for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.
- Tarte Sweet Tea (LE, ).
- Tarte Crown (PiP, ).
- Chanel Soleil Tan Deep Bronze (P, $50.00).
- elf Golden Daze (P, $7.00).
- Becca Malibu Soleil (LE, $38.00).
- Kosas Medium (P, $34.00).
- Fenty Beauty Hunnie Glaze (P, $32.00).
- REFY Tan (P, $26.00).
- NARS Laguna 04 (P, $38.00).
- Charlotte Tilbury Dark (7) (P, $44.00).
$26.00/0.25 oz. – $104.00 Per Ounce
The formula is described as a “liquid-like cream bronzer stick” that is “ultra blendable and buildable” with a “non-greasy, water-resistant formula.” They seemed quite pigmented upon initial swatching, but the texture was lightweight, creamy, and spreadable to the point where the product definitely was designed to sheer out in practice, so getting fuller coverage required building up in layers. It didn’t feel so sheer that you had to do lots of layers, though.
It felt moderately emollient initially but dried down in about 20 to 30 seconds to a semi-matte finish–not fully flat and could still be blended out a bit, but it wasn’t shiny or dewy either. I found the formula to nearly blend itself on my skin and had no trouble applying it over bare skin or on top of foundation with fingertips or using a synthetic brush.
I tested four of the eight shades for wear, and all four I tested lasted well for nine hours before starting to show signs of fading, which were gradual for the remainder of the day.
Browse all of our Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Stick swatches.
Isodecyl Isononanoate, Silica, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Synthetic Wax, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, BHT, Dicalcium Phosphate, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Nymphaea Odorata Root Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir) Ultramarines (CI 77007), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)].
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