Bronzer for the Bronzed!

Shars

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I have not tried Sleek but I have tried the Guerlain Terracota 4 seasons. I am NC 50 but the colors go on smooth and very pretty but it seems to get darker on my face as the day goes on.
Even though I use a fluffy brush, I am thinking its too dark /red for me, whether I mix all the colors or just the 3 browns. #8 Ebony does the same, it darkens as the day goes on, a lot. I also ordered #5 bot I am on the fence about it, it does not darken but it comes out as a glow and I wear it with margin. It is not very dark & it is almost impossible for me to put too much on, I use an ELF blush brush.
I am debating on which to send back, keep or exchange.#7 also darken & became very red/ brown even though I used a fluffy brush (MAC 138).
Wow that's crazy. Could it be a reaction between your current powder/foundation and the Guerlain bronzer? It might be accelerating oxidisation of the bronzer

Do you use it just to contour like the perimeter of your face or as an all-over bronzer?
 

gina12345

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I have not tried Sleek but I have tried the Guerlain Terracota 4 seasons. I am NC 50 but the colors go on smooth and very pretty but it seems to get darker on my face as the day goes on.
Even though I use a fluffy brush, I am thinking its too dark /red for me, whether I mix all the colors or just the 3 browns. #8 Ebony does the same, it darkens as the day goes on, a lot. I also ordered #5 bot I am on the fence about it, it does not darken but it comes out as a glow and I wear it with margin. It is not very dark & it is almost impossible for me to put too much on, I use an ELF blush brush.
I am debating on which to send back, keep or exchange.#7 also darken & became very red/ brown even though I used a fluffy brush (MAC 138).
I use Guerlain like a bronzer. This oxidation occurred when I used MAC studio fix plus powder, MAC BB cream , MAC tinted moisturizer. This does not happen when I wear blushes or bronzers from other brands.I am not sure what to try next. I use MAC Blunt or Format as a bronzer & it works just fine. Guerlain #5 is ok it does not oxidize but I am not sure if its dark enough, Sleek looks too red for me
 

Shars

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I use Guerlain like a bronzer. This oxidation occurred when I used MAC studio fix plus powder, MAC BB cream , MAC tinted moisturizer. This does not happen when I wear blushes or bronzers from other brands.I am not sure what to try next. I use MAC Blunt or Format as a bronzer & it works just fine. Guerlain #5 is ok it does not oxidize but I am not sure if its dark enough, Sleek looks too red for me
Okay. Definitely seems like it's the Guerlain one then. And for their price point... that does NOT need to be oxidising on you! Not for $76 lol. The sleek one I feel is too cool toned to be a true bronzer. I use it more for contouring. Hope you find something in the end. I hate when people rave about a product, then you get it and you're like, this is crap haha.
 

gina12345

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Okay. Definitely seems like it's the Guerlain one then. And for their price point... that does NOT need to be oxidising on you! Not for $76 lol. The sleek one I feel is too cool toned to be a true bronzer. I use it more for contouring. Hope you find something in the end. I hate when people rave about a product, then you get it and you're like, this is crap haha.
LOL
 

Caelarumcake

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My all time favorite bronzer is Laura Mercier mineral powder in warm bronze. A little goes a long way!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
I just began the process of shopping for my first bronzer today. Even with all of the great recommendations for Guerlain in this thread the price point is giving me extreme... pause. I do like thought the idea of the 4 seasons and being able to customize the shade so Guerlain remains apart of the list up for consideration. I swatched Casino today and walked away impressed. I still want to swatch the other four before making my decision.

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder - Deep
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer - 04 Deep
Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Tailor-Made Bronzing Powder - Moyen Brunettes
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder - 07
NARS Bronzing Powder - Casino
 

MAChostage

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I came across a Bronzer Wardrobe by Too Faced at Ulta the other day. 1 each of Chocolate Soleil, Milk Chocolate Soleil, Sun Bunny and Endless Summer, and a brush. Might be worth a look!
 
I just began the process of shopping for my first bronzer today. Even with all of the great recommendations for Guerlain in this thread the price point is giving me extreme... pause. I do like thought the idea of the 4 seasons and being able to customize the shade so Guerlain remains apart of the list up for consideration. I swatched Casino today and walked away impressed. I still want to swatch the other four before making my decision.

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder - Deep
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer - 04 Deep
Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Tailor-Made Bronzing Powder - Moyen Brunettes
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder - 07
NARS Bronzing Powder - Casino
NARS Casino ultmately won me over...
and came home today!

