rms beauty Madeira Bronzer Luminizing Powder ($38.00 for 0.52 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a golden sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency that was soft without being too firmly pressed in the pan, yet it wasn’t powdery or thin either. The powder applied evenly to my skin and “melted” as I buffed and blended out the product. It had a noticeable sheen but wasn’t overly shimmery, so it didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture even worn at higher coverage levels. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading a touch.
Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).L’Oreal Deep (03) (P, $14.99) is less shimmery (90% similar).Too Faced Tropic Like It’s Hot (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow (P, $48.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Clinique Bronze Glow (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Bronze) (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Sesso (Bronzer) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Fenty Beauty Penny4UThots (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).MAC Glow With It (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
$38.00/0.52 oz. – $73.08 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be “silky smooth, moisturizing, [and] luminizing.” The three shades that it comes in were consistent: very pigmented, creamy and smooth to the touch, and lasted between eight and nine hours. The texture was thinner and firmer, as there was no powderiness, but it was yielding and easy to pick up with a brush. The powders applied evenly to bare skin, blended out easily, and never emphasized my skin’s natural texture.
Mica, Zinc Stearate, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit (Buriti) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).
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