MAC Bronzing Powder Matte Bronze Review & Swatches


Hi All,

I mentioned earlier that I love bronzers and contouring products like crazy. I first picked the Smashbox contouring Kit to begin with and after that bought others like TheBalm Bahama Mama, Benefit Hoola and the NYX Contour and Highlighting Kit as well. But greed never quite goes away does it? So during one of my sojourns to the MAC store, when the MUA showed me this Matte Bronzer, I was sold! I am absolutely incapable of saying ‘No’ to a good matte bronzer and I’ve been using this for over 2 months now and am really impressed with this.


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About MAC Bronzing Powder Matte Bronze:-


This compact gives you great glow without the usual metallic sheen. “It’s good because there’s no sparkle,” says Jake Bailey, a makeup artist based in N.Y.C. and L.A. “It’s not too orangey, so it’s great for contouring.”


  • Price:  INR1350
  • Quantity: 10g


MAC Bronzing Powder Matte Bronze Ingredients:-


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My take on the MAC Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze:  –


  • Packaging: This bronzing powder comes in a compact form with a mirror. It’s very sturdy and easy to carry around. It doesn’t come with a brush.MAC matte bronzer review + matte bronzing powder

  • Color: The shade is brown and just 2 shades darker than my actual skin color. Hence, this doesn’t look unnatural and I can even get away with lesser blending. This is a boon since with other darker contour powders I end up having to blend a lot more for a buffed out look.

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  • Pigmentation & Texture: This powder is soft but firm. Hence, there is nil fallout and the powder is easy to blend out.

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  • Staying Power: It stays for an average duration of about 4-5hrs. But I do wish it would stay for longer.

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  • Application: I use this for contouring. I use my Ambika Pillai contouring brush or  my Bare Ecsentuals Contouring brush to apply this in all the areas which catch the sunlight:
    1. the hollows on my cheeks & temples (to make the face appear slimmer)
    2. below my chin (to conceal a double chin)
    3. on the jaw line (for a sculpted jaw)
    4. on the sides on my nose (to make the nose appear slim)

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Pros of MAC Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze:-


  • 10gms is a lot of product and I wonder if it will ever get over
  • I love this and this has to be my most fav bronzers/ contour powder
  • Good pigmentation
  • For the first time, I got a contour shade which suits me perfectly and is is perfect for daily wear.
  • It isn’t as dark as to risk the ‘Chocolate Bar’ look
  • Blends easily
  • Staying power is decent
  • The quantity is worh the price.
  • Comes with a mirror which is quite handy
  • Can be used as a contour powder as well as a blush/bronzer
  • It really is matte and has no shimmer
  • Soft texture.

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Cons of MAC Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze:-


Read about  MAC Mineralize blush warm soul review , The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer Review  too 🙂

  • I wish it would last longer

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  1. Pigmentation: 4.5/5
  2. Texture: 5/5
  3. Packaging: 5/5
  4. Staying Power: 4.5/5
  5. Price vs. Quality: 4.5/5


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  1. Zabardassssssssssssttt MAC product che yeh…Zee!

    This is going in my MAC Wishlistttt..pakka wala! 😀 :dance-left-right: :yippee:

    Thankiees for the review! :-* :hug-makeup: :tap-dance:

  2. i want to try this soooooo badly … when i saw this in your haul i went and asked for this … but it was out of stock … am def. try this Zara … really wonder how it will look on me ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-)

    • all d best stuff is out of stocks Rash..ive been wanting msf for so long but my shade is always oos 🙁 🙁

      it will suit u very well Rash…this bronzer will suit multiple skkin tones for sure 🙂

      • then am gonna try and buy it for sure …. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: i was veryyyyy eager to read this review Zara i must tell you :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing:

        • thanks fo so much encouragement Rash! i wanted to put up a pic also of how i used..lekin all my halu hair was visible…so i cancelled idea 😉 too shy..

          • awww Zara … now i demand picsssss plssssssssssssssssssssss :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: if not right away plssss show this with some other post na :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup:

    • iwish there were more options for contouring to us….but u kno, u can try some deep brown blushes too…like colorbar just earth may work well…

    • the oriflame bronzing pearls r quite nice and u shud try the pink shows up better..for contouring tho id suggest a matte one..

  3. dis one u were talking abt na zee.its luks i can take d plunge :-* abhi mera golu golu face thodu contoured lagega 😀 😀

    • i too wish so Vish…but i cant help thinking it maybe my skin..coz alot of other blogs also mentoned that it stays the entire day… 🙁 🙁 my defective skinnn!

  4. I’m not the biggest fan of matte bronzers, but I think this one, as you said, would do a great job as a contouring powder. I always kind of tend to go overboard. So, not exactly for me until I learn to control things

    • Hey Nivi..this is actually a gud powder to use if u tend t go overboard..basically coz of te color..its not a chocolate brown but a mildish brow…so it takes tooooooo much enthusiasm to go overboard..and its just a matter of getting used to it…even now after a yr of contouring i still go overboard sometimes.. 😉

    • hey suks…i totally agree colorbar just earth is a gud shade to start contouring…i too tried that first but unfortunately it looks a bit muddy on me 🙁 the first one to ever suit me was the smashbox wala 🙂

      u like contouring too?

    • Hey’s all about practice.. I know exactly own feel..wheni first started I used t make so many mistakes and wud luk so horrid…but once I got the hang of it, there’s was no looking back 🙂 waise ur face is so well sculpted As it is ke u don’t need any contouring 🙂

  5. This one luks great but really tumhare skin pe toh everything luks gud..I will try it at the store though…wanting a good bronzer but I think this one would be too light for me

  6. i still haven’t used a bronzer Z, guess with your reviews you’ll make me use one like u did with blushes 🙂


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