in this review, I want to share my thoughts on one of the most popular bronzers which is from a limited edition Marc Jacobs collection.
Full name - Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronze Coconut Perfect Tan.
Size - 0.08 oz
Made in the USA
Shelf life - 12 months
Bronzers are my passion which is why I try to test out all the good and popular ones. I’m always on a lookout for the best shades and textures for faking sun-kissed and glowing skin finish.
I was interested in this Marc Jacobs bronzer because it’s got tons of positive reviews on YouTube. And once I had a chance, I bought it. And yeah, from time to time it appears with its limited edition white packaging in the stores.
As for the packaging, it’s undoubtedly awesome. As for me, I love the aesthetics of the Marc Jacobs design more than the Tom Ford packages. It’s all to my own liking and it doesn’t have to be necessarily true.
The compact is huge and sleek, as though glazed. The color is white with metal and silver features. The compact is very thin (especially given the size of it). It looks impressive yet neat.
The back of the compact has the name of the shade on it - 104 Tan-Tastic.
It’s easy to open by pressing this button.
Inside they placed a liner that looks so interesting.
The compact opens with a bigger than 90 degree angle. The mirror is full-sized and it’s very handy to use.
The bronzer smells of coconut and for me, it feels pleasant. I can make it out only when I apply it because after that the smell vanishes from my skin.
The printed texture still looks good, even though I use it a lot.
The shade of the bronzer is light sensitive - so it shifts from fair beige to a milk chocolate color.
No matter what light is on, this Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan is free of red pigments. It’s just a perfect fair-beige-brown shade.
Let’s compare its shade with my other two faves which are the Hourglass Nude Bronze light and the bronzing powder from the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze&Glow palette.
As you can see in the photo, the shades of the bronzers are a tad similar. It’s no surprise that they are my favorite.
Yet, they are still a tad different
The bronzer from the Charlotte Tilbury palette is satin and it has some red pigments to it. The Hourglass bronzer looks darker in the swatch but in general, when I apply it on my face, it looks almost the same as the Marc Jacobs product (well, maybe the Hourglass bronzer is a little bit yellower but still in my makeup they appear very similar).
Texture-wise, the Marc Jacobs bronzer is jet-milled and super soft and smooth by touch. It’s tightly pressed in the compact and never dusts when I pick it up with a brush.
The finish is matte and the shade doesn’t have any sparkle or glow in it.
Application-wise, the finish is so cloudy, veiling and very thin. It’s never a problem to pick it up with a brush.
However, even though the texture is lightweight and gentle, the product is still possible to apply with a patchy finish, especially if you apply it over your dewy in finish foundation.
And yeah, such packaging can’t ever be travel-friendly and is more like a vanity adornment.
The product stays put on my face so well that I can’t see any point in touch-ups during the day.
As a real bronzer junkie, I’m so glad that this coconut bronzer from Marc Jacobs is a part of my collection. Given the size of it and its weight, the high price isn’t an issue for me anymore. The bronzer is truly beautiful, classic but glow, shimmer and red-tone free.