Sunday, 15 May 2016

MAC Bronzing Powder Review

If anybody out there reading this blog posts knows me, you will know that I am completely obsessed with bronzers. When I look at my makeup collection as a whole it is very easy to see that I have more bronzers that anything else. I love how bronzers can take you from looking pretty basic to out of this world. I seem to hoard bronzers and I hate to part with them. So, when I saw that MAC had their own bronzers, I had to try them out for myself, being the MAC whore that I am. I bought both the matte and shimmery version, because I just couldn’t make up my mind and I thought that I would shade my thoughts with you guys here in this blog post.

The first thing that I am going to talk about is the packaging. I always like to talk about the packaging first because it is the first thing that I notice when I see a product and I tend to make a snap decision based on the outer packaging. This has the classic sleek packaging that most of their other compacts has. I like that it is nice and small because at the moment bronzer packaging seems to be getting larger and bulkier and I have less room to store them all neatly in my drawer. If you have tried MAC before you will know that their packaging is always of a really good quality.

Next, I want to talk about the shade of these bronzers. Like I said, I bought the matte and the shimmery bronzers just because I couldn’t make my mind up and I would say that the undertones are very similar. Both of the bronzers do seem to be quite an orange-based bronzer. Obviously when you apply bronzer is has to be a tanned and deep shade in order for it to show up on your skin, but I have to admit that I am not entirely taken by the shade of these bronzers. To me, they are just ever so slightly too orange for me and if I am teetering on the fairer side of things, this can be far too orange, but for when I am more tanned in the warmer summer months, I can get it to work.

The other thing about these MAC Bronzers which I am pretty unsure about is how hard the product seems to be. I can take any of my bronzer brushes and give them a really good swirl around in the product, but hardly any product seems to come up out of the pan. I know that you don’t want it to be too softly pressed in the pan because you don’t want too much fall out when you are applying it, but at the same time, you have to be able to use the product. When I compare this to something like my trusty Nars Laguna Bronzer, it is just so different in the texture, the MAC is much harder and chalkier and that isn’t what I want when it comes to a bronzing powder.

One positive about these MAC bronzers is that they do seem to lay on the skin very nicely. I have never noticed this looking patchy or uneven, it just seems to lay down perfectly and always looks really good, regardless of the tone. But, I do feel that because I have to swirl my brush into the product so hard to get any pay off, I am using hell of a lot of product each time I use these bronzers. I will say that the matte bronzer seems to apply hell of a lot smoother than the shimmery bronzer does.

I think that I am going to leave this review here for now. I do think that these are nice bronzers with a nice colour to them, depending on your natural skin tone. If you are thinking about trying these out, I would highly recommend going into a store and having a play around to see if these will work for you and your skin tone. I am going to continue to use these bronzers because I have already spent my money on them, but I don’t think that I would personally repurchase them in the future. I will leave these linked down below in case you want to check them out for yourself. Make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know if you have tried these out and what you thought about them!


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