MAC Bronzing Powder in Love, Rihanna for Holiday 2013 Review

MAC Bronzing Powder in Love, Rihanna for Holiday 2013

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).

MAC Bronzing Powder in Love, Rihanna for Holiday 2013

MAC Bronzing Powder in Love, Rihanna for Holiday 2013

MAC Bronzing Powder in Love, Rihanna for Holiday 2013

MAC Bronzing Powder in Love, Rihanna for Holiday 2013
Overspray scratched off
MAC Bronzing Powder in Love, Rihanna for Holiday 2013
Swatches; With Overspray (left) & Without Overspray (right)
MAC Bronzing Powder in Love, Rihanna for Holiday 2013
Wearing the MAC Bronzing Powder in Love, Rihanna

[summary]

MAC Bronzing Powder in Love, RihannaPRICE: $30 USD / $35 CAD

AVAILABILITY: Limited Edition. Available December 2013 at MAC.

SELECTION: See the rest of our MAC Holiday 2013 coverage here.

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