Wet 'n' Wild You're Dragon Me Down Color Icon Bronzer Review & Swatches
You're Dragon Me Down
Wet ‘n’ Wild You’re Dragon Me Down Color Icon Bronzer ($4.99 for 0.19 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with strong, warm yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff in a single layer, while the texture was dense, smooth to the touch, and almost felt like a powdery cream texture to me. The denser texture required a denser brush to pick up product evenly and also to disperse and blend out the bronzer on my skin. It didn’t take too much effort to even out and diffuse the edges, but it was less workable if I applied it over foundation that wasn’t matte or mostly dried down. Most powders do just fine that way but I’ve seen some that are more reactive, and the latter works better over just-powdered or matte skin. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before it started to fade.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- NABLA Cosmetics Dune (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
- Fenty Beauty Caramel Cutie (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
- Wet 'n' Wild Bikini Contest (P, $4.99) is darker (90% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $68.00) is warmer (90% similar).
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- Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $68.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $110.00) is lighter (90% similar).
- Tarte Peppermint Mocha (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
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- Natasha Denona Tan #3 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
$4.99/0.38 oz. - $13.13 Per Ounce
The formula was more like a cream-powder hybrid, as the powder had a lot of slip and felt very smooth to the touch without being powdery, and it was on the denser side. It applied best with a circular, small-to-medium buffer brush or an otherwise moderately dense brush as it picked up product more evenly and dispersed it well. The product had medium to opaque coverage, depending on the shade, but they were buildable if they were not opaque in one layer. They blended out fairly well, but they can be tricky to blend over damp foundation--they seemed more reactive to residual moisture/oiliness on the skin compared to the average powder bronzer. I'd recommend lightly dusting translucent powder over your complexion products if they do not dry down to a semi-matte or matte finish.
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Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Boron Nitride, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Silica, Magnesium Myristate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Water/Eau, o-Cymen-5-ol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Mica, Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499.
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This may just be the one that could work with the highlighter I’m planning on getting from this collection! I like how it doesn’t have any orange in it whatsoever once it’s applied.
For a while I was considering giving this away at the office, but I decided to turn it into an eyeshadow — my very own monstrous Marc Jacobs Omega not-at-all-a-dupe. 🙂
Haha! Perfect 😉
Too dark for my fair tones, but I do love the name. Makes me smile