I love this bronzer its so natural looking, inexpensive, smooth, and silky I love it I've already hit pan. I'm definitely buying another.
Do not use it if your skin is acne prone!!, I brokeout the first time i used it, i knew it was this because i broke out where i put it, my forehead hollows of checks and chin, yuk!! I have blushes from nyc that i love and have used for years and never break me out, I guess this has something no good for me.
Not a bad bronzer, however the packaging sucks. mine doesn't even close. I have to pull on the tab to make room for the lid to close. I use this just for a hint of color because it is too light to be a contour color for me and I am NC35. What I do enjoy using this for is just setting this on top of my heavy sunscreen if I am about to go swimming or to the beach.
Packaging is not the best, but you can't always expect much from a $3 product.
The bronzer itself is pretty good! The ingredients of it aren't amazing for your skin either, but then again, it's cheap!
I would repurchase again if I needed a cheap and portable bronzer, otherwise I think I'll start looking for something better.
I bought this bronzer because I never used a bronzer before so I wanted to start out experimenting with something cheap. I think for the price its good and its matte but the packaging is cheap with no skin loving ingredients in it, the sponge included inside it is useless, it did not suit my darker complexion & left me greasy. I am not sure what the breakout was from, if it was because of this product or the other things I used. I might give it another try but may not buy again. Its worth a buy for beginners to bronzers who have lighter skin tones & need a d/s matte bronzer.
I enjoyed this bronzer, I like how its matte and doesn't have any glitter to it. It goes on light and doesn't look cakey at all.
I have herd so many people rave about this product but they didn't have it at my Walmart which is where 95% of all my makeup comes from so when I found it at Meijers, I immediately bought it. It is very matte, which I love. It isn't too dark for my pale skin and is almost fool proof. I use a very fluffy all-over face brush (ELF to be exact) and just blend it in a bit and I'm good to go. I use this all over my face, giving my skin a nice tan, warmed look. I have no complaints! Except for the packaging... I have to move the lid back and forth to get it open and closed and the compact also looks very cheap... but what do you expect from a $3 bronzer? Overall, I love this stuff!! GO BUY IT NOW! :)
This bronzer is much overhyped. Why do I say this? Because I bought into the hype and purchased two pans (one for backup) when I finally found it at Rexall. I got home and tried it on for contouring, and found it's nothing spectacular. After only two hours of applying this product, my face got super greasy.
So I figured it's probably just my skin acting out that day, right? For the following few weeks, I kept on giving this bronzer 2nd, 3rd, ... chances, and the same thing happened. I guess my skin just really don't like NYC Sunny. The color of this also looked a bit weird on me, it has too much of a red undertone and I'm neutral/yellow undertone.
I will definitely not be repurchasing, since I still have to work through the two I have in stock. I'm not crying over this purchase though, since it's super cheap ($2.99 CAD per pan).
I bought this because I needed a cheap bronzer to put in my travel bag (I don't like to travel with high-end stuff because my travel kit takes so much abuse) and my current travel bronzer (EL sample of Bronze Goddess) was running low. Of course, I had to try it out at home for a while to see if I liked it, and WOW, this is a really good product that is definitely worthy of the hype. I paid a whopping $2.87 + tax at my local Target. I am an NC25, and this stuff gives me mistake-proof, believable warmth that does not look orange or muddy. It reminds me of my Stila Sun Bronzer - they both look similar in the pan, but I actually like this one more, because I feel I can build the color on my skin a little more easily in a mistake-proof manner. Huge bonus that it is 1/10th of the price. Seriously, this stuff gives my face just enough warmth, I can build it for more color, and it looks totally natural and 100% matte. The only reason why I cannot bring myself to rate it 5 lippies is that the packaging is really terrible. As I said, I bought this to put in my travel bag, but considering how cheap and flimsy the packaging seems to be, I doubt that it would survive even one trip. Seriously, the lid doesn't snap closed fully, and there are huge gaps between the two lids when I do manage to get the latch closed. Totally unreliable packaging for travel, and I wouldn't trust it to carry around in my purse either, for fear of a future giant bronze mess in my bag. But for under $3, I guess I can live with it for home use. Stila Sun just got booted. This is the first NYC product I've ever tried, since I always doubted how good anything from this line could be since everything is so cheap. I may start trying a few other things based on this very good experience. But let me say again - horrible packaging!!!
I have been on this website for 3 years without writing a single review but I could not stay silent about this product. And not in a good way.
DID I GET A FAULTY BRONZER?! :( I searched very hard for this product because every CVS and Walgreens I went to was sold out of it and I was even contemplating buying it online. When I found it I bought 2 of them and I was estatic!
But I've used this product for a week and this is what I've concluded.
Negatives: ORANGE ORANGE ORANGE. I hate it when bronzers oxidize into an orangey nasty color. You know what I'm talking about. The packaging is very flimsy, the sponge is useless, the product goes all over the place because it's so finely milled, as the day goes on it becomes splotchy and uneven, and most importantly, IT BROKE ME OUT!!!! I have a bunch of little bumps and pimples on both of my cheek bones and on my forehead. I have come to the conclusion that it is this bronzer because I have broken out in ONLY the places I put this on and I have not changed anything in my skincare nor makeup routine.
So I look up the ingredients.
Talc • Alkyl Benzoate • Zinc Stearate • Calcium Silcate • Kaolin • Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate • Octenylsuccinate • Boron Nitride • Isopropyl Paraben • Isobutylparaben • Butyl Paraben • Quaternium 15 • Mica • Titanium Dioxide • Iron Oxide • Ultramarines • Manganese Violet • Aluminum • Bronze Powder (CI 77400) • Tin Oxide
I WISH I HAD KNOWN EARLIER or else I would not have purchased this. This contains Mica and Talc as well as 3 freaking types of Parabens. Yay..... NOT. Ugh I only blame myself though for not checking before I put it on my face. Now I have to suffer the consequences :(
I absolutely love this website so I am hoping this review helps to dissuade all of you lovely girls who are trying to find the perfect bronzer. What I'm going to stick with and what I recommend for NC30 girls like myself is layering a natural matte bronzer such as Benefit's Hoola to contour your nose and cheekbones and going over it with a light hand with something a little more darker such as Nars Casino.. That way it creates more depth and dimension leaving you with a beautiful bronzed face!
Although this product is cheap, the $3 price tag is not worth the sadness of breakouts and all the other products you're going to have to buy in order to heal the breakouts and the scars that they will leave behind. Avoid at all costs.