As we all know, bronzing and highlighting is all the rage. Achieving a sun kissed glow allows you to appear as if you have been at the beach all day without actually touching the sand. MAC’s Gleamtone Powder Vibe Tribe is a color block of four shades in one container called Dunes at Dusk. The colors include a white gold, lilac, terracotta and mauve. When you take your brush and combine all four shades together it makes the perfect highlighter combo for my medium tone skin. But if you try to use the colors individually, I found them not to be as pigmented as it is combined together.
MAC describes the product as a bronzer and highlighter. In my opinion, the colors of Dunes at Dusk is the perfect highlighter. It gives a beautiful and soft glow, without it making you look like a shining star. As for the colors working together as a bronzer I think it fails. The colors don’t have enough brown or tan tones to show up as a bronzer.
However, I do like the feel of this compact. The powder itself feels like silk going on and wears for as long as about a full work day. And as an added bonus, the colors individually in MAC’s Gleamtone Powder Vibe Tribe can be used as eyeshadow. You may have to be heavy handed upon application, as the colors are sheer.
If you are in the market for a pretty highligter, MAC’s Dunes at Dusk is a great choice, just not as a bronzer.
MAC’s Gleamstone Powder Vibe Tribe retails for $33.00. It may be purchased at MAC Cosmetics, Macy’s and Nordstroms.