MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer
MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is described as a “soft brick tan with a touch of shimmer.” It’s a medium, orange-brown with strong, warm undertones and a golden shimmer. Guerlain Bronzer (LE, $69.00) is more matte. Urban Decay Bronzer (P) is less yellow. Guerlain Moyen Brunettes (05) (LE, $75.00) is darker, more matte. MAC Hibiscus Kiss Bronzer (LE, $25.00) is slightly darker. Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer (P) is similar. Dior Coral Glow Bronzer (LE) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

As mentioned in the review for Aphrodite’s Shell, the formula is supposed to wear for ten hours and have a luminous finish. The texture of this shade was softer and easier to work with; it was soft, somewhat silky, and blendable on the skin. It had better color payoff, though it was still a sheerer product that could be built up for about semi-opaque coverage in three to four layers. The shimmer in this shade was more pronounced, but it didn’t emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture when I wore it. It only wore for eight hours, which is about average for most face powders, but it is short of the ten-hour wear time claimed.

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MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer
MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer
MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer
MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer
MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer
MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer
MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer
MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever Lift Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • Chantecaille Brilliance
On lips:
  • MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick
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This is the one product I worried that I might regret not getting. I definitely made the right decision skipping, it’s way too orange for me.

I wish it wasn’t quite so orange/yellow, though – I feel like a lot of the best bronzers are ones that have warmth that’s not over-the-top!

Skipping these…i’m good with my Sun Dipped Pro longwear bronzer… also I know it doesnt matter regarding product performance, but i’m not a fan of the design embossed on the extra dimension products.It looks tacky imo

You are amazing for getting all these reviews up so quickly! Thank you!
I don’t understand these yellow/orange bronzers. Do they look good on anyone? I’m pretty yellow undertone wise and can’t wear most of them. I did order this but didn’t get it yet. Return?
I’m actually eyeing the lip glosses. The one thing I don’t have a million of and the lipsticks in this collection underwhelmed me. Any thoughts? Totally okay if not…it isn’t like you’re busy getting tons of reviews up so we all know what to buy….

I love the way this looks on you! Aphrodite’s Shell was pretty too but Delphic definitely gives a more defined look

Hehe, this would make me one orange looking rogue! I am way too cool and vampiric to get away with it, but I’m pleased it performed better for you then Aphrodite’s Shell!

It’s so confusing when companies re-use names for completely different products. Delphic was a fluidline from the Lure collection back in…er…2006?

This looks exceptional on you! πŸ˜€ *PLEASE HELP* I UNFOLLOWED TO LOOK THROUGGH MY COMMENTS TO FIND A SPECIFIC REFERENCE, yet I could not. SOMEONE ONCE ASKED IF ANYBODY KNEW OF ANY KIND OF COTTON PADS FOR FACE THAT DON’T SHED & I had answered that I use Japanese ones I couldn’t pronounce. They are SUPER CHEAP & THE GREATEST! I FOUND *THE LINK FOR THE NON-SHEDDING COTTON* for WHOEVER NEEDED (PLEASE HELP FIND THEM?) Here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00260T94K
THANK YOU! πŸ™‚

That looked much peachier in the pan, I was hoping it was more like a bronzer blush hybrid as those look decent on me.

It looks amazing on you, Christine! I’ve been waiting for this review since I heard about the collection! How does this compare to Refined Golden? I’m buying this for the formula, RG for the packaging! Hahaha

Was so disappointed with the swatches I saw online of the Extra Dimension bronzers came over here hoping you had good news for me but both are a pass for me πŸ™

Thank you for all the info. I ordered this one and began second guessing that I chose the wrong one from what I’ve seen on youtube. But I’m pretty fair with a little yellow undertone so hope it works. Don’t know how so many people got theirs already when they just went online Thursday! Guess I’ll have to see it in person when it arrives. I checked out your review on those other bronzers because I ordered Golden I think it’s called. I’ve never ordered extra dimension line before. As everyone, love the packaging.

So beautiful Greek names and although not the best formula for the bronzers …sad . Thank you for your hard work. Big hugs from Greece.

Just ordered this from Nordstrom (completely missed Mac online!) and I’m excited to see in person! If it is seeming mire like a blush, that’s good for me! Is it orange-orange or is there some coral in it, Christine?

I think this looks great on you!β™₯

Glad you were able to get it, Abigail! πŸ™‚

There’s a little bit of red in it but still more orange than coral I would say!

You’re so fast with these!! thanks for the review πŸ™‚
i really wanted to like one of the bronzers from this collection but I might be returning mine. This looks so orangey πŸ™
What a shame!

Christine, is this the first time MAC has done Extra Dimension bronzers? Do you prefer the Pro Longwear or Extra Dimension?

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