Make Up For Ever #20M and #25I Pro Bronze Fusion Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion ($36.00 for 0.38 oz.) is a recently released “gel-powder” bronzer available in six shades with M signifying “natural matte” and L signifying “iridescent” with respect to the finish. It’s supposed to have a “natural-looking, radiant finish” for “sunkissed radiance” that is also waterproof and long-lasting. The texture is fairly firm, and it’s difficult to get color payoff off of it, even though it feels very smooth and with a fingertip, color does come off the pan. I used a dense, kabuki-like brush (Make Up For Ever launched the 136 Pro Bronze Kabuki Brush alongside these, so I went for something similar) yielded semi-sheer, buildable coverage. The finish was luminous on the skin for both shades, with the L shade being slightly more noticeably shimmery, but it was hard to tell the difference in finish blended and applied to the skin. One shade ran yellow, the other ran orange, and both looked darker and warmer than they appeared in the pan. I think the wavy pattern makes it harder to get good, even color coverage. I’m not sure that many will need this to be waterproof, but it was, at best, water-resistant, but it did turn a little splotchy when I sprayed my face with water. These are the only two I purchased, so I don’t know how warm the other shades run.

Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion ($36.00 for 0.38 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a soft sheen (it’s not what I would consider matte). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage that was buildable. It lasted for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, cream. Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is more matte, cooler-toned, matte. Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is less yellow. Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is more matte. Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE) is more matte. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is less yellow. MAC Sun Dipped (LE, $30.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion ($36.00 for 0.38 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a luminous sheen. When swatched, I can detect very fine shimmer that #20M didn’t have, but the finish reads luminous for both. This had the same semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that you could build-up with a dense brush. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is darker, cream. Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE) is less shimmery. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is brighter. Divergent Intelligent Bronze (LE) is more matte. Too Faced Spice (LE) is more shimmery. MAC Soft Sand (LE, $25.00) is darker. Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever #25I Pro Bronze Fusion

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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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These REALLY run warm! I thought for sure that the first one, the matte would be more of a cooler or neutral tone, but no. This might seem a little weird, but because my skin does run yellow, I tend to go cool or neutral with bronzer so that it makes me appear more neutral. Same with other cheek products usually, too.

Wow, these do run yellow. I have some yellow undertones, but I think this is going to make me look jaundiced, so skip for me

Perhaps the other shades are not quite as yellow, I wonder. Bizarre how 20M looks quite neutral in pan and then so similar to 25L on swatching. I do not care for either, but shades like pull me sickly sallow.

These look so attractive in the pan, however having to use a very specific brush is unfortunate! Hourglass’s Radiant Bronze (albeit slightly more expensive) is very easy to use.

Saw them in store last week and swatched. I would have given a C. I don’t know why Jacklyn Hill made this her April favorite

Hi Christine,
Which would you recommend for fair/medium (Guerlain Beige Clair) skintone: Hourglass or Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow? Or something else? Both are very pricey:( but I’d like to get a great quality because it would be my first bronzer.

I love the finish on the Hourglass bronzers but they are warm/yellow, Filmstar is lovely and not as warm-toned, so my inclination is to say Filmstar!

Hmm….these sound a little tricky to work with but I have my eye on one of the darker shades. Looks like I need to check them out in stores before buying

I have this in 10M and I really like it on my very fair skin, but I am wanting one more darker, either 20 or 30M for when I am tanner in the summer. What difference is there really and is 30M really that dark?
Thank you!

These are way too warm for me. I hardly ever use bronzers as it’s so hard to find a good colour, I think. Besides I’m not really into a bronzed look, I try myself, and I have mini makeovers, but I still don’t like how they makeme look. Guess I’m content with my paleness.

Hi Christine! I just wanted to give a tip on how to use the bronzer (I haven’t checked if anyone else posted this) but the reason there is little color payoff is because we are used to swirling our brush in a powder or going from top to bottom, this is the opposite, if you start at the bottom and push your brush upwards you will notice a huge HUGE difference. I work at sephora and I asked our education leader how to use it and she clarified this for me. I hope this helps because it really does make a difference!

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