November 21, 2013

NYC Sun 'n' Bronze Bronzing Powder Review

Even though the days of summer sun have passed us by we still need to be able to keep our 'glow'. One way to do that is adding the step of bronzing into our makeup routine. It's a simple solution that creates that skin kissed effect and it keeps me from looking like the walking dead. Bronzing is a staple in my makeup routine, because I have fair skin year round.

It's no secret that I LOVE my NARS Laguna bronzer, as well as, the more cost efficient option- NYC Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny. Two amazing bronzers at completely opposite ends of the spectrum.

About a month ago I was watching Casey or it'sbl0ndie on YouTube talking about this bronzer and she raved about it saying how she couldn't believe it didn't get more street cred. So curiosity got the better of me and I picked one up in the shade 709 Montauk Bronze [a medium gold]. This gorgeous inexpensive bronzer is the 2012 winner of Seventeen's Best Beauty Awards and you can pick it up at most drugstores for about $4.49 [I picked mine up at Target].
I love this bronzer for the colder months,because my skin seems to be even dryer this time of year and I need products that offer a little pick me up. This product has a slight shimmer to it, but nothing that makes your skin look like a disco ball. It adds more of a slight sheen to the skin and I also love that it is mixed with lighter and darker bronze powders, this allows you a little customization depending on what look you are trying to create.
At first I was a little concerned, because there is nothing worse then a bronzer looking orange on the skin, but this buffs beautifully into the skin and I feel like once it has the chance to oxidize after applied to the skin, it creates such a gorgeous bronze effect. I haven't seen a bronzer oxidize like this before. So if you do decide to try it make sure you generously buff into the skin. Trust me it's worth it!
I will also mention that this bronzer has such a soft buttery texture and is VERY pigmented, so a little goes a long way. While I find the packaging less then desirable, because it is quite flimsy and doesn't have a mirror [I prefer compact type bronzers] I am willing to overlook because of the price and the product itself.

This is definitely one to check out if you are in the market for a new bronzer or even if you aren't-for the price you will simply have to just pick it up and give it a go!
Have you tried a bronzer from this line before?


  1. I've seen Casey rave and rave about this, I've wanted to try it. After reading this I will definitely be purchasing it!

  2. This is one of my favorite bronzers too!

  3. This looks gorgeous! Definitely need to get something similar cuz we don't get NYC where I live :(

  4. I keep looking for bronzer, but it's either not carried in store or sold out. The swatch looks so pretty so maybe I need to extend my search :)

  5. Wow! Good price for a bronzer and looking good! Thanks for sharing! XOXO, Sissi