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MAC BRONZER: Making me look sun kissed!
MAC Powder Bronzing
Member Name: Gemma_C
MAC Powder Bronzing
Date: 23/02/11, updated on 27/03/11 (174 review reads)
Advantages: A lovely bronzer, the Golden shade is perfect for pale skin tones!
Disadvantages: Whilst it costs quite a bit, my powder has lasted me a long time.
Being fair skinned I am often in need some bronzer to add some colour to my often pasty white skin. I have used various bronzing powders in the past, but they were often too dark and blotchy and didn't blend in well with my fair skin at all. After doing some research online I heard about the MAC Bronzing Powder in Golden, which sounded perfect for fair skinned people like me. I've used MAC cosmetics in the past, they're extremely popular due to the excellent quality of the range, often used by make-up artists. The range is quite expensive but I was desperate for a decent bronzing powder so decided to invest in this powder.
I bought the powder online last year and at the time it was packaged in limited edition packaging when they did a 'To The Beach' range last year. It makes a nice change from the normal black packaging most MAC products come in, as it came in an orange box and the compact itself is also orange with a pattern of seaweed on the top. The powder comes in a compact with one of those mirrors which I never seem to use. The first time I opened it I was quite alarmed by the colour of the powder as it looked darker than I thought it would be and I was concerned it would be too dark once I applied it, but this didn't turn out to be the case.
MAC state that the bronzing powder is a lightly frosted, tinted powder that gives skin sheer and natural looking colour. It's ideal to enhance your skin tone or it will strengthen your tan if you're the opposite to me and my pale skin tone. The bronzing powder is formulated to provide a smooth and even finish on all skin types, important for me as I have oily skin and I'm often concerned how powders will end up appearing on my skin. There are various shades however the one I bought is called Golden and described by MAC as a 'muted golden tan-beige with golden shimmer.'
To apply the bronzing powder I use my Clinique blusher brush, and I do think a decent brush makes all the difference when applying make-up. I apply this power to my cheek bones mainly, and then dab some elsewhere such as the brow bone, nose and chin to give the image of sun kissed skin. I love the shade of this bronzing powder, which I do highly recommend for fair skin. It gives a lovely subtle glow, and blends in perfectly so it doesn't look obvious that you have applied bronzer, exactly the end result I want as it gives a natural colour to my normally milk-bottle white skin. If you are looking for a bronzer that is really noticeable, or your skin isn't very fair, then I do highly suggest going for the shade Refined Golden which is darker but I do much prefer the more subtle finish that Golden gives me. I can notice a nice subtle shimmer too, and it doesn't make me look blotchy or patchy but more healthy which a nice glow to my face.
I've had this bronzing powder since last summer and there is still plenty left in my compact. I have used it rather regularly especially in the summer months so I'm really pleased at how long this has lasted, and I can't see the bottom of the pan yet so there's still plenty of bronzing left for me! The bronzing powder costs £17.50 and it's been a great vital addition to my make-up bag. If you are wondering whether Golden or the darker Refined Golden would be best for you, then I do recommend going to a MAC counter and testing both shades to see which finish is best for you, but I do recommend Golden for the paler people out there!
Summary: The perfect bronzer to give that perfect sun kissed finish.