Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Sun-Kissed Review Swatches

Afraid of Bronzers? Then The Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sun-Kissed Might Be the One for You

I love the Urban Decay Beached Bronzer palm tree design

OK, I’ve decided to call this ‘Bronzer Week’ (in my head) and, after praising profusely the utterly amazing (but an-arm-and-a-leg expensive) Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder and YSL Les Sahariennes Sun-Kissed Blur Perfector, today I’m going to share with you my thoughts on the new Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sun-Kissed (obsessed much?).

Yes, yes, I needed another bronzer like a hole in the head, but…

First of all, on a scale of body part expensiveness (???), this only cost me like… a hand (= $28), so at least I’m still able to walk.

Second of all… A bronzer that is called ‘Beached’ and has a palm tree design on the lid? Well, as a lover of sand, the ocean, and all things California, I could hardly resist it, so…

Sure, Urban Decay, have a little more of my money.

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Sun-Kissed Review SwatchesAm I glad I got this?


Why, you ask?

Well, mainly because of the shade. I mean, I do like its sheer but buildable formula, and the fact that it blends easily and doesn’t look overly powdery on the skin, but its shade is what really sets it apart from the rest of my collection.

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Sun-Kissed Swatches ReviewSwatches of the Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sun-Kissed, the lighter of two shades, blended (L) and heavy (R)

With its peachy-pink undertone, I think it would please even the palest cool-toned beauties out there. I’m not cool-toned, but without the aid of some sort of bronzing concoction I’m pretty damn pale, and the Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sun-Kissed looks oh-so-natural on my complexion.

If you’re usually afraid of bronzers looking too artificial on your über pale skin, give this one a swatch, as I really think you might like it.

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Sun-Kissed Review SwatchesI’ve dusted the Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sun-Kissed all over my face, focusing on my cheeks. Without it, my face would look a shade lighter than my body.

If you’re not afraid of bronzers, but want to complete your bronzer wardrobe (?) with a shade you probably don’t already have… Welcome to the club, gurl!

Support group meets every Tuesday at 8pm.

I’ll bring donuts.

Do you use bronzer? Are you as obsessed with it as I am? And have you ever been to California? If so, where?

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    April 23, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Oh I just love the look of this! It’s definitely not too much – a nice, subtle sunkissed look! Great find!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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    April 23, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    This is such a great product. Loved the look on your face with beautiful turquoise eyes 😀


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    April 23, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    I started wearing bronzer last wear and I am obsessed 🙂 your makeup looks awesome in this photo, love it!


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    April 23, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Haha glad you still have the other hand for those swatches, babe 🙂
    Great review and what an absolutely perfect packaging if you ask me (drooling!). I have loved so many bronzers and my fave at the moment has to be my good ol’ MUFE one <3 Love UD and this bronzer sounds incredible. Now that's a temptation 'cause I don't need a new bronzer but oh boy, am I tempted 😀
    You look stunning, btw 🙂 Happy weekend, lovely!
    xox Nadia

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      Carol in a
      April 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you, Nadia, I hope you had a great weekend!

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    April 24, 2016 at 12:09 am

    The packaging really is beautiful. I swatched it in person and decided to pass. Glad to hear that it worked out for you. Love the turquoise!

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    The Sunday Mode
    April 24, 2016 at 3:42 am

    I’m pretty pale and I have a lot of trouble finding bronzers that work on my skin, though maybe this could be the one that finally works!


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    Hanna Marie
    April 24, 2016 at 4:43 am

    The bronzer looks great –Hanna Lei

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    April 24, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Can we talk about your green eyeshadow though?! You look so pretty and ready for the beach! I am slowly getting into bronzers again, wearing one from lise watier today and lasted for like 8 hours! 🙂

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      Carol in a
      April 26, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Haha, thanks Whitney!
      Wow, 8 hours is pretty impressive!

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    April 24, 2016 at 7:40 am

    This bronzer looks great and I love your eye make-up!




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    April 24, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I’m quite pale and complicated when it comes to bronzers, but the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer powder being my all time favorite bronzer and the YSL Les Sahariennes one being on my current wish list, I believe we have the same tastes so I will definitely check out this one!


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      Carol in a
      April 26, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      Haha, it definitely sounds like we have similar taste!

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    Shireen L. Platt
    April 24, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I try to use bronzer but most days I skip it because I am naturally tan and I sometimes find bronzer makes me look dark instead of radiant. LOL! Maybe I’m using it wrongly? Will dig out mine and give it a go again.

    This Urban Decay bronzer has been getting really lovely reviews and it looks good on your skin. Love the colour eyeshadow, it’s nice to see you using more colour.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    April 24, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    and i love your eye look…electric palette?

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      Carol in a
      April 24, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      Thank you, you should see it soon on MBB! It’s the Electric Palette, indeed! 😉

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    H A Parker
    April 24, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    So for starters the packaging on this bronzer is amazing! I remember your post asking whether make-up packaging was important… YES, yes it is haha, this packaging is complete and utter, Summer perfection. I love bronzers that are buildable too, they’re always a safe bet. Especially as I have pale skin, so I can’t really afford to go overboard with them lol. I’m for sure a bronzer fanatic, so I’ll be purchasing this. Also your make-up looks gorgeous, I love how every eyeshadow colour looks on you.:D

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    April 25, 2016 at 6:46 am

    I don’t have a bronzer collection, but I’ll join for the donuts.
    And regarding the body part expensiveness scale (totally a thing) I do rank my hands higher than my legs.


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    April 25, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Its such a pretty packaging ! I promised myself no more bronzers but…. Damn i want it !! Great review & love your fresh look x


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    April 26, 2016 at 10:25 am

    I’m not obsessed with bronzers. In fact, about 3 years until now, I use the “peach” palette from Rituals as a bronzer, blending all the colors of the palette. BUT, OMG! This one from UD is so cute! … … maybe I’ll try it, love it!

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    April 26, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I know the review is on the bronzer, but I am totally loving your eye makeup. Looks fab.

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    April 26, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    I just got this bronzer yesterday, completely on a whim! I can’t wait to wear it.

    I absolutely love your top. Very summery!

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      Carol in a
      April 26, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      I hope you’ll like it too! 🙂

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    April 26, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Haha I love how you describe this product as costing a hand, rather than an arm and a leg 😉 This bronzer really does look lovely and you’ve got me thinking of the gorgeous summertime now! Your eyes look amazing with the aqua colour next to them, by the way.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    May 27, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Hi, I stumbled across your blog and I love what you write/post, and so I’ve nominated you for the Leibster Award! The blog post is over on my channel;
    Sorry if you’ve already been nominated, but I felt like you deserved it 😀

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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