I’ve had somewhat of a love/hate relationship with Revolution over the last six months as I’ve found many of their launches to be disappointing in terms of formula compared to what they used to launch. I don’t know what’s changed but their products don’t have the ‘wow’ factor that a lot of their launches used to have, and whilst I’m still purchasing the launches that I like the look of, I resist far more than I purchase. The most disappointing product of theirs thus far was the Revolution Shook Eyeshadow Palette which really wasn’t great, so I didn’t have high hopes when trying the Revolution Bronzer Reloaded however it’s actually incredible and only £3.
The Revolution Bronzer Reloaded is available in three different shades; Holiday Romance, Long Weekend and Take a Vacation, and they are £3 each and contains a whopping 15 grams of product. I chose the lightest shade from the three; Holiday Romance but they really didn’t look very different in the stock images, but Holiday Romance is a lot paler than the photos online so definitely swatch them instore to see which would work for you.
“Get that just-off-the-beach glow in one go with our baked bronzer. New to our bestselling Re-loaded range, this pearlised powder will enhance light skin tones with a sunkissed appearance.
Plus, it’s a compact palette which means its easy to build a natural-looking colour on the move. Sweep over the areas of the face you wish to add warmth to or use wet on your lids for a high-impact eye look. Follow with the Revolution Highlight Re-loaded for a complete glow-up.”
The Revolution Bronzer Reloaded in Holiday Romance is a very pale light warm toned bronze with a very subtle sheen which looks so natural and glow on the skin. These swatches are swatched intensely and you can barely see them on the skin so this shade will only work for pale to fair skintones, but it’s honestly my perfect bronzer shade and the luminosity really, really reminds me of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzers.
I’ve applied Holiday Romance to one side of my face and then applied Luminous Bronze Light with a very, very light hand and they had the same radiant glow and very subtle sheen. I never throw around the ‘dupe’ label lightly, but the formulas look identical on the skin.
Yes the shades are completely different as Luminous Bronze Light is a lot warmer in tone, and deeper but the formula is very comparable which I never expected for a £3 product. The Revolution Bronzer Reloaded has a baked formula, but when you touch it with your fingertips it feels like a cream which I think is why it looks so natural and radiant when applied to the skin with the Unicorn Cosmetics Wisp Me Away Blush Brush, and for £3 I don’t think you’ll find a better bronzer formula or shade especially for the lightest of skintones.
Do you like using baked bronzers? Have you tried the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzers before?