Review & Swatches: MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders

MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $28.00

Company’s Description

Combining comfort, flawless sheer-low transparent coverage and long wear, this is bronze with a fully dimensional yet natural finish. Comes in a nautical blue and white striped compact.

This review is for the 2 new, limited-edition Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders releasing with MAC’s upcoming Hey, Sailor! Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:

  • Naked On Board: Bronzy, yellow tone
  • Sun Dipped: Dirty red tone


Packaging: 9/10

These powders come in standard MAC packaging except that it is decorated with blue nautical stripes. These plastic compacts have flip-up, snap-shut lids with mirrors inside and can easily be taken on-the-go.

Quality: 9/10

Naked On Board is a strongly yellow-based tan (ie a camel color). This color would be best suited for skin with yellow undertones. Even then, a more red-based bronzer might work better. Yellow-based bronzers run the risk of making you look sallow. The skin (whether you have warm- or cool-toned skin) naturally gains a reddish tint when it’s tanning.

Sun Dipped is a more neutral tan color. I think this color will work for a wider range of skin colors.

The Pro Longwear bronzer formula is buttery-smooth and very soft. The powders glide over the skin and blend out smoothly. The formula is much more crumbly compared to MAC’s regular bronzing formula, though, so be wary of fall-out.

Despite the long-wearing claims, I don’t find that this bronzer lasts on my skin longer than the regular bronzing formula. If anything, the softer texture tends to mix with my skin’s natural oils more as the day goes on. The bronzers don’t fade faster than the regular formula, but I just don’t find that they last a lot longer either.

Both shades have a slight sheen to them, but it’s subtle enough that you could still use these bronzers for contouring.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

These bronzers are a pleasure to use because of the soft formula that blends out smoothly.

Price: 9/10

These bronzers contain 12 grams and cost $28.00 each.

Final Grade

MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder Box Packaging

MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder Packaging

MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders

MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder Swatches

MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder in Naked On Board

MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder in Naked On Board

MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder in Naked On Board Swatches

MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder in Sun Dipped

MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder in Sun Dipped

MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder in Sun Dipped Swatch


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3 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders

  1. K.B. says:

    I apologize in advance if my question will be answered in your forthcoming review, but the swatches of these two look similar enough that I have to ask if one is better for cooler undertones? I’m between NW20-NW25, so I’m limited when it comes to bronzers. Thanks!

    • Mary says:

      Hi there, I’m MW20-25 and I bought the Sun Dipped.
      The Naked On board is more orangier and also darker than Sun Dipped.
      Sun Dipped is more like the colour of Nars Laguna.
      Hope this helps.

      • V says:

        I just bought sun dipped today, and its a perfect subtle bronzer for nw 30-35 skin. I am also very limited to bronzer choices since i’m cool toned. HTH!

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