Sunday, 13 June 2010

MAC Bronze Body Oil / Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or, Swatches and Comparison

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Last month saw the release of MAC big summer collection To The Beach. One of the products released with the collection was the Bronze Body Oil, of course I picked it and then later realised it was pretty similar to something I already owned - Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or (Multi-Usage Dry Oil Golden Shimmer). So I thought I'd do a bit of a comparison post for you.

MAC To The Beach Bronze Body Oil
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Released as a limited edition product with the To The Beach Collection - it comes in a 50ml spray / pump action spray dispenser similar to fix + It's has a slightly thick dry oil texture but dispenses easily
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I have to say it's quite scary when you initially start to spread it - it looks very dark
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as you spread it out though disappointingly it doesn't give much colour just a slight light bronze / gold gleam shimmer which is a little bit more obvious than it appears here
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Where it is more obvious is on your fingers sparkly hands anyone

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According to MAC this oil contains botanicals to soften smooth and moisturise the skin, it has no real smell to it and it does appear to soften the skin but not in the long term. Like most products like this it would probably look much better with a tan - with a tan it would certainly add a shimmer to tanned limbs, and shoulders but disappointingly it doesn't really add much colour on its own. This is a limited edition item which is available from MAC for £15.50 so get it quick x

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or
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This was something me and Mummy LouLou joint purchased a few years ago and I have to admit I'd forgotten about it - eek. Famous with many beauty editors this is another multi use, dry oil. Again a 50ml bottle but this time in glass, it certainly looks a lot more elegant than the MAC one. The product dispenses through a hole in the top
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not the most easy of dispensers to use because the oil is a little runnier than the MAC equivalent. The immediate difference to the MAC one is the colour - this one is most definitely gold.
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being lighter in texture it spreads more quickly and leaves a light gold sheen / shimmer to the skin - again it's not an obvious colour change but it leaves a nice sheen to the skin (more so irl) and slightly less sparkly fingers :)
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Suitable for use on the face, body and hair as well as adding a subtle gold gleam to the skin this pleasant smelling dry oil does seem to leave the skin a lot softer probably due to the Vitamin E content. This oil from French brand Nuxe is available from several major retailers including Space NK for around £26
I hope this was helpful - if you miss out on the MAC one there are several similar items on the market including the Nuxe one and I also believe Illamasqua now do a similar dry oil. These are by no means an essential but they are a lovely holiday product ideal for adding shimmer and depth to a tan. Any questions please ask x

3 comments:

  1. Great post - I was wanting to try the MAC one but it sold out .

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  2. Very comprehensive post. The Nuxe looks far nicer. More accessible.

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  3. thanks ladies - I think i prefer the Nux one tbh it smell lovely and the gold shimmer seems a bit more flattering

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