Colored Raine Mocha Queen Bronzer Assessment & Swatches

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Mocha Queen

Colored Raine Mocha Queen bronzer ($ 16.00 for 0.3 oz.) Is a deep chocolate brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It seemed redder in the pan, but it seemed to have a hint of yellow in my eye when applied and faded out. It was incredibly pigmented where a little went a long way. So you should use a lighter hand when working with and building this product as it will make the job easier overall.

The texture felt softer and smoother, though it was slightly drier than a powder – in a way like super matte – which was best applied by gently patting (but not sweeping or buffing) it into the desired general area. Then go in with a clean brush to buff the product in an even layer. It wasn’t the hardest shade, but it wasn’t the easiest either – more work than most powders for me (whether blush, bronzer, or contour).

It tended to stick strongly wherever it was originally applied and didn’t want to spread or diffuse from there, resulting in a more mottled appearance. The formula can only be used when applied on firm ground / ultra-matte skin as natural oils or slippage on the skin produce blotchy results that I just couldn’t hide. It showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

MORE READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).

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Formula overview

$ 16.00 / 0.3 oz. – – $ 53.33 per ounce

The formula is said to be a matte bronzer, although the brand also denounced it as a multi-purpose bronzer, so the powders can also be used for lightening, makeup, contouring, or as an eyeshadow shade depending on your skin color in relation to a given shade. The formula should be “buttery soft” and produce a “smoothing and pore blurring” effect.

It felt smooth enough, but it also felt a bit drier, which I found to be a kind of texture that is often harder for me to fade out. This applied to some of the shades – to varying degrees – and it was easiest to apply to a completely matte skin / foundation, e.g. It actually reminded me a lot of the texture AND experience I had with Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer.

In the worst case, the product would stick unevenly wherever I first applied it, but then wouldn’t want to diffuse or fade out. I’ve had the best luck fading out the hues more evenly by gently tapping the product I wanted the greatest coverage on (but not diffusing, mixing, or sweeping!) And using a clean buffer brush to mix more vigorously. The formula is best for someone who always applies their bronzer to matte or firm ground and doesn’t feel like using it on bare skin / glowing foundation.

They were very pigmented to the point where a little went a long way. Hence, using a lighter hand would be a great way to start using this formula and then adjust it as desired. When everything was faded out, it looked matte and smooth, even though it was almost flat matte on my normal to dry skin. They lasted between seven and eight hours before visibly fading.

Browse all of our Raine Bronzer colored swatches.

ingredients

Talc, zinc stearate, nylon 12, mica (CI 77019), dimethicone, triethylhexanoin, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, lauroyllysine can contain +/- iron oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), FD & C contain yellow aluminum lake No. 5 (CI 19140), Ultramarine (CI 77007)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are available from the brand (or distributor) at the time of publication. Please always check the product packaging, if any, on the list of ingredients for the product you are purchasing or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date list of ingredients.

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