Natasha Denona Mini Bronze & Glow Review & Swatches

 

Medium-Nude/Neutral Beige (Right)

Natasha Denona Medium-Nude/Neutral Beige (Right) Mini Bronze & Glow ($19.00 for 0.141 oz.) contains a metallic, bronzy gold and a matte, mid-tone, reddish-brown. While the product is called “Bronze & Glow,” the matte brown is actually a blush (from one of the brand’s permanent blush duos). The highlighting shade is from the larger Citrus palette. Both shades performed well, were pigmented and easy to work with, and lasted eight and a half hours on me.

Whenever brands release products like this, I wonder why they don’t consider releasing two or three variations as it’s marketed as a highlighting and bronzing duo and yet is very limited in what skin tones it’ll achieve those things on.

 

Medium-Nude

Medium-Nude is a richer, medium gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was denser, lightly creamy, and had some slip to it–more like a cream-powder hybrid in that sense–that yielded opaque color coverage in a single layer. I’d recommend using a denser, more rounded brush to ensure even pick up of product, though. The powder applied evenly to my cheek bones, blended out easily, and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading a bit. (It was consistent in color with the original debut of the shade in the Citrus palette but actually was smoother, creamier, and performed a bit better as the original was a little drier.)

Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Estee Lauder Solar Crush (LE, $47.00) is darker (95% similar).Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar).Make Up For Ever #02 (P, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar).Anastasia Bubbly (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).Colour Pop Starflower (LE, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar).Looxi Beauty Centerfold (P, $7.50) is lighter (95% similar).Anastasia So Hollywood (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Colour Pop On the Loose (PiP, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar).LORAC Fearless (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Polybutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499).

 

Neutral Beige (Right)

Neutral Beige (Right) is a medium brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that was easy to apply with a lighter hand for sheerer, more buildable coverage as the texture was soft, silky, and blendable without being powdery. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Urban Decay Nooner (Bronzer) (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Tarte Sweet Tea (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Urban Decay Jawbone (LE, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).NARS Seaside (LE, $40.00) is warmer (90% similar).NARS Falaises (LE, $40.00) is darker (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Kevyn Aucoin Capri (Right) (P, $58.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Tarte Crown (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Mica,Dimethiconol Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Myristate, Hexyleneglycol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850).

 

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