ColourPop Laguna Beach Bronze Stix ($10.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light brown with more neutral-to-warm undertones–just barely yellowed but more of a muted/olive yellow tone paired with a natural finish.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.
- Dior Tan Bronze (04) (P, $48.00).
- Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic (Trio) (P, $49.00).
- Makeup by Mario Light Medium (P, $30.00).
- ILIA Drawn In (P, $34.00).
- Charlotte Tilbury Fair (P, $56.00).
- ColourPop Opening Act (LE, $8.00).
- Charlotte Tilbury Medium (2) (P, $55.00).
- NARS Vallarta (P, $38.00).
- Victoria Beckham Beauty Soleil (PiP, ).
- NARS Zen (P, $30.00).
$10.00/0.28 oz. – $35.71 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be “super buildable” and “blendable” that won’t disturb “your makeup underneath.” It is also supposed to have a “natural-looking matte finish.”
The texture was lightweight, creamy without being too heavy or too emollient, which enabled the product to apply well over bare skin or on top of foundation. It glided evenly over skin and blended out easily without lifting up base products. I had no trouble using fingertips or a synthetic brush with any of the shades I tested.
The pigmentation was medium to semi-opaque and buildable; due to the emollient consistency, it had a natural tendency to sheer out, so it definitely had to be layered to achieve fuller coverage (as marketed). The formula dried down someone, but it was never fully dry yet didn’t seem tacky to the touch.
All six shades lasted between eight and nine hours on me before showing signs of fading. The shade range could be better, though.
Browse all of our ColourPop Bronze Stix swatches.
DIISOPROPYL DIMER DILINOLEATE, LAURYL LAURATE, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, POLYETHYLENE, HYDRATED SILICA, PARAFFIN, SYNTHETIC BEESWAX, ZEOLITE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SILICA, HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, STEARIC ACID, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, DIMETHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, ALUMINA. MAY CONTAIN: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).
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