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Mac Cosmetics Bronzer + Studio Waterweight Concealer Review

Hey Beauties!

 

I was due to pick up my Mac Pro Card and figured I’d grab these two items as I was running out of a bronzer and been dying to try this latest concealer too. Concealers are one of my favorite or ‘have to have’ product in my makeup collection so even if I didn’t need one, I would have picked it up anyway. Starting with the bronzer.

 

Bronzing Powder – Bronze

 

As per the website:

FULL DESCRIPTION

A subtly tinted powder that gives skin sheer, natural colour effects and highlights. Perfect for enahancing skin tone, providing a natural, sun-kissed look or accentuating a tan. Formulated to provide a smooth, even application on all skin types.

KEY CLAIMS AND BENEFITS

Contains light-reflecting bronzing pigments

Provides a natural, sun-kissed look

For a wide variety of skin tones

Dermatologist tested

Ophthalmologist tested

Non-acnegenic

USAGE

Apply to face using a brush as desired.

 

My Experience:

The packaging is very sleek, black and simple (classic Mac packaging). I love the font, how compact it is and contains a mirror.

I was given a few options to choose from by one of the artist’s. One being a matte bronzer, the other being a shimmer and then this one being sort of a combination of both in the shade Bronze. I chose this one as the shimmers are very fine and doesn’t really translate onto the skin.

This is a very sheer bronzer, swatching it doesn’t do any justice or dipping your brush very lightly in only once or twice won’t do much either. Personally that’s a good thing as I can build up the intensity to my liking or I can have just a sheer wash of color.

Like I mentioned the shimmer does not translate on the skin even though it’s obvious when looking at it in the compact. I haven’t been enjoying matte bronzers lately and having that bronze natural glow on the skin seems very appealing. It does give me a slight red undertone on my cheeks but very subtle or hardly noticeable. I love that it’s not intense or that not noticeable. It provides such a beautiful healthy tone but can be used to contour as well. Even though digging my brush in and packing this on, it’s very hard to go overboard or get that harsh, intense ‘helmet head’ which I prefer. Not that I would dig my brush in or pack on the color very intensely as I prefer the light wash of color it provides.

The texture does not feel ultra smooth or contain intense pigmentation, but it’s not marketed as that too. It’s rather sheer but buildable.

Overall thoughts:

I absolutely love this bronzer, it met all my needs and everything I was looking for in a bronzer.

 

Contains 10g/ 0.35 US Oz of product.

 

 

Studio Waterweight Concealer – NW35

 

As per the website:

FULL DESCRIPTION

An ultra-fluid formula with medium-full buildable coverage and a natural finish. While it hydrates and gently diffuses the appearance of imperfections, it also helps reduce the appearance of under eye circles, dark spots and discolouration.

KEY CLAIMS AND BENEFITS

Long-wearing, eight hours

Provides instant hydration

Reduces appearance of under eye circles, dark spots and discolouration

Non-settling and non-creasing

Provides stay-true colour

Non-caking and streak-resistant

For all skin types, especially normal to dry skin

Dermatologist tested

Non-acnegenic

USAGE

Apply to skin directly using the bottle’s dropper, a finger or the 106 Triangular Concealer Brush.

Blend with finger, brush or sponge.

 

My Experience:

The packaging is simple, but with a dropper. I’m not sure how I felt about the dropper but that’s because it was the first time applying concealer with a dropper, usually its foundations, oils or serums but not directly under the eyes or in a concealer form. It felt a bit strange but now I’m use to it and I don’t really mind it. I do not like the Prolong wear pump application, I wasted so much product even though I was very careful not to pump out too much. Once you reach the end of this concealer it seems like there is still some more uses in the bottle but it won’t physically pump out any product which is another waste. With this applicator at least I can control how much product to dispense and with this consistency you could get every drop out.

I chose the shade NW35 which kind of matches my skin tone or a pinch lighter than complexion. I don’t really like going two or three shades lighter than my complexion in concealers anymore as it looks slightly grey or accentuates my dark circles even more than concealing it in my opinion.

The consistency is very thin. I thought that it wouldn’t be as medium to full coverage as it claims because of how thin and runny the consistency is. I’ve used Prolong wear concealer numerous times and still love it but the consistency of that is thicker and very full coverage.

I applied the usual amount under my eyes, eyelids and spots where I needed a bit more coverage. This blends out in seconds which makes sense as the consistency is thin. What I didn’t expect is how much it conceals and how full coverage it really is. AMAZING.

I could blend this out with my fingers but I used a sponge on one eye and a brush on the other. I prefer a sponge but all those methods blended out well.

The first time I wore this for about 9 hours during the day and it lasted all of those 9 hours. No fading, creasing or smudging. I then wore it the next two days and it performed the same.

I do have dry skin and dry under eyes. This has a dewy finish which is good as it won’t make my under eyes appear more dry or ‘cakey.’ I do set all my concealers no matter which concealer it is, and even after setting my concealer it still appears natural and non drying or matte which I love. It doesn’t really settle into my fine lines and is great as an eye shadow primer too.

Overall thoughts:

Another winner, I love this concealer and is my go to at the moment. From the formula, finish and longevity, it’s definitely worth it!

 

Contains 9ml/ 0.30 US Oz. of product.

 

 

Have you tried these products from Mac? What are your thoughts?

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by 😊

9 thoughts on “Mac Cosmetics Bronzer + Studio Waterweight Concealer Review”

  1. Both of these sound awesome! The Body Shop bronzers are good for building up as well, they don’t apply too much and you can use as little or as much as you like. The dropper on the concealer seems more hygienic than a doe foot applicator at least )

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    1. So glad both these are winners! I had a look at The Body Shop bronzers in the past but they don’t offer a shade deep enough for my skin tone so unfortunately I couldn’t try any of their bronzers even though the tester seemed very buttery and smooth.
      I haven’t actually thought about the doe foot being more hygienic which is even better 👍🏼 Xx

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      1. Aww no, normally you hear of brands not making things light/pale enough but I guess it’s the same for people with darker skin tones too. Unless you have a ‘normal’ skin tone shade matching isn’t easy x

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  2. I totally love Pro Long Wear BUT I have these tiny fine lines now (of course just on one side because why would anything be symmetric, but anyhow), it creases a bit so I’m looking for something lighter weight. I usually wear NARS creamy radiant, which I still love. But this definitely sounds like a concealer I need to look at! No one has posted about it so I’m really glad you did.

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    1. Any Mac cosmetics store or online darling. Depending on where you from there are stand alone Mac stores or part of another store. Hope that helps. Xx

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