The Wanderlust List #5 (Victoria Beckham Beauty Matte Bronzing Brick)

Wanderlust is a universal feeling that is a longing for something. We see new products that we like the look or concept of, we know they aren’t for us, and still, we consider them anyway. Sometimes we go so far as to buy them, despite having something similar or knowing we won’t use them.

The wanderlust list is my way of enjoying and using items I already own. I hope to encourage myself and others to use some of the products we have rather than being so quick to buy something new. If this concept interests you, you can check out the previous versions of the Wanderlust List below.

Disclaimer: As a beauty blogger, I have more makeup than a “regular” consumer. That does mean that I have more options to choose from when I’m opting out of a new purchase, but hopefully, the thought process can still help.

Victoria Beckham Matte Bronzing Brick, $58**

If you are new here you may not know this, but I really love bronzers. It is not hard for me to get excited about a bronzer release, but I really got caught up in the luxury of this packaging. I checked out some reviews and everyone was raving about it and it did look nice applied. What almost sealed the deal was finally seeing a review on someone I quite often use for shade reference (The Fancy Face).

Ree from did a post with all the shades of the Victoria Beckham Bronzing Brick** swatched side by side for anyone curious. To me, she seems to be a light to light medium skin tone. She has referenced being NARS Deauville in the Natural Radiant Longwear in the past and she tested Pat McGrath in shade 8 here.

The product is beautiful and it really does seem like I wouldn’t be disappointed, but fortunately for my wallet, I caught myself. I love the outer packaging, but I don’t like products that aren’t in separate pans. I have one setting powder like that (MAC Waterweight), and while I love the result it gives, that split pan really bugs me. Add to that, I really prefer a satin/shimmer bronzer, so why was I even watching reviews on a matte bronzer anyway. My favorite bronzer to date is the Becca Sunlit Bronzer. Since Becca is going out of business, I will eventually have to get over that one.

Becca Sunlit Bronzer Maui Nights and Ipanema Sun (swatches on medium dark skin)
Becca Sunlit Bronzer Maui Nights (left) and Ipanema Sun (right)

If I really want to wear a matte bronzer, I am still loving the Coloured Raine bronzer and the NARS matte bronzing powder.

Coloured Raine Bronzer Cinna-Bae Swatch medium dark skin
Coloured Raine Bronzer Cinna-Bae
NARS Matte Bronzing Powder Samoa bronzer swatch medium dark skin
NARS Matte Bronzing Powder Samoa

What products have you had your eye on lately? Did you talk yourself out of it or buy it? Let’s talk about it in the comments.

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5 thoughts on “The Wanderlust List #5 (Victoria Beckham Beauty Matte Bronzing Brick)

  1. I wanted this too. Bronzers used to be easy for me to pass on, but with so many brands releasing them, I’ve started to want more. I talked myself out of it as well though.

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    1. How are you feeling about the Nabla bronzer these days? Do you like it any better than you used to or did you let it go?


      1. I still like the Nabla bronzer, but I don’t use it very often. Part of that is because I’m still obsessed with the sheen from the Kosas bronzer, so I’m always reaching for that one. The biggest reason though is because the Nabla Bronzer being hard pressed takes work for me to get enough product on my brush. And then because the shade isn’t that far off from my skin tone, I have to keep building the color up. So it’s just an issue of being time consuming. I like the fact that it looks so natural on me because of the color and because it’s the most skin-like finish of a powder bronzer that I have. If the color was a tiny bit deeper and I only had to worry about getting the product on my brush, I know I would use it more often. I recently picked up the Huda Glowish Bronzer and it’s the closest thing to the Nabla bronzer that I’ve found in terms of that skin-like but blurred finish. It’s not going to be replacing my Nabla bronzer though because the shade I have is 05 rich, which is a bit too deep for me. Ignoring the model for 04 Deep Tan, the color in the pan didn’t look deep enough for me, which is why I went with 05.
        Even though I only use the Nabla bronzer on days when I want a subtle bronze, I still feel like it has a place in my collection. Also, I only recently discovered that the bronzer can be used wet or dry. Or maybe I knew it when it first came out but forgot? In any case, using it wet does help me to pack on the color a little quicker, but I still need to figure out the right brush for that method. I haven’t liked the end result with it wet as much as when I use it purely dry, but I intend to keep experimenting.

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        1. I hear ya, having to put in that extra effort and still getting a subtle look would be annoying. I wonder if they are selling well enough for the brand to do a shade extension at some point.


          1. They expanded the highlighter line to add some blushlike shades. I know that one was very popular though. I would be thrilled if they expanded the bronzers too! Nabla doesn’t seem to get quite as much hype anymore, (at least in the US) but I’m hoping!

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