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MAC Bronzing Powder

A powder that gives skin sheer, natural colour and bronzes the face.
Average Customer Rating:
4.68 out of 5
4.7
 out of 
5
(50 Reviews) 49
Customer Reviews for Bronzing Powder
Review 1 for Bronzing Powder
Date:07 31 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A Yearound Staple - Would Die Without
Tags +Natural looking
I have this bronzer in Bronze and Refined Golden. I'm a NC 30 skintone when I'm not tanned, and NC 35 with a tan. I must say I LOVE Bronze so much more than Refined Golden. Refined golden is really shimmery and slightly more pigmented, so I like it for a sun-kissed glow in the summer when I'm darker. It's a bit too much when I'm not tanned. Bronze is my absolute favorite because I can wear it year round. It makes me feel alive when I'm on the pasty side in the spring/fall/winter and provides a natural brown/bronzed glow without the shimmer. I do sometimes wear it in the summer. Friggin love it, have bought it numerous times, will never stop buying. Highly recommend!
+64points
68of 72found this review helpful.
 / London, Ontario Canada
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 2 for Bronzing Powder
Date:05 12 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing!
Tags +Natural looking, summer
I just got this today in the color refined golden and I love it already! I debating between golden and refined golden. Golden is light and I mean light, its that light where it looks like theres nothing on your face, but if you build it up you would eventually get a glow. But refined golden is much better! Little is more with refined golden! Its lightweight on your face and the shimmer in it does not effect your face. You wont put some of this bronzer on and have your face all sparkly which is a good thing! And the best part about this bronzer is it looks completely natural too, only if you put the right amount on! 100% worth the money! Overall amazing product!
+23points
24of 25found this review helpful.
 / Philly
Review 3 for Bronzing Powder
Date:12 22 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Different experience
Tags +Non-Drying, bronzing
I based my purchase off the reviews and that was the WORST choice. I bought much lighter than I would have originally, if I hadn't have read the reviews considering I'm using this for a contour. The reviews implied the color pigmentation is much darker than it would appear, that is totally false. If anything it's a shade lighter. So in summary; if you want to bronze, buy your ideal shade. If you want to even attempt to contour, buy the darkest shade possible.
+58points
72of 86found this review helpful.
 / Chicago
Review 4 for Bronzing Powder
Date:11 23 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it
Tags +Natural looking, Non-Drying
This is one of the very few matte bronzers that don't make you look "dirty." Its very perfectly pigmented (as MAC products usually are), so I just swirl once and contour. Its lovely stuff
+32points
35of 38found this review helpful.
 / CA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 5 for Bronzing Powder
Date:05 27 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it !!
Tags +Natural looking, Blendable
I had bought the bronzer in golden at first...but I arrived home, I was really disapointed, I couldn't even see that my skin tone had changed so I went to see the lady at mac and changed it for the refined golden, this is the perfect one for me...it's my only bronzer and I think I won't try others...it's a great bronzer, in the pan it look pretty shimmery but in the face it look very natural summer as winter I don't look orange...It definately worth the price !! I recommend it to everyone.
+14points
14of 14found this review helpful.
 / Québec
Review 6 for Bronzing Powder
Date:06 23 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Been using this for years!
Tags +Natural looking, giving your skin a golden glow w/o looking orange!
I love this product. You can build and blend with your skin tone easily. I am a C4 and use Refined Golden. Never streaky- you get what you pay for in this bronzer- perfection!
+15points
15of 15found this review helpful.
 / nashville
Review 7 for Bronzing Powder
Date:03 10 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Looooooove
Tags +Natural looking, radiance!, healthy-glow
I absolutely can't say enough about this bronzer. After trying a variety of different brands ranging in prices up to over $50 a compact, I decided to go back to my favorite brand and started reading the reviews on MAC's bronzing powder. The reviews seemed to indicate that this is exactly what I was looking for- a natural looking bronzer that gives your skin that "flushed, healthy" look. I'm sure glad that I listened to the other reviewers because I will never try another product. I have medium-toned skin and dark brown hair and the Refined Golden is perfect for my complexion. It simply makes my skin glow; I can't say enough about the way I look in pictures, even in the cold winter months! I layer it on pretty heavily (two-three brush strokes on each cheek bone) and then I dust a little on the bridge of my nose and my forehead. Sooo perfect!
+13points
14of 15found this review helpful.
 / Onekama, MI
Review 8 for Bronzing Powder
Date:11 12 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Matte Bronzer
Tags +Non-Drying, Natural looking, Shine control, contouring or just to add a natural tanned look
This is an amazing bronzer for contouring! It doesn't show up orange and lasts all day without reapplying. Highly recommend!
+11points
16of 21found this review helpful.
 / NJ
Review 9 for Bronzing Powder
Date:04 14 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for Oily Skin
Tags +Natural looking
I bought the Matte Bronzer about one week ago and have been using it since every day! I had already gone into the store with the intention of buying their Matte Bronzer because I did not want anything with shimmer in it. I have oily skin and shimmer was the last thing I wanted to put on my face. I also wanted to be able to wear this every day and working in the healthcare profession, I wanted something more natural looking. I can see the other bronzers being great for going out, not necessarily for every day use. I also bought the #116 brush to apply it with and I love both!
