Okay so the actual name for this bronzer, according to the Marc Jacobs Beauty website is O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan but that just doesn’t flow very well. Anyway, this seems to be the most coveted bronzer of 2017 and has been seen on many, MANY YouTube channels lately, which I didn’t even realize until trying to hunt it down. I was lucky enough to find it at my local Sephora and I am SO glad I did! This is the perfect shade of bronze for fair to medium or even medium-dark skin. It’s not red or orange at all so it gives you a very natural, sun-kissed look. I’ll get into more details later on in this post, but let’s get to the basics for now…
This is unfortunately a limited edition color. It sells for $49 and can be purchased from www.marcjacobsbeauty.com, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman. As of right now (Friday 4/28/17) it’s in stock on all of those websites, so get it while you can! It contains 25 g / 0.8 oz of product which is a great value for such a high end bronzer! Something like MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun contains 10 g / 0.35 oz and costs $33. Now I love Give Me Sun, it’s always been my go-to bronzer, but I’m just using it as a comparison since that’s about the average amount of product and price for most bronzers on the market. Marc Jacobs Beauty is a cruelty-free brand so this product was not tested on animals ❤
If you want to save some money on this product, you can go to the Marc Jacobs Beauty website and you’ll receive a 15% off discount code to use towards your entire first order when you sign up with your email address! I believe the code is WELCOME15, but I’m not sure if it will work without signing up for their emails.
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The packaging for this product is beautiful and very luxurious. Normally, the Marc Jacobs bronzers come in a black compact but to go along with the rest of the Coconut collection for summer, Tan-Tastic comes in a sleek, and HUGE, white compact. While the packaging is simple, I appreciate that. There’s no unnecessarily oversized logo or anything because this product truly speaks for itself! The Marc Jacobs logo on the lid is small and matches the silver clasp that keeps this compact closed. Exterior aside, my favorite part about this compact is the mirror! It fills the entire lid and is big enough to use while applying your makeup, so if you’re traveling with this, you won’t have to being an additional mirror.
The formula of this bronzer is by far my favorite type of powder for this kind of product. It almost feels creamy but it’s actually a very fine, jet-milled powder that applies smoothly without getting blotchy or going on too heavily. Tan-Tastic is lightweight but buildable so even if you have porcelain skin, this shade will work for you. While this bronzer is stunning on fair to medium-dark or even some dark skin tones, it’s not quite pigmented enough to show up on dark to deep skin. There is another permanent bronzer that’s darker and warmer in color, so it’s much more suitable for people with deeper skin tones! While Tan-Tastic may give a hint of color even on dark to deep skin, make sure you try it before you buy it since it has a more neutral undertone and could appear a bit ashy. The more olive-brown undertone is why it’s flattering on lighter skin because it doesn’t make you look orange at all! This bronzer can also be used on the body, which is why it comes in such a big size.
Marc Jacobs’ bronzers are free from parabens, sulfates and phthalates, so it won’t irritate your skin or clog pores. It is scented with an absolutely heavenly hint of coconut but it’s not overpowering and isn’t terribly noticeable once applied. I feel like some people may not love it, but that was definitely one of the selling points for me personally! As far as application goes, any fluffy, somewhat tapered powder brush is suitable. There’s a brush from Marc Jacobs that was released along with the coconut collection and has a white handle to match this packaging, but it costs $78 which is a little bit pricey in my opinion. If you really want to treat yourself, by all means go for it, but I’m pretty happy applying Tan-Tastic with my MAC 138 or Morphe R1 brushes!
Tan-Tastic: This bronzer is a medium, neutral toned bronze so it’s universally flattering on most skin tones. It has a natural matte finish that doesn’t really have a shine, but gives the skin a radiant, sun-kissed appearance. The texture is incredibly smooth so it applies and blends out easily. Color payoff is actually pretty much exactly how it looks in the pan and doesn’t seem to look warmer once applied or oxidize at all. The coverage is anything from sheer to opaque, depending on how much you apply and layer, so it’s customizable for whatever level of bronzed you wish to achieve! I got over 12 hours of wear before this began to fade, which is impressive for such a smooth, almost creamy feeling formula!
Dupes: The formula of this bronzer reminds me of the limited edition Extra Dimension Bronzers that MAC has released once or twice for summer collections, but the color for all of those aren’t even close. The formula for Tan-Tastic is actually even creamier feeling, to be honest. As far as color goes, Benefit’s original Hoola bronzer was the closest I found, but it’s less pigmented and has a cooler undertone. I actually like to use Hoola to contour with if I feel like I need a contour in addition to using Tan-Tastic as my bronzer, they compliment each other very nicely!
Overall Rating: 5 / 5
Color Payoff: 5
Wear Time: 5
*** This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased this out of pocket and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this review ***