Colourpop is a great brand if you are looking for some more affordable makeup. However the brand can be expensive if you are not in the US and their quality can be inconsistent. How did I fare with the Colourpop Coconut Beach bronzer? Time for a review.
My main motivation for trying this product was because I wanted to try a full face makeup look using nothing but Colourpop. I hadn’t tried their bronzers and so I tried this one!
Review: Colourpop Coconut Beach Pressed Powder bronzer
With Colourpop it really depends on where you live whether it is a drugstore priced brand or not. If you are in the US, it’s affordable. If you are not, the shipping and handling fees can easily make this more expensive than you’d like. I like shopping them during sales (yes, I got a bit of CP during Black Friday) and ensuring I have a wishlist big enough to qualify for free international shipping.
This retails for €10 at full price. As I am writing this, the brand still has 30% off on for Black Friday and the price is now €7.
What does this bronzer have to offer?
In terms of bronzers the Colourpop offerings are not that great. There are the supershock bronzers and then a bunch of overly large or shimmery bronzers. So when they released this I was intrigued.
This bronzer was part of the Going Coconuts collection and because the palette was a great neutral toned palette, I had hopes the bronzer might follow the lead. The shade is described as a neutral golden bronze, but I feel it is too warm for my liking.
How does this bronzer swatch?
But my main problem with this bronzer is that it is patchy on. You can kind of already see it in the swatch where the product barely builds in some places, but a lot in others. This makes it hard to get an even blended finish.
Another issue with this bronzer is that the shade is just off for me. I normally love a more yellow toned bronzer but something about this just makes it pull too warm toned on me and it clashes greatly with my natural undertone.
What does this bronzer look like applied to the face?
To show you what I mean I have some before and after pictures for you. You can see here that the bronzer is very intense. For the summer time I might still get away with it, but mostly it just gives too much of a contrast with my base shade.
While it looks okay once the rest of my makeup is on, this is one of those products I just can’t throw on and know will look good no matter what I wear. I have to be very careful I get a good blend and it quickly looks like too much makeup. Great for a full face of glam, not so great for the office.
Should you buy the Colourpop Coconut bronzer?
While I wanted to love the Colourpop bronzer, this is not one of their stand out products for me. In fact, I already decluttered this, I just didn’t realize I hadn’t written a review on it yet.
So no, I don’t think you need this. When it comes to complexion products, I haven’t had much luck with Colourpop. I like their Supershock Cheeks and Highlighters but often not enough to keep them around in my makeup collection after a few uses.
Can you find better bronzers at this or even a cheaper price point? For sure. I love the Catrice Holiday Sking bronzers and those are half price compared to the full price of the Colourpop.