Mented Cosmetics Yacht Life Bronzer Review & Swatches
Mented Cosmetics Yacht Life Bronzer ($22.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It wasn’t too orange-leaning and was more reddish and rusty applied and blended out on my skin. It had nearly opaque color coverage, which was easily built up to full coverage if desired.
The powder felt soft and smooth enough to the touch, but there was also some dryness present, which translated into a product that clung to my skin and emphasize my skin texture. It’s not something I’ve experienced too often with cheek colors, and I have only slightly dry skin (at the time of this review) but many other products that typically apply fine have continued to apply just as well.
The way the powder sat on my skin was an issue I experienced across all the shades in the range, including the lighter ones–very much reminded me of what I experienced with Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Bronzers (which some really seem to love, so while true of all products, your mileage may definitely vary!). This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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The formula is supposed to be "rich in pigment" and "effortlessly blendable." The pigmentation was typically semi-opaque to opaque, and if not full coverage, certainly buildable to get there. The texture felt soft, finely-milled, and wasn't too powdery (nor too firmly pressed into the pan), but there was some dryness there.
On my slightly drier skin (at least, at the time of testing), the formula wasn't as blendable or as flattering to wear as it seemed to emphasize dryness. The formula was easiest to apply and blend out over a more luminous base that was lightly set with translucent powder, but it wasn't ideal over a more matte foundation or over my bare skin. The bronzers lasted seven to eight hours on my skin before showing fading.
The way the powder sat on my skin was an issue I experienced across all the shades in the range very much reminded me of what I experienced with Charlotte Tilbury's Airbrush Bronzers (which some really seem to love, so while true of all products, your mileage may definitely vary!).
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Talc, Mica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Isopropyl Isostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid, May Contain; Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide, Manganese Violet (CI 77742), and Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).
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I’ve been using Becca Malibu Soleil bronzer now that I have so little of my much-loved UD Jawbone left, and this is a close dupe of the Becca. So, maybe? The difference being that those two aforementioned bronzers are both very finely milled and super easy to blend out.