O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan: Tan-Tastic! ($59 CAD)
I cant remember the last time a makeup product was this hot. The Marc Jacobs Tan-Tastic! bronzer is a repeat offender, showing up in last summer and this summer collection and is rumoured to soon become a permanent item in Marc’s collection. I have been told that this summer’s bronzer (although it has the same name) is a tad bit rosier than last years, which is more neutral. Regardless the bronzer is nice: it blends out well on the skin, has the right amount of pigment (not too much or too little) and the colour adds warmth to the skin. Am I blown away? no. Would I have repurchased this? no. Are there other bronzers I have in my collection that I like more? yes. The summer 2018 Clarins bronzer (full review linked here) has a better colour for me, while still matte, it just delivers more dimension on my skin. This is a nice bronzer, dont get me wrong, but the hype surrounding this is lost on me.
Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter : 50 Dew You ($55 CAD)
The Marc Jacobs Dew Drops is a tricky product. The formula of this drys very quickly and is a bit stubborn so I often need to go in with a dense brush to blend this out on my face (as opposed to a sponge, which does not move the product around at all). Once dried, this does not go anywhere! It is one of the only highlighters I own that stays on my face after a 10 hour day when i’m ready to wash my makeup off. The product looks quite champagne in the bottle, swatches gold but sets on my face as a nice warm champagne shade. Once I figured out how to apply this, I really do love it and would repurchase: it adds a glow to my skin that looks etherial and does not have any chunky shimmer or glitter to it. The pump is a bit hard to control as it often dispenses too much product when I try to go for a minimalist look but it’s not a deal breaker for me.
Finish-Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder ($59 CAD)
The Marc Jacobs line perfecting setting powder is a nice powder that I could see myself going through but I wouldnt repurchase for the following reasons (1) it’s highly dupeable with either something you already have in your collection (Laura Mercier loose translucent setting powder) or something 6x cheaper (RCMA no colour powder), (2) it’s too drying on my skin (whereas the Charlotte Tilbury airbrush flawless finish powder of the Hourglass Veil loose powder are much more flattering on my skin) and (3) the packaging drives me crazy! The top of the jar has a mesh barrier that does not allow much of the product to dispense, which could irritate you if you’re a baker. The lid has a stopper that sticks out of it so you cant even tap out anything into the lid, which gets annoying. Although my beloved Hourglass loose translucent setting powder (review linked here) has similar packaging, the product is dispensed a lot easier through the top so if you shake the bottle, you could easily bake with the powder left on top.
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Have you tried something from the coconut collection? Would love to hear your thoughts!