I’ve been in love with Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors ever since I tried Blushed Copper.
So,when I saw Bronzed Amber I knew I had to have it. Today’s post is going to be a Becca Bronzed Amber review.
On me, Bronzed Amber is a light, neutral peachy gold. I have nothing else like it in my collection. It’s a combination of 3 pre-existing Becca products: Their blush in Wild Honey, and their shimmering skin perfectors in Opal and Topaz.
According to Becca, this is a bronzing highlighter.
It differs from other skin perfectors in that its just not a shimmery powder through and through. It has two different components. It has a warm bronzey-peachy base, and then it has gold shimmer. It’s absolutely gorgeous on my brown skin. The bronzey base is basically the same colour as my skintone so it just fades into my skin and the only thing that shows up is this gorgeous subtle gold shimmer. The whole pigment plus shimmer balance reminds me a lot of the Black Up sublime powders.
Bronzed Amber by @beccacosmetics is now available at Ulta but it seems to be online only so I thought someone might appreciate a swatch of it. It's not as shimmery/metallic as other Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors so if you prefer a subtle highlight you're going to love this! If you like your highlight more dramatic, you might not like it. I have another photo comparing it to Blushed Copper by Becca and Ablaze by MakeUpGeek a few posts down, and you can see how much less metallic it is than usual highlighters in that photo. PS: I'm a little lighter than NW45 #cocoaswatches #beccabronzedamber #bronzedbybecca #BronzedAmber #becca
It’s not overly shimmery which I appreciate because I prefer a subtle highlight. As someone with oily skin who lives in a tropical climate, I can go from glowy to greasy real quick so I’m more comfortable with less shimmery highlighters.
I’ve been seeing people compare it to Rose Gold by Becca and Ballerina by Laura Geller. As far as I can tell, those are cooler, pinker highlighters on dark skin, and this is definitely warmer. I don’t think they look alike at all but I can’t say for sure because I don’t own either of those.
Here is a photo from Glamdit(Youtube) showing the difference between the highlighters. As you can see, Bronzed Amber is definitely peach where Rose Gold is more pink. Also, it is quite different from Blushed Copper, as I will show later in my own swatches.
Bronzed Amber probably looks golden on me because the base is similar to my skintone, and gold shimmer is what is prevalent when applied to my skin. It might look different on fairer skintones or cooler undertones.
Here it is compared to Blushed Copper and Makeup Geek’s Ablaze. It is quite subtle compared to those two.
Bottomline: Bronzed Amber is a very subtle highlighter that looks flattering on deeper skin. While it is slightly buildable, you’re never going to get that ultra metallic shine that most highlighters have. It is long lasting (lasts about 7-8 hours before fading, and it fades evenly after that.) It doesn’t accentuate texture at all! It’s a very wearable everyday shade for dark skin, because of it’s colour and how subtle it is.
It is a little drier/more powdery in the pan than Blushed Copper but this powdery-ness does not translate to the cheeks, which is where it counts. It has the same longevity and good quality I’ve come to expect from Becca highlighters. It is also far less shimmery than the other Becca highlighter I own. If you prefer subtle highlighters, you will absolutely love this. I’ve had it for less than a week, and it’s officially my HG highlighter. If you prefer a beaming or more dramatic/metallic highlighter, you might find this a little underwhelming.
If you’re looking for an alternative to Bronzed Amber, Sonia Kashuk Bronzer in Goddess is very similar. I’ve used both and they are pretty much the same thing in terms of shade and intensity.
Bronzed Amber is permanent.
Price: 38 USD from Becca Cosmetics and Ulta.
Have you tried the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors? Do you love them?