21/05/2011

Bronzers: MAC Give Me Sun, Benefit Hoola, MAC Golden Bronzer

MAC Give Me Sun, Benefit Hoola, MAC Golden Bronzer Review
MAC Give Me Sun, Benefit Hoola, MAC Golden Bronzer
I've realised that contouring has now been a part of my full-makeup routine, but its the one which I don't use much variety with products. I have been using Hoola (and Hoola only) for this purpose since I discovered it was the best bronzer and contour powder I have ever tried, and now I'm trying to branch out and use others. Apart from Benefit Hoola, I am currently using MAC Give Me Sun mineralised bronzer and MAC Golden bronzer.

MAC Give Me Sun, Benefit Hoola, MAC Golden Bronzer Review
MAC Give Me Sun, Benefit Hoola, MAC Golden Bronzer

MAC Give Me Sun, Benefit Hoola, MAC Golden Bronzer Review
MAC Give Me Sun, Benefit Hoola, MAC Golden Bronzer

MAC Give Me Sun mineralised bronzer is a yellow toned brown, a few shades yellower than Hoola. It is pretty matte; no sparkles. It is very pigmented and a little goes a long way. I have been lemming this bronzer since it was released, and thanks to my lovely bf, I finally have it! :) (MAC)

Benefit Hoola is a matte neutral brown colour. This is a lovely contour shade, I think it would suit many skin tones! Fairer tones should use just a bit though and build as you want as it is also very pigmented, smooth to apply.

MAC Golden bronzer is a light brown with silver-gold sparkles. It is not very pigmented (at least for my skintone), and I have to use several passes with the brush for it to show up. That said, it is easy to use this as a 'subtle' colour as opposed to dark contouring. It was a gift from one of the MAC events I attended that I'm so grateful to have. (MAC)

Here are swatches:

MAC Give Me Sun, Benefit Hoola, MAC Golden Bronzer Review
MAC Give Me Sun, Benefit Hoola, MAC Golden Bronzer

MAC Give Me Sun, Benefit Hoola, MAC Golden Bronzer Review
MAC Give Me Sun, Benefit Hoola, MAC Golden Bronzer

Do you use bronzer in your makeup routine?
And if so, what is your favourite bronzer? :)


9 comments

  1. For me bronzer is essential in make up routine:) I use bourjois chocolate:)

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  2. I currently love Irresistablement by NARS - it's bronzey but with more of a peach undertone. So pretty for summer! xo

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  3. @Supergirl- I keep checking out that bronzer everytime I'm at Superdrug! It smells delicious! :)

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  4. @The Bloginista- I have yet to check that bronzer out ;) sounds fab! x

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  5. Give me Sun indeed looks awesome! You have such a nice bg haha. Mine would just be like "I think you have enough cosmetics already, or, what does this brown powder have anything to do with makeup"-_- I am heavily relying on the Hoola bronzer at the moment. But if it ran out, Give me Sun is definitely the next item on my list!

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  6. Mac's give me sun looks gorgeous!

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  7. I've used hoola for years but only recently purchased give me sun. I love them both!


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