bronzer I found it to be in pieces. After throwing a couple of swear words around and managing to calm myself down, I gave MAC's customer services a ring and they placed an order for a replacement which arrived on Monday morning (I had spoken to them on Friday) so pretty impressive.
Thank you MAC!
So why am I loving it soooo bloody much? Well firstly it's matte so perfect for contouring and giving a believable and natural looking sunkissed glow.
It's got a very silky texture that blends out easily and applies sheerly thus allowing you to build the colour gradually to your desired intensity.
It's great as an all over bronzer that achieves a natural looking tan and it makes me look like I've been on vacation in a very sunny place.
When used as a contour it adds dimension to the face and really brings out the facial features.
Due to its buildable texture, I find that it looks great on tanned skin as well as on a paler complexion. If I skip applying fake tan I simply use this bronzer and it gives a very believable and natural looking tanned appearance.
Here's a swatch of it on the left and a swatch of Chanel's cream bronzer on the right for comparison:
Left: Mac Matte Bronzing Powder, Right: Soleil Tan de Chanel
What are your favourite bronzers?