Tarte SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer: Is It Really Waterproof?
Price Category: Pro-Grade
- $29.00 Retail
- Easy to blend cream-to-powder formula
- Buildable pigment
- Natural matte finish
- Infused with skincare for hydration
- Long wearing
- Minimal settling into pores and lines
- Doesn’t accentuate texture
- Limited shade range
- Formula is not very emollient than most cream bronzers
- Can apply patchy if color isn’t warmed up
- Pigment intensity can fade if applied lighthanded
Tarte SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer shines with its waterproof formula. The easy to use, creamy formula delivers buildable pigment with a natural matte finish.
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Tarte SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer is ready for whatever life throws at you.
For me, Tarte is one of those hit or miss brands. There are some bomb products from their line, like their Tartelette Eyeshadows and Amazonian Clay Blushes, but then there’s some that are not-so-bomb (I’m not a huge Shape Tape fan!). I find with most Tarte products, they just don’t have the longevity and performance they claim. One product I was particularly excited to try is SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer, which has a waterproof claim. I don’t know about you, but that definitely intrigues me and I’m really hoping this one lives up to its promises.
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:Tarte SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer
Promises vs. Performance: This cream bronzer has a lot of promise.
Tarte has some great claims for SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer, and the biggest one is that it is waterproof. The velvety cream formula is said to apply easily, drying down to a natural matte finish. SEA Breezy is infused with some skincare, too, like coconut, hyaluronic acid, and marine plant extracts (these work to reduce the appearance of fine lines!). It comes in three shades for the perfect “just-back-from-the-beach glow.”
With the help of my trusty Fenty Face Shaping Brush, Tarte SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer applies super easily. The soft, creamy formula glides on easily and blends out without leaving behind patchiness, harsh lines, or base makeup disruption. I would say the pigment is buildable from a sheer to medium intensity.
Now, while I can’t attest to the full waterproof claims, I can say this cream bronzer isn’t 100% life proof. I was expecting this bronzer to not budge or fade, even in hot, humid weather. But, that wasn’t the case. I find with most Tarte products, they look really beautiful for the first 6 hours, and then the pigment just sort of starts to fade away. For best results with the waterproof claims, I would pair this bronzer with a gripping primer and set with a waterproof powder bronzer.
How It Compares: Is Tarte SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer the best?
While Tarte SEA Breezy isn’t the #1 best cream bronzer in beauty (see below for my favorites), it does have a home as the best waterproof cream bronzer. It’s one of the few, if not the only cream bronzer actually marketed as waterproof – most just call themselves sweat and water resistant. It has an easy to apply, creamy pigment that is buildable in intensity. Its matte finish still gives a slight warm glow to cheeks, but it looks natural on. Because the pigment is so creamy, it resists settling into lines, pores, or clinging to texture. I do enjoy this cream bronzer, although I wish its staying powder (read: fading) was better, and it came in more shades.
One of my fave cream bronzers, which I have dubbed the industry standard, is Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer. This one is a true cream-to-powder formula and blends very easily. It gives a glowy bronzed complexion for all day wear with its sweat and water resistant formula. Fenty is known for their inclusive shade ranges and this cream bronzer is no different with its 7 shades that are compatible with all skin undertones.
But, I’ve got to say: I love my cream bronzers and can’t get enough of them. I have added so many to my collection over the past year as brands continue to launch their own cream bronzer. And I truly believe cream bronzer is foolproof and easier to use than powder. The Milabu Team has put together a list of bronzers we love, including our favorite clean cream bronzer from Saie Beauty and our favorite makeup steal, e.l.f. Putty Bronzer. To see our picks of the ‘Best Bronzers That Are Foolproof With Big Results,’ click here.
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Edited by Maddie