Game Changer Series Vol.6: Dip Into the MAC Prolongwear Bronzer

MAC Prolongwear Bronzer Sun Dipped


     an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something.

Have I ever told you how I got into bronzers? I can’t recall if I did but just last weekend, I made a shocking discovery. I’ve hit pan on one of my favorite bronzers. In fact, it was the very first one that got me addicted into bronzing.

And thus, it deserves some kind of recognition and a post as part of my “game-changer” series.

Shall I count the ways I love it?

The Experience:

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Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders promised to combine “… comfort, flawless sheer-low transparent coverage and long wear”, while providing “… a fully dimensional yet natural finish.”

I first encountered them from the Hey, Sailor! collection last summer 2012 but back then I wasn’t interested at all. They were later repromoted the following year as part of another summer collection, named Temperature Rising. The packaging of that collection was just too beautiful that I got tempted into buying a bronzer for my makeup collection’s sake. I never knew I would fall in love with the product. I should’ve known when Temptalia gave them an A+.

MAC Prolongwear Bronzer Sun Dipped swatch

Sun Dipped is described as a dirty red tone. Eh, I don’t know about the dirty part but I’m more inclined to point out that it’s a warm-toned tan with quite a bit of sheen. The texture is amazing. Like I said, I fell in love with it from the first time I used it. And being a first time bronzer user at the time, I was totally blown away by its quality.

The powder has a finely-milled, buttery-smooth texture unlike any other bronzer I’ve tried that blends easily; I swear.  The pigmentation can be built up in layers and even when I’ve applied more than 2 layers on my skin, the sheen still looks natural and not glittery at all on my cheeks! There are some days when it comes off as a bit of powdery but most of the time, it’s not. And MAC isn’t kidding about the Pro Longwear because it really is long-wearing, 9-10 hours to be exact!

So, last Wednesday, I was so sick, I didn’t bother with putting on too much makeup (just a sheer foundation, something for my brows and a lip balm). My friend noticed I looked too pale. The following day, I was still sick but I managed to put this bronzer on after my base. That very same friend assumed I was feeling better because I have “more color on my cheeks“. Okay, then. If that doesn’t prove how the Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder can give me a healthier complexion, I don’t know what will.

Now back to the issue of hitting pan. Some of you must be thinking, “Oh congrats for hitting pan.” I don’t feel celebratory at all. Not one bit. I don’t want to hit pan on this specific bronzer. I want it to go on and on and on forever.

For two years, I have waited for MAC to repromote it. I keep hoping they’ll include it in the next summer collection but I always end up disappointed. I fear one day the one I have will finally run out. Oh, MAC repromote it pretty please!

Send me your thoughts people. Do you know a good dupe?


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6 thoughts on “Game Changer Series Vol.6: Dip Into the MAC Prolongwear Bronzer

  1. Have you checked the 2 “dupes” that Temptalia named in that link you provided?:
    “Illamasqua Disobey is warmer and matte. MAC Golden is lighter.”
    Might be worth a look.
    I’m not into bronzers at all so I can’t really weigh in. To me, the shade looks like an eye shadow! Maybe you’ll have luck looking for a bronze-y beigey eyeshadow? lol… just tossing that out there. (and I bet you $10 MAC will repromote this!) I do have to say, that Temperature Rising collection was a great one – I got one of the quads and it’s fantastic.


    • Honestly I don’t use any bronzer map/shape like the ones frequently seen online. I just use them based on what I’ve experienced suits me. Hehe 🙂


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