1. a cosmetic liquid or powder applied to the skin to give it colour or shine, typically to give the appearance of a suntan.
That is how Google defines a bronzer. All of us know by now what a bronzer is supposed to do, add a little colour to pale, lifeless looking skin. I, however, use a bronzer to contour my face as my skin luckily has had plenty of sun and doesn’t need any more colour. Like any make-up fanatic, I’m always on the hunt for new and interesting products and it was on one of those hunts that I found the MUA Mosaic Bronzer in Sunkissed Glow online. It is aesthetically beautiful with all the colors neatly organized in a mosaic pattern. There’s a pale pink, a matte mauvish pink, a dark brown, a reddish brown and a mauv-ish pink with glitter. Did this bronzer cut it for me? Let’s find out.
MUA Mosaic Bronzer comes in 2 shades
My take on the MUA Mosaic Bronzer in Sunkissed Glow:
Now, the reason I gave the definition of a bronzer above is because MUA seem to have got it all wrong. The word bronzer is not suitable for this product at all. This is a straight out blush and it applies as an ashy mauve on my medium skintone.The glitter in this product is not finely milled, in fact you can see the glitter clearly and for some reason the glitter is lost somewhere between taking the “bronzer” on the brush and applying it on the cheeks. Unlike the TBS Shimmer Waves, the different segments in this mosaic are way too tiny to use as blushers individually but can be used as eyeshadow. The “bronzer” should come with a warning about the fallout – you can swirl the softest brush over this product and you’ll still end up losing a good amount to fallout. Once you have the product on the brush, you will feel the need to tap it on something to lose the excess powder, which brings me to my next peeve, it is just too powdery. When you get past all that though, the colour is not bad at all and I strictly say that as a blush, not as a bronzer. You can tell from the swatches that it is very capable of looking ashy on my skin. It is extremely light weight and soft to the touch and I do have to apply it twice to get some colour on the apples of my cheeks.
As most of you know by now, I have crazy combination skin that has a mind of its own and the “bronzer” lasts on me barely 2-3 hours. Its a product I would wear when I go out for a short while but never to work because seriously, who reapplies blush every 3 hours. I have sensitive skin and the product didn’t irritate my skin or break me out.
To sum it up, this is an “easy on the pocket and easy on the eyes” blush that lends a light wash of colour that’s very natural looking but in no universe is this a “bronzer”. It only cost me Rs. 450 and I can’t complain too much because its really inexpensive. I’d say buy it if you’re looking for a nice soft mauvy blush. If you want a bronzer, you might as well buy the Nyx blush in Stone for almost the same price and you’ll be sorted. For me this product is meh, just meh.
Pros of MUA Mosaic Bronzer – Sunkissed Glow
• The shades can be used individually as eyeshadow and together as a blush
• A light natural wash of colour that gives a healthy glow
• Very soft and blendable
• Very pretty packaging
• Buildable colour
• Very affordable
Cons of MUA Mosaic Bronzer – Sunkissed Glow
• It is not a bronzer
• Extremely powdery
Price : Rs. 450
Will I repurchase MUA Mosaic Bronzer – Sunkissed Glow?
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