MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

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MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder
MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder

Sun-soaked Strip

MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder ($30.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, more balanced undertones, though it leaned slightly more red-based than yellow or orange-based. The consistency was smooth, silky, and finely-milled, but the more matte finish combined with the thinner consistency made it more prone to adhering very strongly wherever it was initially placed. This can happen with matte powders going over bare skin or liquid foundation that isn’t set/matte. It didn’t take too much extra effort to buff and blend out the edges, but it would be something I’d apply over setting powder going forward.

It had opaque pigmentation, though it was billed as having sheer-to-medium and buildable coverage, and it was a case where a little went a long way. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.35 oz. - $85.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "silky-soft texture" with "sheer-to-medium buildable coverage and a natural, luminous finish." The finish is particularly lovely on this product--smooth, satiny but not shimmery, very skin-like. The powder was silky to the touch, finely-milled, but was a little thin, and I found it wasn't quite as blendable as you might want out of a bronzer, especially as it was quite pigmented. I'd highly recommend applying with a lighter hand, and if you use a dewier foundation, you might find it easier to work with over setting powder. It wore well for eight to nine hours on me before fading noticeably.

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Product Availability

MAC Sun-soaked Strip $30.00/0.35 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Super nice looking shade of bronzer! Alas, I have dupes, though. If I didn’t, I would have possibly gotten this one having seen the red undertone in it.

I liked the finish on you Christine, but I think that is your skill in applying such a finicky product so well. Otherwise I don’t think it is that good a bronzer.

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