Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Gilded - Review

If you read my recent haul you will have seen this product before. I picked this up when Urban Decay launched in my city recently and have been using it daily ever since.
At £20 this is not a cheap bronzer and not something I would usually buy. When I purchased this it had been tested on my face and I fell in love and grabbed it. The product comes in lovely outer packaging, a gold box with blue flowery pattern inside. Inside the box, the product casing is also gold. The casing is sturdy, solid feeling and closes very securely. The outer plastic is gold and the transparent panel had a gold pattern and blue writing. Personally I'm actually not a big fan of the casing and feel it looks somewhat cheap compared to the lovely box.
Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Gilded
Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Gilded
The cake of the product itself is absolutely gorgeous. It has swirls of other shades through it and lovely flecks of shimmer. This is a baked bronzer and so the cake is very compact. The product can be used wet or dry meaning it is more versatile and could be used as an eyeshadow also.
Although a big fan of the fake tan, I am a very pale skinned girl. This bronzer is the absolute perfect shade for my pasty skintone! The swatch above shows the product fairly packed on. This subtle finish means I don't have to be too worried about being heavy handed when I apply the bronzer. I sweep this over my cheeks and apply more pressure for my contouring. I also use a big brush to sweep this along my jawline. The colour is beautiful and the product stays in place all day.
I love this product but at £20 I don't think I would repurchase as I'm sure I could find something to do this job for less. That being said, this product is going to take me a long time to get through and I'm going to enjoy using it!
Have you tried any cheek products from Urban Decay?
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  1. Your reviews are making me want to go in and let them do my make-up but I will end up so poor! :( lol

    Becca x


    1. You so should! They matched me to some lovely products!


  2. The swatch looks a little scary and orange-tinged to me but I can imagine it looking glorious on! Would love to see you use it in a makeup look :)

    Jenn www.BarelyThereBeauty.com | UK Beauty Blog


    1. Yeah it's lovely blended out!
      I am wearing it in this post http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/york-fashion-week-aw14-makeup-looks-153600918.html


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