I purchased this Laura Geller Beach Matte bronzer back in the spring when it first came out, but other products kept getting pushed to the front of the line. But now it gets the time to shine on my blog! But the plus side of taking forever is…I have a very strong and well-tested opinion of this product! 🙂
Laura Geller Beach Matte Baked Hydrating Bronzer
Laura Geller already has several bronzers in their line, but this is their first matte bronzer, so of course I had to buy it. You gals know my love for all things matte! 😉 The detail work in the powder is killer, you have to admit. I absolutely love the lattice work. (Gotta appreciate the pretty things in life, right?!)
The compact packaging is interesting and I’m honestly not sure why they made the cover/mirror top of the compact so thick. But my guess is so that when it’s closed it looks like you get a lot of product. I don’t really mind it, since it’s not that much thicker than a typical face powder, but it’s just something I noticed. And thought it was kind of weird.
As you can see from this arm swatch and finger swatch, it gives a really natural, more cool-tone color to your skin. I apologize for the washed out look to the picture above, but as you can see from the picture below, it’s still an accurate color of the bronzer.
The Laura Geller Beach Matte bronzer feels very smooth when you swirl your finger in it but it isn’t a buttery or soft-to-the-touch. Which is what you want in a bronzer, in my opinion. It gives you room to blend it seamlessly into your skin. Which gives you a very natural bronze or contour to your makeup.
As I think you can tell from the swatches, this Laura Geller Beach Matte bronzer is not overtly warm tone. I feel like it leans more neutral, or even cool, tone. Which I love! I tend to stay away from very warm-toned bronzers because I feel like 9 times out of 10 I end up looking oompa-loompa. And who wants that?
I am curious to try this out against the Urban Decay Beached bronzer, since they both were released around the same time and…they both have the word beach in it. Haha, but no, seriously, I am interested in seeing if they are comparable at all. I heard people rave about that Urban Decay one for months. But I haven’t heard really anyone talk about this Laura Geller Beach Matte. And I really think it amazing!
I almost hate to admit this…but I actually prefer this Laura Geller Beach Matte bronzer over my long-time-favorite one from Too Faced. *winces* Did I really just say that? Yes. I did. Because it’s true and I cannot lie, haha! Sorry Chocolate Soleil! 😛
This stuff has been my JAM all summer! It’s the perfect bronzer to use for every day and can easily be built up for a more dramatic nights out. In short: I highly recommend this Laura Geller Beach Matte bronzer!
Have you purchased this bronzer? Let me know if you love it, or if you plan to purchase it anytime in the near future. I have been reaching for it on. the. daily!
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