+18points
20of 22found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Bronzing Powder
Date:01 21 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A MUST HAVE!
Tags +Non-Drying, Natural looking, Contouring, shaping
I have the Matte Bronze and it is absolutely AMAZING. This bronzer changes the shape of my whole face and all in such a subtle yet defined way its one of the best bronzes i've ever used. And it stays put. Apply it once in the morning and it doesn't budge for a good 8 hours or more :) and photographs beautifully like the contours are all natural :) :) This matte bronzer doesn't contain shimmer so matched with beautifully with a highlighter with shimmer you can define your face so well!! :D
+5points
7of 9found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 11 for Bronzing Powder
Date:11 17 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
natural looking
Tags +Natural looking, Non-Drying
I buy this is Matte Bronze, and it is one of the only bronzers I can find without shimmer! I have enough of my own shine on my face and don't need extra glitter! I use it all year round, I just build up the color depending on the season. It is definitely worth the price!
+9points
9of 9found this review helpful.
 / IL
Review 12 for Bronzing Powder
Date:12 02 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Matte Bronze is perfection!
Tags +Natural looking, bronzing!
MAC please don't ever discontinue this bronzer!! There is absolutly no dupe for this amazing color. It is 100% matte which is extreamly hard to find in bronzers now days and its very pigmented. a little goes a long way and it blends like a dream. Best part is is that it's a true BROWN. there's no red or orange tone to this so it looks very natural. I always buy 2 at a time when i buy this because im so scared it might be discontinued.
+16points
18of 20found this review helpful.
 / new orleans
Review 13 for Bronzing Powder
Date:07 23 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bronzing Convert
Tags +Non-Drying, Natural looking, natural look, Contouring
As a fair ginger, I have always been leery of using bronzer. I didn't want to look like one of the oompa loompas or a make up throw back to the 90's (remember how EVERYONE seemed to be wearing tawny brown blush?)
But after seeing so many looks that incorporated bronzer and watching the MAC makeup tutorial on how to apply it to create a sculpted yet natural look (Thanks, MAC!) I took the plunge and ordered the Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden. WOW! I can now create a bronzed goddess look without looking either unnatural or dirty. I love how I can use it to accentuate my cheekbones and create lovely angles to my face. I'm a convert!
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.
 / Tuscaloosa, AL
Review 14 for Bronzing Powder
Date:12 16 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tags +Natural looking, Contouring
I bought the matte bronze and have latina olive toned skin. I use it to contour my cheeks, add a little blush and it looks awesome!
+12points
14of 16found this review helpful.
 / Texas
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 15 for Bronzing Powder
Date:08 27 2012
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Its Great !!!
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control, Non-Drying, Contouring
I use Matte Bronze and it just looks like darker shade of your skin...it applies flawlessly...is not very red or brown so sculpts the face perfectly...i even use it for nose cutting...its an amazing product...Love you MAC :)
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.
 / India
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 16 for Bronzing Powder
Date:06 21 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Natural Looking
Tags +Natural looking, Non-Drying, warm glow, contour, natural bronze
I purchased this in refined golden and I love it. I am light-medium complected and I thought the refined golden would be too dark. Alias the gal behind the counter swore that this would be perfect for me (she was about my skin tone and said she uses it her self) boy was she right! It does have some reflects, but not by any means shimmery or glittery. Im down to a sad little ring around the edges and I really want to re-buy however I admit the price is what is stopping me. There are some great DUPs out there, so i might have to go without for a while. nonetheless, if you can drop the $$ on it, do it, it lasted me a verrry long time and i used it religiously
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / sgv,CA
Review 17 for Bronzing Powder
Date:04 19 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very natural
Tags +Natural looking
I have been wearing Golden for ten years. I'm fair skinned (NW25) and prefer a light, quick, natural look. Once I have my foundation on, I'm kind of colorless, and a bit of Golden gives me a natural-looking glow.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / California
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 18 for Bronzing Powder
Date:01 17 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Bronzer
Tags +Natural looking
I purchased this bronzer in shade "Refined Golden". Looks very natural on my NC35 skin. The shimmer is subtle. Its perfect!
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 19 for Bronzing Powder
Date:02 18 2012
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
great bronzer
Tags +Non-Drying, Natural looking, nc 30-nc 40 skintone
I'm Nc 30 n I use refined golden, I love this as a contour a lil goes a long way n last all day :)
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Tx
Review 20 for Bronzing Powder
Date:04 20 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
So Great!
Tags +Natural looking, bronzing, Contouring
I was initially expecting a crazy full on bronzer, like I have found with most, where I have to really be careful as to not over bronze. This is sheer but buildable. And It looks natural because of the sheerness. I don't have to spend soooo much time blending this. A few swipes and I'm good for daytime. A few more swipes and here I come night life! I'm an NC35 and I have bronze. It's so great! I love it!!! Has some "sparkle" but it doesn't show up that way. Its just perfect. Not orangey, it's perfectly bronze. I say give it a go.
+5points
6of 7found this review helpful.
 / South Carolina