The Bobbi Brown Deep was way too deep and orange. Estee Lauder Deep leaned more orange than I prefer as well; although I think I could make it work with a light hand and the right brush. The Guerlain got eliminated based on price.
 

elleB

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I've been using the cover girl bronzer & love it but have been on the hunt for a new bronzer and will def be looking into some of these recommendations.
 

pinkcrush

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I've been using the cover girl bronzer & love it but have been on the hunt for a new bronzer and will def be looking into some of these recommendations.
Not sure about ur skintone but I'm Macao in Nars and I just picked up Milani Baked Bronzer in Soleil and it's a beautiful terracotta shade with multi-tonal shimmer and glitter... I plan to use it all over for a lil shimmer since it's doesn't have a metallic finish
 

gina12345

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NARS Casino ultmately won me over...
and came home today!

The Bobbi Brown Deep was way too deep and orange. Estee Lauder Deep leaned more orange than I prefer as well; although I think I could make it work with a light hand and the right brush. The Guerlain got eliminated based on price.
I like Nars Casino & MAC Matte Bronze & Refined Golden. Guerlain #7 is very pretty, if you want it wait until Sephora has a Friends & Family or some other event, that way you get some discount.
I agree about Estee Lauder & Bobbi Brown, both were just too red or orange for me, everyone raves about these bronzers. The quality of the product was great but the colors were not for me. I wish they included golden neutral browns?
 

Indieprincess

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Anyone know of a dupe for MAC Refined Deeper Bronze. That was my HG Bronzer and I am forever kicking myself that I didn't back it up when I started to see pan.
 
I like Nars Casino & MAC Matte Bronze & Refined Golden. Guerlain #7 is very pretty, if you want it wait until Sephora has a Friends & Family or some other event, that way you get some discount.
I agree about Estee Lauder & Bobbi Brown, both were just too red or orange for me, everyone raves about these bronzers. The quality of the product was great but the colors were not for me. I wish they included golden neutral browns?
Good point, I will probably revisit my quest of finding the perfect bronzer during F&F :) In the meantime, I am mixing Casino with my existing Nars Taj Mahal to get a "glowy" bronze when needed. This should keep my shopping compulsion at bay until the next discount event.
 

Twinkle_Twinkle

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Anyone know of a dupe for MAC Refined Deeper Bronze. That was my HG Bronzer and I am forever kicking myself that I didn't back it up when I started to see pan.
I know you asked this months ago, but in case you are still looking for a replacement bronzer. The first one that came to mind was LORAC's bronzer (not TanTalizer) but now I see that it was d/c'd which is a real shame because it was gorgeous and [dare I say] better than MAC's Refined Deeper Bronze. If you can manage to get your hands on it, you won't regret it.

Have you tried CARGO's bronzer? It's finely milled and has that bronze/coppery tone that RDB has (as opposed to NARS' Casino which leans more toward gold). I'd definitely say CARGO's bronzer in Dark. Similar color, better texture, and no glitter/large sparkles.
 

Indieprincess

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I know you asked this months ago, but in case you are still looking for a replacement bronzer. The first one that came to mind was LORAC's bronzer (not TanTalizer) but now I see that it was d/c'd which is a real shame because it was gorgeous and [dare I say] better than MAC's Refined Deeper Bronze. If you can manage to get your hands on it, you won't regret it. Have you tried CARGO's bronzer? It's finely milled and has that bronze/coppery tone that RDB has (as opposed to NARS' Casino which leans more toward gold). I'd definitely say CARGO's bronzer in Dark. Similar color, better texture, and no glitter/large sparkles. 
Thanks! I'll check those out.
 

Twinkle_Twinkle

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I use 7 year round and 8 in the summer. I happen to LOVE 8
That's exactly what I was thinking of doing. A lot of people say that they LOVE #8 and I don't seem to find the same enthusiasm for #7, but #7 seems like a night matte-ish shade that is less red than Bobbi Brown's bronzers in Dark and Deep. And I would like to have something a little less red for the Spring and Winter. The Four Season's bronzer in Ebony is on it's way to me. Do you have it as well? Are it and #7 redundant? Sorry for the borage of questions. I'm just trying to finalize my shopping cart for Chic Week. Thanks!

P.S - I'm NW45 in MAC formulas - Are we around the same coloring general area?
 
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