On my second one! By far the best that I've come across. But what do I know, I have only tried Chanel and Estee Lauder bronzers..have yet to try the famed Guerlain Terracotta. BUT nonetheless, this is seriously good stuff. Here's why:
1. Universally Flattering!
This is the only bronzer that I've tried so far that is universally flattering on most skin tones (tried it out on my cousin and friends who have different skin tones). I'm still amazed at how it can look so good on my friend's tan complexion, and equally good on my fair Asian skin; after all, most bronzers turn out orangey (read: Chanel) or muddy (read: EL) at the very least, when applied on my skin
2. Looks Natural
Although it has barely noticeable shimmer in the pan, the shimmer is disappears once applied, and my face actually looks glowy. Coupled with its flattering bronze tone, applying this bronzer has allowed me to have that gorgeous, sunkissed look that I love so much: just like after a wonderful holiday by the beach!
When i first bought this bronzer, there was only one shade (Bronze) and this is the one that I'm reviewing on. On my second purchase, mark. has since come up with 2 other shades (Pro Glow and Pro Golden), both of which I'd love to try some time soon. At only $10, this just lasts and lasts. I threw out the last one only because I decided I've had it for far too long (2 years?). Didn't wanna risk being gross and getting bad reactions on my skin.
So there you go! If you're thinking of purchasing a new bronzer, look no more! the Almighty Bronzess is right here
Good bronzer. A bit shimmery but ok. The price is great. quality is good. Nice color
This is a really nice suttle bronzing powder. I love how it gives a nice hint of color and has no shimmer.
I bought this because of the positive reviews and because I was looking for something cheaper than my MAC "golden" bronzer (previous HG bronzer). There are three color options, and I went with the "Bronze".This stuff lived up to the hype. No noticeable shimmer, so I don't look like a sparkle face, and just enough pigmentation to make me feel like I spent the weekend in the sun. The color is not orange. I am very pale (borderline grey) and this stuff wakes up my face very nicely. The only issue I seemed to have had is that it cakes on top of cream blush (something MAC didn't do). I guess I will have to reverse my makeup application step and apply the bronzer first, followed by the cream blush (maybe that's the way you're supposed to apply it anyways, so who knows...). Definitely repurchasing and would recommend to all my friends who previously lived by Golden
First, I really don't like the packaging. It is bulky, and has some awful brush in the bottom well that is under the pan. I really wish makeup companies would begin realizing that we don't like those brushes, won't use them, and that they ought to not put them in there, lowering prices by using less materials for both the brush and the packaging!!!
Now, onto the color - I purchased this because I was reading that A) a lot of people like it, and B) a lot of people think it is a decent dupe for NARS Laguna. I have been using Laguna for a while and like it, but it (and other NARS blushes) have started to break me out. So, I was looking for a dupe! I bought this on avon.com (with some other things, and used a good coupon code for free shipping!), and was excited to check it out. I feel that this is a decent dupe, but not dead on. I think that Laguna is more pigmented, but also a slight bit more shimmery (which I don't care for). Laguna is also a slight bit more red-tinged than the mark bronzer. Onto the depth of color - this is a pretty good dupe for the depth of color, but the color payoff is not good on this product. I am NC20-25, and think this works very well when applied with a fluffy brush to look more natural. So, for a huge diff in price, do I think this is a good dupe for NARS Laguna? Sure. It is $10 on the avon website, and Laguna is $33. You get 0.28 oz with NARS, and 0.41 with mark. I think it is close enough to warrant saving $23 and getting way more product!
I got the lightest shade and it is great - beautiful colour, very natural looking, smooth application. My only complaint is that the package broke for no reason - even so I recommend and would repurchase. it is a bargain.
Here's another rave for this product. I wear "Buff" in their Powder Buff Natural Skin Foundation, which is a light-medium, yellow-based shade. So, I chose the middle shade of "Pro Golden" for the bronzer. Love it. I am naturally sallow so I try to wear something on my cheeks everyday in order to liven up my face. I have to say that this doesn't really give me a bronzed or tanned look or anything (maybe the darkest shade would do that), it just gives me a healthy wash of color and glow and it DOES NOT turn orange! Also, the shimmer is very light and natural-looking and I'm not normally a fan of shimmer. This is a definite repurchase.
this has to be the BEST bronzer around!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so natural, no shimmer, no glitter and best of all no orange! the price is fantastic, i love the packaging. the brush it comes with i dont use for my bronzing application, i use it for blending my contour/blush! the little blush is a great quality just not the size i like to apply bronzer. so i found another use for it. BIG MARK FAN!
I bought the shade "Bronze" recently. I'm partial to the mark brand because I sold it way back when it was a baby brand from Avon. They have changed a little and now make a lot of good products for a price that can't be beat. I don't think this is from the original mark line, but it's a staple for the price! There is a great range of brown toned shades. Normally a bronzer this cheap is orange or tan... and those look horrible on most people. Only the most tan skin can pull off a bronzer that golden. When I got this and took a good look, it really compares to my NARS Laguna as far as texture and shade matching. The best dupe I've seen for it yet! For $10 I will be buying this one again instead of so many Lagunas. You could buy three of these for the same price as one NARS bronzer. You get 8 grams/.28 oz of NARS, and 11 grams/.38 oz of the mark. I took the third picture.
This is my HG bronzer... I have the Pro Bronze shade. It's as smooth as silk & is not sparkly, shimmery, or glittery; just imparts a natural GLOW--AMAZING! This is near 'dead-on' in shade to Hoola by Benefit, but it has an illumination & isn't as matte or chalky as Hoola. What an awesome price ($10) for a product that is so finely milled & of such high quality making this powder feel creamy to the touch!