The MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Collection for Holiday 2013 includes the MAC Bronzing Powder in Love, Rihanna ($30 USD / $35 CAD). This limited-edition collection launches this December 2013 at MAC (the exact date is still TBA; I’ll update this post when I find out more information). See the rest of the collection here.
This bronzer comes in a square, white palette (same size as the MAC quads) which is quite different from all other MAC bronzers. The bronzer is a soft, golden brown with a frosted copper “R” overspray. I was quite shocked to see how much of a difference the overspray made in the color and texture, even though it’s such a small amount (see the swatches below). I don’t particularly like the way the bronzer looks with the overspray, so I’m happy that after a couple uses it will be gone.
The actual bronzing powder is quite nice. It’s smooth and very finely milled, so it blends beautifully into the skin. It was a little too golden for my liking, but it wasn’t too bad and it was still flattering (I like more of a cool, pink bronzer and this one is more yellow). In terms of pigmentation, I found it to be a little more sheer than most of MAC’s bronzers- perhaps around a medium coverage color (great for beginners or those with a heavy hand).
It wore well throughout the day, however I did notice it starting to fade later in the evening. Even though it isn’t my favorite bronzer, I think that it’s pretty good quality with a beautiful texture (once you get through the powerful overspray).
AVAILABILITY: Limited Edition. Available December 2013 at MAC.
SELECTION: See the rest of our MAC Holiday 2013 coverage here.