Best Drugstore Bronzer Dupes


Benefit Hoola Bronzer vs. Sephora Collection Bronzer Powder in Los Cabos

*Neither brand is cruelty-free. Kayla says: Benefit is $30 for 8 grams & Sephora Collection is $17 for 9 grams. Both are matte & the color is extremely similar. It's really hard to tell the difference between the two. I like the Sephora packaging more than Hoola's as it seems to be more sturdy. Hoola is just cardboard. Both are very easy to blend and last all day on the skin. Sephora Los Cabos is a definite dupe to Benefit's Hoola. Cheaper AND you get more product. Buy our pick

Benefit Hoola Bronzer vs. Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer Murumuru Butter in Bronzer

*Physician's Formula is certified cruelty-free according to Ethical Elephant but Benefit is NOT. Kayla says this is not a dupe, but she argues the pros of both: Benefit is 8 grams for $30 & Physicians Formula is $14.99 for 11 grams. Benefit is a matte bronzer & Physicians Formula has a slight pearlescent glow to it. Both blend out on the skin really well & last all day. Physicians Formula has quite a strong smell, personally I enjoy it. It reminds me of coconuts, tanning lotion & the beach. But it may be too fragrant for some. Physicians Formula is buttery smooth & a cross between a cream product & powder product. This isn't a dupe for Hoola due to the fact that Hoola is matte and the Butter Bronzer has a slight sheen to it. However, if you're looking for a good bronzer for a much cheaper price Butter Bronzer is where it's at! Buy our pick

MILK MAKEUP Matte Bronzer vs. L.A. Girl Velvet Contour Bronzer Stick

*Both brands are cruelty-free according to Ethical Elephant. Makeup Maven, Candi, says: The LA Girl Velvet Bronzer in Suede was close in comparison to the Milk Makeup Bronzer. Both had a matte finish and a very natural-looking tone. I did have to buildup the color a little bit with the L.A. Girl bronzer, but it felt nice and lasted a decent amount of time. I wore LA Girl alone and with foundation and both ways it blended easily and lasted most of the day if I set it with powder. I found with the Milk Makeup bronzer, a little bit of product goes a long way and it is very pigmented. Whether applied over foundation or directly to bare skin it blended seamlessly and lasted all day even through a sweaty workout. I also enjoyed that I didn't have to set the product. It dried down to a powder and felt weightless. For the amount of product you get versus the price, this would be a good dupe on a budget. Buy our pick

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer vs. NYX Matte Bronzer

*Both brands are certified cruelty-free according to Ethical Elephant. Kayla says: Too Faced is $30 for 8 grams & NYX is 9.5 grams. Too Faced smells like cocoa and I am personally not a fan of the smell. It dissipates after you put it on your skin, but it's quite potent in the pan. Both brands feel smooth to the touch. Both are matte and considered to be medium is shade. Too Faced has more luxe packaging but I was finding myself fumbling to try to open the packaging when trying to use. NYX is slightly darker than Too Faced and blends a lot better. I noticed my face looked a bit patchy & muddy upon application. Despite the poor performance with Too Faced, both brands did last all day on my skin. For that reason, I would go with NYX over Too Faced. By going with NYX you get $21 in savings, you cannot beat it. Buy our pick

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