Shea Moisture Illuminator in Mandalay Dusk | Cocoa Swatches

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Mandalay Dusk’s description : “CREATES A NATURAL, HEALTHY GLOW WITH TREATMENT BENEFITS SheaMoisture Illuminating Mineral Bronzer is a smooth, silky powder that provides a sun-kissed glow with subtle shimmer. Can be used to contour for a more dramatic look. Formulated with natural ingredients and blended with moisturizing Shea Butter, antioxidant-rich Vitamins A, C & E and oil-controlling botanicals. For all skin types, including sensitive skin.”

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(Mandalay dusk compared with colorpop cosmetics “bronze me”)

CS rating: 9.8

MANDALAYDUSK-RATING

Mandalay dusk is a beautiful bronzer that can double as a contour powder with heavier application. It applies like a dream, is extremely pigmented, and brings a gorgeous glow to the face.

You can purchase Mandalay Dusk for $11.99 here. 

 

M.A.C. Sculpting Powder in Definitive | Cocoa Swatches

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Definitive’s description: ” a mid-tone reddish brown powder that sculpts contours into the face, enhancing natural bone structure.”

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CS rating: 9.4

 

DEFINITIVE-RATING

Definitive is an amazing contour powder. You can use a light touch for a slight sculpt or a heavy hand for a stark contour. This is the darkest shade of this product, however, so it may not produce the ideal effect on darker complexions. (the complexion pictured here most closely reflects M.A.C.’s nw50 foundation shade)

You can purchase Definitive for $17 here.