MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder
MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder

MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder ($30.00) is described as a “soft golden brown with gold pearl.” It’s a medium brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a barely-there satin finish. Wet ‘n’ Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is slightly darker. MAC Hibiscus Kiss Bronzer (LE, $25.00) is similar–a touch yellower. Clarins Splendours (LE, $35.00) is darker. Burberry Copper Glow (P, $48.00) is similar. NARS Laguna (P, $36.00) is browner, more shimmery. MAC Soft Sand (LE, $25.00) is less orange. Dior Pink Glow Bronzer (LE) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Now, for the first several swatches or uses of the product, it’s a completely different color, because the raised “R” in the compact has a copper-hued frost over-spray which dramatically changes the color to a coppery, medium-dark brown. Unfortunately, it is just an over-spray, as I vigorously brushed away all of the over-spray on the lettering, and it did disappear, and I did, also, dig into the pan a bit and only saw more of the softer brown color come through. I think this could have been more of a special shade if the color on the “R” went all the way through the powder. The consistency of the powdery was fairly soft and velvety, and it blended easily on the skin.  It had decent to good color payoff (judging by once all of the over-spray was removed).  I wore it yesterday, and it wore well for seven and a half hours, and then it started to look a bit faded after eight hours of wear.  The best part about the powder was how blendable it was, but it is similar to a lot of bronzers by MAC (including Hibiscus Kisswhich launched in the summer under the RiRi Hearts MAC banner).

The MAC x RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday Collection launches in December. I don’t have a specific date yet, and as soon as I do, you’ll see me update the collection’s official information post. Your best bet is to catch me on Twitter or Facebook, as I usually make a mention on social media first 🙂

Please note:  this is a sneak peek.  I’m in the process of testing for wear, and as soon as I wrap up testing, I will update this post with that information as well as a full rating.

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MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder
MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder

MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder
MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder

MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder
MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder

MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder
MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder

MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder
MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder

MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder
MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder

MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder
MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder – Swatched with Overspray

MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder
MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder

MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder
MAC Love, Rihanna Bronzing Powder

Bronzing Powder
MAC
$28.00/0.35 oz.

70%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Hmm the swatches look nice but if it compares to Hibiscus Kiss then I’m going to pass. Hibiscus Kiss wasn’t exactly woc friendly. I’ll probably have to check this out in person. I can’t really tell if it’ll add warmth and glow or just get lost lol. Looks nice on you though!

Ugh that copper overspray adds such a beautiful kick to this! I wish they made it go all the way through…I’d consider purchasing if it did. The last thing I need is just another bronzer. I think I’ll pass on this one.

Hi Christine,
On the description it says yellow- orange undertone! Does it have a strong orange undertone to it?? I don’t really like when bronzers show up orange on the face.. Do think it will work on NC 20-25? Thanks Christine;-)

It’s yellow and orange, but it’s not strong orange or super yellow – kind of in-between. If you don’t like orange, I’d probably stay away.

It looks like a nice all-over bronzer, and I love the packaging! I don’t have any MAC bronzers. This looks fairly similar in color to NYC Sunny (which is matte) and also possibly Cargo bronzer in Medium. Any idea how those compare, Christine?

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