Lakme Gold Dust Shimmer Bronzer Review, Swatch, FOTD

by Rati on March 28, 2011 · 65 comments

Lakme Fantasy Collection Gold Dust Shimmer Bronzer Review, Swatch, FOTD

lakme gold dust shimmer bronzer

Claims : Be born again as an enchantress. This pure-pressed bronzing powder kissed with a golden shimmer blends beautifully to flatter any skin tone. Sweep it once all over your face or body and enjoy a glamorous glow that’s straight out of a fairytale.

Price : Rs 450

There is a gold fairy dust kind of over spray on the bronzer (mainly on the sides ) when it comes brand new. It looks loaded with shimmer then. Just take a brush and dust off the shimmer. (see sides of the bronzer loaded with shimmer in pic below)

lakme gold dust shimmer bronzer

It looks pretty clean after that over spary is removed.
lakme gold dust shimmer bronzer

But since the bronzer is THE “Shimmer Bronzer” ,  don’t expect it to be matte or even anywhere near to it. . A pretty obvious gold shimmer is embedded all over the bronzer. (see pic below)
lakme gold dust shimmer bronzerThere are three shades in the bronzer , which you can use separately or together as one.

Swatches :(l-r) light, medium, dark

lakme gold dust shimmer bronzer swatch fingers

And here is the swatch of all three shades swiped together.

lakme gold dust shimmer bronzer swatch arm

What I like about Lakme Gold Dust Shimmer Bronzer :

  • There are three shades in the bronzer so a single bronzer will work for people with various skin tones. I feel it works the best when all three shades are swirled together.
  • It gives a gorgeous “golden goddess” look to your cheeks. Excellent especially for evenings.
  • I found the staying power to be pretty good. It stayed on my cheeks almost as-it-is for around 5 and half hours (this includes staying in ac, going out in sun etc. and I tested it a few times only with foundation as a base without applying a primer underneath.) .After that the bronzer started to fade out but the shimmer was still maintaining the glow on my face.
  • More than the face I feel it works excellent for decolletage, neck, arms, back etc.  Infact,  I am getting obsessed with applying it on my decolletage, especially.
  • The powder is quite soft and easy to work with. Well the negative of the same thing is that it flies a lot when you swirl your brush on it. It’s like fairy dust flying all around you. :P

What I don’t like about Lakme Gold Dust Shimmer Bronzer :

  • The shimmer is quite obvious. It’s not the gold sheen.. it’s the obvious fine gold particles embedded in the bronzer. A bronzer such as this should be reserved specially for evening outs or parties. It would look pretty OTT during the day, imo.
  • If you have large pores, I would say that you stay away from it. The shimmers are such that they would only make your pores look big.
  • You have to be very careful while bronzing your forehead with this bronzer. The shimmer particles end up falling on your cheeks and they are so hard to take off. Just make sure that your face is nicely powdered so that you can just off any shimmer particles later on.

Overall I feel this bronzer would be totally based on how you prefer your makeup to be. If you don’t like the gold particles to be seen on your face, I’d say skip. If you don’t mind a hint of shimmer seen on your face, you can totally go for it. The base colours itself are so gorgeous and the sheen it so very pretty. I would say that you apply this bronzer light handedly using a very soft angled blush brush . . This way you’d be able to get more colour on your cheeks than the shimmer itself.

And this is how it looks on me.

lakme gold dust shimmer bronzer FOTD

Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating : :-* :-* :-* + 0.5

And this is how I have bronzed my skin. :

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sim March 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm

u are looking very aowsome as usual……….. :victory:

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Rati March 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm

thanks sim. :)

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Priya March 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

i cant see any shimmer on you rati…its looking great ….. matches ur coral dress…. :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker:

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Rati March 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Priya it’s actually a pretty bronzer. When you stand closely to me you’d be able to see the shimmer particles. From distance it just looks like nice golden sheen. And specially in sun na.. those tiny tiny particles sparkle, which does not look very pretty.

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Priya March 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

aah ok…..then a big no from me :-/

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Natasha March 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

:woot: :woot: :woot:

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Rati March 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm

?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)

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calicoaster March 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Its looking quite pretty on you Rati…I can’t see the shimmer and your face is looking so glowy glowy!! :D :D :D :D

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Rati March 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm

thankoo cali.. I like actually… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Suma March 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

woo hoo.. i am so making this a part of my wedding trousseau :)

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Rati March 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm

It would be a ncie inclusion Suma. especially you can use it on your chest , back as well. :D :D

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Suma March 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm

he he he :D mailed u with a “koschun” ratidoooo :) :talktohand: :talktohand: :talktohand:

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Rati March 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm

that would be the best thing to do. :))

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Mrunmayee March 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm

No shimmer for me.. I have big pores!! :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:

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Rati March 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm

