Ooo you guys know how much I LOVE an excellent bronzer so when I heard that Mother Pat had released new bronzers, it was a no-brainer for me!
I picked up the last two shades in the 8 shade offering from Pat McGrath directly from her website.
The Pat McGrath Skin Fetish: Divine Bronzers | £40 are powder bronzers, with 7 of them having a demi-matte finish and 1 with a pearlescent finish (I can’t seem to find out which shade has the pearlescent finish, but I do not believe it’s either one of the last 2 shades.)
I picked up the last two shades, Burnished Honey and Bronze Mahogany, which you can also purchase as a duo and save a little money.
As expected, the bronzers came in gorgeous packaging which Pat MG is known for. The luxurious-looking pink box looked so good, I really contemplated keeping it but talked myself out of it.
The bronzers come encased in sturdy black packaging with gold font which gives them a high-quality feel, which is what PMG always offer.
Upon opening, you are met with the stunning PMG emblem neatly pressed into the powder. There was no fallout from what I saw, which was great as sometimes packages that are delivered from overseas tend to have a bumpy ride. There is also no fragrance which I appreciate.
Looking at Burnished Honey described as a warm amber bronze is the 7th shade offering. You can see that it is warm-toned with a rich red undertone, perfect for those of us who scale around the NC40-NC50 shade range or Medium Deep 25 to Medium Deep 30 (for reference, I am Medium Deep 26 in the PMG Sublime foundation.)
Bronze Mahogany described as a neutral rich bronze, is the last and deepest shade in the Divine Bronzers suitable for those who scale around the Deep 30 to Deep 33 Sublime foundation shades.
As I love bronzers, I had to pick up Bronze Mahogany as well as Burnished Honey as I always need to be as sunkissed as possible!
The first swatches blew me away, I find bronzers to always be somewhat misleading when judging from the pan, so a swatch is always needed to find out its true colour payoff and did they pay off! The colour payoff was immediate and the swatch was smooth with no crumbling in sight.
When applied, I found the bronzer applied like butter which is pretty impressive for a powder. When layered it still blended out beautifully without any muddiness.
I did find Burnished Honey wasn’t as deep as I would like but it is perfect for those around my skin tone who like a subtle bronze. I like to go H.A.M so Bronze Mahogany was the right choice for me, in my opinion. The rich shade really gave me a sunkissed look that wasn’t too overpowered by a red undertone which I appreciate.
I decided to compare it to some of my bronzers to see if I could find a dupe.
I would say for Burnished Honey, NARS Quirimba comes closest and for Bronze Mahogany you’re looking at the Sephora Bronzer in Ibiza (however Bronze Mahogany has more of a red undertone compared to Ibiza) or Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Bronzer in Deep.
All in all, I really like these bronzers, they are high quality, easy to blend, buildable and apply like butter.
Do you need them in your life? No.
Will you enjoy them if you buy them, yes, but I am biased as I love bronzers for brown skin and I love Pat McGrath *shrug emoji*
If you’ve picked up these bronzers, let me know what you think in the comment section below!