Friday, May 18th, 2012


MAC Nude on Board Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder

MAC Hey, Sailor: Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders

MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder ($28.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new (but limited edition) formula that features two shades: Nude on Board (bronzy, yellow tone) and Sun Dipped (dirty red tone). This new formula promises to yield “sheer-low transparent coverage” with “long wear” and a “natural finish.”

  • Nude on Board is a soft light-medium golden tan with subtle gold shimmer-sheen. On my skin tone (about NC30 at the moment), it adds subtle warmth and golden glow. This would be the shade most suitable for light to medium complexions. MAC Soft Sand is darker, redder. MAC GIve Me Sun! is a little more orange.
  • Sun Dipped is a light-medium brownish tan with a subtle beige-gold sheen. This shade is a little more buildable than Nude on Board, but it’s still more appropriate for light to medium-dark than medium to dark. I think it could still add a subtle warmth to all complexions, though. MAC Soft Sand is redder. MAC Golden is a little lighter. Chanel Sable Beige is a little yellower, more golden.

Side-by-side, Nude on Board seems lighter and warmer compared to Sun Dipped, which looks a bit dirty, brown, and gray. When swatched, however, the differences get minimized. Nude on Board is distinctly golden, yellow-toned in comparison, but Sun Dipped isn’t really darker, just a little less warm and it has more of a sheen than a shimmer. As I’m writing this review, I’m looking at them side-by-side on my forearm, and in my office lighting, it’s hard to tell them apart. The same is true when they’re applied to the cheeks! Moral of the story: you don’t really need both.  I anticipate that cooler complexions may see more of a difference.

The texture of the Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders is very, very soft and smooth–these powders are incredibly finely-milled and feel like silk against the skin. They apply even better; they apply softly, evenly, and blend out effortlessly.  It’s almost a creamy feel, because of how silky the powder is.  When I tested out the wear, Nude on Board lasted for eight hours without fading or migrating.  After ten hours, it was a little faded and patchy.

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MAC Hey, Sailor Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders Review, Photos, Swatches

A+
Both of these are some of the best products from the collection. It's a shame that the formula is limited edition--what's the point?--but you get so much in each compact, it should last you until MAC repromotes it next summer (assuming they do).

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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MAC Nude on Board Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder


MAC Nude on Board Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder


MAC Nude on Board Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder


MAC Nude on Board Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder


MAC Nude on Board Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder


MAC Nude on Board Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder


MAC Nude on Board (left) / Sun Dipped (right) Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder


MAC Nude on Board Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder


MAC Sun Dipped (left) / Nude on Board (right) Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder (Diffused Flash)


MAC Sun Dipped (left) / Nude on Board (right) Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder (Studio Lighting)


MAC Sun Dipped Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder


MAC Sun Dipped Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder


MAC Sun Dipped Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder


MAC Sun Dipped Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder


MAC Sun Dipped Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder


MAC Sun Dipped (left) / Nude on Board (right) Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder (Diffused Flash)


MAC Sun Dipped (left) / Nude on Board (right) Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder (Studio Lighting)


MAC Sun Dipped (left) / Nude on Board (right) Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder (Studio Lighting)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $28.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade reviews!

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: MAC Feeling Fresh, Barefoot, and Jaunty eyeshadows; MAC Blue Stripe Powerpoint Eye Pencil; Hourglass Film Noir Mascara; Cheeks: MAC Nude on Board/Sun Dipped Bronzer. Lips: MAC Saunter Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

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51 thoughts on “MAC Hey, Sailor Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. naohms

    do you recommend these for people who wear an NC40?

  2. ZoeStellman

    Hi, which one would u suggest for someone who has skin colour nc35? I love them both but not sure which one is better… Thanks for doing these reviews :)

  3. thebeautyLodown

    You are so beautiful Christine! :D Thanks for working hyper-speed to get all these reviews up. So far the Sun Dipped bronzer is my favorite item from the collection.

  4. wanikki

    very pretty bronzers, they’d be great for light skintones. i really dont understand fleshtone lipstick — it looks like foundation…

  5. Elizabeth St

    christine these are beautiful i’d better pick ine up.. i cant help but comment that your skin is radiant and flawless. what foundation have you been using while taking these pictures?

  6. Sarra Enn

    These bronzers look so nice! I love your lipstick as well, what color is that? :-)

  7. Temptalia

    Lips: MAC Saunter Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

  8. emma

    Love love love Sun DIpped. It’s so soft and smooth, It’s kind of melt into my NW20 skin without any harsh line. I’ve already bought a backup, i just never want to run out of this beautiful color.

  9. Jessica Parente

    With of those do you recommend for NC30 like you? Thanks for your review. I always wait for them before buy anything. Best regards ;*

  10. Jessica Parente

    Witch of those do you recommend for NC30 like you? Thanks for your review. I always wait for them before buy anything. Best regards from Brazil! ;*

  11. Julia

    Christine, would you recommend any of these for NW 20/25 skin? 

