Having recently run out of my go-to Hourglass bronzer, I thought I would give another brand a chance to win me over. The Hourglass bronzer is quite shimmery and as we are heading in to winter, I was on the lookout for a more matte, wintery bronzer when the Marc Jacobs O!Mega Perfect Tan Bronzer in Tantric caught my eye in Sephoras sale section. Marc Jacobs beauty has lately been making its way into my collection more and more, with some impressive formulations and high performing, lovely products.
The Marc Jacobs O!Mega Perfect Tan Bronzer claims to be enriched with rice powder and conditioning agents for extended wear. It is silky and very finely milled with a matte finish. It is available in two shades, Tan-Tastic and Tantric which are marketed as suitable for all skin tones. I purchased the deeper of the two shades, Tantric, as it had a more neutral undertone and am not sure how MJ can claim this to be suitable for all skin tones as even on my light skin tone it is still quite subtle.
APPLICATION AND PERFORMANCE
The bronzer applies very smoothly. It is a creamy powder formula that glides onto the skin effortlessly, blending out to perfection every time without a powdery, heavy finish. It is not overly pigmented which is my preference with bronzers, as when there is too much pigment they can be difficult to blend, however it is somewhat buildable. I can see why the internet has been raving about this product. I find that it wears nicely throughout the day, without moving around too much, resulting in patchiness or muddiness due to my oily skin, which can sometimes happen.
It retails for AU$74.95, for which you get 28 grams of product. This is extremely generous, especially when compared a more standard bronzer, for example the Nars Bronzing powder, retails for AU$60, containing only 8 grams of product, or even the Benefit Hoola bronzer which retails for AU$54 for 8 grams of product. This is a product worth the price.
And then theres the packaging. Absolutely beautiful! A huge compact and a mirror to match it. It is slick and elegant, a joy to own and use. Probably not ideal for travel, however it is quite slim, so it could easily slip into a makeup travel bag. Overall, I have to say I could not be happier with this purchase and if you can get your hands on it you definitely should. It’s a steal!