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Monday, February 9, 2009

Battle of the Bronzers

I completed my collection of
L'Oreal HiP Vibrant Shimmer Bronzing Powders.
I wanted to compare them against
my Giovi U.S.A. Magic Finish Cooked Powder #3,
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in So Ceylon,
as well as e.l.f. Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in SUNKISSED.
I came to a startling conclusion! The e.l.f SUNKISSED & the MAC So Ceylon MSF are almost exactly the same!

Left to Right
MAC MSF So Ceylon

the MSF is a lil' rosy vs. the gold tone of the sunkissed, but they are almost a match!

I'm awaiting a shipment from e.l.f. in which are two more bronzer/highlighters. I'll update you when they arrive.

Giovi U.S.A. - Magic Finish - Cooked Powder #3(has a bronze caste)

MAC Mineralized Skin Finish So Ceylon
(rosy gold...CCO purchase $17.50)

e.l.f. Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder

L'Oreal HiP Vibrant Shimmer Bronzing Powder
in order from Lightest to Darkest

Blessed 895 (has a brass caste)

Glowing 893 (has a warm copper/gold caste)

Thriving 899 (has a toasted gold caste)

Radiant 897 (has a warm copper caste)

Swatches from left to right
MSF So Ceylon
HiP Blessed
HiP Glowing
HiP Thriving
HiP Radiant

Giovi Magic Finish Cooked Powder #3 swatch

By far, my favorite of all is the Giovi Magic Finish Cooked Powder #3.
I'd love to order more, but they are out of stock! Bummer!
(Blue Heaven)= #3
You can find these on under starry eyeshadow. (thanks to Lisa for the headsup on that!)

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