We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • DarphinReceive a 6 Piece Gift with your $85 Purchase with code MOM, ends 4/30.
  • Laura Geller40% off with code FAST40, ends 4/28.
  • Macy's10% off beauty with code FRIEND, ends 5/07.

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light & Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzers

01/07

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Nude Bronze Light

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer ($50.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a soft, medium brown with warm, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. The brand said this shade was mixed with “Nude Light,” which doesn’t actually exist in the Ambient Lighting Powder range, but I couldn’t detect any shimmer or sparkle–everything swirled together for a natural, matte finish (matte without being flat). The consistency was smooth, finely-milled, and silky to the touch without being powdery or dusty in the pan. It had semi-opaque color payoff, which was buildable to full coverage in two layers, though it was soft enough in the pan that I could use a lighter hand and get sheerer coverage, if desired. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

The Ambient Lighting Bronzer formula is supposed have a “sheer, airy” feel (sheer as in texture) that give a “natural, sun-kissed glow” with the “illuminating effects of Ambient Lighting Powder” with “bronze pigments” that give it “buildable color.” The formula tends to be more pigmented (usually semi-opaque), but the textures are always soft enough that a less dense brush or lighter hand is an option for picking up less product and getting less coverage. I find that the bronzer formula tends to be less powdery compared to the original Ambient Lighting Powders, which is nice. The wear is typically around eight hours on me.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Nude Bronze Light
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Also In This Review

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Marc Jacobs Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

01/08

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Tan-tastic

Marc Jacobs Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan ($49.00 for 0.80 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with neutral-to-warm, red undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation, which was buildable to full coverage with less than two layers. The consistency was smooth, denser in the pan but not so firm that it was a challenge to get product to transfer onto a brush. It certainly would work with the coordinating, limited edition Bronze brush, but it worked just as fine with other blush and bronzer brushes I have. The bronzer wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

It’s a limited edition powder bronzer that’s supposed to have a “radiant matte” finish with a “jet-milled powder” that “blends effortlessly” and is scented with a “coconut fragrance.” First thing worth pointing out is that the bronzer is huge–it is double to triple the size of the average powder bronzer on the market–so the price point is almost a “steal” given the brand’s general pricing. It is heavily scented, though I did not notice the scent much, if at all, once applied to the skin, and the scent was coconutty with a hint of sunscreen to me–it felt very beachy but not just pure coconut.

Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan Tan-tastic
Tan-tastic
Tan-tastic
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Glow With It

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a muted, rosy brown with fine, golden shimmer. There was an almost plummy tone to it when blended out, but it seemed more brown than plum overall. For a Skinfinish, it actually had less shimmer–and finer shimmer at that–compared to the majority of Skinfinishes I’ve tried. It absolutely still gave a glow to the skin, but it was easier to be heavy-handed and not worry about emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It had great color payoff with a very smooth, soft, and blendable texture; it felt like the perfect balance between soft and firm where it was easy to grab product with a brush but not at all dusty in the pan. The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

The Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula is supposed to give “the perfect glow to the skin” with a “creamy powder formula” that wears for “10 hours.” It’s a powder highlighter that I’d describe as a moderate to intense highlighter, and they come in varying hues with some that might work as highlighting blushes/bronzers are on some skin tones and true highlighters on other skin tones. In general, the formula is very pigmented, blendable, and wears around eight hours on me.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Glow With It
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Tom Ford The Ultimate Bronzers

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust The Ultimate Bronzer

Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust The Ultimate Bronzer

Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust The Ultimate Bronzer

Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust The Ultimate Bronzer

Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust The Ultimate Bronzer

Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust The Ultimate Bronzer

Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust The Ultimate Bronzer

Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust The Ultimate Bronzer

Gold Dust

Tom Ford Gold Dust The Ultimate Bronzer ($110.00 for 0.74 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that was opaque after two layers. The consistency was smooth, dense in the pan, but remained blendable on the skin and never felt like a stiff or dry powder. The more I blended out the bronzer, the more luminous the finish became–glowing but not shimmery. The bronzer wore well for nine hours before fading slightly on me.

The Ultimate Bronzer is a new take on the brand’s bronzer range–it’s supposed to be a combination of “liquid and powder technology” that results in a “silky, non-drying, buildable sultry glow” that wears for up to 10-hours. The powders are very smooth, silky, and blendable, and they sit beautifully on the skin, as they have a natural finish that never looked too shimmery or too flat. The pigmentation was more semi-opaque and buildable to opaque (or easily diffused/blended to sheerer coverage), but the texture of the powder was denser so using a more feathery brush or lighter hand could easily result in sheerer coverage, as desired. The wear ranged from nine to ten hours on me.

Tom Ford Beauty The Ultimate Bronzer Gold Dust
Gold Dust
Gold Dust
9.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Also In This Review

A-

Terra

Permanent
Read Review

By Terry Savannah Love Sun Designer Palette

01/08

By Terry Savannah Love Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Savannah Love Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Savannah Love Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Savannah Love Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Savannah Love Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Savannah Love Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Savannah Love Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Savannah Love Sun Designer Palette

Savannah Love

By Terry Savannah Love Sun Designer Palette ($82.00 for 0.53 oz.) includes six powder blushes–three that are a little bolder and more shimmery and three more that are more neutral. The first five powders were really lovely, but the last shade was incredibly difficult to blend out, and the deeper color of it made it glaringly obvious!

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Savannah Love
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

Also In This Review

B+

Savannah Love #1

Limited Edition
Read Review
A

Savannah Love #2

Limited Edition
Read Review
A

Savannah Love #3

Limited Edition
Read Review
A

Savannah Love #4

Limited Edition
Read Review
A

Savannah Love #5

Limited Edition
Read Review
C

Savannah Love #6

Limited Edition
Read Review

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

01/08

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette

Tropical Sunset

By Terry Tropical Sunset Sun Designer Palette ($82.00 for 0.53 oz.) includes six powder blushes–three are bolder, brighter options and three are more subdued, “neutral” tones. All six of the powders were soft, finely-milled, and blendable on the skin with pigmentation varied from medium to opaque (but the ones that weren’t richly pigmented were still buildable) that lasted from eight to nine hours on me.

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Tropical Sunset
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Also In This Review

On Instagram