn’t receive boxes with my Urban Decay samples, but luckily, Urban Decay lists the ingredients on their website (kudos!): Talc, Paraffinum liquidum (Mineral) Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, BHT.

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Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer
Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer

Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer
Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer

Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer
Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer

Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer
Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer

Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer
Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer

Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer
Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer

Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer
Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer

Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer
Urban Decay Gilded Bronzer

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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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I don’t use bronzer, but I had to comment on the packaging once I saw that first photo (usually, I could care less about packaging unless it hinders functionality). I like how Urban Decay’s packaging designs are getting a bit more luxe, but retaining their “edge,” as of late, you know?

Christine, I like your headband and hair down. You should do it more often for pictures!

Do you think those with already tan skin tones should bother? I’m about 4 shades darker than you. Would the peachiness show up?

I think it’d be less bronzer, more highlighter – still pretty and would add some warmth. You might find Toasted better, though that’s matte, so you don’t get much sheen. I’ll be reviewing Toasted once I’m able to snap a photo of it on 🙂

I know it’s usually a LE product, but I’m really pale and use MAC’s MSF in By Candlelight as a bronzer – it’s pink toned as opposed to orange-toned and looks great on pale people 🙂

You could try The Body Shop’s Baked to Last Bronzer in Warm Glow. Its a neutral bronzer that applies sheerly, so it doesn’t matter about your undertone, it will work for you.

pretty…Do you think a lighter person (like myself) could wear this? I’m light but I have yellow/golden undertones in my skin.

It looks so pretty on you, and in the pictures. I might have to buy it despite the price increase and decrease in product. May I ask if you are going to review the 2 other shades as well?

What bronzer do you think lasts the longest out of the ones you’ve tried? I was looking at this, but I don’t want something that won’t last. I hate coming home from school with my contour gone! So what would you recommend for a long-lasting bronzer?

It’s so hard for me to find a decent bronzer, I want to give this a shot. Do you think I can just carry this around and reapply?

Also, I am around NC45/50 do you think I should try this one or the matte one?

I’d opt for the matte one out of the three here! You could, but then you’d have to carry around brushes, too!

Wow, this looks gorgeous in the pan. I haven’t bought any of this “baked” type make-up yet, maybe next time MAC does one I’ll go for it!

This looks kinda scary sheeny. I’ll look forward to your Toasted photos and review, I’d be interested in something more matte!

This is so cute and flattering on you! I am probably too pale to pull it off, though. Boo! I use bronzers to contour a little, but to use them like bronzers usually looks awkward on my skin tone 🙁 What a fun product, though, I love the veining and the packaging!

Too bad the product wasn’t fantastic; you look a-mazing in this photo. Did you mean to match your eyeshadow to your sweater? Hmmm, something new to try.

Keep in mind that this is a relaunch of a product that has been out for a bit longer (not sure when it originally launched), but the look and product itself isn’t brand new as of this month or anything! 🙂

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