  12. Tiffany

    I’m looking to buy one of these blushes as a gift for my sister. I’m not a bronzer type of gal, so I don’t really know what’s good or not. Her coloring is similar to yours (NC25-30 with warmer yellow undertones). Personally, if you only had to buy one for yourself, which would you pick? TIA

  13. Tiffany

    Sorry, forgot to add that I was looking for the more natural looking of the two. Thanks

  14. Avatar of Jenni Jenni

    Hi Christine, formula-wise, how does this compare to the MAC Studio Careblend bronzer? I bought Gold Go Lightly from the Surf Baby collection, and I absolutely love it. I’m not sure I need another bronzer, but I love the way you describe this one. Thanks!

  15. Temptalia

    They’re really soft – not too dark at all

  16. anneee

    Hello christine! i was wondering which would fit more and look natural on a nc25-nc30 skintone ? thank you 

  17. Sarra Enn

    Thanks Temptalia! :D

  18. stef

    hey,
    i’m from germany and i’m nc 15, in summer maybe nc 20 which one is better for me?
    thanks for your answer,
    stef :)

  19. Avatar of Carolyne cchloe

    Hi Christine, I have a more general question about your ratings.. i noticed that most items get a 4/5 score for packaging. What do you look for in order to give it the full 5/5? Thanks!

    •  @cchloe It depends on the type of packaging/product. I look at what materials were used, whether it gets dirty easily/holds fingerprints, durability, functionality, portability, etc. Most plastic packaging will always be around 4/5 unless there is something extra that makes it better. Metal would be closer to 5/5 but usually holds fingerprints, which ends up making metal packaging more likely to be around 4 or 4.5/5. Rubberized packaging tends to be closer to 5/5.

  20. Joy

    Hi Christine, I just have a quick question. I am NC25/30 and I was wondering which of these bronzers would be the most natural for me. I browsed through the comments and noticed that you rec’d NoB for one fellow NC25/30 (Anneee) and SD for another NC25/30 (Tiffany). Just wanted to clarify which you thought was best! TIA

  21. Avatar of Cat Cat G

    You apply bronzer so well!! Mine never looks like that! :P

  22. Avatar of Terri Terri

    Hi Christine,
    I just want to say that based on this review I chose “sundipped” and got it in the mail yesterday.  I have fair/medium skin with pink undertones and this is the first bronzer I have ever tried that just…..works on me, you know?  It gives a nice healthy glow without any glitter or other stuff that I didn’t want or need.  It’s just perfect so thanks for all you do in helping us choose what looks best for our skin tones…..
    T

  23. Michelle

    Bought this bronzer in Sundipped.  Both colors are gorgeous and the texture is by far the best!  First bronzer I have felt that doesn’t feel dry and chalky!  IN LOOOVVVVEEE!!!!

  24. Kat

    Is Sun Dipped too light for an NC42 skintone?

  25. Avatar of Ami Ami M

    I’m confused which one would look best on me.  I wear Clinique BB cream in shade 2 and the redness reducer in calming fair.  Do you think the Sundipped one fore me?

  26. Avatar of Ami Ami M

    I was wondering if you thought that Sundipped would be best for me?  I wear clinique redness reducer foundation in Calming Fair and their BB cream in shade 2.  I am not sure what my skin tone is but tend to wear more gold colors but silver looks good too. ;)  Thanks for your advice!

  27. Lesley G

    i like nude on board better. Do you think it suits for contouring? I’m conflicted between this and MAC’s blush in Harmony. they say matte tones are better to contour. but idk, do you think its necessary to have both? XX

  28. kiwiblossom

    Hi Christine,
     
    I’m loving Nude on Board and I am tempted to buy a back-up since its LE. Before I hit buy, are there any dupes for it?

  29. JasmineSmith

    A MAC consultant recommended Sun Dipped for me, I’m a little hesitant about buying it seeing as I am a NW46. He is convinced that it will look nice though..

    • Mau

       @JasmineSmith I own it and it looks like dirt on my skin.. just plain dirt.I got it because it was recommended for light to medium skin tones (and mine is light).. Seems to me they need to check what tone it is really for. XD But.. test it out before you buy it.. that’s for sure. I don’t know if it’d look like dirt on a darker skin than mine but.. that shimmer isn’t reassuring to me.Nude on Board, on the other hand is getting great reviews i see. Should have gotten it instead, i suppose.

  30. MissMercurial

    I never really “got” why there are so many bronzers out there…they don’t do much for me XD. Nude on Board looks nice, though.

  31. Mau

    I opted for “Sun Dipped” for my light skin but, like i told Jasmine, it just looks like dirt on my skin. No matter how light handed i am.. nothing works to make it look better.Any ideas? :(