Review of New York Color Blushing Bronze Creme Stick by samster1093
I've always been very skeptical about NYC products; my friends use them, but how good can they be for such a low price tag? Obviously, pretty good. Well, I found this at the drugstore today when looking for a bronzer that wasn't a powder so I wouldn't have to shell out for a brush and the compact (since the ones those compacts come with are useless). This was the perfect solution: it was a cream that could be applied with my fingertips! The packaging is the same as Stila's color push-ups, and I think it's best for nose and cheeks only. It delivers very sheer, natural color with some fine shimmer, but not too much for daytime. The texture is creamy and smooth, and easily blendable on skin. I can see myself using this every day. I guess I was wrong about NYC!
UPDATE: after wearing this for a few days, I've realized that it's okay for daytime wear because although when you first apply it the shimmer sits atop your skin (and is quite obnoxious), it gets absorbed into your skin so the shimmer isn't so obvious. For a natural summertime look, I apply this to my cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin (don't forget to blend and rub in!) and slick on some Neutrogena gloss in Groove. As a finishing touch, just a hint of black mascara.