It’s best to stay away from it then. :P

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Mrunmayee March 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm

:haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji:

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Maha March 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm

The bronzer looks very pretty on you and the shimmer doesn’t look OTT in the pic :)

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Rati March 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm

From distance it looks very pretty and it would work very well in evenings. but in broad day light if someone is standing very close to you the person would be able to see shimmers on your skin. Atleast I would prefer using it mainly for evenings. :)

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Maha March 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I am new to make up so I’m not giving this a try for now :(( Anyways thanks for the reco :))

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Zara March 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Lukin soooo pretty Rati! :inlove: :inlove:

M afraid this product is a no-no for me..itna saara shimmer will be too OTT for me..and with my sad knowledge of applying shimmer wale products, m prone to lukin like a disco ball!! :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Rati March 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

lolll zara if you are so scared of shimmer, you skip it. Start with a matte bronze and top it with a gold blush. This way you’d be able to control the way you want your bronzer to look. :))

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Zara March 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm

:thanks: Thanks for the tip ..Will try it once I get home..aaj ka lab experiment ka result pakka bataungi :yahoo:

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Rati March 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm

oh i’ll wait :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Zara March 29, 2011 at 8:59 am

Raatttiiiii!!!! Tried ur makeup nuska yesterday :yahoo: …Result: One cheek (practice wala cheek) luked cartoon-like ;-) , but the other cheek looked nice…The tarkeeb gave a nice glowy look O:) O:) …Guess I’ll have to practice this more often to get it perfect! Thank you!! :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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shanaiia March 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

U look great Rati :)

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Rati March 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm

thanks shanaiia. :)

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varshini March 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Only you carry it of so welll ratuuuu….. :woot: :woot: :woot:
I will look like a disco ball :D :D
Me skipping thiss :((

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Rati March 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm

awww!!! thanks a lot varshini. :)

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Uzma March 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Rati you are looking pretty :)) & that peachy coral top toh mast hai :))

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Rati March 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm

thanks Uzma. :D :D

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Ritika March 28, 2011 at 6:27 pm

You looking so glowy glowy :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

PS : me love your blackest black hair :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

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Rati March 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

blackest black hair are genetic.. mum ki den hain :jaiho:

thankoo :toothygrin:

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Ritika March 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm

I have my mums eye brows,i never get them done,never did mum .Its looks good aise hi

Moms are the bestest :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

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Rati March 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Ritka same here. i started doing eyebrows only after i started doing eye makeup tutes. till today it’s only the extra hair that i get removed. the shape is almost natural. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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bhumika March 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm

looks nice on u.. :yes: but i wud stay away from the shimmer…
n love ur top :))

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Rati March 29, 2011 at 11:56 am

thank you bhumika. :D :D

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Bee March 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm

it looks so tempting but ive got big pores :((
I got a nice blush but its so dark- more like the tomato blush- Im going to practice applying that everyday

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Rati March 29, 2011 at 11:57 am

bee you try using the blushes. once you get the technique right they look awesome. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Bee March 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm

And Rati is looking cho cute naa… the dress ka shade is matching u so nicely :d

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Rati March 29, 2011 at 11:57 am

thankoo Bee. :D :D

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Ik March 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm

aww very pretty. :D

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Rati March 29, 2011 at 11:58 am

thank ik.:)

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Neha S. March 28, 2011 at 9:11 pm

just coz ur are soooo pretty and making it look nice im liking it.. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: otherwise its a pass for me.. i like shimmer but bronzers mein shimmer is a big no no for me… :-/ :-/

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Rati March 29, 2011 at 11:59 am

Neha I also prefer matte bronzers over shimmery ones any day. They look more real. :))

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sireesha March 28, 2011 at 11:12 pm

obvious gold shimmer! :| i like fine gold shimmer.. :inlove: but this is looking soooooooooooooo pretty on u… :heart: :beauty:

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Rati March 29, 2011 at 11:59 am

sireesha the shimmer is just like how you see on my hand swatch. :))

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Neel March 28, 2011 at 11:39 pm

so glowing glowing Rati ,looking awesome :inlove: :inlove: , i will try it :shy:

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Rati March 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm

thanks neel. Hope you like it. :))

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Rads March 29, 2011 at 11:49 am

:inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: though me no buying it…wallet khaaali :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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Rati March 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm

you had to tell this na.. like a reminder again and again :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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calicoaster March 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Same here actually!! :| :| :| :|

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Rati March 29, 2011 at 12:16 pm

:silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

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anks March 29, 2011 at 12:10 pm

It looks lovely… quite like the bronzer from my ULTA collection kit… time to whip it out i think…. :)

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Rati March 29, 2011 at 12:17 pm

bronzers look fab in Summers Anks. Time to bring it to use. :D :D

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Mayuri April 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm

You look so pretty…!!!! :teddy: :puchhi:

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