This will be a quick comparison of the ELF Golden bronzer & the ELF Warm bronzer.
I have owned the Golden bronzer for months now & just bought the Warm bronzer at a local Winners. Quick side note, it was $6.99CAD which is a large mark-up as you can purchase this online at eyeslipsface.com for $3USD, plus shipping. But, I really like the Golden bronzer & wanted to try the other bronzers in the mineral line for a while now. I don't have an ELF order pending, so I decided to buy it now.
I primarily use the Golden bronzer, swirled all together, as more of a highlight. There is some color to it but it is subtle. I don't use it to contour or on my forehead, because it has quite a bit of shimmer in it. You can use the colors individually, but because of the shimmer in them I typically don't do that, except to use the top right pinkish color as a cheek highlight on it's own.
This is how they look along with the website descriptions of these products;
Golden Bronzer- An illuminating shimmer that is subtle and radiant. Ideal for summer or year-round.
Warm Bronzer- The warm shimmer that will bring a glow to your face. Ideal for summer or year-round.
After reading the descriptions I wondered who (besides me) would even think they needed both, other than one is supposed to make you subtly shimmer & one gives you a shimmery glow. Hmmm. Now in my defence I will admit that I originally thought I had found the matte bronzer from ELF, but it turns out that is the 'Cool bronzer'.
Here they are side by side, you can see the Golden actually looks like it has shimmer & it's more subtle in the Warm;
|Golden Bronzer Warm Bronzer|
Colors from bottom to top of my hand: 1) Top left color from golden 2) Top left color from warm 3) Top right color from golden 4) Top right color from warm
Left shades from bottom right of bronzers: Bottom from Golden, Top from Warm
Right shades from bottom left of bronzers: Bottom from Golden, Top from Warm
I need help with labelling of these swatches so I hope that makes sense. What sticks out to me is that the color payoff was stronger for each individual color from the Golden bronzer vs. the Warm. That is surprising considering that the Warm bronzer actually looks a bit deeper in color in the pan.
This is my attempt to get a swatch of all the colors swirled together;
Can you see it? No? I know, it's barely visible but if you look near to the top side of my arm you can see a slight shimmer. That is the Golden bronzer & the Warm bronzer was to the left of it. Sad...I know, but I tried.
Bottom line for me is that I don't think there is a need to own both of these bronzers, as they are incredibly similar. The only real differences come when you swatch them individually & primarily that was only for the bottom two colors. The top colors swatch as pretty much identical. I also can see a bit more shimmer from the Golden bronzer when swirled together, but it is barely noticeable. Otherwise they are exactly the same to me.
I do plan on getting the Cool bronzer eventually, and will be curious to see if there is much of a difference there. What do you all think of these? Do you own the any of the bronzers from ELF?