MAC Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder

Saturday, 6 April 2013

A week or so ago I posted about a couple of new pieces of MAC make-up I purchased, and today, I'm going to tell you how in love I am with the Bronzing Powder. When selecting a MAC bronzer, there are four colours you can choose from - Bronze, Matte Bronze, Golden and Refined Golden. I went for the Matte Bronze because the Bourjois bronzer I have at the moment has a slight shimmer/sparkle to it, so I wanted to try something matte to compare it to. The lovely thing about this bronzer is that it isn't too heavy, if you purely want a light bronze coverage to your cheeks and cheekbone area you can dab a small amount of bronzer onto a bronzing brush and lightly sweep over the apple of your cheeks. However, if you do want to deepen the colour and secure a heavier bronzed look, then you can continue to add the bronzing powder to your brush and keep applying.

I've only been using this bronzer for a week, and although I promised myself I would keep it for nights out and special occasions in order to preserve it, I have used it every single day since purchase. I can't help myself. It has definitely become a staple product in my make-up bag and I can guarantee that I'll continue to use it daily until the poor little thing runs out and I have to re-stock. It really does give you that natural pop of colour to your cheeks without looking like you've drawn a big circle of brown on them. I would recommend getting a good quality and quite large blusher or bronzing brush to create a nice even coverage. I always tend to bronze my cheekbones, t-zone and my chin slightly in order to gain an even bronzed look and I'm incredibly happy with the results.

At £19 this bronzer is very expensive compared to drugstore brands, but if you're looking for a bronzer with guaranteed results which looks natural and makes your skin glow, then I would definitely recommend this product. If you're unsure which colour bronzer you want to purchase then go into a MAC store, or alternatively a department store like Fenwick's which has a MAC counter and ask for a colour match. A professional MAC assistant will sample the bronzers on you to find one which suits your skin tone best - this way you can make sure you're completely happy with the colour before you buy it. I asked the lady who carried out my colour match approximately how long they last and she told me she has had hers for a good few months. When you take this into consideration, the price becomes slightly more bearable. As you can see from the picture, it left my cheeks looking lovely and golden. In my eyes, it's a must have.

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