Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached BronzerUrban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Zoeva Impossible to Move (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Bronze #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sunny Honey (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Solar Pop (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tropical Sunset #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Bronzer) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Capri Coast (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P, $49.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Soft Terra (001) (LE, $49.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Bronzer) (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic (P, $49.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Seaside (LE, $40.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). By Terry Tropical Sunset #6 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% 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). The consistency is very smooth and finely-milled–almost creamy in that respect, but it is a little thinner and feels distinctly powder-like. It had sheer coverage that was buildable to medium coverage or so when applied with three layers. The silky consistency made blending effortless, and the matte finish didn’t seem to accentuate my skin’s natural texture. The powder lasted for eight hours on me. The two presently in the range are more light-to-medium, though the sheerer formula seems like it should work on very fair complexions. This is the pinker-toned of the two, with Bronzed having stronger yellow tones. I do wish there was at least one richer, darker shade here for deeper skin tones.

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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 Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Sun-Kissed 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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I’ve been considering this, as it’s lighter. I have Park Ave. Princess, though, so now I’m rethinking. The swatches you have look fairly close. I’ll probably need to see it in person next time I’m at Sephora or Ulta.

Oh yikes, this is way too orange for me, but looks nice on you! Also eyeing that Too Faced Honey Bear lipstick, looks like a great MLBB color

I’m definitely eyeing this. Well, both of them, it looks like I could wear either since the “darker” one isn’t so dark. But I appreciate the peachy tones in this one.

Wow, the formula sounds wonderful, but that swatch really makes it look like a blush more than a bronzer–so peachy. Maybe I’ll get it to wear on the cheeks.

If you were pink-toned, it would work better since it has a rosier tone. Sorry I am the wrong skin tone here to demonstrate that!

I’m glad this did well. I’ll be picking one or maybe both of them up sooner or later. I love that the packaging on these!

I love this! Can’t wait to see its sister review. I want to pick up one at least… I am such a sucker for a good bronzer in pretty packaging…

I like that this is a good option for fairer complected individuals who may want a really flattering bronzer. However, I think it’s definitely too light for me. If I need around 3 coats of MAC Cheek Pollen in order for it to give me that peachier bronze sunkissed look….then, no, not this.

Sun-Kissed looks really pretty on you! (And the stunning eye look is really making me think harder about that Foil palette!) I can’t tell so much from the pics though – do you feel like it’s more of a peach-toned blush or an actual bronzer? I feel like it reads really pretty blush rather than bronzer. What do you think?

It’s more of a bronzer than a blush, but I am not pink-toned, so against my skin tone, it doesn’t look as brown as a result.

Hmm, it has a kind of peachy-pink tone that I don’t really like. The packaging is very pretty (although that’s the view from any of my windows if you look up!), and a good matte bronzer is always a great thing to have, but I don’t think the undertones would work for me very well. Maybe the other shade?

In my opinion, this bronzer is very important. Because, I wore Too Faced’s “Bronzed and Poreless” bronzer religiously for years, I LOVED that stuff. However, Too Faced recently discontinued this item. I was hunting around for a similarly peachy-toned fair bronzer, that also had to be matte, and very finely milled to have similar blurring properties (as I was so accustom to how my skin looked with the Bronzed and Poreless bronzer). So for me, this Urban Decay bronzer came out just in the nick of time, to be a suitable replacement! It’s not EXACTLY the same color, but close enough that I feel like I look like *myself* when I wear it, the bronzer color I have loved for a long time. 🙂

Girl I KNOW I am so sad also, but give this a shot. They don’t seem super similar online but I found this Urban Decay one is a better replacement than say TF Milk Chocolate .. Etc.
You may be able to still find TF Bronzed and Poreless on Amazon, I got two back ups when I saw it wasn’t on TF website anymore. <3

Thanks for the heads up anyway! At least I now know not to travel with my TF bronzer until I find a back up. Not going to risk losing it.

Just when I thought I could save some money on an UD release, it turns out to be good for us pale gals! Damn. Guess I’m shelling out for this then!

This does seem less orange than most bronzers. Bronzer is a product I rarely use (since cooler contour powders have become available) because the orange-y tones just aren’t flattering on me.

I was hoping one of these would work for me, but I don’t think they’ll show up on my skintone, except for looking like I’m muddy! Especially not after I have a bit of a tan this summer. 🙁

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