Heya guys, it’s been a while since I reviewed makeup. So today I will be reviewing a new product for you all which is from the MAC’s limited edition collection know as the MAC Vibe Tribe collection for Summer 2016. I will be reviewing a bronzer from this range, the shade is called Refined Golden. Isn’t the name quite sophisticated? So to know whether I like this product or not please keep on reading my article on the MAC Vibe Tribe Collection Bronzing Powder Refined Golden Review, Swatches.
What MAC Claims about this Bronzer from the Vibe Tribe Collection
A powder that gives a sheer, natural bronze colour.
A subtly tinted powder for a delicate sun-kissed look or accentuating a tan. Provides smooth, even application on all skin types. Special packaging with woven graphic geometric patterns in eye-catching hues.
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
₹ 2300.00 for 10 g in India.
$ 27.00 for 10 g or 0.35 oz in the USA.
£ 24.00 for 10 g in the UK.
How to Use MAC Vibe Tribe Collection Bronzing Powder
Apply bronzer to the areas of the face the sun would naturally hit. Using very light strokes,first apply the bronzer to the top of the forehead , the cheekbones,and down along your jawline. Done correctly, your bronzer application will be in a 3 shape on either side of your face.
In Detail MAC Vibe Tribe Collection Bronzing Powder Refined Golden Review, Swatches and My Experience
The packaging of the Mac vibe tribe collection is absolutely beautiful and luxurious. I haven’t seen any other brand making such a beautiful packaging. Although I went to buy foundation in the Mac store but I was sold out completely at the packaging of the Mac vibe tribe collection. Each and every product shouted out loud to me. I loved the packaging of this collection so much that I wanted to buy each and everything from this collection.
The collection is very beautiful with lovely packaging. (Now I was clicking this pic for you all and the mua at the Mac store came and told me that I am not allowed to click the pictures and she told me to delete it). She just sounded extremely rude. Weird mua and rude behaviour 🙁 The bronzer comes in a cute little compact pan like packaging. It also has a small mirror inside, which I like. It has a tight lid so it closes with a satisfying click. The packaging is overall very nice, handy, lightweight and travel friendly.
Now coming on the shade selection they had 3 bronzers. Which is more than enough for me as it is a limited collection. Powder bronzers came in 3 different variants, one was with a matte finish, the other one had satin finish to it and the third one has a bit of golden shimmer in it. So as I have Lott of matte bronzers. I decided to give golden refined – shimmer finish bronzer a try. Now although I loved the satin one as well but the matte and the satin was light for me so the colour did not show up that well on my skin and this one had golden shimmer and was a bit dark as compared to the matte and the satin ones. So I decided to pick this one
Now to just let you know a little bit more about this Mac vibe tribe collection it has 2 blushes one is reddish pink blush and the other one is coral. Although I wanted to pick the blush as well but the blush was sold out.
It has 4 creamy lipsticks and 4 glossy lipsticks
Patent Polish Lip Pencils
2 eyeshadow palate. (Quads)
2-3 nail paint (I am not sure about how many the nail paint they have).
And last but not the least they have 3 bronzers.(matte/satin/and one with shimmer.)
This Mac refined golden bronzer is dark brown woody kind of colour which is perfect for contouring. The bronzer carries a bit of shimmer in it which I totally love. The shimmer present in the bronzer is just perfect. It’s neither too loud nor very settled. This shade suits me perfectly. I like my bronzers to be a bit dark in colour. The bronzer is extremely pigmented, in one swipe you get quite opaque colour on the skin. It’s super-duper soft and satiny. It doesn’t feels chalky at all. I love to wear this product at nighttime when I am going out for some parties or attending some night time weddings. It’s just a perfect bronzer for me. It gives me very sculpted look, and adds a beautiful dimension to my face.
Coming on to the last Part of the review that is the staying power of the Mac vibe tribe golden refined bronzer. The bronzer stayed on my combination to oily skin for good 5-6 hours after that it started fading a bit. Usually because by that time my skin begins to get a little oily.
More Photos and Swatches
Pros of MAC Vibe Tribe Collection Bronzing Powder Refined Golden
1) Attractive packaging.
2) nice shade.
3) long lasting.
4) Settled golden shimmer.
5) super-duper pigmented.
6) perfect for a very soft, glowy bronzed and sculpted look.
7) Comes up very well in photographs.
Cons of MAC Vibe Tribe Collection Bronzing Powder Refined Golden
1) Pricey (but trust me all its totally worth it.)
2) limited collection.
1) Take the powder on a small angular or a contoured brush and blend the product with short strokes.
2) Take a small quantity initially and then start contouring do not layer the product at once or you may end up applying more than what you need.
3) Check the shade in a natural light before you buy it.
4) Need not apply this particular shade in a day time as it has a bit of shimmer in it and may look too loud. Personally I find this shade is particular suitable for studio lightings or party time outings.