Pricey vs Priceline

Pricey vs Priceline: Matte Bronzer

by Madeleine Borgersen

Whether you use them to contour or to add a faux glow, matte bronzer’s are a staple to a summer makeup collection. We’ve compared an amazing high end and low end to see which one needs to be added to your collection stat!

Pricey vs Priceline: Matte Bronzer

Pricey: Gorgeous Cosmetics – Endless Summer Bronzing Powder – $49

Available in two shades this bronzing beauty is one of my favourites! Australian based Gorgeous cosmetics is available via their online store and also inside the newly launched Sephora in Sydney’s CBD.

A true matte finish it’s perfect for a subtle contour or for adding an all around glow to the face.

The staying power is phenomenal even in this ridiculous heat and with a slightly pink undertone there is zero chance of rocking an orange tan.

Priceline: Playboy – Bronze Bunny Matte Bronzing Powder – $13.50

Who knew Playboy cosmetics were making a comeback? I for one am singing from the rooftops! I nabbed this baby in a Bronze Kit for $4.99 at Chemist Warehouse (they had some amazing eyeshadow palettes too so run don’t walk!)

On opening, the Playboy Bronze Bunny and Gorgeous’ Endless Summer could literally be dupes. It swatched slightly lighter however so a great pick for fairer lasses.

The undertone was more golden than the Gorgeous Cosmetics pick so if you’re a yellow undertone this one is for you!

The Verdict

Both of these beauties have their perks. One’s a lot lighter on the wallet and great for fair, yellow toned lasses, the other rocks amazing lasting power and a greater shade range to keep everyone happy.

What’s my pick? I personally absolutely loved them both. But I do need to pick one.

I know it’s an interesting brand choice for the beauty bag but I’m loving the Playboy. Not only is it a little lighter on the price side, it smells like my grandma’s old pressed powders and I just love the subtler colour, even with a tan.

Let’s hope we see more from our fuzzy tailed friends on the shelves soon!

12 responses to “Pricey vs Priceline: Matte Bronzer”

  1. Thats a great price for bronzer and if it works for we paler skinned ladies then I’m all for it! I’m intrigued by the scent you mention – I have so many fond memories of playing with my mothers powder as a child so I’m almost tempted to go and buy it just for that! Xo

  2. Great post MB! Definitely having a run at the Playboy one. And I’m with you… how’s the branding choice! Never the less, if it’s a bronzer for pale gals (which can be tricky!) I’m in! x

  3. The Made Up Maiden says:

    I love these types of posts. I have to admit a fondness for both brands, I even like the Playboy sprays! I like spraying them on right after my shower, and before I apply my fragrance for the day. It’s very refreshing!

  4. Toni says:

    I’m really fair skinned and love the idea of a bronzer for a bit of a sun kissed summer glow but I’ve lost track of how many I’ve bought over the years and really I just can’t ever find the right one.

  5. Vicki M says:

    Yes, I have to agree with blogrekindled on that but I think it’s worth putting prejudices aside and giving it a whirl!

  6. blogrekindled says:

    There is something about the playboy brand that still irks me lol. I think it’s from my teenage years when I remember some girls at my highschool who would wear playboy jewellery/clothes with the brand logo. The Gorgeous cosmetics bronzer looks (was going to say gorgeous…) beautiful. Love the embossed writing on the product.

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