MAC Gleamtones Powder Dunes at Dusk Vibe Tribe Review and Swatch

June 26, 2016

I have lots of weaknesses – one of the biggest has to be collecting all the beautifully designed highlight powders. I am a big fan of highlighting, and whenever I come across a product that suits my complexion color, I have to own it. Reviewing the latest MAC Gleamtones Powder in Dunes at Dusk (LE) from the Vibe Tribe collection which did take me some effort to acquire, as it is all sold out at major MAC counters in Sydney.


Dunes at Dusk is a multi-color bronzing and highlighting powder in one pan. Love the motif design, and it contains four harmonious block of shades in soft shimmer finish. The texture is better than the permanent MAC powder – it feels more creamy and moist with a velvety touch to it, and it can be easily picked up by a soft bristle brush. All of the colors go on sheer as they are meant for a soft illuminating finish. You can apply the colors individually, and personally I prefer to swirl the colors together for application.

It gives a beautiful translucent and polished sheer veil of lit-within-glow to the complexion. When all colors are mixed, it has a very subtle tint to it, but it applies nearly colorless with in a hint of pink using a brush. It looks neither too warm nor too frosty on my face, which is hard to find for my NC15-20 cool toned complexion color.

mac-gleamtones-powder-dunes-at-dusk-vibe-tribe-review-swatchSwatch & Color Description (clockwise)

Shimmery golden peach

Shimmery lilac

Shimmery dusty mauve (also makes a great eyeshadow color)

Shimmery champagne  (great for the eyes as well)

mac-gleamtones-powder-dunes-at-dusk-vibe-tribe-review-swatch-3On me: Just a quick phone snap showing the MAC Gleamtones applied on the top of my cheekbones


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Charlotte June 26, 2016 at 3:22 pm

I have never managed to get my hands on Mac products becuase I find them a little over my budget and I also do not live any where near a Mac counter, the closest one is in Manchester. 🙁


Mariann July 4, 2016 at 7:52 pm

Very nice review! I originally saw this at a MAC store when it was released, and did not buy it at the time. This Gleamtone has since sat somewhere in my makeup addicted brain until your review triggered another look. It doesn’t look over the top shimmery when applied and the colors are lovely. In any case, I purchased this from MAC online this morning and can’t wait to get it. Thanks for the review!


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