Tuesday, September 25, 2012

MUA Bronzed Perfection Bronzer [Review+Swatches]

Ever since I first saw the MakeUp Academy Bronzed Perfection bronzer on their Facebook page I had a mad urge to get my hands on it ASAP! This is actually my very first bronzer for I've always preferred contouring more, but I'm happy that I got it because it's a good quality product with a great price tag! 

MUA Claims:
Bronzed Perfection is lightly frosted, tinted powder that gives skin sheer, natural colour effects and highlights. Ideal for enhancing skin tones or to accent or strengthen a tan and is perfect for sculpting your face to perfection! Formulated to provide a smooth, even application on all skin types.


A round black, plastic container with a transparent lid, holds 15g of product.

Review and Swatches:

If you're looking for a bronzer to contour your cheekbones for a natural look, this MUA Bronzed Perfection bronzer is the one for you.
This is correctly called the GIANT bronzer because its HUGE in size, literally bigger than the palm of my hand, I was amazed at the size when the Just4Girls.pk delivery guy handed my stuff to me and asked me to check all the items before making the payment.
I love the embossed design of the product, it was what first attracted me to it actually. I think it gives the product a classy and expensive feel.
Comes in a single shade, a soft tan which would be suitable for a range of skin tones from very fair skins to olive tones. Has a little shimmer but that does not show up on the face and so doesn't pose a problem. 
The texture is soft, velvety and slightly frosted. Very easy to apply and blend out. Less is more, you wouldn't want to overdo it because it may get a bit powdery on the face if you apply too much. 
When I swirl my brush in the product however a lot of the product comes off in the pan and that annoys me. Otherwise this has amazing value for money when you get 15g of product for £3.00.
As for myself I have been using this frequently ever since I bought it, not only as a bronzer but as a blusher too, sometimes when I'm in a hurry I skip the blush and just dust this over my face. The color is mellow enough to be carried easily during the day or night.
You can check the shade difference between this and the Sleek Contour kit in Medium [read review here] in the picture below. I like to use the MUA Bronzed Perfection in the daytime mostly. The Sleek contour shade is darker and I use it for formal occasions or if I'm going for a specific look which requires darker contouring. 

L-R Sleek Contour Kit in Medium, MUA Bronzed Perfection
Swatch comparison is shown below. The Bronzed Perfection has a satiny, slightly frosted texture which is apparent from the swatch as compared to the Sleek Contour shade. It is lighter in color whereas the Sleek Contour shade is a rich brown color.

Top: MUA Bronzed Perfection, Bottom: Sleek Contour Kit in Medium[Contour shade]

Price and Availability:
I got this from Just4Girls.pk for PKR 500, available in the MUA store for £3.00.



I Love it!! Have you tried the MUA bronzed perfection girls?



  1. This looks so good for an all over glow! I'm gonna buy this for the summer! :D <3 <3 <3 And oh goodness it's a GIANTESS! Hahahah ;)

    1. yes and it would work great for fall as well:) lols @GIANTESS xx

  2. It's perfect for all over glow. I like it up till now. Great review! xx

  3. Its gr8 for contouring ! amazing review :D
    xoxo <3


  4. I am definitly going to get this! I really like the shade, not too dark. Great review!

  5. wow... it is looking highly pigmented... lovely review

    1. yep pigmented and great blendability!:)

  6. I'm so gnna buy it now thanks for such a nice review Rikki :)

    1. you're welcome sweets! definitely recommended:)

  7. Beautiful shade <3 Great review!!


  8. I love the look of this and it's such a bargain! :)

    1. yes the color, the price, the quality everything is great!:)

  9. I love wearing bronzer all year round. Never heard of this brand before.

    <3 Marina

  10. I'm not really a bronzer girl but I guess I'll give it a try. Have heard so many good things aboutvit by now.. thanks for the review. :-)

  11. Excellent review, i might buy this :)

  12. great reveiw , definitly going to buy ASAP :)


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