Becca launched their new Sunlit Bronzers ($38 each for 7.1 g/0.25 oz, made in USA) at the end of April and these are hands down among the best bronzers I’ve ever tried. At this point in my beauty testing life I seriously thought that there was little room for improvement in the bronzer world. I’m a total bronzer addict and have tested all kinds – liquids, powders, creams, gels, shimmers etc. I often wear bronzer instead of blush to add depth or color my beauty look. The Becca Sunlit Bronzers have the softest sheen without any hint of frost on the skin. The texture is finely milled without a lot of fall out. They blend beautifully with the skin. I’ve historically been normal to oily but with the heat in Florida (and change in water) I would say I’ve become more normal to dry and some powders have started to emphasize lines or patches. Not the case with these bronzers. They have a rich pigment that is easy to smooth out and build. They look incredibly natural on the skin and lasted all day on me.
There are five colors and the Becca team sent all the shades for review. Those who have fair skin have often commented that they have trouble finding any bronzer that will work for their skintones. With this line I think you will finally be able to use one that won’t turn orange on your complexion. For my deeper skin tone readers there are a couple shades at the deeper end of the spectrum that have amazing pigment so you should be able to layer for a beautiful glow. The shades:
The shades have a noticeable shimmer in the pan, on the face it just glows. There’s no frost or flashback. From left to right:
- Bali Sands is a soft golden sand
- Capri Coast is slightly deeper but still a light bronze
- Bronzed Bondi is a medium amber bronze
- Ipanema Sun is a deeper brown bronze
- Maui Nights is a reddish terracotta bronze
The pans comes with an embossed wave/sand like pattern. You can see the flecks of shimmer in the pan in the sunlight:
All five on me applied with a light hand. The color is layerable but I wanted to show how natural these can look. On my complexion you can’t really see Bali Sands and can barely see Capri Coast – which I think will help my fair-skin readers get a sense that these are truly lighter bronzer shades. On the face I’m wearing the Diorskin Forever Foundation in 31 and the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger on spots. Face is also set with the La Mer Powder. On the lips is Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink topped with MAC Lipglass in Beaux (the new version). Stripe tee by Joie.
Two sets of comparisons below, Set 1 includes:
- Benefit Hoola Lite Matte Bronzing Powder
- Marc Jacobs Tantric Bronzer
- Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow (Light-Medium)
- Tom Ford Powder Bronzer in Terra (small one)
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Diffused Bronze Light
Set 2 comparisons include:
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzers in Radiant Bronze Light and Nude Bronze Light
- Marc Jacobs Tan-Tastic Bronzer
- Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow Med-Dark (both sides)
Prior to testing these my top picks for bronzers included Edward Bess Daydream, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzers, Tom Ford Bronzing Powder (original formula) and Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel. Other favorites rounded up here. The Becca Sunlit Bronzer joins my list for top picks – it’s definitely one of the most natural looking bronzers that gives the skin a sunkissed look. The color options give you a decent range to pick from depending how natural or deep you want your bronzer to be. Bottom line it’s pure love and I highly recommend them.
Becca Sunlit bronzers provided courtesy of Becca for review.