Remember that time I was faking a tan? It was thanks to MAC Bronzing Powder and Wayne. I'm thinking of trying it again now that I've added some color to my arms from paintball with Paris. This will be a double review with my second MAC Mineralize Skinfinish.
Read on if you're keen.
MAC Bronzing Powder
Most people confuse bronzing with contouring. Keep in mind that bronzing is the act of becoming tanned while contouring is to sharpen features. MAC Bronzing Powder is meant for bronzing and this is usually indicated by shimmer in the product. Contouring, on the other hand, is best done with simply a darker matte shade of your natural skin tone or a grey-toned shade. Refined Golden is a warm tan shade with a hint of orange and flecks of golden shimmer. This shade works really well with my NC30-NC35 skin to warm it up without looking artificial or muddy.
The golden shimmers are barely visible when applied but it does give a hint of glow. It looks really good as an all-over powder too. If you have a darker skin tone, this could work as a glow powder or just to add a healthy hue to the skin. Fair-skinned ladies, this may look too orange so use sparingly. The powder itself is very fine so it can get dusty although this would also mean that the powder wouldn't look cakey on the skin. With this powder, it'll look like you've just added color to your skin and not piled on powder.
The Bronzing Powder is in the permanent line but mine's from the Neo Sci-Fi Collection with its very hot fluorescent orange casing. Retails for $21USD and should be around RM90 in Malaysia? Anyone care to clarify?
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish
Basically a baked shimmery powder, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish can be used for the cheeks, eyes and even lips depending on the shade. New Vegas is a pale gold highlight shade with very intense shine factor. It came out with the Alexander McQueen Collection in 2007 and I don't think it has been repromoted ever since.
It's not something that I can use regularly compared to Light Flush but it's beautiful nonetheless. As a highlight, it truly amps up the cheekbones. Example in this tutorial(See picture below). The powder can be easily layered to be used as eyeshadow. The golden shimmer is a tad too intense for my taste and can look chunky at times. I can't say that I'm in love with this MSF but I'm still biased towards them! Some things just weaken my knees.