By Khushboo C.
Hello beautiful ladies,
Today, I am going to review a bronzer from Marc Jacobs. Bronzers add a golden bronze-y glow and impart a certain warmth to the skin, a Jennifer Lopez-like glow to be more precise 😛
Bigger, bronzer, better. This super-sized bronzer instantly and universally beautifies with the touch of a brush. Micro-fine, jet-milled powder blends seamlessly for a flawless, radiant-matte finish. Silky texture makes for the smoothest application with micro-fine pigment technology and built-in skin conditioning agents. A radiant matte finish that looks flawless-never shiny. This super large compact is perfect look for both face and all-over body bronzer. For flawless application, pair with the bronzer brush.
My Experience with Marc Jacobs Tantric O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan Bronzer:
Bronzers are not much loved in our country and other Eastern countries probably because we love fair skin, so we are more obsessed with skin lightening products. On the contrary, beautifully bronzed skin is a huge trend in western countries. If you visit their supermarket or beauty stores, you can find “n” number of bronzers. Tanning is equal to “beautiful” out there. Though every skin is beautiful, we always tend to go behind things we do not have. Human nature apart, let’s talk about this bronzer now 😛
Packaging: This bronzer comes in a HUGE, sleek, glossy, black compact case packaging. There is a small silver knob, which you would have to press to open up the lid up.
The glossy finish of the lid easily attracts finger prints and looks messy. It has a huge mirror, which comes in handy while travelling. The bronzer is compactly packed in the pan. The amount of product is almost double if you compare with other bronzers. I think you can use it as a body bronzer too.
Shade: I have the shade “Tantric (102),” which is perfect for medium skin tones. It might not be visible on darker skin tones. The shade is neutral brown (chocolate brown), not so much cool and not much orange – a perfect shade to bronze up! It is totally matte, not even a bit of shimmer, which makes it a good product for contouring as well, and that’s the main reason why I have chosen this bronzer. I know bronzers are not meant for contouring as contouring products have slightly ashy undertones that can mimic natural shadows, but the color of this product is so versatile. I love contouring (not heavy contouring though,) as it gives my cheeks a good definition and slims down my face. I use this to contour my face on a daily basis and this bronzer is perfect for that.
Formula: This bronzing powder is very finely milled and silky. It does not go on chalky or patchy. It blends seamlessly into the skin without much effort. It is totally matte. The powder is compactly packed in the pan, there is no significant fall out.
Finish: It is a matte finish bronzer which goes so well with my combination/oily skin. You can use it during daytime also because there is no shimmer (shimmers are sometimes unforgiving under sun light and can make you look like a disco ball). You can also pair it up with your office makeup, in combination with a blusher to get a sophisticated warmth.
Application: I use a big fluffy brush/kabuki brush to lightly dust the powder to bronze up my face. For contouring purpose, I use Real Techniques contouring brush and apply under the cheek bones, temples, below the jaw line and on the neck (in a classic ‘E’ shape, we all know). This technique is very useful when I wear medium-full coverage foundation to avoid blank moon-face, as this bronzer can add life and dimension to my face.
Staying Power: With a primer and foundation on, this bronzer lasts for 5-6 hours after which it starts to fade.
Fragrance: It is not totally fragrance free. It has a very mild fragrance which I cannot describe.
Pros of Marc Jacobs Tantric O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan Bronzer:
- There’s a good amount of product in the pan.
- Comes with a large mirror.
- Sleek and compact packaging, travel friendly.
- Imparts enough warmth to the skin, no excessive orange tones.
- Matte finish.
- Can also be used for contouring.
- Good staying power.
Cons of Marc Jacobs Tantric O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan Bronzer:
- Availability in India.
Would I Recommend Marc Jacobs Tantric O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan Bronzer?
Highly recommend this bronzer to girls who love slight warmth on their skin.
Marc Jacobs Under Cover Perfecting Coconut Face Primer
Marc Jacobs The Shape Contour and Blush Brush
Marc Jacobs #Instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powder
Marc Jacobs #110 Role Play New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate
Wet n Wild Mega Glo Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation
Yves Rocher Bronze Nature Tanning Spray
NYX Bronze Smokey Look Kit
NYX Matte Bronzer – Deep Tan
Cover Girl Bronzer in Shade Golden Tan – Dusky Complexion Beauties Don’t be Afraid
NYX Tan Enthusiasm Tango with Bronzing Powder
Chanel Bronze Universal Review : Soleil Tan De Chanel