MAC Scone Bronzing Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Scone Bronzing Powder
MAC Scone Bronzing Powder

MAC Scone Bronzing Powder ($27.50 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “neutral tan.” It’s a medium, subtly warm-toned brown with a hint of sheen–it’s almost matte. Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is lighter, yellower. MAC Sculpt (P, $16.50) is darker, grayer. NARS Paloma Contour (P) is slightly grayer. Urban Decay Bronzer (P) is warmer, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC describes it as a “lightly frosted, tinted powder that gives skin sheer, natural colour effects and highlights.” Initially, it had a stiffer, harder surface, but after a couple of swatches, the powder seemed to give and became softer and easier to use. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was buildable to mostly opaque color coverage, if desired. It had a lightweight feel, didn’t look powdery on, and blended easily on the skin. The bronzer wore well for eight hours before fading on me. I was disappointed that the compact only contained 0.17 oz., whereas a full-sized Bronzing Powder (from the permanent range) contains 0.35 oz. If you prefer your compacts with mirrors, note that this one doesn’t have one.

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MAC Scone Bronzing Powder
MAC Scone Bronzing Powder

MAC Scone Bronzing Powder
MAC Scone Bronzing Powder

MAC Scone Bronzing Powder
MAC Scone Bronzing Powder

MAC Scone Bronzing Powder
MAC Scone Bronzing Powder

MAC Scone Bronzing Powder
MAC Scone Bronzing Powder

MAC Scone Bronzing Powder
MAC Scone Bronzing Powder

MAC Scone Bronzing Powder
MAC Scone Bronzing Powder

MAC Scone Bronzing Powder
MAC Scone Bronzing Powder

Bronzing Powder
MAC
$28.00/0.35 oz.

70%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
On eyes:
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunset Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Artful Lipglass
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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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For something that costs 27, this seems cheap. They could have at least included a mirror because it does have an opaque lid. Now it’s just a plastic compact that costs almost 30 dollars. I find the shade to be a little too orange but it’ll be a good deal for people who want this exact shade, I guess.

I love how simple they kept the packaging. I guess for some people it will be borderling boring, but I like it 🙂 Not sure about the color of this one though, at least not for me.

Thanks for the swatch. I definitely don’t plan on buying anything from this collection – don’t like the packaging and frankly have enough bronzers. Though I thought it was interesting looking at this swatch since noticed you compared it to MAC Sculpt. I have never seen your swatches for Sculpt before and noticed how different it looked on your skin in comparison to mine (I have super fair skin). On me Sculpt is very taupe/grey – more like how NYX Taupe looks on your skin. Just thought it was interesting to see how skintone can make such big difference in the appearance of a product.

Sculpt is a bit of a chameleon (I think it’s the more neutral-ish undertones)! I can’t wear NYX Taupe (looks horrid on me), but Sculpt is great!

I have no idea what it has to do with Brooke Shields haha. I just love how the name sounds warm and toasty and makes bronzing product sound a lot more appealing! I am gonna pass on this though as I am pretty sure this is about as deep as my own skin tone and won’t show up:(

THis one’s more orange than I personally like, but then I may be stuck on that Charlotte Tilbury bronze/sculp/highlight duo a bit, having seen three different reviews for it recently including yours that just look so gorgeous, LOL!

Packaging seems cheap … and no mirror. I guess if the product is nice that’s the most important thing but at that price point the packaging could be better.

It’s lighter than I thought. I like it. I don’t go through contour/bronzer very quickly, and I have a few shades that work, so I wouldn’t get this.

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