MUA Bronzer in Shade 3 Review

Hi everyone,

I have never tried any bronzer. I did not want to spend a lot on a bronzer hence got this MUA Bronzer in Shade 3 to get a feel of how a bronzer works. Read on to know what it taught me.

MUA Bronzer in Shade 3

Product Description:
Contouring your face can add a definition to your features. A bronzer and a highlighter is a must go to go in the makeup kit…but finding each and every accessory within your pocket range is a difficult task. Want your first bronzer as a beginner and don’t want to throw away bucks, try MUA bronzer. Part of our incredible £1 line (can you believe it – look at the size of it!) our bronzers come in three different shades depending on your skin tone. Go for a softer golden or a deep luxe bronze shade. Apply down the cheekbones to contour the face and add definition. In Summer, it can even be used all over shoulders and the chest bone as well as legs to create the look of perfection. At just £1, you can afford to reach for it every single day and sweep wherever needed!

£1 for 5.7 gm of the product.


Bronzer ingredients

Shade Descriptions:
Shade-1 : Lightest shade with golden shimmer.
Shade-2 : Medium shade with no shimmer.
Shade-3 : Darkest matte shade.

My Experience with MUA Bronzer in Shade 3:

MUA bronzer comes in a square transparent container which is pretty cute. The MUA logo is written in silver on the case. It does not contain any mirror or applicator. The packaging doesn’t look cheap or brittle at all. The lid shuts pretty nicely and makes it travel-friendly.  The MUA logo is engraved in the powder. The ingredients list is mentioned at the back of the case.

Shade 3 is a matte bronzer with absolutely zero shimmer. I do not like much glitter on my face and hence chose this shade.

MUA Bronzer in Shade 3

The texture of the bronzer is creamy, it glides on the skin smoothly. It is easily buildable as multiple layers do not turn it chalky. It doesn’t clog pores and hasn’t broken me out. It does require a little work to blend it properly. Unless blended well, it tends to accumulate over spots on the face.


The colour payoff for this bronzer is average. Despite being the darkest shade of the MUA bronzer range, quite a few swipes are needed for the true colour to show up, but being a beginner with bronzers, I am not complaining. It helps me control the coverage on my face rather than ending up with huge coloured blotches.

Bronzing powder

The staying power of this bronzer is average. It stayed on my combination skin for a decent 3-4 hours.

Bronzing powder swatch

Pros of MUA Bronzer in Shade 3:

  • A true matte shade.
  • Cute and travel-friendly packaging.
  • Quantity of product is good for the price.
  • Smooth and creamy texture.
  • Does not turn chalky.
  • Buildable.
  • Doesn’t clog pores or cause breakouts.
  • Affordable.
  • Decent pigmentation.
  • Apt for a beginner.
  • Decent staying power.

Blending swatches

Cons of MUA Bronzer in Shade 3:

  • Blending needs to be worked at.
  • Availability in India.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Recommend MUA Bronzer in Shade 3?
If you are a beginner like me, this is the perfect bronzer to build your skills with.

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4 thoughts on “MUA Bronzer in Shade 3 Review

  1. It is a very good bronzer Cherry no doubt about it. It suits your skin tone very well too but, I am very happy with the one I own right know so, I’ll miss this one. But whenever I feel like changing them, this one is on my list.. 😀

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